1. The seasons especially spring and autumn.
|Photos by Ben Pentreath|
And in autumn, the wonderful colours as the leaves turned.
Debbie Watkins, on the west coast of Ireland and these from blogger Ben Pentreath in England.
|Photo by Debbie Watkins|
2. Cobbled streets - even though they are lethal in heels, town squares and piazzas. History at every turn.
3. Getting on a plane for two hours and emerging somewhere completely different. Different landscape, food, language, architecture.
|Had dinner here December 2009!||image from Skycraper City|
4. Cosy pubs with open fires.
We"ll hopefully make it over next year but in the meantime I'm yearning for a northern spring...