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Old 01-18-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Cool What is your favourite thing to do...

Apart from obviously cooking, what is one or two of your favourite things to do.

I love sitting at Starbucks on a Saturday morning with my Mum discussing the week's events over a skim decaf cap and vegemite bagel.

We live about 20 mins from the Hunter Valley vineyards and I love to take a drive up there, visit the chocolate and cheese shops and try wines with my husband.

Oh I can just taste the combination of a rather large chunk caramel fudge with a bottle of Tempus Two SSB.


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Old 01-18-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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Honestly, I love to go to work.
I get to cook (sorta) and my kids aren't screaming and I get into a sort of Zen.
I wanted to go to cooking school but never did, I may someday after kids. I can't handle critisizm of my cooking anyway so a restaurant is not for me.
Otherwise, sitting in the sun, gardening or knitting (crocheting, whatever). Playing with the kids. Same old same old.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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I love to go to the book store and look at all of their cookbooks. Then I go to their little coffee shop and get one of their big raisin oatmeal cookies.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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I love when everyone goes to sleep and I stay up really late reading a good book, watching a good show on tv or being online. Sigh! Wish it was that time already.

I love going out to eat and having a nice peaceful meal with my family as well as going to our local coffee shop/bookstore (Starbucks/Barnes & Noble) reading a good book and sipping coffee.

I love going on vacation and being pampered, sighseeing beautiful places and dining at awsome restaurants.

I love laying on the sand listening to the ocean waves.

I love listening to some nice, classical music.

I love going shopping for gadgets in my kitchen and home.

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:34 PM   #5
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Starbucks on Sunday morning with my hubby.
Spending time at our condo in Mexico, the beach is so beautiful and the sun is so warm.
Watching tv with my head on hubby's lap as he plays with my hair.
Petting my kitty cat until we both fall asleep.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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I love going shopping for gadgets in my kitchen and home.

I love doing that too Dina.

I also love jumping into a freshly made bed with new sheets.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #7
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after cooking, i love to read. i read at least three books a month. don't read to learn things, just to enjoy . then comes sewing. pretty much do what i like as i live along.

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #8
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Ummm....reading, just about anything. 'Cept science fiction. I haven't acquired a taste for that yet. Used to hate historical material but I love it now. So I may read scifi one day.

I enjoy lots of different kinds of needle arts, especially crocheting and knitting. I've always got some sort of project or projects going.

Couldn't leave out lovin' and/or playin' with all our wonderful kitties. They're such a breath of fresh air and so soothing when things are stressful.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:12 PM   #9
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What a great thread, Cath! I don't know where to start...

Spending a day going to "junk shops". You know - the grungy "Trash & Treasures" places. I love finding a treasure that I can bring home and clean up into something delightful! This leads to renewing/refinishing projects that I also love.

Reading and awesome book til all hours of the night.

Spending a few hours late at night catching up with friends in a coffee shop.

Laying on the beach with no kids to watch or worry about.

Spending a couple of uninterrupted hours taking a long bath, giving myself a facial and painting my nails.

Sewing!!! Not mending, but creating some glorious gift for someone or a gorgeous slipcovers, window treatments, soft bed furnishings etc for my home.

Sitting on the front porch with kids and friends on a warm, mild evening.

Dancing and singing! (But not in public!!!!)
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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Watching movies (I'm suprised Netflix hasn't dropped me )

Spending time playing an online computer game. I've made lots of friends all over the world.

Reading when I have the time. Sci-fi and fantasy mostly, some horror like Koontz and King.

Spending time plaing with Aspen and Cricket.

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