I don't like things - spiders, snakes, Janet Street Porter - but what really scares the shit out of me is boredom. I hate the idea of getting bored. Funnily enough what really used to scare me when I was younger was the fact that no-one at school was teaching me how to arrange a gas supply or pay my taxes.
Whenever I leave the house I have a big filled with one of my digital cameras, a notebook, a number of pens, something (perhaps two things, in case I get bored) to read, my diary (moleskine, natch - can occasionally double for a notebook), my phone and usually a bottle of water. I might never use any of these items, but I feel that much more assured knowing that they're there.
Also, Monica Galetti off Masterchef.
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