Scents: lemongrass in the shower, eucalyptus in the sauna, cedar in the study, and a peaty Welsh wind on a warm and windy walk.
Non-Fiction: On the Shortness of Life, A Pocket Mirror for Heroes, How to Be Idle, Ecclesiastes, Walden, and 55 more.
Fiction: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, The Hobbit
Films: Midnight in Paris, Band of Brothers, The Village, It’s A Wonderful Life, 12 Angry Men, The Sound of Music, Hold That Ghost, The Game
Animated: Ratatouille, Beauty and the Beast
Docs: All the Time In The World, Tim’s Vermeer, The Lovers & the Despot
Sports: Basketball, table tennis, Spike ball
Cheese: Snowdonia Black Bomber
Pubs: The George in Southwark, Skirrid Mountain Inn in Abergavenny, The Blue Anchor Inn in Barry, Royal Standard of England in Beaconsfield, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham
Chalk stream: Letcombe Brook
River: Teifi, Thames, Blackfoot, Wye, Cahabon
Swimming hole: Barton Springs in Austin
Pond: Walden (I’ve pilgrimaged in all four seasons)
Lake: Superior (Best enjoyed from Agawa Bay)
Museum: St. Fagan’s