So today’s writing assignment is to make a list. Either a list of things I like, things I have learnt or things I wish. I feel the latter two would lead to too much philosophising and making a list of Things I Like on a chilly misty morning seems a good way to start the day.
1. Colour – I love colour but especially reds, purples, and oranges. They are an injection of happiness on a grey day and pick up your spirits when you are feeling low. They warm the soul.
2. Turkish Delight – I know its to everyone’s taste but I have a sweet tooth and love anything sweet but if I see Turkish Delight I really can’t resist it. It’s the ultimate syrupy sweetness.
3. Reading – I am a compulsive reader, my degree is in Literature. I read every night and I read somewhere recently that this was good for you as it allows my mind to turn off from other things. I particularly like a good murder mystery or detective story but due to my love of history (see below) I really really love a good historical mystery. Currently I am reading the Sister Fildema novels set in early Medieval Ireland.
4. History – I love history especially medieval history but I find other periods fascinating too and I find early American history very interesting.
5. My car – well having a car, my new car and I aren’t too fond of each other at the moment, but I love the freedom owning a car gives me.
6. My job – yes I do like my job, honest
7. Embroidery – I have dabbled in all sorts of crafts over the years but finally with embroidery I have found something that relaxes me. As I said yesterday I have a restless mind and concentrating on the intricacies of embroidery calms me and it is very satisfying.
8. Steam trains – I love the sound and smell of steam trains.
9. Motor racing – especially the older cars such as you get at the Festival of Speed or at the local hill climb. I love the sound the older cars make as they accelerate. It is so evocative.
10. and yes plants – I adore plants, find them fascinating and beautiful.
Just to clarify, the above are in no particular order.