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A Few of my Favourite Things

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A Few of my Favourite Things

I’ve got nothing but mad love and much admiration for Julie Andrews but bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens are not a few of my favourite things (although I am partial to brown paper packages tied up with string). I do, however , have a unique collection of things that make me giddier then a school girl at a One Direction concert. They include – but are not limited to:

– avocados so perfectly ripe you can just squeeze them whole, right out of their skin

– playing around with code only to discover it actually does what I want!

– belly laughs

– Friends reruns

– the first sip of scaldingly hot coffee after a looooong night

– a sunny day, an open road, good music on the radio and a car all to myself

– a scaldingly hot bath at the end of a looooooong day

– a full-to-the-brim glass of red wine (also at the end of a looooong day, but not so scaldingly hot)

– a $0 balance on my Visa bill

– a surprise long letter (yes – hand written!) from a friend in my mailbox

– children who entertain themselves for longer then 5 minutes at a time

– blog posts that write themselves

– snuggling into clean sheets (even though I know I’m not staying there for long)

– jigglely jello legs after a good hike

I could go on, but I’ll spare you all. What are some of your favourite things?


  1. I really love this post. I also love the Sound of Music. šŸ˜‰ You describe your favorite things so vividly and they all made me smile because they mirror many of my own!

  2. I love happy lists like these ones! Mine today would be: being able to sleep well during the day before my 2nd night shift, delicious french pressed coffee and cuddles in bed with my kids!

    1. Ooh those are good! It’s funny, doesn’t matter how little sleep you get at first, the second shift is always the worst!

  3. A haircut I love, the days of summer when you can wear just a t-shirt in the evenings, spontaneous kid love, when you hit Publish on a Blog Post you love…. just a few of my favourite things! xo

      1. A good movie.
        My daughter Aven’s smile when she sees me come through the bedroom door after a good nights sleep.
        When just the right song comes on the radio at just the right time.
        My iPhone (though I wish I had a new iPad to match it.

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