Sunday, September 30, 2007

My Favourite Things

Whenever I see the words "you've been tagged" I go all shy and run and hide for a few days but Heidi tagged me for my favourite things and this time I've decided to be brave and just do it.

Sound – That would have to be the sound of the ocean. I love to hear waves crashing on rocks or even just a gentle lapping as I sit dreaming in a deckchair at the waters edge. The sound is mesmerizing and very soothing to me.

Late Night Snack – A bowl of cornflakes with cold milk is good!

Smell – Impossible to choose just one......newly mown grass, bread from the oven, scented candles, new books, freshly ground coffee, honeysuckle and roses...........

Color Combination – Pinks/browns/beige/soft green

Nut – Almonds grow everywhere here in Spain and I love them.

Time of Year – Spring

Books – What Katy Did was my favourite childhood book. These days my favourite author is Jodie Picault. I love to browse quilting books especially those by Thimbleberries.

Female Actress – British actress Helen Mirren

Flower – Stargazer Lily

Vacation Spot – It doesn't get any better than where I am right now here in Spain but my childhood holidays were spent at Bamburgh in Northumberland. See pictures at the top of this post.

The area is now owned by the National Trust and is totally unspoiled.
If you're interested to learn more go to

Pizza – Keep it simple. I hate pizza with too many toppings. Margarita is good and it's named for me :)

Subject in School – English was my best - math my worst

TV Channel – Any that might have a good period drama on it.

Radio Station – I love to listen to Country music

Holiday - Christmas, of course!

Perfume – Este Lauder Knowing

Shoes - I've never been an Imelda Marcos type shoe collector. I have one pair of boots, one pair of good shoes and assorted casual shoes.
Shoes are manufactured in this area and are very cheap to buy on the markets.

Candy – Thornton's Continental chocolates.

City to Shop – There's not much shopping here where I live but I used to love to go to York in UK each year for Christmas shopping.

Beauty Products – I've used Liz Earle skincare for more years than I care to remember and they are my desert island essentials.

Item to Shop For – Stash of course unless you meant which beauty product in which case it would be Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Now I need to keep this going so I tag Nancy and Christine.


Heidi said...

This was a fun tag to do Margaret and helps all of us to get to know you that much better. That is why I tagged you for it. Thanks for sharing yourself with me, dear friend.

Christine said...

LOL..boy did I have you pegged all wrong after all these years. Why on earth did I think you were a blue person. I'm delighted to know we are in fact on the same page when it comes to colours.

Once I said I thought you looked like Helen Mirrin. I had no idea she was your favourite actress.

Thanks for compleating Heidi's tag. So nice to know all those little things about you.

Christine said...

You did not tell us about that beautiful castle. I'd love to live there!

patchwitch said...

wow, margaret, we are totally the same in connection the smells... I was smiling when reading, thanks for that. It is a really good idea to put is on blog:D