- a good bookstore
- a secret bolthole
- three really good recipes (one starter, one main course, one dessert)
- a couple of off-the-beaten-trail places to shop, whether for clothes or shoes or furnishings, that you don't tell anyone else about
- some good friends (obviously)
- kids are optional though, as are dogs and cats
- and men, although having a good one around is pretty wonderful
- notwithstanding number 7, a bicycle.
By the way, that's the order in which they came to me – it doesn't signify order of importance. Maybe today I'd put the bicycle first. Tomorrow, maybe the bolthole. Have I left anything really obvious out? I do that sometimes. Let me know, will you?