Five items

#338: A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?

Since it’s late and I’m super sleepy after an evening of Christmas shopping, I’ve decided not to think to much into this.

So, item number 1 – a (free of charge) phone box, that also charges my gadgets (don’t ask how – I’m not a techie).

Item number 2 – sun cream (self explanatory).

Item number 3 – shelter/some sort of house that spiders can’t penetrate.

Item number 4 – some constant food supply (magical of course).

Item number 5 – my cosy pjs, dressing gown and slippers… Although, when you think of a desert island, you think of a hot place. Hmmm, I think I’ll stick with it though.

Luxurious

#250: What’s the one luxury you can’t live without?

I wouldn’t say that I own many luxurious items, what with still trying to “break the industry”. That said, however, I believe that one persons luxury is another persons norm. So, the first thing that came to mind was my bed – even though it’s insanely old and I need a new one, I still consider it to be the cosiest luxury I own and really couldn’t live without. I often tend to forgot how fortunate I am to even have one when millions of people around the world have to share a floor, for example, with ten siblings. Plus what I saw on Friday still haunts me and really makes me appreciate the things and people I do have in my life.

Singin’ in the rain

#166: Safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof…describe your perfect, rainy afternoon.

Well, firstly, I’d be in my cosiest pair of pyjamas, with a fluffy dressing gown and my monkey slippers. If it’s during the day, I’d be in my room, sat on my Olympic bean bag (it was part of the London 2012 Olympic furniture and was sold off after the games had finished!) reading my most recent book. I’d probably also have a delicious hot mug of chocolate Ovaltine (for those outside the UK, it’s a malted milk drink with a hint of chocolate… malted milk biscuits are my favourite and who doesn’t love chocolate?!). However, if it was late afternoon/evening, I would probably still be in my room but would be under my cosy covers, watching Disney films… or some home video DVDs, to see the relatives we’ve sadly lost, again. I do love rainy days!

Writing room

#34: A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like?

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The first thing that came to mind, was a room full of cosy beanbags and cushions! Thinking about it a little more, it’s maybe not the most practical of writing environments. Although, since it’s going to be my perfect space, one side of the room could be for my reading time, covered in cosy (yet posture appropriate) bean bags, soft blankets and of course some sort of book holder device so that I could read for hours without my arms aching! On the other side of the room would be a spacious, white vintage desk, with enough storage space to house everything I could possibly need as well as a secret compartment that hid my mac (I don’t have one, but hopefully the genie would be kind enough to provide one!) out of sight. It would also have a vase full of my favourite flowers, multi-coloured gerberas and forget me nots, sitting on the right side of the desk and I would be looking out of a large window, either at a countryside scene or a hustle & bustle city (I haven’t quite decided which I’d prefer). I’d be seated in a sturdy, soft leather armchair, which I could sink into (something similar to the ones seen in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – tall, enclosing, generally cosy), allowing my mind to work in comfort. The walls would be painted in duck egg blue and to compliment this, I would have white lace accents added to various pieces of furniture, i.e. lamp shades, curtains/blinds etc. I would also soundproof the walls, so that any drummer/guitar/heavy metal addicted neighbours can play until their hearts content, whilst I can concentrate on my true passions – reading and writing!

I hope I actually meet a genie someday … I now want this room!