Favourite Things Friday: May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014 Favourite Things Friday 1

Favourite Things FridayCome on, people – be honest with me…. Is Friday not the greatest day of the week? Potentially the best day for mood, and possibly the least productive of all the weekdays – most of us are looking forward to the weekend.

I was thinking about what I could do to mark this fabulous collection of hours and minutes that we know as Friday. Then it came to me: Favourite Things Friday! I may or may not having been signing that song from The Sound of Music to myself at the time – and while I do like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, there are many things that I like that little bit more.

So….here’s what I’m going to do. Every few Fridays, I’m going to share with you, my lovely readers, a few of my favourite things – a quote I’ve heard, a picture I love, a destination I loved visiting, that sort of stuff. There may or may not be a bookish twist to them, but going on how much I love reading, that possibility is highly likely.

Here goes for week one:

Readings Bookstore in St Kilda, VIC

ReadingsI used to live in St Kilda, and as my fellow Melbournites will know, one of the best things about living there is the always-interesting Acland Street. The hubby and I would walk down each Saturday for lunch and a browse around. Invariably, I would end up in Readings. I could spend hours there if I was left to my own devices – and I have done so. They have a wonderfully diverse and colourful array of books and music, and comfy seats in which to discover a new favourite or reacquaint yourself with an old classic.

It’s been nearly four years since I shifted over the bridge, but a visit to St Kilda now is not complete without spending time (and let’s face it, money) at Readings.

Venice, Italy

Rialto Bridge - Venice, ItalyThis is a city that, no matter what, will always hold a very special place in my heart. It is where my dear husband proposed to me. I won’t bore you all with the full story – but it did involve a singing gondolier, nerves and being applauded by a bridge full of complete strangers. Even aside from that, wandering through the maze of buildings and network of canals was something magical. I can most definitely see why so many are inspired to write romance set in this beautiful city.

While this is not a photo of the actual event, the photo to the right is of the approximate spot where the hubby popped the question. Pretty gorgeous, eh?

These lines from Robin Covington’s A Night of Southern Comfort

This was my first 5-star review on this website – it was such a gloriously sexy and fun book to read. The opening lines of this book were what what drew me in.

Her Junior League membership was toast.

They’d kick her out for what she planned on doing to that man tonight.

And Dr Mike most certainly does follow through with her plan.

Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti & Spearhead

I only heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago, when I was listening to a US radio station online. Without fail, each time I’ve heard it since, I’ve come away with a big goofy grin on my face. There is just something really joyful about it.


There goes the first of my Favourite Things Friday. Hope you enjoyed it!

As always, my lovely readers, have a wonderful day and a brilliant weekend!!

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