The misuse of apostrophes
Game or competition shows -this includes the bake-off thing and choirs of random people singing sentimental ballads.
Soap operas -including the one with Dame Maggie Smith in it.
Any tv programme Katie likes -Come Dine With Me for example makes me want to stab things.
Ed Miliband - Mili-bland, and I couldn't care less where politicians went to school, it wasn't their decision after all.
Lifestyle magazines which cost £5 and tell me my life would be simpler if I cooked from scratch and went for bike rides.
Cake pops, macarons, cupcakes and pies/cheesecakes/salads in jars.
All those young women on Pinterest who think their only purpose in life is to marry Prince Charming.
The cost of going to university.
People who ring me several times in a day asking me to take part in consumer surveys. The telephone preference service doesn't filter these nuisance calls because they are not sales calls.
People who say things are 'very unique' . This actually makes me want throttle people
Historians who talk about the past in the present tense
There are lots of things which don't irritate me though. Things which cause me joy and make life worth living.
The change a new season brings. A change in light, new things to eat, a new smell in the air.
A really good book. I've just finished Ann Cleeves' brilliant Shetland Quartet. They are a series of tightly plotted and engrossing crime stories set in the Shetland Isles. There's another due out in January making it a quintet.
An unabridged audio book read by a good actor. I've just started listening to Diamonds Are Forever read by Damian Lewis. There are many more to look forward to.
A meaty detective drama like Foyle, Lewis or Morse
Sport on the telly
A good documentary like The Wartime Farm.
Most of the programmes on BBC4
Good simple food.
Clare Balding -she can do no wrong
Reading a new post on one of my favourite blogs
Reading a nice comment on my blog
Publishing a new post on my blog
A bottle of wine
A bar of chocolate
Fresh, clean sheets on my bed
And many, many more things. In fact this list is definitely longer than the first.
More on my store cupboard challenge anon.