Sunday, 12 February 2017

20 Things I Love Best in the World

We're almost at Valentine's Day and, in honour of this time of year, I thought I'd write a post on the twenty things that I love the most. Some of them won't surprise you, but a few might!

1. My family

2. My dog, Bonnie, and my cat, Bob

3. Opening a magazine and seeing a story of mine in there

4. Dancing

5. Singing in my choir

6. People who hold doors open for me (sorry but I'm old-fashioned)

7. Any Greek Island

8. The Lake District

9. Cream cheese and banana sandwiches

10. Red wine

11. Walking by the river

12. Les Miserables

13. Australian Masterchef

14. My electric blanket in winter

15. Jeans

16. Teacakes

17. My friends

18. Books

19. Roses

20. My blog readers for continuing to support me!

And while we're talking of love, I have two valentine stories in this week's People's Friend. It's unusual for this magazine to publish more than one story from a writer, so I'm very honoured. I actually wrote and sent them last year but missed the Valentine boat, so I had to read them again to remember what they were about!

And finally, if you're in the mood for romance, you can find twelve of my published favourites in my short story collection, Room in Your Heart, which (for the price of a small coffee) can be bought here.


  1. What a lovely post, Wendy. Pleased to see teacakes on there, but disturbed by your liking for cream cheese & banana sandwiches (ugh).

  2. A very positive post. My heart sings when my flowers bloom! Well done on your stories.

  3. I bet this will inspire lots of others to write their own lists. But you're probably alone in including the cream cheese & banana sandwiches.

    1. I can't understand why people find I it so funny!

  4. A lovely list, Wendy, but I too stopped at that cream cheese and banana! Maybe you'll inspire some of us to try it.

  5. Interesting list, Wendy.

    Don't think I could add cream cheese to Bananas...

    Congratulations on the stories. :) x

    1. Thank you, Carol. Think you should give the sandwiches a try - you might be surprised!

  6. Love your list!

    Congratulations on having two Valentine stories out this week.

  7. Lovely list, Wendy - but cream cheese and banana sandwiches??

  8. Lovely list, and congrats on doing the double. I'm actually tempted to try the peculiar sandwiches!

  9. How nice to see a post about what makes you happy - and that there are lots of things on the list.

  10. Its good to see that you have included us the readers. Yeah we too love your blogpost...

  11. What an amazing and catchy post. There are a lot of anger and hatred in our world, unfortunately. People admire the arrogance and rudeness. The world has forgotten what the kindness is. Kindness is precisely the quality that you need to appreciate the most. Thank you for your post, Wendy. Thank you for sharing the love and kindness with us. This is valuable for every reader.

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