Five Favourite Things

Here are my “Five Favourite Things” so you can get to know a little bit more about me. I have decided not to include family or friends in this because that absolutely goes without saying. These are my five favourite things…

1. Music. I love music and listen to it all the time, it can equally bring my mood up and down. Key moments in my life are happily soundtracked on my iPod and just hearing a song again can trigger memories. I am a confirmed indie kid and my favourite bands are currently James, The Wonder Stuff, Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, The Stone Roses and The Charlatans.

2. Exercise. I’m a real endorphin junkie. My physiotherapist described me as someone who binge exercises. It’s true, I’ve already spoken in a previous post of my love for dance, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, running, walking and swimming. I can’t do nearly as much as I’d like, but I make a point of walking every day to the point where the lovely happy endorphins kick in.

3. Writing. I love writing, crafting and twisting words into sentences. I’m really loving blogging at the moment and I’ve started writing the odd piece for publication. It’s a lost love, as a teenager I was a very keen writer and had lots of things published, I studied journalism at university and worked briefly as a journalist before I lost confidence in my writing abilities. I love that I’m writing again and hope I don’t lose my mojo any time soon.

4. Devon. We are incredibly lucky that we have access to a family cottage in North Devon so we frequently nip down for a holiday. Whatever the weather it’s always stunning. The cottage is near a cove and at night you can hear the waves crashing against the rocks. It is so peaceful. We love the ready access to beaches, great pubs, even the garden is lovely. It has it’s own orchard and that’s great to explore. It’s the only place where we all can completely relax. No TV, no Internet, very patchy mobile phone signals. Almost completely cut off from the world and that means 100% family time.


5. Twitter. I am a Twitter addict, I’d check it every minute if I could. Over the past year it has been my saviour, my best friend, my source of distraction and solace and it’s been my enemy. I love it for keeping my mind off the physical pain of my operations and recovery. Twitter can be wonderful but I sometimes forget that reality is different to Twitter and that trips me up. It is one of my favourite things, but it can have it’s dark side.

Those are my favourite things. Simple things really, but the best things often are.

11 responses to “Five Favourite Things

  1. I absolutely get you with what you say about Twitter – it is fantastic but sometimes it’s easy to get sucked in and forget that it’s not “real life”. I love it too… in fact it’s where I stumbled across you 😉
    Devon is beautiful and your little cottage retreat looks fantastic. Exercise…pah!

    • Twitter is ace, couldn’t be without it. I do try and take Twitter holidays and fail spectacularly. I’ve met so many amazing people on there, like you 🙂

  2. I love your taste in music, Pearl Jam got recommended to me by a friend recently after I said I liked some of those bands.
    Your cottage looks and sounds perfect!

  3. expressionconfession

    Twitter- it’s an amazing thing isn’t it? I’m obsessed and have to force myself to switch off! The cottage looks gorgeous and a real retreat. I have to say though, our musical tastes are VERY different hahaha! xx

  4. enjoyed reading this hun x i NEED to start exercising more, i love it once i start but just need to blumming well start! that cottage looks so lovely, take me with u next time pls x

    • Come for walks with me, I go at a fair old pace these days and feel great after. You’re more than welcome at the cottage. We could do with someone to do the washing up 😉

  5. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum)

    nice to know more about you #bloggingmumscarnival

  6. Aww I live in Devon, never knew you popped down here! Lovely to know a bit more about you #bloggingmumscarnival

  7. I am so wishing i was a binge exerciser! #bloggingmumscarnival

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