I have been nominated by my virtual friend (as I’ve never met her in real life) and author of the soon-to-be-published novel There must Be An Angel, Sharon Booth, for a Sisterhood of Bloggers award. In short, this seems to be a challenge for female bloggers to answer some questions from their nominator and then pass on the baton to other female bloggers they know. Unfortunately I don’t know very many so I think I’ll nominate a few friends who I know read my blog to answer their questions in the comments box below – if they want to of course!
What is your earliest memory? I love being asked this question. My earliest memory is seeing my baby brother for the first time. I was 28 months old and I remember being put on my grandfather’s shoulders to look through a window (which had a thin metal reinforcing grid in). My mum was wearing her pale yellow dressing gown and Charlie was in a crib. This was back in the day when you spent a week or two in hospital after giving birth and the babies were all taken into nurseries. Both my daughters were delivered at the same hospital, and I think I found the actual door when I looked around on my first tour of the unit!
What was your favourite Christmas present? That’s a tricky one! I think probably my favourite is when we bought tickets for the girls to see One Direction in concert. They were both fans at the time and they were so excited when they opened the gift! We made a day of it and climbed up and over the O2 in the snow!
Who would you like to go on a date with? (Excluding current partners/spouses) Oh, why can’t I choose my lovely hubby? Okay well if you insist, I’ll choose my dad and my brother. We don’t have much quality time together so I think it would be really nice to just sit down and chat over a steak and chips (plain for Dad – no parsley or anything scary like that please!).
Which film would you choose if you could only ever watch one again? Another tricky question. I think I would probably go for The Notebook. It’s such a beautiful love story and it makes me cry every time I watch it.
What are you most proud of? I am most proud of my lovely girls and the young women they are turning into. Looking back, there’s lots I could have done differently bringing them up but they’ve managed to be fairly well adjusted despite me!
Which woman in history do you most admire? The ladies who campaigned for women to be allowed to vote. Whatever your politics, I think every woman should honour their sacrifices and vote.
Which book do you wish you’d written? That has to be Anne McCaffery’s Pern series. It really captured my imagination and I’d love to live in that “universe”. How amazing to be able to have that story in your head.
What one thing do you think would surprise other people about you? I have a hankering to travel the world. There are just so many amazing places I would love to see!
You’ve had an unexpected windfall of one thousand pounds. What would you spend it on? Plants for our garden. We’ve been re-landscaping it for coming on two years now and it’s nearly finished!
Who is your secret crush? If I told you that, it wouldn’t be a secret any more now would it?!
Well that’s it. The only female blogger I can think of who hasn’t already been nominated by Sharon is my friend Angela who writes a fitness blog. Maybe I’ve forgotten someone? Anyway, perhaps some of my regular readers would like to answer the same questions – or some of them – in the comments below. And if you write a blog, please feel free to answer the questions on it and nominate any of your female blogger friends!