Yay! I managed to complete this award for One Lovely Blog before Christmas, after *ahem* over a month’s delay. Many thanks indeed to not quite carrie for nominating me!
There’s seven things about me (I’m trying to stick to a rule of no repetition) and nominating seven blogs. This first part is tricky; I think I’m running out of interesting stuff to say about myself.
1. I used to be a vegetarian.
I did happily keep to a vegetarian diet for six years (no fish/seafood, no meat, dairy but avoiding eggs). I can’t recall how I started eating meat again but now try to balance vegetarian meals with meat-based recipes.
2. My first proper hobby was stamp collecting.
I was given a lot of stamps by a relative, presumably something meant to keep me busy for over a hundred rainy days. It wasn’t the collecting so much as the glimpse of other countries around the world through images, in those pre-internet days, that kept me enthused about it until my teenage years.
3. The only cocktail I can make well is a Spiced Swizzle.
I don’t drink cocktails very often. I enjoy them but can’t make them apart from this blend of spiced rum, gomme syrup, lime juice and amaretto Disaronno. It’s very drinkable, which can be a good or bad thing.
4. I’m not into fashion icons, celeb watching/gossip, etc.,
Generally speaking; there are people that are inspirational or admirable, but, I’m not terribly interested in the elevation of celebrity for its’ own sake.
5. I’d have liked to learn how to snowboard.
I do know how to ski. Sort of. I had a few lessons consisting of doing basic moves, and me falling over a lot, when on holiday in Austria. It was only some while later that snowboarding went big in the mainstream and I just never developed the confidence to try it.
6. My favourite perfume is:
La Fumee by Miller Harris. It’s a woody/incense scent, it reminds me of a wood fire that you might smell outdoors on a cold day. I love wearing it.
7. One of my greatest pleasures in life is looking up at the night sky in a clear, non-artificial light polluted, spot.
Having mostly grown up in a large city; I didn’t see much of the night sky except the planets in our solar system and the brightest of more distant stars. I can remember the first time I saw the Milky Way properly (on holiday in rural France) and it was so entrancing I could have stared all through the night until dawn.
The following seven blogs are the ones I tag for nomination: