Monday, 21 December 2015

Things I enjoy

It being the season of goodwill and all that, today I shall desist from any sort of moaning and whinging and celebrate the positive - like things I enjoy. So here are a few random pleasures off the top of my head.
  • Murmurations
  • Squirrels and cats
  • Sunrises and sunsets
  • Weeping willows
  • Beautiful men and women
  • Oddballs and misfits
  • Acrobats and gymnasts
  • Stilt-walkers
  • Dresses (usually on other people)
  • Modern art
  • Music/books/films
  • Chess
  • White wine
  • Vegetarian and vegan food
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • The sea
  • Mountains
  • Thunderstorms
  • Fountains
  • Waterfalls
It only remains to say: Happy Christmas. May the Force be with you. And may traffic wardens stay away from your street.

29 comments:

John Gray said...

Happy Christmas old friend x

Nick said...

Thanks, John. And a very happy Christmas to you too.

Helen Devries said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for your posts over the year.

Keith Smith said...

I fit in with No 6, so nice to liked and appreciated! Bright Blessings for Yule, and Christmas of course.

Wisewebwoman said...

80% I'm with you on :)

And Happy Solstice!

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tammy j said...

many on your list are on my own.
i'm so glad i joined your community. you never disappoint.
happy christmas darling nick and jenny!
here's too more joys in the new year!

CheerfulMonk said...

Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas! I agree with Number 6, too. I assume that includes nerds and geeks too? I'm definitely in that category and am proud of it.

Nick said...

I see the winter solstice turns out to be today and not yesterday. It refuses to be pinned down!

Bijoux said...

Where are the Raindrops on Roses?

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Nick said...

Bijoux: Raindrops on roses? Oh yes, that's something quite breathtaking. And how about bare tree branches covered with snow?

Nick said...

Thank you, one and all, for your Christmas greetings. And a very Happy Christmas to you too.

Dave Martin said...

Yep, I'll go along with most of those - especially thunderstorms and chocolate!

Grannymar said...

I like your list, Nick. Thank you for your good wishes and the friendship we have shared over the past eight years, may it long continue.

Nick said...

Dave: I just love the sheer drama and excitement of thunderstorms!

Grannymar: Thanks. I've enjoyed our long friendship as well. We must revisit Caffé Nero sometime!

kylie said...

I have recently developed a fondness for the Southern Gateway Centre, which is the tourist information centre for Wollongong. It combines fabulous views with gelato. One day I hope to get down there to see a storm come up the coast.

Enjoy your chess tournament.

Nick said...

Kylie: We never got as far as Wollongong, only Cronulla. Judging by photos, it looks a bit spoilt by all the high-rise blocks.

We're looking forward to our traditional chess skirmish!

Grannymar said...

Nick, I look forward to catching up over coffee in the new year!

Nick said...

Kylie: Jenny's usual tactic is to get me so well-oiled I have no idea what I'm doing.

Grannymar: Yes indeed!

Rachel said...

Beautiful men and women and modern art. I like your picture with this post. I like the two I just mentioned. I like things of beauty. Christmas will begin for me tomorrow evening. Until then...

Nick said...

Rachel: That's a wonderful pose, isn't it? I tried yoga once but I didn't have the patience to keep at it. Maybe I should try again....

Rachel said...

I went on a yoga holiday at the end of July. You may not have been reading my blog then. There is a little about it although I cant remember what, but not much about yoga!

Nick said...

Rachel: I must check out the post. Watch this space.

Nick said...

Rachel: So you had a good time on your French yoga retreat but you still can't face the evening classes in the village hall? I guess if your work is demanding you just want to spend the evening unwinding rather than sweating away at strenuous yoga postures.

Rummuser said...

May your 2015 end on a very happy note and may 2016 brings you more joy and happiness.

Nick said...

Thank you, Ramana. May you also have a wonderful 2016.

Jenny Woolf said...

That's a good idea. I'll make a list like that too! Happy Christmas, Nick!

Nick said...

Jenny: I look forward to your own list!

Rose Blackthorn said...

I missed the chance to wish you Merry Christmas here, but at least I'm early to wish you all the best for 2016.

Hope you have an awesome New Year!

xx

Nick said...

Thanks, Rose. And a fabulous 2016 to you too!