I was at an event for work recently and five minutes after settling into my seat and taking a sip of my tea, the presenter uttered the dreaded words "Ice Breaker" and I felt a little bit of me die inside. I hate Ice Breakers. I understand the purpose of them, but they make me feel awkward and uncomfortable and I sometimes feel like it's the host's way of trying to make something rather dry and boring seem like it's fun and we're all just a gang of happy campers, hanging out together playing games, instead of being forced to sit in a room full of strangers and listen to a boring presentation about boring work stuff. Ice Breakers, and indeed, boring work events, are not among my favourite things. But during this particular Ice Breaker we had to tell everyone our favourite colour and animal and why we were there. (I said "the free lunch," rather than the more honest "I was told I had to") But it got me pondering my favourite things and I realised that I'm not the sort of person that can commit to anything - I'm like Bruce Forsythe with his Strictly Come Dancing 'favourites'.