When I started using Twitter back in April I never thought that I would make great friends, but the interaction has been fantastic and I have made some wonderful new friends. One of those friends is Julia over at Catch a Dragonfly and yesterday she passed on a little game of tag to me and five other bloggers. Julia is a great twitter friend of mine, sending me messages when I was moving to check I was ok and reguarly sends a virtual cuppa. So here goes -
What is your favourite book?
I love reading and have so many books for pleasure and for my studies but an all time favourite is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I read this for the first time when I was 15 and have read it many times since. This book is like a dear old friend everytime I read it and I never tire of it. I also love reading Cecelia Ahern and Maeve Binchey, they too are my comfort reading picks for cold winter nights.
What is your most treasured childhood memory?
As a child I saw my grandparents about three times a year and my grandmother wore several beautiful rings. Everytime we stayed with them in Dorset or when they came to visit us she would help by doing the washing up and I was allowed to wear her rings. My grandmother was a wonderful lady, stylishly elegant and always had time to read me a story or teach me to sew and had a great colection of buttons in a tin that I would play with for hours.
Who is your favourite designer/artist/illustrator?
As a child I would be found reading Roald Dahl books over and over and my love for illustration began then and I still adore Quentin Blake. I also am a huge fan of Lauren Child, her illustrations are incredibly creative. Having studied art I have many favourites but Picasso is a big fave of mine, I also love the sculptor Giocometti and I have a strange appreciation of Degas bronze sculptures of ballet dancers, I think it's the purity and beauty of the pieces. As for designers I love Betty Jackson and Amanda Wakely but also have a soft spot for Boden coats! Oh and if I was to renew my vows I would ask Kate Halfpenny to design my dress.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
France. I dream of living there but am not quite ready to take the leap! Our favourite region is the Loire Valley but am hoping to head to the Dordogne next year. Also Paris is my favourite city, especially as I am a big fan of art deco design so those Metro signs are simply wonderful. and of course a trip to Disneyland is necessary every 3-4 years, I am a big kid at heart and it is such a magical place.
What is your favourite pastime?
Singing! Yes I love to sing but sadly don't get much time to do it now, apart from singing along to the stereo and I think I am getting too old to hit top C!
What is your favourite colour?
Do you have any pet hates?
Bad manners. I abhor bad manners, it only takes a second to say please and thank you. I also cannot stand people who talk with their mouths full, I drive my childen mad at the dinner table as I don't want to discourage everyone catching up on each others day but will not allow speaking with full mouths!
What is your favourite saying?
No worries is one I use alot and I know I say fab far too much! Oh and I am known to reguarly say 'it will all come out in the wash' !
Do you watch the X Factor? If so why?
No. I am a Strictly Come Dancing fan, sorry.
So there you go, great questions Julia, thank you for passing these on. Now who shall I tag?
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So lovely ladies, tag, you're it!