These are a few of my favourite things….


Today is Monday and in my quest to make Monday’s as positive and cheerful as possible I thought I’d write about some of things that make me smile at the moment, the songs, food, events, etc that make me go “you know what, life is good”….

Music: Queen
Album art
Mr Dave has been listening to a LOT of Queen recently, and for his birthday I got him the first 2 best of albums, we were listening to the first one this weekend in the car and I’ve had “Fat Bottomed Girls” in my head pretty much ever since.

Music: Adele
I was pleased as punch for Adele that she cleaned up at the Grammy’s this week. I think the girl has an amazing voice and I have a lot of emotional attachment to her voice – we had “Make You Feel My Love” at my Aunt’s funeral at the beginning of this year and I can’t hear it, or even really think about it, without getting a lump in my throat. However, I generally find Adele’s music beautiful and haunting, today I’ve got “Rolling in the Deep” from her Grammy’s performance fighting for space with “Fat Bottomed Girls” – Head Radio at it’s best!

TV: Covert Affairs

Covert Affairs

I’ve got a real thing about Spy drama, and when I saw an ad for this show I couldn’t wait to watch it! We recorded it and never really got round to watching it, but with both of us feeling under the weather this weekend we made a start, and ended up watching the majority of the first series!

Piper Perabo is the star, she played the lead in “Coyote Ugly”, and she is a new CIA agent, it follows her through the ups and downs of her work, and living with her sister and all that that throws up. It’s really a great show!

Smells: L’Occitane Cherry Blossom
Oh, this stuff is heavenly, so light and beautiful. I got quite a lot of stuff for my birthday, so I’m even more in love with it than usual. It just makes me smile to smell so lovely. And when I catch a whiff of myself it makes me smile too!

Smells: Soap and Glory Handsoap and Cream
Another birthday favourite. My friend got me a gorgeous set and wow, when I use both my hands smell amazing, and the Hand Food cream is perfect, so silky smooth and yummy!

Food: Scrambled Eggs
Currently my go to food for comfort and yummyness, scrambled eggs on a bagel with ham. NOM!

So, what is making you smile at the moment?

Day 01 – Your favourite song


Today’s question asks about my favourite song.

It is a fairly tough question to answer, and it probably changes from day to day.  I love music of most kinds. My absolute favourite though is probably Motown and soul.  I was bought up on this music, the story goes that this is where mum and dad’s music tastes met in the middle (he is a rocker, she loves pop and country and western) but when they got married and amalgamated their record collections they doubled up on quite a lot of soul music.

I think, today’s song of the day is “Sitting on the dock of the bay” by Otis Redding.  Its a gorgeous soulful song and makes me feel happy.