Thursday, 23 April 2015

Loves and Loathes......





























I Love...

...The smell of wet concrete on a summer's day.

...Pressed glass.

...The sound of heavy rain, thunder and wind.

...The first tea of the morning.

...The first coffee after the first tea.

...Meringues.

...Flip Flops.

...Finding something lost.

...The smell of my washing detergent.

...A soft breeze on a warm day.

...The sound of wood pigeons.

...Listening to Big Bear play songs on the piano..

...Being woken by natural daylight.

...Marshmallows.

...Inhaling freshly cut grass.

...The sound of curtains flapping in the breeze.

...Driving past fields of rapeseed on a summer's day.

...Layers of throws and quilts on a bed.

...Volvo's.

...Family snuggles.

...Pretty stationary.

...Garlic being cooked.

...Cups.

...Laughter at the dinner table.

...Pinterest.

...Good Manners.

...A clean kitchen.

...The smell of tomatoes on the vine.

...Finding the perfect ball of yarn.

...People watching in a cafe.

...Hitting the snooze button.

...Hyacinths.

...Laughing.

...A posy of flowers.

...Cold toast with cold butter.

...Lipbalm.

...Brightly coloured plastic.




 ♢♢♢♢♢♢


I Loathe...

...Marzipan.

...Rubbish ringtones you get on house phones.

...Always being left with odd socks in the laundry basket.

...Running out of discontinued yarn.

...Spammers.

...The word 'Lush'

...Low lying grey cloud.

...Egg Custard tarts.

...Wasps.

...Bringing in washing from the washing line.

...Rude people.

...Time going too fast.

...Ironing.

...Being late for anything.

...Tepid tea or coffee.

...Being excited by an idea, then realising it's not so much fun.

...My camera battery dying mid photo taking.

...Migraines.

...The helplessness of your child being ill.

...Sushi.

...Bickering at the dinner table.

...Heavy Metal.

...Realising I am becoming intolerant of a lot.

...Pens that never work and pencils with broken lead.

...Scary Films.



♢♢♢♢♢♢

 

Any real loves and loathes to share?


xxx



















55 comments:

  1. I also loathe wasps, and one managed to get into my house the other day! Thankfully one of my cats half killed it somehow (must have been accidentally). Current loves include salt water taffy, apple & elderflower juice, hot milky tea, Miss Phryne Fisher, and leftover Easter chocolate. Loathes - torrential rain, the giant slugs coming into my yard because of said rain, and my pajama pants rolling up my calves during the night!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I'm with you on slugs too! Why is it that when moths come in the house, they make a beeline for me? You know when you turn the lights on in the evening and the windows are open and they fly in; they start bombing about in a frenzy by the light source. Well, in my house they dive bomb at me, and not so much the light source. I'd love to think I give off a brighter glow that my light bulbs, but really, I must just be some big freakin' beacon! I must try salt water taffy x

      Delete
  2. I´m with you on the wasps. I have been spending some time making the patio cozy and fun. Now that the warmer days are here I can´t sit out there often because of said wasps.

    This post was fun to read :)

    Birgitta xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. We share a lot of loves and loathes. I love wool and using wool to knit or crochet or even do tapestry. I loathe my legs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't put down any body loathing........the list would be endless!!!!!

      Delete
  4. I do agree with you about most of your own loves and loathes. I might add loving those wonderful dotty red clogs! Beautiful spring weather is also to be embraced.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love - The sound of my daughter laughing, long summer days, walking on damp grass first thing on a summers morning, the first spring flowers, the wind on my face when standing on the beach,the smell of fresh baked cakes, and the sound of my sewing machine, and classical music in the morning while drinking tea. I loathe - Wasps!, windy nights, never getting to end of the washing bin, yes loosing socks in the wash- where do they go?, and that fact that time goes way to quickly. What a great postxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I love your list! I wish time would stand still sometimes......just to soak it up more!

      Delete
  6. Nooooooo! Lush is one of my favourite words!!! Discharge is probably one of my least! *shudder*

    I'm with you on all of your loves apart from meringues. Nasty, creepy, chewy, gum-your-mouth-together, things. Think I'd have to add emptying the dishwasher, ratatouille (ruins perfectly delicious vegetables), mascara goop (just know you'll understand that one), bad breath and fake people to my loathe list. Oh, and finding a short curly hair in my food …

    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post! Gave me food for thought... Marjan

    ReplyDelete
  8. You make me laugh 'H'! It got to a point where everyone was saying that word for just about any reason. It made a nice word quite fake. Needless to say, the Bears say it a lot to my face just to wind me up! Oh.......and I'll lump amaze balls in with it too. Yes, emptying the dishwasher is a pain but bringing in the washing just tops it for me. I've also been known to have to wash a wash load again because I forgot about it for a day (or ten). I'm not a fan of hanging washing either! Let's face it, domesticity is really not my strong point! Oh and ratatouille looks like a CSI crime scene.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Enjoyed reading your lists. Some of mine would be similar. I also dislike rude people, especially the thoughtless way folk let shop doors crash into your face! It only takes a second to check if there is someone coming in behind you. Also how I appear to be 'invisible' when walking in the town. People would walk through you rather than sidestep. But I love sunrises and sunsets, views of all kinds: coastlines, hills and mountains, forests, pretty villages. The smell of baking, good coffee brewing, the happy sound of children at play. To name just a few.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh don't get me started on the rudeness of people in streets! I could go on for hours!!!!!!!

      Delete
  10. I don't mind the sound of heavy rain, as long as I'm indoors. I love crochet and a good film at the same time, flower buds opening in my garden, the sound of birdsong, hot buttered toast is a real pleasure too, an unexpected hug from a taller than me, 20yr old son! I loathe the word genre, we used to have the word category instead! Also hayfever is a real pain!
    Love your clogs xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got super excited today at seeing a peony bud in my garden. I kill everything and it's a complete miracle if anything makes it! Oh yes, and hugs too from children who are taller than you! I totally get that!!!!!???

      Delete
  11. I am so sorry for using the word lush in my comment on your previous post...I swaer I will never do it again! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm laughing so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xxx

      Delete
  12. Perfect lists and lovely photos!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    ReplyDelete
  13. Mmm, I love that tomato foliage smell as well, I have them in the garden now and every so often I have a sneaky sniff. Takes me right back to the greenhouse of my childhood. I love thunder and lightning and planning a new project. And watching my eldest play football and drinking hot cocoa on a freezing day. Such a lovely list, you've made me smile. So many times I thought, oh yes, me too. CJ xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, the tomato foliage reminds me of my grandparents house. Cucumbers also. Hot chocolate on a cold day is a lovely one too! x

      Delete
  14. I could have written that list! I also hate the fact that my phone and laptop aren't working and I dint understand what's gone wrong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhhhh yes, that's an annoying one. I'm not technically minded either, and Iloathe not knowing how to fix stuff like that. I just get my eldest to look at it and he usually sorts it straight away! x

      Delete
  15. LOVE your post. Very similar love and loathes.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi :)

    I've been reading your blog for a little while now and I just want to say that every time I visit, I smile. You have one of the happiest places in Blogland that I've been to in long time. So thank you :)

    rue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awe thank you Rue, such a lovely thing to say. You have made me smile a big warm smile this morning! x

      Delete
  17. I love YOU and your blog, Oh and MARZIPAN! ..... are you mad?!
    Happy happy weekend lovely ..... mwah x
    love Jooles x x x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I think I am quite mad! I scrape off all the marzipan on Christmas cake and just eat the cake bit and icing. Cherry Bakewells?.......YUCK!!!!!!!! xxxxx

      Delete
    2. That's mad indeed! xxx

      Delete
  18. Good post! I love my first tea in the morning but like you I don't like it when it gets tepid.... I love when a smell brings back a memory of my childhood or when it reminds me of a person who's not longer with us, I love the smell of burnt grass in the summer and of coffee and home-made bread in the house, the colours of spring and Autumn and I love eating alfresco when the weather is warm. I hate being late too but love sushi..... I loathe my migraines and long queues. I hate when they discontinue lovely wool, it' so annoying. Love wool shops and haberdasheries, meeting up with friends, cuddles and massages. I dislike fake people and lies. I love Cozy time at home and discovering new countries, the sound of the sea and candles..... Have a lovely weekend!!! Pati x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes, yes, yes, smell and songs too that instantly transport me to a place or memory of someone gone or a special time. They are the best. The waft of coffee is gorgeous and what can I say about the smell of home made bread? Heaven. The sound of the sea too. Very soothing. I love your list Pati xxxx

      Delete
  19. Firstly, I have to say, I LOVE your blog! Every time I open it up I sigh with pleasure. It is such a calm, pretty and happy place. This is such a lovely post, we often forget about the things we love and get caught up in the everyday.

    I LOVE yarn, buttons, fresh cut grass, the smell of coffee (but not the taste) and fresh washing. I HATE ironing 'squinty' t-shirts and washing up sandwich boxes!
    Have a lovely weekend x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Tina for such kind words. Oh, oh......buttons...yes! I bought some the other day, and they made me so happy! And........oh my word....yes......lunchbox cleaning! I am SOOOOOOO with you on that one!!!!!!!! xxx

      Delete
  20. Lovely post Vanessa, I guess I'll start with the LOVES.

    I love weekends, baking, crocheting, knitting, yarn, blog surfing, Pinterest, my kiddies (they should be number #1 but I'm too lazy to retype this), puppies, blue skies, sunshine, rainbows, boxes of coloured pencils, chocolate, great coffee (not instant - blah!).

    I hate putting laundry away and emptying the washing machine, sinks full of dirty dishes, cleaning the bathroom (sounds like I've got a cleaning theme going), going to work on Mondays, bills, parking fines, two faced people, green capsicums and melons, illness, living so far away from my family.

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I love your list Renee! Blue skies...yes......sigh. Coloured pencils.....yes yes yes. Laundry.....I so get that. Green capsicums are pungent and not so nice, but I do love melon! xxx

      Delete
  21. Love it - and I agree with you on so much !
    Kate xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. I loathe cold tea too, I drink mine boiling hot and I hate talking before that first cup of the day! Thanks for sharing your love and loathes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The hotter the drink, the better Sue, It totally agree. x

      Delete
  23. Brilliant! I love this. I share most of your choices but cold toast and cold butter...huh? And I'm afraid I love the word lush and pepper many comments and sentences with it. Especially if said with a local South Hampshire/Portsmouth accent as in "That's properly lush, that is." I agree that shop bought marzipan is horrid but my mum recently made a simnel cake with her own almond paste and it was a revelation, it tasted nothing like the yellow, plasticky stuff you get on Christmas cakes (which I always peel off). Anyway, great post and utterly gorgeous photos. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't get me wrong, I still like hot buttered toast.......but cold toast with really chilled butter is just completely more-ish! I'm sure I can't convert you! Trouble is, I never get to eat it. I always put it on and leave it to go cold, then when I go to get it from the toaster, it's been knicked by a kid. They like cold toast too! Hummmmm, interesting about the almond paste....I'd give it a try. Amaretto too........YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!!!!!!! x

      Delete
  24. A list that made me giggle! And photographs that made me smile... I dislike that word lush, but love the word nice which I think should be used a lot more. And love sushi, pegging out the washing and bringing it in with that breezy outdoor smell... and ironing. Love it. Not that anyone could tell from the size of my ironing pile!

    ReplyDelete
  25. When the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' posters first came on the scene, I loved them.......then they seemed to be everywhere.....and on everything. Then the words were changed to accommodate eating, crafting, and just about anything else. By the end of the year I LOATHED those blinking posters. It was just pure overkill of something which was rather nice to start with. I feel the same about the word 'Lush'. It's a nice word, but has been so over used, a bit like 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. It seems to be it 'it' word on all social media, and I hear it everywhere when I am out from young schoolgirls. I was with my three older nieces a few months back and every other word out of their mouths was 'oh isn't that lush'! It was like nails on a blackboard!!!!!!!!! It's like it's a word to say because it is 'hip' to say it, not because of using it for its own meaning, if that makes sense. I think maybe I am just old!!!!!! I'll give you my ironing any day!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I agree with SO much on your lists. Except cold toast with cold butter! ;)

    I love things that are soft and cozy, lovely smells, stacks of books and magazines, sitting on my front porch, planting new flowers, baking, windows open, birds singing, eating dinner outside and walking through my Village.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oooooh, eating dinner outside is a good one! Stacks of books too and I wish I had a porch to sit out on. Yes to soft and cosy!!!!!! Xxx

      Delete
  27. This post is so fun! And I didn't know that anyone else liked cold toast with cold butter. I actually prefer it although I will eat the warm if my husband fixes it. I love the sound of birds tweeting their songs but dislike bird poop in my hair. I like waking to natural light and dislike 0 dark thirty bedtimes. I love being in a big field of grass with a nice breeze blowing and dislike a concrete jungle of a city. I loathe that my granddaughter can't talk or take care of herself, but love that she can "talk" with me in her own way and that she loves to be with me. Just a few things. And one more, I like your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Yay! Someone else who likes cold toast!!!!!!! I love a cool breeze on warm day and am with you in bird poop. It sounds like you have a lovely and special relationship with your granddaughter xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  29. I loathe carrots and squirrels and I love comfortable shoes and that amazing, blossomful watercolor painting up there--dear Vanessa, did you paint that? xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always hated carrots cooked, but liked them raw......then I met someone who made the best carrots caramelised in brown sugar, and I liked them after that. Not a fan of squirrels either, but will take them over mice or rats! Oh I wish I painted that picture! I took a photo of some beautiful blossom and then put it through the waterlogue app on my phone. It's such an inspiring app, simply because I want to watercolour paint, and this app is great for showing the stages of creating such a picture. Especially great if you don't have time for watercolour art classes!!!!!!! xxxx

      Delete
  30. I've realized that, as I get older, my own list of intolerable items seem to be growing. Perhaps I'm getting 'set in my ways' as my mom used to say.

    ReplyDelete

❀ Thank you so much for leaving a comment. If you ask me a question, I will do my best to reply here in the comments section. Just pop back in a day or two and I hopefully will have replied. ❀