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9 Loves…

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Anyone who’s read more than a few posts of this blog knows I love writing, photography, creating, challenging perceptions, advocating for change, Doctor Who, reading, movies, lots of kinky things and jam.

But how many times can I write about these things without getting boring? Aren’t there any other things I love? Of course there are…

1. Hairy Coos (aka Highland Cows)

If you’ve never been to Scotland, shame on you! If you’ve been to Scotland and never saw a Hairy Coo, to the Headmaster’s Office with you! If you’ve been to Scotland and seen a Hairy Coo, you’ll understand why I love them as much as I do.

Cute, intelligent, orange, gigantic horns…what more could you want in an animal?

2. Body painting

One of my favourite memories is spending hours body painting my girlfriend. After practising with painting a bra over her breasts I turned my attention to her back and buttocks whereon I created an abstract masterpiece of colour and contour. Think Jackson Pollock meets Patrick Butcher meets Richard Bell; only with bare flesh as a canvas.

I long for the day to be able to indulge in this art form again. So…any volunteers? ;)

3. Omelette sandwiches

Just so we’re clear – I was making omelette sandwiches approximately eighteen years before Subway starting selling them as part of their breakfast menu. If I ever decide to treat myself for breakfast at this fast food outlet my order is always the same: Italian Herbs and cheese bread; omelette; double old english cheese; salt and pepper; a dash of bbq sauce; fresh, not toasted. Mmmm, hungry now :p

4. Dressing Up (aka Cosplay)

Previous dress ups include: Superman, a pirate, Lando Calrissian and Killer Bob.

Future dress ups will hopefully include: Indiana Jones, Link, Spider-Man and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (with a group of Ghostbusters, of course!)

5. Kissing in the rain!

Seriously, I need to explain this one? I’d do it all day if pneumonia (and social isolation) weren’t an issue :)

6. Red and Purple

I can’t differentiate between my two favourite colours as I love them both equally. Fortunately, these colours can crop up quite frequently in one of my favourite hobbies :p

7. Standing Stones

One of my favourite things about Scotland is the sheer number of standing stones that populate this great land. From Brodgar to Callanish via the Mull of Kintyre and the Clava Cairns, if there’s a stone circle, I’m there!

Hours upon hours of my life have been spent sitting within these powerful monuments, relishing the absolute tranquility of soul they provide.

8. Midna

My all-time favourite video game character and, like yesterday’s Lego Catwoman, someone I have developed rather a crush on.

If you have yet to discover her mischievous, is she pure evil or just a bit naughty, personality then I highly recommend you do. She can be found in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; although I’m hoping she will take a starring role in any future Super Smash Bros installments as well a much-needed return to the land of Hyrule at some point.

9. Giving massages

I have serious issues with receiving massages courtesy of my anxiety. There’s nothing guaranteed to stress me out more than having a complete stranger fondle, manipulate, pound and crush my back for half an hour! If it’s not a complete stranger (i.e. a girlfriend or trusted friend) I love it. But nowhere near as much as I love giving them. All three of my girlfriends told me I gave fantastic massages (once I’d got to know their bodies a little) so I take some modest pride in that.

Much like body painting, I may be a bit rusty, but I’d love to indulge in this activity again…so, anyone in need of a massage? :)


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