Your favourite childhood book?
This is difficult for me as my childhood is such a distant memory and I was an avid reader (usually reading 4-5 adult size books a week!) I even walked along the street reading, stopping only to cross roads. I was never without a book.
The only memory I have of a particular book from my younger childhood was “Winnie the Poo”, but that’s only because the librarian insisted a four year old couldn’t read a book like that, so asked me to prove it before she’d let me take it out. I did, but it was my pride in scoring over the librarian rather than actually liking the book that kept it in my memory (I said I had pride problems lol!) I should add also my sister taught me to read long before I ever went to school so she really should take credit for that!
I do remember when around ten being very fond of my dad’s Sir Walter Scott’s books. I’m not sure of the title of my favourite, but I think it was “Beltane the Smith” one of his lesser known ones but very romantic. I couldn’t abide the usual run of books my classmates used to read (“Famous Five” adventures were particularly popular). I much preferred the classics and read pretty much all the age appropriate ones.
The meaning behind your blog name?
LOL! Well I think this one is pretty straight forward, I love to read other’s stuff (and books etc. etc.) and I also enjoy writing very much.
Song Bird (my other blog) Is because I love to sing God’s praises while spiritually and emotionally flying high above the problematic world. I really like the picture for this site (just wish I could figure how to get it displayed on the home page somehow) It shows two birds flying with one turning its head as if chatting to the other – my idea of life, flying high and sharing gems of knowledge, praise and love.
List 15 of your favourite things.
- Time alone with God.
- Sunrise and sunset.
- Family and close friends.
- Italy and China.
- Getting toasty warm after a long, cold trip.
- Deep conversations.
- A good book (or movie).
- Chocolate (had to get it in somewhere!)
- Being given flowers (my son is great at this, even knows my current favourites – no wonder he’s a ladies man lol!)
- Good news from far away.
- Snuggling up in bed after a long day.
- Learning new stuff (I’m a perpetual student.)
- Being in love. (Couldn’t leave that one out!)
20 facts about myself. (Seems I’m off to a late start so will post days 2&3 today – been sneaking a look at fellow challengers!)
- I learnt to read almost 1,000 characters in Chinese (very interesting!)
- I make my own natural skin creams – they’re so much better and cheaper too.
- I love water of all kinds, rivers, lakes, sea, streams, the sound, look and smell.
- I hate wearing shoes and as a child drove my mom crazy always taking them off.
- I have an hons. degree in sculpture but worked most of my life as an English teacher.
- I like to eat healthy but my weakness is chocolate (my secret addiction).
- I love Italy and speak passable Italian due to an early romance with an incredible Italian boy.
- I’ve always loved to make things, anything from clothes to furniture.
- I don’t like cooking and managed to avoid it for a long time (my 2nd husband was an ex cook.)
- I must be half man as I really don’t like shopping either.
- Altogether I have 7 grown up children (from two different marriages) who I love to pieces and am incredibly proud of.
- I’m a quarter gypsy, quarter landed gentry, and half teachers and shop keepers by blood.
- I’ve witnessed many unexplainable miracles.
- Another unusual dislike, TV! (Haven’t really watched it for around 50 years – living is much more fun!)
- All the cells I’ve lost with age tend to be in the memory department (now what was I saying?).
- I enjoy a good laugh at myself (which is just as well lol!)
- I love space and light, can’t handle dark, small spaces.
- I hate lying or deceit in any form (this includes advertising, politics, and hypocrites).
- I’m a bookworm but one with “special needs”, classics, historical fiction, and non-fiction only please.
- I’m a lucid dreamer and get a lot of stories that way.