Wow! Gosh! Blimey!

I have been nominated by the lovely Cheryl of for the INTERESTING BLOG AWARD! Cheryl, thank you — it means a lot.

The rules, it seems, are these:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you (Done, and not just because it told me to.)
  2. List 5 random facts about yourself
    1. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle
    2. I speak seven languages, some more fluently than others
    3. I own over 10,000 books, only some of which are in any sort of order
    4. I can spin (with a spinning wheel — not on a static bike or by whirling my arms around until I get dizzy, although I could probably do them too if I set my mind to it)
    5. I’m slightly double jointed
  3. Nominate a minimum of 5 blogs for the award
  4. Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice
    1. Why do you blog?
    2. Who has had the most influence on you as a writer?
    3. And in other spheres?
    4. When did you start writing?
    5. When will you stop?
  5. Notify all nominees on their blog (Done.)

And finally:

6. Answer the questions you were asked

  1. What is your pet peeve?
    Bad grammar and spelling.
  2. Who is your favourite author?
    I’ll always have a soft spot for Wilkie Collins (as he changed my life), but Graham Greene comes a close second.
  3. Favourite place on earth, having been there?
    Catalonia in general; the Berguedà in particular.
  4. What is your favourite pastime?
    Oh, easy! Writing.
  5. In your mind, what is your greatest accomplishment in life?
    Passing my driving test? Overcoming a life-threatening condition? Getting a PhD? Running my own business? All of them, but mostly… just making it this far.

 Good luck, everyone!

2 thoughts on “Wow! Gosh! Blimey!

  1. Vividhunter says:

    Why do you blog? — I started with blogging my Australia trip, and got hooked. I love the community on WordPress – especially when people comment or I start to feel I know, to some extent, other bloggers through their writing, or conversations with them.
    Who has had the most influence on you as a writer? — Probably a lot of the authors I read as a child/teenager, who brought me into another world, and made me keen to explore this one more.
    And in other spheres? — I write some fiction, but not as regularly as my blogs.
    When did you start writing? — 10, I think, I wanted to write stories like the ones I loved reading.
    When will you stop? Never 😀

  2. Love Graham Greene.

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