Much as I like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, my favourite things list is more likely to include camping in remote places, sketching and painting, watching a sunrise and listening to alternative music.
So when a recent holiday in Tanzania involved all of the above, I was happier than a Von Trapp child having a midnight sing along with Fräulein Maria.
We camped at Kipepeo Beach Resort on the edge of the Indian Ocean on the beautiful beaches of Kigamboni in Dar Es Salaam only a few kilometers from where we live.
I did some sketching, swimming, ate some lovely food, watched a cloudy but peaceful sunrise, made some very burnt and very inedible popcorn and was over the moon when The Pixies’ “Debaser” came on the in the bar, especially when my nine year old boy said to me: “Is this the un chien andalusia song?” – there are many reasons why you may have a proud mummy moment, this was one of mine.
Watching the Sun Rise
And finally The Pixies