42 things that make me happy:

1) Intricate machines (like in the kay-ta-kura-seemi-chee videos)
2) Engrish
3) Childish games (and other games, and other things childish)
4) Nice walks
5) When people get along
6) Remembering my best holidays
7) David Attenborough
8) Quaint things like James Herriot
9) Talking to animals/talking animals
10) Looking at your sketches and paintings
11) Good marbles
12) Things that are intricate and small
13) Finding things for our future home
14) Making my living space really tidy
15) Going somewhere with sea and wind (or failing that, just wind will do)
16) Giving something for nothing/getting something for nothing
17) Jam sammiches with the crusties off
18) Aquariums
19) Old places that feel like home
20) Flights of fantasy
21) Little stocking-presents
22) Late Christmas presents
23) Pretending I have powers
24) Not having anything to do
25) Making little things
26) Crappy old films that I used to watch (neverending story)
27) Being good at things without trying
28) Playgrounds
29) Summer fields
30) Bumblebee Haiku (or bumblebee anything, or anything haiku)
31) Mountains
32) Getting food from nature
33) Hiding myself away/ being completely safe
34) Never-ending bored games
35) Lucky things/my own personal rituals
36) Autumn walks
37) Having my own house/room/space
38) Sky-watching
39) Getting lost
40) Growing plants
41) Garden centers (good ones)
42) My childhood/children who remind me of it

42 things that you could do to make me happy:

1) Remind me of holidays we’ve had
2) Pretend to be really small
3) Play a little game with me, and let me win.
4) Take me for a walk
5) Tell me a story (esp. Beatrix Potter, or made up)
6) Cloud-spot with me
7) Take me somewhere quiet and natural and alonely
8) Come visit me and make up a countryside game
9) Make up a bizarre situation and describe it to me, like what you might say to a cat, or the time an iguana took your cheese
10) Show me your sketches and paintings
11) Draw/paint/write me something
12) Revive an old thing, like when we used to interpret photographs
13) Find things for our future home
14) Make plans and schemes
15) Create a make-believe mission, like our rescue of Bertrum Octopus
16) Make me something out of junk
17) Gimme jam sammiches with the crusties off
18) Tell me a really bad joke, or a good one
19) Get me a tiny present
20) Make up a song
21) Do puppets, shadow sock and otherwise
22) Tell me you love me, and how, and why, and what like
23) Pretend I have powers
24) Talk to me for ages about nothing but what you’re thinking
25) Make me a pet from an inanimate object
26) Play a clever or funny trick on me
27) Do a puzzle with me
28) Discuss with me something neither of us can decide on, until we decide it
29) Let me listen to your favorite song
30) Act with me, like in the museum with the duck
31) Surprise me
32) Tell me something I never knew
33) Tell me about the things that cheer you up
34) Devise a new ritual/idea/religion
35) Get lost with me
36) Give me a very long hug
37) Look at me in my eyes
38) Take tea with me
39) Sit outside with me
40) Stay close
41) Kiss me very sweetly
42) Be yourself



Joined February 2008

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