Tuesday, November 18, 2008


OK then Domesticali, I've been tagged. Six things I love.

1. Peace and quiet.
This is in desperately short supply with 2 boy children who like nothing better than fighting, be it play or serious fighting. But oh, who wouldn't want to join me here at the side of a lake with big comfy chairs and maybe the knitting bag, a bottle or 3 of wine, let's have a waiter thrown in too, willing to cater to our every needs. (Well I'm sure I would like it, but I love dreaming too!)

2. Spring flowers.
I love seeing daffodils nodding their heads bringing cheer after the dull, miserable and cold winter. They will be extra welcome next year following the ghastly 'summer' weather.

3. Debbie Abrahams blankets.
Now you are going to get so bored over the next year about this subject as I intend droning on about it a lot. I have been so lucky as to get into the Debbie Abrahams Mystery Blanket Project Club. Every month we get sent yarn and patterns for a few squares which will be made up into a blanket by the end of 2009. I am so excited by this. Don't know what the blanket will be like, but this years was a countryside theme and was stunning. I need a blanket. (Well, I don't, but another one will be nice. I live in a cold house!)

4. Mr Darcy
Be it Colin Firth, Matthew MacFadyen or even Jane Austen's Mr Darcy. I am not fussy. Any one of them would do. (And I recently heard that if Colin Firth had been asked to do this scene naked, he would have done. OMG)

5. Chocolate.
Cake, ice cream, fudge, wrapped round nuts or fruit, plain or milk (white chocolate doesn't do it for me). Chocolate. Any which way. Love the stuff.

6. The Stash Basket
There is so much to love about this basket. It was given to me years ago by my grandma for keeping logs in. No longer have an open fire, so it got converted. It is the home to one monkee, 4 little cotton rabbits, 2 chameleons and lots of beautiful yarn. What's not to love?

So I'm now supposed to tag 6 people. I'm not going to do that though. Rebel that I am. No, I'm going to say, if you want to do it, then do. If you're blogless, leave a comment and tell me what you love.

(Strange don't you think that Mr Darcy comes above my husband and children in a list of things I love...)


trashalou said...

Makes perfect sense if it is the Colin Firth incarnation. (I bet he doesn't get stressed!)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hmmmmm, Colin Firth's Mr Darcy is rather scrummy!

Lucy xxxx

kerrie said...

1 - peace and quiet. Totally.
2 - cheesecake. Of any kind.
3 - rose wine. Preferably something cheap like lambrusco.
4 - my children. Although they REALLY go against thing number 1 that I like. They are all killing each other now over a drawing of a dog dog.
5 - The forest. Preferably when cold and muddy.
6 - Reading.

Working Mom Knits said...

What's NOT to love about Mr. Darcy?! *deep sigh*

Ali said...

Oh, I am lakeside with you - like a shot.

And I'm glad you shared your incredible sock with those who weren't lucky enough to see it in person.

wonderwoman said...

i dont think its strange at all!!!


the vicious chicken said...

It was lovely to meet you on Saturday, Michaela, although I'm sorry I didn't get to speak to you more. Maybe next time, though.

The NBM wanted me to pass on her apologies as she didn't realise 'til after we'd left that you were the "hedgehog-recipe woman" (she's not quite got it sussed about which of my blogging buddies is which...). She was most annoyed as she would have wanted to thank you in person for so kindly sharing the recipe with her.

Loving the knitted mini-stockings in your other post... and the finished sock looks fab!

Moogsmum said...

Mmmmm....Colin Firth was quite the yummiest Mr Darcy. Watched him in Mamma Mia last night and he didn't have the same effect somehow...could be the wobbly singing!!

I'm right there with you knitting by the lake :-)