Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Five Under Five Tag – You’re It!

It’s a slow summer day, not a lot going on, so let’s play.

I was making the Pasta Melanzane and added some sun-dried tomatoes when the smell suddenly reached my nose and I was caught by the sweet intensity of the smell. I thought to myself “so much flavor! and at so little cost!” and it started a whole train of thought.

What gives your life pleasure and doesn’t cost much? Here are the rules – the cost of your pleasure must be under 5KD (under $20 for my USA players). See if you can think of five. If you find more than five, you can list those too, if you want – the rules here are pretty vague. so – give me five!

Here are mine:

1. The sound of my husband whistling – it means he is feeling peaceful, even happy.

2. Moments with my family when I suddenly realize how special they are, and truly treasure our time together.

3. The intense flavor of sun-dried tomatoes.

4. The sound of waves crashing onto the shore.

5. The smell of the sea, cloves, lavender, baked apples, roasting meat, a fresh pine Christmas tree,
the first rain in a dry, dusty country.

Bonus: The smell of Comfort fabric softener on laundered underwear. 🙂

The sound of my friend’s voice when I don’t expect a call from her.

June 30, 2008 - Posted by | Blogging, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Relationships, Tag


  1. […] five under five Intlxpatr has started a tag that i think is especially poignant at a time when everyone is paying more at the […]

    Pingback by skunk’s five under five « it’s gone a lil wonky | June 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. brilliant tag xpatr!

    Comment by sknkwrkz | June 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. My five
    1. The smell of baking bread.
    2. Walking thru a quilt shop and touching the colors.
    3. Watching/listening to my daughters teasing their dad especially when they gang up on him.
    4. Curling up under a quilt with the dog and a book on a cold rainy day.
    5. Uplifting hymns.

    Comment by momcat | June 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. Wooo Hooo, Skunk, you’re number 1! Thanx for playing.

    Oh Momcat, your are so homey. (sigh) Makes me yearn for a cold, rainy day. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 30, 2008 | Reply

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