A big thanks to Linda Huber, author of The Paradise Trees, for nominating me to take part in this ‘award’. The idea is to list 11 facts about myself, answer 11 questions about myself and then pass on the mantle to yet more bloggers… and so it goes.
Of course in doing my bit I’ll try to be as interesting as possible. Although how on earth I’m going to beat Linda’s revelation that she cuts her own hair, I’m not quite sure. I know, it shocked me too. Saying that, I did have a go at cutting my own fringe once and suffice to say the Dave Hill from Slade look isn’t a good one for me. Unfortunately, I don’t have the right features.
Dave Hill from Slade (thought I’d better clarify, in case you thought this was me)
So, on to the 11 facts:
1. When I was 7 I decided I wanted to learn French. Don’t ask me why because at that point I’d never actually visited the place. Anyway, to get me started my mum went out and bought me a French Language course. Not just any old language course though, this one was level five. Talk about throwing me in at the deep end!
2. I can speak more Greek than I can French – go figure!
3. When I was little my favourite spot in the whole house was in the living room, under the coffee table. Oh, the hours I spent just lying there.
4. I can walk faster than I can run. When it comes to me and running, it’s not pretty.
5. At university, I studied German as an elective and got a first. Yes, I can speak more German than I can French… again, go figure!
6. My favourite ice-cream is chocolate chip. Or maybe chocolate full stop? Then again, I do like rum and raisin and I’m definitely partial to a scoop of pistachio… Let’s face it, they’re all blooming good. Except mint. When it comes to ice-cream I’ve never liked mint.
7. I have two Greek rescue dogs, Nanos and Roma, who’ve slotted into the Tullett family perfectly. Now I’m not saying there’s a connection here as to why they’ve fitted in quite so well, but Nanos does have six toes per foot and Roma an under bite.
8. I don’t have a favourite colour because every time I try to choose one they all look so darn pretty.
9. I can’t ride a bike and neither do I have the desire to.
10. I often dream I can fly and my flying technique in these dreams involves a swimming motion – breast stroke to be exact.
11. I’m still trying to learn French!
So those are the facts, now for the questions:
1. What did you want to be when you were younger?
What didn’t I want to be? I wanted to be the host of both the Eurovision Song contest and Miss World. I wanted to be a vet and an air hostess. I wanted to be a writer and a teacher… honestly, the list of my ambitions was endless.
2. How much television do you watch?
I don’t have a TV. Well actually I do, but it’s all boxed up under the bed.
3. Kindle or ‘real’ book? And why?
I don’t mind as long as I have something to read.
4. Who is your favourite poet, and why?
I don’t tend to read a lot of poetry so don’t feel equipped to answer this one. Of course there are certain poems that stick in my head from over the years. Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat, for example, has stayed with me from school. As has Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. Then there’s Dylan Thomas’s Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night and we all know William Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
5. If you could change one thing that you’ve done in the past year, what would it be?
I’d have finished my latest book already!
6. You’ve invited six friends round for a girly night in. What will you cook for them?
Nothing. I’d order in.
7. What’s your favourite place on earth?
Anywhere where my family is.
8. What was your last blog post about?
The Chocolate Book Tag Challenge.
9. You’re home alone for the evening. Do you indulge in coffee and cake or wine and nibbles?
Coffee and cake. If I took to drinking on my own I dread to think where I’d end up!
10. How many old school friends are you still in contact with?
11. The internet – a good friend or a necessary evil?
So who can we look forward to reading about in the not too distant future?
First of all we have the lovely Jo Skehan, who blogs about a range of things. From the books she’s read to her own writing, as well as gardening and various bits and bobs about life in Australia.
Then we have the equally lovely Sheryl Browne, fellow Safkhet author and writer of poignant modern fiction.
Until next time x