A Wednesday List of Ten Things I Like.

Canoe Cove Cliffs.

Canoe Cove Cliffs.

This is not a top ten list, but rather a totally random list of things I like, listed in alphabetical order of course, and complete with links where possible.

1. Blankets. No matter how hot it may be, I still need some kind of a blanket over me so I can sleep. A nice blanket can be used year round, and in colder months it can make the nights bearable.

2. Book shelves. We have several bookshelves in our house, and still we have piles of books all over the place. Our bookshelves are full, and some might say we should get rid of the books. But that’s crazy talk because I have a wish list of books I want!

3. Cardboard. I’ve always liked cardboard. I like the way it looks, and I like the way it feels and smells. I like what can be done with it, and how it can be shaped. Whenever we buy the kids a toy it’s often the cardboard box they have more fun playing with.

4. Corn. It’s corn season on PEI! Enjoy! Enough said!

5. Power drills. There’s always something that needs a hole drilled in it.

6. Prince Edward Island soil. The red cliffs of Prince Edward Island are what all Islanders look for when returning home, be they viewed from the Confederation Bridge or the observation deck of the ferry. The colours of the island are a stunning combination of red iron oxide and dozens of rich greens, and when combined with the blues of the sky and ocean it is breath taking.

7. Rice crispy squares. Lately our kids have discovered they like rice crispy squares, and I have always liked them. They don’t last long around here.

8. Rubber bands. Who doesn’t like rubber bands? They have many uses, from binding things together or shut, to games and weapons of limited though painful destruction.

9. Weather. You’ve got to like the weather when you’ve got lots of it, and PEI has plenty of weather. Sometimes too much weather, and if when we run out of things to talk about Islanders will always talk about the weather. Mostly that’s all we talk about.

10. Winton Oil paint 200ml. I’ve used lots of different brands and qualities of oil paint, and I find that buying the large 200ml tubes of Winton Oil Paint is the best value. Though the paint is not of the highest artist quality it’s still suitable for artists. A well-made paint with great colour strength.