I made a the silly mistake of reading some other Listographies first. Of course I now want to include ones that I read because they're spot on. You can read the others via Kate Takes 5. Now to try to be original...
1. Peaceful coffee/wine on the balcony with a view. Last weekend we went to Eilat and despite a day on the beach, feeding the dolphins, playing in and by the pool, eating far too much, and having fun with family, my best bit was 20 minutes alone on the balcony of a hotel room with a great view and a cup of coffee. It could have been wine but it was 9am so coffee was preferable. I can also do this at home where I have a perfectly good balcony of my own, plenty of coffee and wine and a great panoramic view of Jerusalem on the surrounding hills.
2. In bed with a good book. I've just finished Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, the third in the Chocolat trilogy by Joanne Harris. I may have been lying in my bed in Jerusalem but actually I was being Vianne Rocher putting the village of Lansquenet to rights. It's a hard act to follow, I may just have to read the Readers' Digest tonight.
3. And while I'm reading there's a little 5yo face on the pillow next to me, quietly snoring and probably dreaming of swimming with her cousins and eating ice-cream.
4. Tidying up, declutterng and organising. Yes I know that might be someone else's idea of hell but I love it. Even folding laundry has that element of making order out of chaos. I obviously missed my calling in life - I should have been God but the job was filled by the time I came into this world.
5. This one has been done but I can't leave it out. Friday Evening. The house is clean, the dinner and Saturday's lunch are made, either in the fridge or bubbling away on the hotplate (unless we're invited out in which case it's all made at someone else's house). No work to do, or at least if there is we ignore it for the duration (25 hours).