40 Things I Love
40 Things I Love Challenge
Just finished one challenge and here I am with another one, but at least this is just for a single post. Thank you, Nesiller over on Medium for tagging me in the “40 Things I love” Challenge. This will be my first long listicle ever and I’m looking forward to writing it. The hardest part will be sticking to 40, but I won’t cheat.
40 Things I Love
- The Dawn chorus, what a sound to wake up to.
- Visiting Art galleries and losing myself in the paintings.
- Reading non-fiction. My interests include subjects like the cosmos, ancient humans, Tudor England.
- Italian food, almost an addiction. You got me at pasta.
- My three wonderful children. Adults now, making their own life journeys.
- Visiting islands, especially Inisbofin off the coast of Ireland. I love being cut off from all the buzz for a while.
- Having a facial. A total chill out. Bliss.
- Feeling the sun on my skin.
- Photography. Being able to convert the idea into an image.
- Richard Dawkins or any other writer that stimulates my brain.
- Writing something that connects with people.
- My mother, she is part of who I am.
- Music. My tastes are pretty broad, everything except Heavy Metal, really.
- Reading the works of Primo Levi and other Holocaust writers.
- My brothers and sisters. Best siblings ever, they help keep me grounded.
- Writing stories, especially funny scenes with lots of dialogue.
- Cheese, definitely an addiction. Cheddar, Brie, Feta…The list is endless.
- Walking in the woods, especially in autumn.
- The sounds of the ocean waves with seabirds squawking overhead.
- Going to the cinema and getting engrossed in a film.
- Bushy Park, my childhood home in Roscommon.
- The smell of bread baking in the oven.
- Painting, especially oil painting. I love the mess and freedom.
- Meeting new people, making new friends.
- Free writing, it helps me connect with my inner self.
- Products, like shower gel and body cream. The girlier the better.
- Visiting historical buildings at home or abroad. I love the sense of connecting with the past.
- My long-time friends, some of whom I’ve known since my college days.
- Writing poetry, it’s something I’ve done since I was a child.
- Snowdrops, the first sign of spring.
- Newborn babies. They bring tears to my eyes every time. I think it’s the innocence.
- Reading classics like Geoge Orwell’s 1984 or Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut.
- Red wine, especially a good Bordeaux.
- Boats on the ocean. I love standing out on deck and feeling the wind in my hair.
- Poetry, especially the works of W.B. Yeats and Emily Dickenson.
- The scent of lavender flowers.
- Dystopian novels, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favourites.
- Traditional music in an Irish pub, you can’t really beat it.
- Travel in general. I love the excitement of waking up to a new world, especially if the sun is shining.
- The robin in my back garden. It’s the little things…
This is really good! I need to do this very soon! Thanks a lot dear for this 🙂
Great to learn more about you! Wonderful list <3 🙂