Friday, February 06, 2009

Six things

The Holistic Knitter (in her guise of has tagged me for a meme. I do memes all the time on LJ, but I'm not sure anyone's ever actually tagged me before! Here are the rules:

Link to the person who has tagged you.Write down six things that make you happy.Post the rules, tag six others and let them know you did it.Then tell the person when your entry is complete.

1 Reading. This must have brought me more pleasure in life than any other activity, since I've been doing it constantly from an early age. I am shamelessly addicted to stories; although I enjoy non-fiction as well, there is nothing quite like having a new book from a favourite author. I always have a book in my bag, and love reading on-screen more than I ever thought I would, as well.
2 My family - see last entry: my parents are pretty nice too :) I include J's family, who are the best in-laws one could ask for.
3 Reading in the bath. This may be a subset of number 1, but there is no better place to read. My ideal bath is deep, and the water is hot enough to last at least 100 pages. Sadly, with environmental considerations (and because I'm so busy) I mostly have showers these days. Haven't worked out how to read in those.
4 The natural world, and our imitations of it in gardens and parks. I love flowers, and I love... landscape. Woods, hills, shores. I'm fortunate enough to live in a place where all of these are fairly easy to get to.
5 Making things. Whether it's baking, drawing, sewing or knitting, or just putting flat-pack furniture together, I find the process very satisfying. I am always disproportionately pleased with the results, maybe because I don't truly believe it's going to work.
6 Sitting in caf├ęs. This may be a slightly odd one. I like good coffee, but it's not just that; I enjoy sitting in a place apart from the cares of home or work for a bit, whether I'm with friends or on my own just reading or people-watching.

Tagging. Hmmm. As I've never been tagged, I don't think I've ever tagged, either. Isabelle, scoliyogi, Rosemary Grace, Loth, Jeni and Anna - please don't feel obliged, but I'm waving at you.


Linds said...

This could have been my list too. Except that I have a talent for dropping the books in the bath. Sigh. I have a rather amusing range of "clean" books on my shelves!

scoliyogi said...

I've done it

Thimbleanna said...

Well, that was fun! I love that reading made it on more than one entry. And sitting in cafes. I wish we had more of that here, as I love it too. But, we don't have the cafes or really the lifestyle, which, I think is pretty sad. Hmmm, I'll have to give this one some thought -- it's a hard one for me!

Isabelle said...

I think you might have put your family at number 1...! But we know how much you love reading; we forgive you.

Loth said...

Yeeha! Tagged! (You know I am delighted but you also know that it will take me a year to do this, don't you?)

Croila said...

I'm with you on 1, 2, 4, and 6 ... But the making thing? I am the most uncreative person EVER!

Lynda said...

Great answers - glad you played.
I must admit I love sitting in cafes too. I love siping coffee (which i rarely drink these days at home) - ideally a soya latte, and reading a book or paper, or just people watching.
I can't read in the bath - not sure why not. As for reading in the shower - perhaps we need to wait for electronic book screens for showers to be invented?! ;0)