About Me

I am a novelist and a journalist. I have two children a son born in 2001 and a daughter born in 2004. We live in London.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

I've been tagged by Bushmummy and have to answer these questions and then tag 8 more people to do the same, not even sure how to tag, but will try and work it out. The instructions on what to do are at the end of this blog.


What are your current obsessions?
Facebook -sadly, writing lists of people for book launch, worrying about christening for children who are nearly 8 and 5

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
A black dress with white daisy's that I bought at a friends sale for about £1

3. What's for dinner
I have no idea yet. Perhaps fish pie if I can be bothered to make it.

4. Last thing you bought?
A pair of sunglasses, a blue school dress, suncream and boys swimming trunks.

5. What are you listening to?
Beth Orton

6. Do you have a pet and if not, why not?
We have a ten month old cat who my family call Cuba and who I call Kitty.

7. Favourite holiday spots?
Almost anywhere in Italy.

8. Reading right now?
Neverland by Joseph O Neill

9. 4 words to describe yourself.
Creative, Sensitive, Assertive, Short tempered.

10. Guilty pleasure?
The odd cigarette at a party even though I've given up.

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
My friend Geraldine

12. First spring thing?
Daffodils

13. Planning to travel to next?
Morroco

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Chocolate cake from Clarks and another one from Cupboard cafe on my birthday

15. When did you last get tipsy?
New Year's Eve.

16. Favourite ever film?
Fanny and Alexander and Days of Heaven

17. Care to share some wisdom?
Don't do business with friends. Let go let love.

18. Favourite song?
I just can't think, but right now it would be something by Beth Orton.


Rules of the meme. Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 8 people.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

After months of having my old blog in Arabic, my husband has finally found out how to change it back to English. And I've started a whole new blog because my old one had a really complicated title and I never wrote on it. My son is always playing with my computer and I think he is the one who inadvertently changed it to Arabic and then I couldn't change it back because I couldn't read any of the instructions. And this went on and on and I was lazy about it as I write another blog for Easy Living Magazine, but the lovely people at Easy Living haven't posted our new blogs for a few weeks, as there are some changes afoot, so people are still having to read some boring old drivel I wrote in March about giving up things for lent or some other nonsense. I have just restarted an old habit of writing down five things I am grateful for every day. This is a great for someone like me who tends to get moany, groany and negative. However so far today I have only got Beautiful Day on my list. Lets think of some more: 4 More: Well my book, The Seven Year Itch, is coming out in about three weeks, so that's great, and the publishers have said that they will buy my next one if this sells well, so that's not so great. But it could be great if anyone goes out and buys a copy!!!