The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

I am sure that you all remember the scene from ‘The Sound Of Music’ when Maria (Julie Andrews) sings about her favourite things to distract the von Trapp children from the sounds of a raging thunderstorm. Like Maria, we all have those special things which lift our mood or take us to that special place. So, although we don’t all necessarily sing about them, we can still talk or write about the things we love. So today, I am sharing some of mine:
1 Cupcakes
2 Gerberas
3 Mozart
4 Rough seas
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5 Friday nights
6 Strong winds
7 Dark chocolate
8 Spring
9 Books – old books, new books – it doesn’t matter, I love them all
10 Sepia photos of family members
11 Summer skirts
12 Long boots
13 Sandals
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14 Silver bracelets and bangles
15 Big dogs
16 Dwarf rabbits (also known as Dutch dwarves)
17 Strawberries
18 Sunsets
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19 Winding streets
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20 Old postcards
There’s more, of course, but I will stop here for today. Now tell me, what are some of your favourite things?


  1. old books, sandals, postcards, big dogs and cupcakes are also a few of my favorite things :)

  2. What a fabulous post Loree!
    I love windy days,raining nights,wet sand under my toes,love the smell of wet grass,the taste of sweet honey,music(jazz,blues,bossa-Nova,opera,classic)I love dancing on the rain,the warm seas of Maldives,yoga,the smell of lemon and Jasmin blooms,love the sea breeze,hugs,...I love so many things! i guess i can not find many things to hate about life in itself.

  3. Gorgeous photos, Loree! May of your favorites are also mine :-)

  4. #2,7,8,9,12, &18, plus big dogs in little packages : )

    what a lovely list of favorite things!

  5. books, books, books, books, books. :)

  6. How lovely to know more about you. I will think on these things and try to remember to do a similar post. I love its simplicity. Have a wonderful day ~ xox Alexandra

  7. Gerberas, books and dwarf bunnies, yes! Rough seas and strong winds are scary for me, but rain is one of my favorite things. Fun list, great photos. :)

  8. Beautiful photos and always this originality that fits you well ! Bravo, I liked !! :))


  9. I love all the things you listed too, but not Mozart and no old sepia family pictures, I would add Sunflowers and cats instead.

  10. Oh darn. I forgot to to this on my blog today. I'll try to remember tomorrow. Birds. Yes, they are lovely. Here in NC, they begin to sing at 3 in the morning. Kansas birds do not do that. :) Have a wonderful day ~ xox Alexandra

  11. rain. stilettoes. purple. chocolate. the beach. hot showers. cakes. chandeliers. piano.

    and the list goes on.
    nice post btw :)

  12. Days off are wondeful. Nothing but you, time, and delightful choices. ~ xox Alexandra

  13. What a beautiful post Loree..we always watched the SOM as children every year! i love all of your favorite things..and such gorgeous photographs! I love red to my father and mothers' tales of their homeland Italy..i love cooking secret family recipes.. experimenting with baking..gardening ..falling under the spell of nature..painting and singing..i love the warm hugs of beloved friends..and hey i totally love blogging too! I have many favorite things...right now..your post is one of them!

  14. I just love how your no.1 is cupcakes! Cupcakes just make the world smile don't they?

    I wanted to capture New Orleans the way I know the city can be. It is definitely a city with more free spirits than most people can handle. It is struggling, however, and that was evident everywhere you looked. I hope that this eerie and captivating city can survive.

  15. Thank you, Loree. That is a lovely compliment. I hope you've had a good day. Mine was a bit of a manic Monday....and will be a bit of a manic week. But a bit o' blogging before getting back to work related task. Big Hug ~ xox Alexandra

  16. I love this post Loree.
    Mine are:
    fireplaces, wind, coffee, toe rings, the list goes on :-)

  17. Love the post!

    I enjoy a glass of wine on my back porch on a warm, quiet evening. The aroma of jasmine and freesias wafting on a breeze.

  18. I'm posting late on this one Loree, as you know I'm still busy with my Mum's flat.
    What a wonderful post and great pictures too!
    My fav. things would be all shades of blue, the sea, sand and blue skies, ice-cream (well yeah maybe even blue!) I also love writing poetry and stories, music, crafting, family time, the scent of the first rain, quiet evenings, the sound of the wind. I love vintage items especially from my own family...Gosh my list can go on and on and like you I love dark chocolate : )


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