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Favourite Things

Here are some of my favourite things. Looking at this list is like a snapshot of me!

Movies

  • The Holiday (although Cameron Diaz is poorly cast in this movie)
  • Toy Story
  • High Society 
  • Serendipity
  • French Kiss
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Overboard
  • Fools Rush In
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Eat Pray Love
  • The Dressmaker

Books

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Loved the audiobook)
  • Any “In Death” by J.D.Robb.  I am addicted to this series.
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Trudge by Lori Oliver-Tierney
  • The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • Tracks by Robyn Davidson
  • Slow Journey South by Paula Constant
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama (Loved the audiobook)
  • The Letter by Kathryn Hughes
  • Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Raddish
  • The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Songs that cause me to sing out loud unashamedly

  • Raise your glass by P!nk
  • Beautiful Trauma by P!nk (the video is great!)
  • Never Had by Oscar Isaac
  • Take Me Back by Noiseworks
  • If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
  • Anything for You by Gloria Estefan
  • American Pie by Don McLean
  • Sorrento Moon by Tina Arena
  • It’s My Life by Bon Jovi
  • Anything by Adele
  • Freedom by George Michael

Foods

  • My husband’s fish curry or lemon risotto.
  • Butter Chicken with Garlic Naan
  • Paella
  • My Mum’s lamb curry with all the trimmings
  • A quality steak with fresh garden peas and homemade baked sweet potato fries
  • Pizza Nachos (yep, it’s an amazing creation that’s terribly bad for you)
  • A lamb doner kebab with tabouli, hummous and garlic sauce
  • My homemade carrot cake
  • Lemon Cheesecake.
  • Apple Crumble Pie with vanilla bean ice cream
  • Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Places

  • Anywhere in Tasmania, Australia
  • Florence, Italy – walking, looking at art, eating
  • The Camino Frances, Spain
  • People watching in any piazza in Italy
  • Snorkelling on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • The San Juan Islands (Washington, U.S.) for the remoteness
  • New York City for the craziness of a city
  • Sydney Harbour – New Years Eve especially
  • A Turkish shop in Myrtleford, Victoria for the discoveries I always find
  • A farm we owned in the Hunter Valley that is no longer
  • Anywhere with good friends, where I feel relaxed and I’m laughing.

Television shows

  • Orphan Black
  • M*A*S*H
  • Blacklist
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • This is Us
  • New Amsterdam
  • Ozark
  • Sex Education
  • The Good Place

Time of Day

  • When in nature, dawn
  • At home, after 10pm when all is quiet.

Drink of Choice

  • Mexican Martini
  • Rioja red wine

2 Comments

  1. Marie
    March 20, 2021 / 4:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

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