It seems I have two lots of questions to answer, so here goes. The first set are from Sunny:
1 What is your favourite time of day, and why?
I love the early mornings in summer, when the sun is shining. I often get up quietly, without waking Dan, and wander round the garden in my robe, with a pair of secateurs, snipping dead heads of plants, and just breathing in the fresh air. Everything sparkles and the world is fresh and new.
2 Name the last 3 books you read.
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon, which is the last book in the Outlander series.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - unusual and scary.
The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry - thought-provoking.
3 What's your favourite movie?
The Good Year, starring Russell Crowe
4 If cost were not a factor, where in the world would you most like to visit?
La Pirogue - a very small island in the Seychelles.
5 Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
The darker the better.
6 Are you a breakfast eater, and if so, what's your favourite breakfast?
Yes, I am a breakfast eater. Often when in a hurry I'll just have peanut butter on toast, but Dan and I love grilled bacon and fried tomatoes. Plus tea for him and a large latte for me.
7 What do you want for your next birthday?
A weekend in London with dinner at the Shard one evening, and another going to see The Mouse Trap. I have never managed to see it yet.
But truly, I am happy as I am now that Dan is cancer free.
The second set are from Jan:
1 Is there anything in real life you wish you could have done but don't think you ever will?
Not really, apart from study more when I was doing my final school exams. However, the good time I had more than made up for it! I am very thankful for my life. I couldn't imagine being anyone else or doing anything differently.
2 Have you ever wanted to tell someone about your TTWD/DD life, been really tempted?
All our friends know I write erotic fiction, but they don't know about TTWD/DD. I can only think of a couple who would understand, and even that might be pushing it a bit. After all, it took me months to get my head around it, and I had already started to initiate a more exciting sex life with my husband after being a "wet hen" for most of my life. I think the idea of being "spanked" would be a step too far for the majority of my very vanilla friends. So although I am sometimes tempted, it is not something I would really contemplate.
3 What is your favourite recipe, the one that tempts everyone?
We all adore Cottage Pie. (That's the one made with beef mince. Ground beef. Not so much Shepherd's Pie, which is the one made with lamb mince.) It is something I make on a regular basis during the winter months, and there is never any left over, regardless of how big the dish is!
4 Name 3 of your favourite "spanking books".
It goes without saying that I love all books by Leigh and PK. I couldn't pick a favourite as I adore Leigh's sexy cowboys, and I adore Cassie and am so grateful to Minelle for bringing her to my attention way back when I first came to Blogland. My other favourite writer is April Hill. She writes with such humour and nonchalance. But again, I couldn't pick a favourite.
5 Are you a dress or jeans girl?
We live in the country on an ex-farm. I spent most of my life around horses and dogs. Because I had to dress in smart clothes, ie suits, for work, I would always come home and put on jeans or jodhpurs the minute I got home. I still wear jeans every day, but I also love wearing long floaty skirts when out, especially in warm weather. I am far too old for short skirts, and somehow longer skirts are so elegant.
I have trouble getting the size right with dresses as my top half is a bigger size than my bottom half. So if it fits my boobs, it looks like a sack lower down, and if it fits my hips, my boobs are squashed to death.
6 Can you think of one thing you wish someone had told you when you were 18? Are you brave enough to tell an 18 year old you know, that same thing?
Exactly what I wrote earlier. To study more as it would have meant less work and studying later on. Before I retired I used to tell my 16-18 year olds to study their socks off before exams. And mostly they did, apparently, because they mostly got excellent grades.
7 Do you forgive me for nominating you for this Award?
Of course I do! But you wait - I have a long memory. LOL!
The rules that come along with these things are as follows:
1 Put the Award logo on your post.
2 Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3 Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking them to their blogs.
4 Let them know you nominated them.
The bloggers I would like to nominate for this Award are as follows:
These are my 7 questions to you:
1 What is your favourite season of the year, and why?
2 Your house is on fire. All humans and pets are safely outside. What is the single item you have saved from destruction?
3 If money were no object and you could have any car you wanted, what would you buy?
4 Does your hair colour go with your character? Or would you secretly desire a change?
5 What are your three favourite songs?
6 If you were a bird, which would you be and why?
7 Do you have a collection of anything, and what is it?