So on the first day of this blog challenge I have to come up with 10 things about myself.
1. I like cats.
My earliest memory is of holding a black and white cat called Whisky. the cat’s front paws were over my arm and his back paws touching the floor. I was barely able to walk but I knew that the black and white bundle of fluff in my arms was precious.
2. I like Vampires and scary films.
I started watching them when I was a young girl and adored the rush from being scared. When I was able to write I began to weave tales of vampires and ghosts.
3. I dress in black.
It’s my favourite colour and makes me feel invincible. I also wear other colours now but I always check to see if the clothes come in back when I’m buying them.
4. I write a lot.
I always have two or three stories on the go.
5. I drink diet coke, black coffee or vodka. Occasionally I have vodka in my diet coke.
6. I hand embroidered a rose on black cotton.
I was bored and wanted to see what I could do with it. My Nan used to do a lot of embroidery and I wanted to see what I could do. So I had a picture of a rose and I just hand sowed this flower with pink cotton on black material. The back wasn’t as neat as it could have been but I really enjoyed doing it. I no longer have it unfortunately.
7. Library Books!
When I was 12 I was reading 12 books a week. I did this for years. Working out how many books I read and the number was approaching 50 thousand. From Mills and Boon romance to 80’s blockbusters I read just about anything. Jackie Collins bonkbusters! Jilly Cooper. Judith Krantz. June Flaum Singer. Hundreds of pages would slip through my fingers as I immersed myself into the stories.
8. I play a mean game of chess.
I even beat my computer at Chess regularly.
9. I love sleep.
I suffer from insomnia so when I do sleep I really enjoy it. I treasure it. Sometimes I will suddenly decide that I need a nap because if I don’t recharge for an hour or so my whole body will ache and my thoughts will feel foggy. I once manged a whole days’ work on just 23 minutes sleep.
10. I love swimming.
This is the best exercise ever. I don’t get to go often enough. If I’m ever rich enough I will have my own swimming pool. I guess I’ll have to start playing the lotto for that!