• Snuggles with my husband and kids.  Probably my most favourite thing of all is spending precious time with my family.
  • Coffee Shops… with good coffee, free wi-fi, happy vibe and yummy cake.
  • Small, intimate music or poetry evenings (I’m allergic to big concerts and huge crowds).
  • Hotels that leave little prezzies in my room or on my pillow.
  • Surprise snail-mail!  I love receiving unexpected goodies in the post!
Local markets selling fresh, homemade yummies...

Local markets selling fresh, homemade yummies…

Hammocks under shady trees....

Hammocks under shady trees….

  • Museums!  Museums!  Museums!
  • Travel, travel, travel!
  • Empty notebooks – waiting for me to fill them with scribbles & ideas!
  • Stationery & art supplies.
  • Beautiful, historic places… I love chapels, cathedrals and castles!  (which is why I love most of Europe!).
Quality time with the love of my life...

Quality time with the love of my life…

Trying crazy things like this... at least once... just to see whether I like it or not.

Trying crazy things like this… at least once… just to see whether I like it or not.

Playing and having fun with my kids!

Playing and having fun with my kids!

  • Exploring places I’ve never been… following footpaths – and especially when I don’t know where they lead…
  • Huge book stores – especially those with couches and coffee!
  • Long… interesting… meaty conversations with thinker friends.
  • A game of 30 Seconds.
  • Kittens.
Waterfalls and natural pools... and especially if there's NOBODY else around...

Waterfalls and natural pools… and especially if there’s NOBODY else around…

Moments like this.... (my heart melts)...

Moments like this…. (my heart melts)…

  • Old bells and bell-towers (I have a *thing* for them)
  • Proper wishing wells (I have a *thing* for them too!)
  • Nutella!
  • Yorkshire pudding with thick, meaty gravy.
  • Head massages… hand massages… foot massages… (and if somebody could make a way that I could get my head, hands and feet massaged simultaneously, I think I’d be in heaven!)
Miniature model trains and towns... one of my bucket-list destinations is Miniature Wonderland in Germany...

Miniature model trains and towns… one of my bucket-list destinations is Miniature Wonderland in Germany…

Drawing at coffee shops... with a regular supply of coffee - and a slice of moist carrot cake!

Drawing at coffee shops… with a regular supply of coffee – and a slice of moist carrot cake!

  • Jamming with a group of muso friends.
  • Picnics under shady trees on soft, green grass.
  • Catch-up’s over coffee ‘n cake with my mom and my sister.
  • A crackling fireplace in Winter.
  • Laughing ’til my belly aches.
Lego! Lego! Lego!

Lego! Lego! Lego!

Exploring old, overgrown, historic graveyards...

Exploring old, overgrown, historic graveyards…

  • Sitting on the beach… at sunset, digging my toes into the cool sand while watching my kids chase the waves.
  • Spa pamperings.
  • All water-sports… I love boating, skiing, knee-skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, jet-skiing… all of it!
  • The smell of books and magazines.
  • The sights and sounds of the African Bush.
Did I mention travel?

Did I mention travel?