I thought, given the recent downturn in mood, much improved today btw, I would share some likes, some small pleasures of my own.
So aside from movies full of whimsy where nothing much happens, like Amelie and My Neighbour Totoro, I like…
Baking easter cookies, I quite like eating them but baking is the point. Face it, i’m happy baking any cookies or shortbread, or, when I have the right company, Mousecake. I like to bake, it soothes me and produces something good and yummy at the end. I especially like when there are people around to share it all with.
I like the smell of cut grass and real creasote, the old kind, I like cheese with chilli’s in it, I like hot chocolate with chilli’s in it to. I like the odd little moments when ou are thinking you haven’t spoken to ‘X’ for far too long and they call you just as you reach for the phone.
I like watching movies with friends and I like the feel of the cat sleeping against my feet.I like fresh flowers and I adore the smell of jasmine and honeysuckle. I like old stone buildings, ponds and streams. I like frogs and toads and newts and snakes. I do not like spiders. I like that the cats are fearless spider killers.
I like when people surprise me, in little ways.
I like when i’m in the gym or kickboxing and the rest of the world drops away while I focus and my mind goes quiet for a while.
I like the sound of purring, the sound of water and I like Jazz. Especially with trumpets.