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Thursday, 28 June 2007

These are a few of my favourite things


A few days ago, I was reading a friend's blog and I came across something that has been playing in my head ever since. Amy had played with the song "My Favourite Things" from The Sound of Music and had made a personalised version. It has teased me from that moment. And so, everybody, hum the tune as you read... or sing if you wish.

My Favourite things...

Snowflakes in winter and bluebells in springtime,
Family board games, you time and me time,
Hot open fires and glasses that 'ching'
These are a few of my favourite things...

Sweet jaffa ice-cream and drinks in tall glasses,
Show-offs and posers that fall on their asses,
Old eighties music, that friends and I sing,
These are a few of my favourite things...

Steaming hot chocolate stuffed full of marshmallows,
Long stemmed red roses from my favourite fellow,
Christmas time presents, that Santa will bring,
These are a few of my favourite things...

Confrontation!
Indignation!
Leave me feeling mad
So I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Long walks in summer on clean sandy beaches,
Fresh river swimming (just minus the leeches)
Slow Sunday breakfast with vegemite toast,
these are things that I treasure the most.

Broad smiling faces of children in wonder,
Summertime rainfall with lightening and thunder
Kookaburras laughing, a canary that sings
These are a few of my favourite things...

Long converstaions with giggling girlfriends
Christmas and Easter, birthdays and week-ends,
Good wit and humour - the laughter it brings,
These are a few of my favourite things!

Crowded spaces
Tear stained faces
Leave me feeling sad
So I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad

8 comments:

Ames said...

On no, yours is so much better than mine! I love it!!!! You did extra versions and everything! I'll have to think of another song to play with, that was fun!

one little acorn said...

You were the inspiration and I love your version. Yes - it was lots of fun. Let's do more.

brandy said...

That is bloody brilliant! I have to link this, so people can share in your songwriting ability!

one little acorn said...

Thanks Brandy - I am seriously pleased to have just returned from a few days away and found you have linked to my post - this is the first time this has happened so I'm pretty excited about it. I know... living in the fast lane!

We have had so much fun with this, Amy and I are currently trying to think of another song to 'play' with. Any ideas? Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, I would love to see a version of 'My favourite Things' by you and anyone else who would like to have a go!

Anju said...

I found this through Brandy's blog...it's wonderful! I really love it. It's nice to think about your favourite things and list them but making them into a song, now that's something else! :)

emma said...

Just found your gorgeous blog and this song (which of course I sang silently so as not to interfere with the family's tv watching)is too cute!
My partner and I customized the words of a few Wiggles hits, on long drives back when the kids were too little to understand...Too rude to repeat now.
emma lovelybutton

one little acorn said...

Thanks to you both - Anju and Emma - for your comments. I have had a busy week (away from work and following some creative pursuits) and have only just managed to get back to my blog. There is an upadate on the way...
This week, I will also make the time to visit your blogs and say hi... have a good week.

summer pickles said...

Oh! i love it i love it i love it!!!!! This is so great... I would love to have a link from my blog as well if ok? Probably not til later in the week...
Thanks again, this is gorgeous, had loads of grins reading this at the computer, humming along!
Hannah xx