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Just a place to talk about your favourite - and least favourite - things.
Reasons and stories are welcome - but I'm interested in what you love or hate in any case.

Thanks for any replies. If not - hail & farewell. :)
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Favourite Names:

For a man - Thomas
For a woman - Katherine

For a dog - Tyke
For a cat - Bramble

Least favourite:

For a man - Archibald
For a woman - Doris

For a dog - Buster
For a cat - Tiddles
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Favourite Names:

For a man - Thomas
For a woman - Katherine

For a dog - Tyke
For a cat - Bramble

Least favourite:

For a man - Archibald
For a woman - Doris

For a dog - Buster
For a cat - Tiddles
Laughing at names is relative and depends on the culture and language! For example, the Austrian name Nussia Eisenstadt sounds ridiculous in the context of Finnish. So does the female first name Eufrosyyne. But they could be cool names in German, but I wouldn´t know. Anyway, your post made me laugh. So thanks! :D
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Favourite solo instruments (unaccompanied):

Organ
Marimba
Guitar

Least favourite solo instruments (unaccompanied):

Trumpet
Piccolo
Harpsichord
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Favorite food: Meat loaf. I don't know why, because it doesn't speak well about the state of my gustatory palate.
Least favorite food: Pudding. In the sixth grade, it was part of the school lunch, and it had a thick skin on it that turned my stomach, and I haven't touched the stuff since.
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Favourite savoury food - chicken & rice
Favourite dessert - apple crumble
Favourite cheese - cheddar

Least favourite savoury - tripe & parsnips (childhood horrors perpetrated by my WWII-generation mother!)
Least favourite dessert - bread & butter pudding (ditto)
Least favourite cheese - Caerphilly (Mum loved it!)
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Favourite classical style - Baroque
Favourite non-classical style - Folk

Least favourite classical style - Romantic - way too lush
Least favourite non-classical style - Rap
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Love: Southern Fiction
Hate: the News
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Favourite trousers: flares/ wide leg/ bell bottoms
Least favourite: jeggings

Favourite skirt: Maxi
Least favourite: Puffball

Favourite hat style: wide brimmed
Least favourite: Baseball Cap

Favourite shoe style: Mary Janes
Least favourite shoe style: Platform sling-backs
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Favourite fruit: orange, blueberries
Least favourite: jackfruit, durian
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Favourite sports:
  • Snooker
  • Road Cycling
  • Ski Jumping

Least favourite sports:
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Long-distance running
  • Any form of combat sport
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I hate:
Fresh, natural and raw tomatoes an sich. The bigger the tomato is, the worse!

I absolutely love:
Cooked, steamed, fried, crushed and baked tomatoes and tomato sauces and tomato pastes etc.
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Favourite garden flower: Rose (especially white & yellow roses)
Least favourite: Dahlias (too neat & round - though Mum & Grandad loved them)

Favourite wild flower: primrose
Least favourite: scarlet pimpernel (too small & messy - also, 'pimpernel' reminds me of 'pimple')

Favourite tree: Silver Birch (Granny's favourite too - so graceful & lovely bark)
Least favourite: Sycamore - the sheer nuisance value of its seedlings, known locally as 'tree-weeds'
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Favourite herb: coriander (this is not unconnected to my love of curry).
Least favoured herb: tarragon (some years ago there was a fashion for putting this stuff in most everything - bleagh).

Favourite veg: onion - neat, fried, dry, in a sauce, the great all-rounder.
Least favoured: fennel - I don't actually like savoury food to taste like liquorice.
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hate...judgements based on ignorance.
love...my wife's homemade breads, the sourdoughs in particular when used as a base for homemade pizza.

Fave spices - like Animal above, I'm a curry nut so anything that goes into making them is fine by me.
Fave veg - onion for me too.
hated veg - parsnips.
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Favourite vegetables: Salad, Fennel, Chicoree
Least favourite veggies: Green beans
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Favourite Evening Social Activity: going dancing (Scottish or English country dancing)
Least Favourite: going to a party (I'm shy, Mary Ellen, I'm shy...)

Favourite Holiday Activity: visiting a castle or stately home & their gardens
Least favourite: lying on a beach

Favourite Cultural Activity: Going to an Opera or Ballet
Least Favourite: Going to a lecture

Favourite daytime exercise: Going for a walk on our own
Least favourite: Going for a walk in a group
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Favourite exercise: a brisk walk up a wild hill
Least favourite exercise: dancing.

Favourite garden scent: sweet peas
Least favourite garden scent: flowering privet. Literally makes me gag.
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Favourite exercise: a brisk walk up a wild hill
Least favourite exercise: dancing.

Favourite garden scent: sweet peas
Least favourite garden scent: flowering privet. Literally makes me gag.
😢Least favourite exercise = dancing?

Oh, how can you say that! :D
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