I’m delighted to say I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much to metaphoricalmarathons . Do go and visit her blog, she writes with such sensitivity and wisdom and is just an all-round beautiful person.
The process goes as follows: I tell you 11 facts about myself. Answer the 11 questions dipitblack asked. Then nominate 11 blogs, with under 200 followers Then I ask the 11 I’ve nominated, 11 questions of my choice… I think that’s how it goes anyhow!
11 random facts about myself.
If you could go one place right now, where would you go?
I would pack a rucksack and walk the Cotswold Way with a camera and a tape recorder~showing my age there!
What is your favourite thing to do to relax?
Lie in a deep, hot bath with mountains of frothy, heavenly-smelling bubbles and perfumed candles gently flickering on the windowsill.
What is your favourite flower?
The humble wild poppy, vivid red and delicate is my favourite flower. I love the way the flower head droops before it opens then reaches up to the sun. I love the seed heads after the petals fall. I love the way they grow where they will, along the weediest hedgerows or the smartest garden borders. The poppy shouts summer to me.
What do you most like to do whilst with friends?
Catch a bus to London and wander the streets or ride on an open top bus, getting off at our favourite galleries and restaurants where we would eat beautiful food, drink lovely wine and talk about our latest creative venture.
When listening to music, which track do you have on repeat right now?
Anywhere on this Road from the album The Living Road by Lhasa.
What does writing do for you?
It releases me to truly express myself ~ the real me and say whatever I want. “Those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter”.
How does blogging help you?
Blogging gives me a readership of like-minded or open-minded people who can dip in and out as they wish. It also keeps my posts available to look back at without having to hunt through journals. And I get to meet remotely some fascinating people and read all about them.
If you could be an animal, what would you be?
I rather fancy being a robin living in an old teapot behind a shed in someone’s garden. I would pop out to sit on a fencepost and sing my heart out daily then fly wherever the mood takes me.
What was the first thing you did when you woke up this morning?
It was very misty when I woke up this morning so I grabbed my camera and walked down the garden path in my pj’s to take photos of the trees in the park opposite my house.
George Clooney, Gerard Butler or Johnny Depp?
It’s got to be George Clooney for me. Apart from being an amazing actor, film director, producer and screen writer he is noted for his political activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since 2008. George’s humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami, and 9/11 victims, and creating documentaries such as “Sand and Sorrow” to raise awareness about international crises. He is also a member of the “Council on Foreign Relations”. I copied all this information from Wikipedia but my admiration for George comes straight from the heart.
Now some questions for the people I have nominated:~
1. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you choose?
2. If you could travel back in time, which era would you go to?
3. What is your fancy dress costume of choice?
4.What would you put top of your gifts list if money were no object?
5. If you could choose a Master chef to cook for you, who would you choose and what meal would you request?
6. City, beach, mountain, wilderness or forest?
7. What is the city that fascinates you the most?
8. If you could study any subject now, what would you choose?
9. What is your favourite colour?
There are so many blogs I follow and admire deeply it is difficult to choose. I would encourage you to check out all those on my community widget ~ but for starters try:~