Right now, my body is creaking and complaining, and I am battling with a very short ‘battery life’ on my brain function, and a lack of oxygen, severe muscle pain, dizziness, and tachycardia which comes and goes. But today I am glad that I am better than Jenny is, and that I am not bedbound, in constant pain, unable to speak or have people speak to me.
So, I am linking up with Jenny, sharing my favourite things (caveat: ie my favourite things that I happen to be able to remember, so they are mainly recent…) Please share some of your favourite things, too!
(Hmm, I’m noticing a theme – I seem to like books that expose the uglier side of human nature. Not sure what that says about me…)
Favourite children’s books
Favourite Teen books:
Favourite poets (classic)
“…O for a beaker full of the warm South,
Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
And purple-stained mouth;
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
And with thee fade away into the forest dim…”
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood /
Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather /
The multitudinous seas incarnadine, /
Making the green one red.”
Favourite poets (contemporary)
(There are no doubt others that I have forgotten…)
Favourite actors (male): Kevin Spacey, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Joseph Fiennes, Benicio Del Toro, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig, Hugh Laurie, Clive Owen.
Favourite actors (female): Julia Roberts, Samantha Morton, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Evan Rachel Wood, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Helena Bonham Carter, Julianne Moore.
Miscellaneous favourite things: handwritten letters, sunsets, the smell of petrol, baklava, popcorn, singing descants to Christmas carols, irises and roses, waterfalls, learning other languages, Mozart concertos, long-distance running, watching Wimbledon, opera.
That’s about it for now! Why not check out Jenny’s favourite things, or follow her on Twitter (@stroopwaffle) and say hi? She can’t always write back, but she appreciates it when people get in contact.
Over to you: