Sunshine Blogger Award


Fellow blogger Janet has kindly nominated me for this award. To find her blog, which describes her travels around the UK and includes all kinds of eclectic details, visit here:

The Rules….Well, there are always rules are there not?

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.
2.Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.
3.Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions – or cheat and use the same questions
4.List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

So here are my answers to Janet’s questions:

1.Tell us three things about the place and country where you live now.

a] The small, Dorset town where I live has the largest parish church in the country.

b] Its harbour is host to 2 rivers.

c] British bitter [of which the British are very proud] is unlike any other beer anywhere in that elsewhere beer is what we would call ‘lager’. British bitter comes in myriad tastes, flavours and colours from pale honey to chocolate.

2.Can you name a teacher you remember for their influence or words of wisdom?

I loved my very first infant teacher, Miss Hunter, who was kind and innovative, bringing in a beautiful Battenburg cake to teach us fractions. Sadly I was only with her for 2 years. Thereafter no teacher seemed so lovely.
3.Have you been to a school reunion, if so were you glad you went?

I moved schools several times and lost contact with friends each time. I was invited to a student reunion but having looked ant the list of respondees could find nobody I recognised, so no-I haven’t!
4.If money or rarity were not problems, what would you like for your next birthday present?

I would like a contract with an agent or publisher! [and an interview with Jenny Murray for my newly published novel!]
5.If you were stranded on a desert island with nothing and let’s face it, if you were shipwrecked you are not likely to have your favourite books etc. Would you rather have any person with you or be alone?

If I could have a choice I’d have Husband, for his practical skills and his unfailing sense of humour-otherwise I’ll take solitude.
6.If you were offered a part as an extra in a film, what would you like to be?

In the previous life as a teacher I was usually type-cast as a witch, so I suppose that’s where my thespian skills lie…
7.If reincarnation is true, who or what would you be next time?

I’d like to be someone who understands science [especially chemistry] or a brilliantly successful novelist. A combination of the two would be good [like Barbara Kingsolver?].
8. What is your favourite mode of transport?

Easy. Our beautiful, comfortable, versatile motor home, which takes us anywhere in Europe and provides me with the security to travel without worries. [Regular readers may know I have a health issue that can make travel tricky!]
9.City, suburbs or rural retreat?

I’m unsure whether this refers to home or visits, but living on the edge of a small town with excellent transport links and water meadows extending from our garden could not be better.
10.What is your idea of a dream night out?

There is no single answer to this. I love to dine out with friends or family, I love the theatre or live music or comedy performance. We were at a festival once and Russell Howard popped up on to the stage unannounced which was wonderful. Sometimes the best night out happens without any planning, but good company/music/entertainment all makes for a good night out.
11. When you are buying birthday cards do you choose flowery or funny ?

I always go for humour, unless it’s funerary or someone I don’t know well.


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