I was one of the first ten people to comment on Diana’s post about 5 things she loves over on our.city.lights, and that meant I was tagged to do the same. so here goes:
* My two boys – Dr. Dave and Mr. Ginger. Often I will come home and the first thing I see is Dave reading on the bed, with Ginger snuggled next to him and they’re so cute I want to eat them.
* UK Indie music circa 1994-1996. I used to be a massive indie kid, especially during the 1990s, and all that music still makes me insanely happy. I still know all the words to all the songs, and nothing gets me moving more than Pulp’s ‘Babies’. I still love finding out about new music now, but I don’t think I will ever get excited about what I find as I did back then.
* Cooking. I’m not really a very good cook, but I love it. You know on Masterchef there’s sometimes people in the first round who get a bit carried away and end up bunging tons of stuff in a pan in a sort of stew thing? That’s me! I can follow a recipe well, but given the choice I’d probably rather make it up.
* Yoga. I’ve been doing Iyengar for many years, and it has effectively cured my lower back ache. I’ve also been doing Ashtanga for a year now, and have become A LOT more flexible and also fitter since. I like doing them both alongside each other, one for technique, one for flexibility and strength. I don’t really enjoy many sports, my depth perception is rubbish, so ballgames are a nightmare, and I don’t have to self-control for athletics, but yoga totally works. I think its because I have a racy mind (as in my mind races, not I think about racy things!) and all the focus on breathing shuts that down.
* Well structured arguments. You might not think this from my blog posts, but I am really good at writing, at least at factual, formal writing. My job involves snthesising masses and masses of research into short and snappy papers, and you know that part in writing where you’ve got all the content down but you’re just moving bits around and snipping things out to make everything flow better? I love that part! It’s so satisfying to take the reader on a journey where everything is clear and no point outstays its welcome and they come out knowing exactly what I was trying to tell them.
I’m doing the same as Diana and am tagging everyone who comments (I am unlikely to get more than 10 comments!), although feel free to say hello and not be tagged if you don’t fancy it.