This is a meme I’m boldly lifting from the blog of Hover Frog, someone I visited for the first time only today. I’m spreadin’ the word, Froggy One …
Seven Things I Of Which I Heartily Approve:
In my eyes right now, causing me to squint. I love it and its shiny goodness. Could have more of it, though.
I approve strongly of exercise. Whether I do enough of it is questionable.
3. Yellow grass on a blue-skied Natal winter’s day, with the Drakensberg looming up behind me in all its majesty
I approve of this so badly it hurts. I ache for an African winter, with its dryness, its yellow and its blue. If you want to hear more about this particular beauty, watch Ash read Doris Lessing here.
4. Evenings of food, wine and laughter with my dearest friends
Without this, life would not be worth living. It is what lifts me and carries me. Especially if it ends in colour-coding the bookshelves. Or silly dancing. Even if it results in frog-in-mouth feeling the next day.
An under-rated quality. I vote for a compassionate world.
6. Having time to be still
The older I get, and the busier I become, the more I seem to need alone time, down time, time to go quiet and listen to the still, small voice inside. Without it I become harried, anxious and jittery.
7. Rude quantities of Champagne
Or Sekt, or cremant, or sparkling wine – as long as it has gentle, melt in the mouth bubbles. One of the things that living in Europe has taught me is a fine appreciation of a €5 bottle of something sparkly.
I tag you, dear reader. This meme will put you in weekend mood. Now where’s that Sekt, again?