Highly flattered and thrilled to find I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by both Morton Gray and Jan Baynham.
Both have set me some very interesting question to answer so this week I will answer Morton’s and next week, Jan’s.
What are the best and worst gifts you’ve ever received?
Because of my rather outrageous character, Reen, in The Girl Who Used To Be Me recently I have received rather a lot of flamingos …and I love them all, especially Felicity and Jasmine.
Difficult to think of any really bad presents but I do remember a horrible pair of really large, old-fashioned, brown slippers an Aunt gave me for my 18th birthday. I had to smile and say how lovely they were through gritted teeth.
Who is the celebrity you’d most like to share a 100 mile taxi ride with and why?
Hugh Jackman…nuff said
If you could interview any author past or present, who would it be and why?
Torn between Georgette Heyer (and just hope she was as witty as her books), or Daphne du Maurier who led a rather flamboyant life . It would be great to see her in her home near Fowey.
What’s the most nerve-racking thing you’ve ever done in your life?
On my very first trip to a swimming pool when I was about five, someone pushed me in the deep end and I had to be rescued by the life guard. It put me off swimming quite a bit, as you can imagine. So I felt very brave learning to swim as an adult in an outdoor pool attached to a school with all the kids watching me flounder.
What’s your idea of the perfect holiday?
It has to be Nice in the sunshine strolling up the Promenade des Anglais thinking of further adventures for my characters in Love, Lies and Café au Lait.
What do you find best helps you to relax, de-stress and re-focus?
Reading. I can totally immerse myself in a book and it blots out all worries. I even read during labour with my second son which blotted out the pain for quite a while.
Which song triggers happy memories for you and why?
Any happy song such as You are the Sunshine of my Life or Happy by Will Pharrell. And I love all the Zumba songs. When I hear one, I have to stop myself automatically going into the dance routine.
Who is the fictional hero you’d most like to spring to life before your eyes?
It would have to be Jamie from Outlander as long as he looked like Sam Heughan
Which city in the world would you most like to visit?
Probably Hollywood. I researched it like crazy for my book Love in La La Land and most readers thought I’d actually been there …but confession time …I hadn’t, so perhaps I ought to now.
What’s your favourite food treat/indulgence (however big or small) ?
Nuts …love nuts …if they are covered in milk chocolate then that’s ok too.
Which three words best describe you?
Positive, sunny, outgoing
Thank you, Morton, I really enjoyed answering these questions.