Saturday, 3 April 2010

My Favorite Things

I've been wanting to write about this for quite some time.

I call the list below a list of my favourite things; things that help cheer me up... even make me happy
, especially if I start to feel down which are also known as drugs of choice (in random order):

  • Love
  • A sunny, warm day
  • A perfect cup of coffee
  • A gentle cool summer breeze on a very hot day
  • Conversations with my 2.5-year-old nephew
  • My baby niece grinning at me
  • Reading a good book
  • Writing for hours
  • Sleeping in
  • A cool, crisp Autumn evening
  • Inspirational, touching music
  • "Everything" by Michael Buble (one of my all-time favourite songs)
  • Upbeat music/songs
  • Watching Frasier and laughing (my all-time favourite sitcom)
  • Charmed (my all-time favourite TV show)
  • Playing a good game that sucks you in for a while
  • A surprise gift for no reason at all
  • The scent of jasmine and gardenia in my parents' garden in the summer
  • The smell of my mother's cakes fresh out of the oven
  • A long walk in the English countryside on a warm, sunny day
  • Memories that stir up the soul
  • High-quality dark chocolate
  • Favourite childhood smells
  • Red roses
  • Scented candles
  • Having silent conversations with my (fictional) characters
  • Sipping cinnamon latte and having cheesecake at Costa 
  • Watching people interact while listening to music
  • Silence when needed
  • Happy news after a long wait
  • Seeing photos of me as a child with my late grandparents
  • Holding my novel
  • Getting fan mail
  • Reading great reviews of my debut novel The Years of Silence
  • Unexpected kindness from strangers
  • Browsing books at a huge bookstore
  • Chocolate doughnuts from the bakery around the corner
  • Watching Nigella Lawson cook and bake on TV.