my dear psnuk,
the year is over and the time has come to reminisce. as per my last task, i have compiled a list of some of my favourites of 2017. i have concentrated mainly on new discoveries and experiences rather than things that have been favourites for a long time and shall remain so (such as tangerines and yourself) it is by no means complete, and in fact, i plan on adding to it as more things come to me.
favourite gig: first aid kit at the zurich openair
favourite new country: japan
favourite song: “new rules” by dua lipa (maybe not my favourite, but certainly the one which has brought me the most excitement)
favourite new food discovery: ramen
favourite family moment: after hanukkah, when we all just sat on my sofa watching youtube videos and bitching.
favourite food re-discovery: spaghetti aglio, oglio e peperoncino
favourite literary surprise: city of thieves
favourite read in general: the illustrated harry potter series
favourite guide: theon greyjoy
favourite app: style book
favourite reunion: cora
favourite skinny dip: midnight in spain
favourite podcast discovery: the modern mann
favourite play: “much ado about nothing” at the globe theatre
favourite musical moment: performing “the sound of the underground” with lcv
favourite winter surprise: snooooooow in london
favourite tv show: broadchurch
favourite adrenaline kick: cliff jumping in mallorca
favourite game: twilight struggle. despite its complexity.
favourite snukandinski moment: sitting in the pouring rain on danish grounds waiting for the national (why do so many of our fave shared memories contain rain?)
favourite film: the room. all day, all night.
favourite “achievement”: running a 7k
favourite new condiment: chilli jam
favourite swim: in the blue lagoons in iceland
favourite natural remedy: härdöpfel wickel. because they’re so nice and warm.
favourite non-words: ieis and japonaise
favourite clothing item: my new muppet jacket
favourite mental challenge: taking a swedish class
favourite mode of transport: the overground
favourite night spent: in the yurt in wales
favourite new cooking skill: tempering chocolate
favourite sight: the northern lights
favourite major life change: moving in with marco
favourite home made sweet snack: toffee popcorn
i rather enjoyed surprising my family with a lil’ impromptu-ish visit, seeing you, seeing the ladies and just getting to spend some time at home before the travels await. i met liam’s girlfriend, went bowling, hung out with my mum wrapped in potatoes and coughed my lungs out. all in all, especially with getting to spend nye with the girls, it was a great ending to the year.
and with said end, comes a new beginning. and thus, a new project. (this shall henceforth be described for our readers, as you already know the plan). the both of us lack seriously in the department of classic films, and therefore decided to watch one cult classic every fortnight. one of us shall write a review and the other do any type of thing somehow related to what we just watched. pretty simple. here’s to broadening our cinematic horizons and plenty of peripeteia moments (basically plot twists. ‘cause i like those).
i very much look forward to embark on yet another journey with you (not just related to the blog), and watching our first flick tomorrow night.
happy new year (and i hope you have recovered from the prediction i wrote last year. i’m not sure i have)