Monday, 26 December 2016

These are just some of my favourite things:

Five for each:

Favourite foods

Lamb
Turbot
Asparagus
Pasta
Fresh bread

Favourite people from history

Thomas Cranmer
Elizabeth I
Benjamin Hoadly
William Cobbett
Queen Mary


Favourite places I've been

New York
Galilee
Rome
Foz do Iguacu
North Sea coast at Norfolk and Suffolk

Favourite animals

Blue and gold macaw
Orang-utan
Indian rhinoceros
Wren
My cats

Favourite plants

Aspidistra
Sycamore tree
Orchids
Forget-me-nots
Fig tree

Favourite novels

I, Claudius
Persuasion
Brideshead Revisited
Animal Farm
His Monkey Wife

Favourite writers

Jane Austen
P G Wodehouse
Gore Vidal
Alice Thomas Ellis
Giovanni Guareschi

Favourite things in my home

40th birthday teapot
Icon of the Trinity
Icon of the Mother of God
Galileo thermometer
Persian rug

Favourite pieces of music

Paul Bunyan
Magnificat
Flanders & Swann
Cole Porter
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Favourite films

The Godfather
Remains of the Day
Parting Glances
Beautiful Thing
The Wedding Banquet

Favourite characters from fiction

Jeeves
Don Camillo
President Bartlett
David Fisher
Francis Urquart

Favourite saints

The Mother of God
Seraphim of Sarov
Julian of Norwich
John the Baptist
Peter

Favourite garments

Canterbury cap
Ordination stole
Christ Church duster tie
Summer dressing gown
Brooklyn baseball cap

Favourite things made of metal

Wedding ring
Engagement ring
Copper weathercock
Pyx
Indian brass pot

Favourite things made of wood

Crab apple walking stick
Ash walking stick
Side table with wonky legs
New Zealand oak holding cross
Roll-top desk

Favourite pictures

The Twelve tribes
The Baptism of Christ
The Upper Library
Lady with Parrot
Achilles at Duke of Wellington Place


Favourite machines

Coffee-maker
Computer
Clocks
Camera
Slow cooker



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