Looking for inspiration for a Friday post, I turn to Monsieur Contrôleur and ask about five of his favourite places. This is what he said (in no particular order).
Home is different for everybody. For me, it’s things like a comfortable bed and a familiar environment. It’s always good to come home. Everything’s familiar and normal. Like your favourite armchair or a comfortable pair of slippers – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been away you fit straight back in. There is a real comfort in that.
Vermont is probably the most picturesque place I have ever been. It would be a lovely place to live – it is just beautiful. Even though the people were very welcoming and friendly, it wasn’t just that. It was stunningly beautiful. In spring it erupted into colours – greens like you wouldn’t believe.
A place of historic beauty and excellence. This was the first country in Europe that I came to know, a little bit. It was somewhere I felt comfortable with the people and enthralled by the culture and history. Ed: It is also where he enjoyed great food and wine!
This is where I feel my roots are – not because of any significance in my background – it is just that it’s where I feel at peace. The people there are like an extension of my family. When I am there, it is a place that feels all-encompassing, as if, I don’t need anything else.
Victoria Park, Collingwood Victoria Australia
This is where I spent the Saturday afternoons of my childhood with my friends and my father. It evokes in me, all the emotions that go with football matches – notably – feelings of jubilation and disappointment. My strongest memory of it is of camaraderie. I have a strong association with this place and my father. His father too, had been a Collingwood member and avid supporter.