Today I received a ‘Sunshine Blog Award’ from my friend Erin O’Quinn, who writes great historical novels about Ireland, and also provides a wealth of knowledge about Ireland and all things Irish on her blog - http://erinsromance.wordpress.com/
Now I have to answer 8 questions
1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie?
Not sure I have a favourite, but if pushed, I’d probably say ‘Scrooge’, the musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Albert Finney playing Scrooge. There are some great songs in it.
2. What is your favourite flower?
Daffodils, because they mean winter’s over and spring is coming
3. What is your favourite non-alcoholic beverage?
Diet coke - I think I'm addicted to the stuff!
4. What is your passion?
Er – writing? To qualify that, I really struggle with the first draft of a novel, but once that’s done, I’m away. I love the editing and polishing stage best.
5. What is your favourite time of year?
My answer to #2 has probably already told you – Spring. Winter’s over, the nights start getting lighter, the air smells fresher, and the flowers start growing again.
6. What is your favourite time of day?
Evening as that’s when I do my writing. I’m a night owl and always say my brain starts to come awake about 9pm!
7. What is your favourite physical activity?
Because of my arthritis, I can’t do very much physically these days. When I was younger and fitter, I used to love walking in England’s Lake District. Now I have to rely on my memory and my ‘inner vision’ to recall the wonderful views from the tops of the mountains and alongside the lakes.
8.What is your favourite vacation?
The best vacation I ever had was a Nile Cruise, two years ago, when I saw the ancient sites I’d always dreamed of seeing, especially the Valley of the Kings and the Abu Simbel temples. That cruise inspired my next novel ‘His Only Option’ which comes out in November.
Thanks so much for this Award, Erin – and here are my 8 nominees to receive it from me:
Rosemary Gemmell, Jennifer Wilck, Celia Yeary, Joanne Stewart, Nancy Jardine, Suzie Tullett, Glynis Smy and Gilli Allan