These are a few of my favourite things..

After the sadness of Monday’s post, and the girly trauma of Thursday’s, I thought I’d break out the sunshine for today’s….

Here, in no particular order or precedence, are some things little things I love.

Emma-dog and Freddie – my little doggy friends. I really love having them around.

Chilly, clear nights where the air is crystal and crisp, where your breath comes out in clouds and dissipates to nothingness.

Hugs. As grownups we really don’t hug enough, but my little people are all about it – a good thing!

Recommended books – I read ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ on a recommendation this week. It’s awesome (thank you Henry and Naomi)!

Good food to cook and enjoy. If there’s something better than grilled chicken topped with cheddar and salsa, with herb salad, warmed bread and white wine on a chilly Friday evening, I don’t know what is!

‘Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs’ on Radio 2. I always catch the end of the worship show beforehand, then listen to this show as I bathe and get ready for church. It’s such a guilty pleasure. I love the whole package – the soft-rock music (Chicago! Leo Sawyer! Heart!), the cheesey features, the open and unashamed declarations of love.

Time to catnap. Mmmmm, catnap.

The few TV shows I am following – ‘How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?’ (it’s the final tonight! Go Connie and Siobhan! How did Helena get there?), ‘Extras’ (love it – but missed the series two kickoff, boo!), and my Sunday afternoon delights – ‘Smallville’ (Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum? Hel-lo…) and ‘Beauty and the Geek USA’.

The chance to work hard at something I enjoy.

Teen movies. I watched ‘Heathers’ last night for the first time in a long time, and was startled to find it just as good after a break of five years or so. Just a truly kickass movie – “What’s your damage, Heather?”. I’m going through a bit of a teen flick stage at the moment – I have ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’, ‘Rushmore’ and ‘Hairspray’ to watch over the next few days.

Blogging. I kind of love popping on here as and when and rambling. It’s nice to feel a part of something bigger.

Tesco’s finest Jubilee strawberries. Yum.

Ben Folds. The man is a genius!

Friends, both near and far. Whether it’s a dinner thing, a lengthy phone call, a letter, a trip to the fair, or just a text, it’s so great to have some awesome people to chat to and call on.

Classic fm – without it my classroom with be a much sorrier place.

Mail! I love the cards and packages that rock up on a twice or thrice weekly basis…hurrah for cheesey pictures, books, postcards, carrots and other randomness.

Comfy PJs and sweatshirts – after spending most of my life each week in heels and skirts, it’s so nice to veg!

And with that, I bid you happy Saturday! Hope your weekend is ‘very’!

Love, as always,


  1. bee
    16th September 2006 / 12:28 pm

    i’m sorry about the boy situation, claire – but i admire your grittiness and determination to look at the brighter side. those are some great things to be happy about.take care of you, too.

  2. Heart Of Darkness
    16th September 2006 / 3:18 pm

    GREAT list, Claire! Love how you can specify things to be happy about – otherwise our society is more turned the other way “I’m inclined to complain”… :)Take care, sweety!

  3. Britmum
    16th September 2006 / 6:07 pm

    Oh Clare you are so lovely. Your such a sweet girl and the boy thing will work out for you chickadee.Take care sweetheart. xx

  4. angieoh!
    18th September 2006 / 2:05 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I am a huge Heathers fan as well. Delicious movie in my opinion! I would also add Election (with Reese Witherspoon and Mathew Broderick) to the list. Hang in there – lots of good things and love in your life. Stay focused on them!!

  5. Los
    18th September 2006 / 3:31 pm

    You know, I used to love mail, but with all the credit card crap and bills, I rue going home after work.Heathers was an excellent movie! I almost forgot about it – thanks for reminding me!

  6. Scott
    18th September 2006 / 6:06 pm

    I love Rushmore, one of my all time favouries. Can’t Hardly Wait is a guilty pleasure as well.Scott

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