Here’s part two of the list of things that I am thankful for.
1) Books. Hardcopy books, whether brand new or second-hand, I love books. There’s something about sitting in the corner of your room curled up inside a duvet reading a really decent story. A close friend of mine suggested I read “North & South” by Elizabeth Gaskill – which was made into a wonderfull-acted TV serial – and have since been obsessed with finding some classics to delve into.
2) Green tea. I don’t drink it every single day, but when it comes to writing, I can’t let myself fly until I’ve sat down with a cup of the marvellous stuff.
3) Shakespeare. As much as I love reading it, I also love to watch it being performed. I love that British theatre is heavily rooted in Shakespeare…those people really know what they’re doing.
4) Theatre. If I lived in the West End or Broadway, I’d be out every night. There’s something about live productions that really get to me: I think it is because theatre and stage do not lie, there is a sense of truthfulness that emerges from it. The camera, on the other hand, as much as I love filmmaking, can have the tendency to lie, the performance is somewhat masked.
5) Cake. Any sort of cake – I am not fussed! I love chocolate cake, but I’m also a huge fan of carrot cake and a really decent Victoria sponge.
6) When the sun shines while it’s raining. It happens every spring…*runs out side*…I love it.
7) Designer fashion. Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Alberta Feretti…those five brands make up what I call “Stuff for posh people.” Which is awesome, because I’ve been given Chanel No.5 for my birthday…me feels special.
8) Candles. Candles at night, candles in people’s living rooms, candles in people’s bathrooms next to their bathtubs, candles floating on water…
9) Travel. One day I’ll fly away to Europe and do a leisurely holiday in Ireland, then go to places like Paris and Venice, and Amsterdam, and London, go take a lot of photos, visit cute dinky little cafes on side streets, go see some plays, and visit some art galleries and museums, and on the way home do it all again in New York City…that would be flipping awesome!
10) Going to the cinema. For me, it’s the same as going to the airport: it feels exhilarating and exciting and breathtaking, and, and, and…yeah.
So that’s my list. I may do a “Part The Third” some day when I think of more things to add.