To paraphrase the wonderful Julie Andrews - when the boss barks, when the words sting, when I'm feeling poo, I simply remember my favourite things and then I don't feel so sad. (These are in no particular order.)
  1. Musical classics
    How to make a movie more cheery? Add a song or two.
  2. Flowers in full bloom
    Flowers just make everything look prettier.
  3. The sound of a child laughing
    Is there anything more pure and innocent in this world? (Unless the laughter is maniacal, in which case the child might be evil. An evil child laughing not one of my favourite things.)
  4. The smell of the butchers shop
    Weird I know, but I'm a carnivore. I love meat.
  5. Italian food
    Love it. Love it all. Where would I be without pizza, pasta, olive oil, focaccia etc.? (Probably in a much smaller sized dress.)
  6. My bestie and me singing at the top of our lungs to our favourite song... forgetting the words and just not caring
    Watch out for the air grabs.
  7. My nephews
    The rest of my family and friends too, of course, but particularly those two boys who I love more than anything in this world.
  8. Curling up in front of the fire with a glass of red wine, the Christmas decorations all around, snow beating at the window with Christmas songs on in the background
    Okay, so just Christmas. I friggin' love Christmas.
  9. Getting lost in a good book
    When you're oblivious to the world around you and nothing matters but the next chapter.
  10. Rainbows
    The most beautiful thing nature has to offer I think - you can't help but smile when you see those colours in the sky.
  11. The kindness of strangers
    What a difference it makes to your day when a stranger helps you out and your faith in humanity is restored (or reinforced, depending on your viewpoint).
  12. Being told "I love you"
    Whether it's from a boyfriend, family member or friend, it's just nice to hear that you're loved.
  13. The smell of parma violets
    You know, those classic purple sweets from times gone by. Incidentally, the aftershave Fahrenheit smells like parma violets.
  14. Cheese
    Whether it's a cheese board, macaroni cheese, cheesecake or just plain cheese, I can't get enough.
  15. Clean teeth
    Don't you just love walking out of the dental hygienist's office with squeaky clean teech and a minty taste in your mouth?!
  16. Glasgow, Scotland
    As much as I love seeing other parts of the world, my home town of Glasgow really is where the heart is.