Earlier this summer the lovely Leanne over at From Australia to Italy gave me this fun Sweet Friends blog award. Grazie, Leanne!! According to the rules of this blog award, I must list 10 things that make me happy and pass on the award to 5 others. Can do, Leanne! Here we go … in no particular order and deliberately not thinking too hard …
10 Things That Make Me Happy
#1 – Raspberries. Yes, exactly like that opening scene of Amélie.
#2 – Fats Waller singing just about anything. This will do:
#3 – A beautiful morning on the Amalfi Coast. Sigh…
#4 – The art of Henri Matisse.
#5 – Avocados. Especially when my friend Emily makes guacamole.
#6 – Puffy. Otherwise known as “Poof-man,” “Squeaky” or “The Pooks.”
#7 – The sound of little pebbles washing back and forth in the sea.
#8 – The smell of sheets that have been dried in the sun.
#9 – Fred Astaire films.
(Did you know he actually was from Omaha, Nebraska? I am strictly from corn, too.)
#10 – The samba music of Vinicius de Moraes.
Now that I have your toes tapping and made you hungry for guacamole, here are the five blogs I would like to share this award with. You all make me happy, too!
#1 – Anne from Anne in Oxfordshire
#2 – Lisa from Wanderlust Women’s Travel Dreams
#3 – Carol & Bill from Our Year in Italy
#4 – Katie from Olio di Olive e Sogni di Vino
#5 – Linda from News From Italy