Thanks Patsy for this lovely flower, looks like a gerbra to me. I’ll soon be planting some marigold seeds, and sweetpeas as I can’t resist the smell of them on the windowsill. So here’s a few things about me. (Apart from that the flower picture has gone) So, here’s my grumpy pansy instead.
1. I love a cup of cappucino when I come in from work.
2. I’m addicted to books. They’re in the bookcase, on the coffee table, in my handbag, and when I get chance, I pop into the second hand book shops, and the library to get more.
3. I’m reading one by Elizabeth George at the moment. A crime story set in Cornwall, called Careless in red. It’s one of the Inspector Lynley ones.
4. I’ve put some lettuce seeds in the greenhouse that are beginning to pop up, under polythene of course.
5. We live in Warwickshire, though I was born in Staffodshire, and if I walk across the road, through the fields, up through the woods, and onto the top of the heath, I can look out over Leicestershire to the East, where our lovely daughter lives, then see Derbyshire to the North, Staffordshire is in the West, and more of Warwickshire is behind me in the South.
6. I love entering writing competitions. I won £25.00 in Eddie Walsh’s four sentences story competition at Christmas time. Hoping to win some more in future. Speaking of which, I’d better get entering hadn’t I?
7. I love blogging and working on my website here.
8. I once did a talk on flower arranging for the WI. I thought it was disastrous, but everyone kept telling me it was fab, and could I do another one!!
9. Me and my sister used to make rosettes, and took them to Warwick where a riding school used to have lots. Then one day, we decided to do a deal with a warehouse, and I mis-quoted the price. I told the man on the phone we could do them for a pound, and he ordered about twenty thousand… ooops, it took us all day to do fifty, so with that, and that they cost us a pound to make, wasn’t such a good idea. He was really narky on the phone when I had to back track.
10. I worked at a zoo once. It was great to wander around during dinner breaks watching the monkeys and gorillas. The dust was awful though.