The "Letter Meme" has been going the rounds and I decided to let Deslily give me a letter. The idea is to name ten things that you love that start with that letter. Pat gave me the letter 'M'.
The Letter meme:
1. Mousehole. Pronounced 'Mowzal', this is a fishing village in Cornwall.
I'm not actually from the village, I'm from Penzance, about 5 miles away, but I had uncles, aunts and cousins who lived there and thus spent quite a lot of time there during summer holidays. It's the kind of place that gets under your skin, full of history and a sort of unchanging atmosphere. I love it.
2. Maps. This one is self explanatory. I just love maps. Any maps. Be they road maps, antique maps, maps in fantasy books - doesn't matter, I love 'em all.
3. Merlin. As in the BBC series. I love this all round family show to bits. It's nicely acted, beautifully filmed, and doesn't take itself too seriously. And it has Anthony Head. I can't think of a single thing not to like. :-)
4. Music. I like classic pop, c/w, folk... typical child of the 60s really.
5. Masterchef. This is the BBC's cookery competiton show. Good cooks competing for the title of Masterchef. I never miss it.
6. Murder mysteries. I'm just getting into crime books and I don't like them all by any means. But when I pick carefully I often find them unputdownable. I think perhaps I might be a 'closet' crime fan.
7. Mountains. I'm not sure we have 'serious' mountains in the UK. The USA has them though and I really loved The Blue Ridge mountains, The Great Smokeys and The White mountains of New Hampshire. 'One day' I hope to be lucky enough to see The Rockies. I don't think I could ever live anywhere that was too flat - I have to have hills.
8. Mushy peas. Delicious with fish and chips and a slice of bread and butter. I am becoming seriously old in my tastes.
9. McCaffrey (Anne) The best writer of dragons ever, in my opinion. Her early books affect me like no others.
10. Marigolds. Not the rubber gloves used for washing the dishes. Nor even really the African variety beloved of park or town bedding all over the UK. No, I mean your old fashioned, cottage garden, 'pot' marigolds that seed themselves, flower unstintingly all through the summer and autumn, attract butterflies... and you can even eat them. And they just look so cheerful and pretty. I call that a really spiffy plant.