Friday, 6 May 2011

7 Things About Me

Many thanks to Jarmara Falconer for this award.

To earn it, I have to tell you seven things about myself, so here goes:

1.  My favourite part of England is the Lake District (have set my second novel 'Fragrance of Violets' there) - love the mountains, lakes, villages and small towns.

2.  My favourite country is Ireland - went there in 2007, fell in love with it, and have been back 8 times since then.  Going again later this month, to Galway for 5 days and Bray for 2 days.

3.  My favourite city is Berlin - love the sense of history there, covering so many different eras.

4.  My favourite colour is blue - my eyes are blue, my school uniform at both junior and high schools was blue, and I was a Girl Guide leader for many years, with yet another blue uniform.  And whenever I'm shopping for clothes, I always seem to be drawn to anything blue.  Love blue skies too!

5.  My favourite actor is Martin Sheen (and has been for over 30 years).  Loved his portrayal of Jed Bartlet in 'The WestWing' and have just seen his latest film 'The Way' about a group of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, which I really enjoyed.  Don't miss it!

6.  My favourite book is 'The Sunne in Splendour' by Sharon Penman.  For me, it is THE definitve book about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses, meticulously researched and bringing all the characters to life.

7.  Last but not least, my favourite food is English fish and chips - with mushy peas of course.

And now I have to pass on this award to 7 more bloggers - but how to choose?  I can't possibly choose from among all the friends I have made during the A-Z Challenge, so if you make a comment here (and you don't already have this award), then please pick it up from the sidebar - and remember to earn it by listing 7 things about yourself!


  1. Loved reading the 7 things about you. I fell in love with Ireland in 2009 when I went there for the first time. Not so easy for me to get back there, however. I already have this award. But congrats to you.

  2. Blue is one of my favorite colors too!:)

  3. What fun! I've never been to Ireland, but I'd love to go. I fell in love with England when I was there on a school trip in college. We visited London, Cambridge, Stratford, and Nottingham. Unfortunately, I've never been back...but it's on my list of things to do some day. I want to share it with my hubby.

  4. Hi,

    Congrats on award!

    Fun to get a sneak peek at a blogger's private life and loves! ;)


  5. Karen, I'm only an hour's flight from Ireland (or about three hours by sea) so I've been able to get there a couple of times each year.

    Emily - I seem to have been surrounded by blue all my life!

    Debra - there so much more of England to see!

    Francine - that's just 7 of mine, there are plenty more LOL

  6. Congratulations on the award. You deserve it!

  7. Eww, peas! My favorite food is fish and chips, too, though. And I LOVE Ireland. One of my friends is from there- such a great culture.

  8. Ava - I hate ordinary peas - so boring - but mushy peas are completely different.
    And yes, Ireland's Celtic culture is awesome.

  9. Congrats on your award! I love fish and chips... MMMmmm

    YA Paranormal Romance Darkspell coming soon!


  10. Thanks Elizabeth. Perhaps we ought to have a cyber 'fish and chips' party?

  11. Love the Lake District, blue is kind of cool, fish and chips are yummy. Congrats on the award. I've already got it but thanks so much for the offer.

  12. I'm not from England, but when I went to visit my friend there we had the fish and chips with mushy peas... what is up the the color of them? is that normal and what makes them that almost neon color?