Monday, 4 June 2012

'Chrome ' Questions and Answers

A big thank you to Katheryn Lane for giving me the Chrome Versatile Blogger Award!Check out her blog here. As usual with these awards, I have some questions to answer, so here goes:

1. What was your favorite food when you were a child?

My Mum used to make a great meat and potato pie, with a wonderful pastry crust. Sadly, I didn’t inherit her pastry-making skills.

2. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

I don’t have an iPod, but Lancashire tenor Alfie Boe is one of my favourites at the moment.

3. What is one of your favorite quotes?

"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

4. If you knew the world was ending in 2012, what would you do differently?

I’d sell my house and go on a world cruise, and see all the places in the world I’ve always wanted to see.

5. If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Difficult one, as I have two good critique partners who look at different aspects of my writing. As they’re both American, maybe a British mentor would be good too.

6. If you could witness any event past, present, or future, what would it be?

This one really had me thinking. I’m an historian by profession, so how do I choose between all the past events I would like to witness? Maybe I’ll go for watching a play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre when Queen Elizabeth I was also there.

7. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I’d love to be able to sing – since my attempts at singing sound more like a croaky frog!

8. If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?

I’d be quite happy simply finishing my current novel and starting a new one.

9. If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?

Not sure it would make any difference really, although if ‘immortal’ means I can’t die, whatever I do that day, then maybe I’d do a parachute jump into the Grand Canyon.

10. When was the last time you had an amazing meal?

It was at a restaurant in a small village in Cyprus where we had a ‘meze’ which consists of lots of small courses of many different Cypriot dishes: salad with dips (taramasalata, tzatziki, tahini), loutza and halloumi, mushrooms and prawns, chicken goujons and garlic roasted potatoes, kebabs, stifado, dolmades and leftiko. All washed down with some local Keo beer, of course.

11. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?

No question about this one – King Richard III, so that I could finally solve the mystery of the Princes in the Tower.

Now I need to nominate seven great blogs to receive this award too and I’m picking the following - please check out their blogs:
Elizabeth Grace
Glynis Smy
Jenn Duffy-Pearson
Jennifer Wilck
Jo Heroux
Kathy Thompson Combs
Nancy Jardine

Happy Blogging!


  1. Great answers! I'd swim in the Great Barrier Reef if I were immortal for a day (I would never normally do this-fear of deep water and all.)

  2. That's a good one too, Donna!

  3. Meze and tapas are awesome. So much flavor in such little plates. If you ever meet RIII, let us know!

  4. Agree about meze, Libby. I loved the tasters of so many different dishes. And yes, it wwould be fascinating to meet RIII!

  5. Congratulations! Great questions and great answers. I love learning about my fellow bloggers!

  6. Interesting answers, Paula. Wasn't Alfie Boe amazing in the London concert last night!

  7. Thanks, Kat.

    Agree about Alfie, Rosemary!

  8. great questions and great answers too!
    congrats on the award:)