Reasons to be thankful: N
Man, this is going to be difficult...
Nice people; There some left in the world! Most don't realise they are, which amuses me!
Nails; Not only on the end of our fingers – did we ever have actual claws? Only used to help pick up articles now. And of course, metal ones to help hold wood together in many ways.
Nirvana; The highest Buddhist state and one of the best bands, I have ever heard with the amazing Kurt Cobain
Ricky Nelson; i've listed him separately as he was a big part of my youth and I loved him dearly - i have most of his music
Chronicles of Narnia; There was nothing like this wonderful fantasy series when I was growing up and good, indeed excellent stories that followed, never eclipsed it for me. The only thing that came close was the Lord of the Rings series.
Andre Norton; This wonderfully inventive science fiction writer was in a class all of her own and is much missed.
Netsuke; I love netsuke and have four pieces [modern copies, of course, as I couldn't afford real ones].
Nectar; We need this vital liquid for our pollinators, of all descriptions from bees to bats.
Noodles; Ah, the glories of noodles! Thin egg noodles, flat broad ribbon noodles, all the way up to the fabulous Japanese Udon noodles.
Nuts; I love cashews, hazel nuts, peanuts, pecans, even pine nuts. More sparingly walnuts and very rarely, a Brazil nut. I like them toasted to bring out the full flavour, with a little salt, but not the pecans.
'Night Passage' & 'The Nun's Story'; These are two of my favourite films as fate would have it. Night Passage is strange Western with James Stewart and Audie Murphy playing brothers, with the much underrated Brandon De Wilde, and Dan Dureya as the 'baddie'. You may be forgiven if you have never heard of it, but not The Nun's Story; you are neither a keen film fan nor an admirer of the ethereal Audrey Hepburn, if you haven't. I've always loved the story from the book onwards – and they didn't manage to ruin it too much in the translation to film.
'Noggin the Nog'; This delightful animated TV series combined Vikings, dragons and ingenious devices and was made by the combination of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. It took me ages to get it on DVD!
It took me a couple of hours to come up with this!
Again if you would like me to give you a Letter, let me know