Here we are again – everything seems to be working! I never knew how much I would miss my internet connection until it failed.
I have a big backlog in my reader and a pile of books to write about, but for now some questions and answers:
Available or Married? Neither – engaged
Best Friend? My fiancé
Cake or Pie? Tricky, but I’d have to go for cake. Saffron cake and chocolate cake would be my first choices.
Drink of Choice? Water – with an occasional splash of strawberry cider!
Essential item for everyday use? A laptop with an internet connection – I’ve been having terrible withdrawal symptoms over the last few days!
Favorite color? Sea blues and greens.
Hometown? Penzance, in Cornwall. I lived in London for a number of years, but the sea pulled me back here a few years ago.
Indulgences? Books and yarn.
January or February? February – the evenings are lighter, the garden is that little bit further along, and my birthday is just around the corner.
Life is incomplete without….. Communication.
Marriage date? We will, hopefully, set a date before too long.
Number of siblings? I had one younger brother, with Down’s syndrome, who died ten years ago.
Oranges or Apples? Apples…apple and blackberry crumble would be lovely, but we’ve had a very poor season for blackberries.
Phobias and Fears? Slugs and snakes.
Quote of the day? “Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”
Reason to smile? Lots- but I haven’t mentioned Briar yet.
Season? Autumn. There’s something about the quality of the light and the air. And of course the colours, and the joy of kicking fallen leaves.
Tag 3 people? Consider yourself tagged!
Unknown fact about me? I’m a chartered accountant!!
Vegetable you hate? Runner beans.
Worst habit? Procrastination, impatience, lack of concentration …
X-rays you’ve had? None that I can remember
Your favorite food? Fresh fish – and fresh raspberries to follow.
Zodiac sign? Pisces
I didn’t know there was such a thing as strawberry cider! That sounds delicious!
Sorry to read about your brother, you must miss him very much.
So glad you are up and running again. This is a nice meme that lets us know a bit more about you. Very nice. I thoroughly love the picture. Is that where you live? The colors are so intense. Beautiful.
Nice to learn a little more about you! I love autumn too. I wish it was a little cooler so I can start wearing sweaters.
Sorry about your brother. That’s rough.
Is that a picture of Penzance? It just gorgeous – I can see why you were drawn back there.
Welcome back! Love your quote (have never seen it before)…and autumn is definietly my favorite season, too.
Lovely to have you back and thank you for sharing. I agree, gorgeous photo. Autumn is my favourite season too.
Darlene – Strawberry cider has been around in parts of Europe for a long time but it’s fairly new here. It’s like a childhood drink for grown-ups.
Margot – Yes it is!
Linda – I should have mentioned sweaters and knitting too!
Kathy – The picture is Penzance promenade, where Briar and I walk most days.
JoAnn – The quote is very me. I’m happy just a few hundred yards from where I was born, but I travel widely in books.
Tracey – Autumn does seem to be the season of choice for book lovers.
That picture is gorgeous! The colors re so fantastic, thanks for sharing. I’m not even sure what runner beans are.
I can see why you moved back. What a gorgeous area to live in. Your quote of the day was great…loved that one. So fun getting to know you a little bit better!!