Sunday Blue Sky Tag

This week I’ve been nominated by two lovely bloggers – Tianor and Postcard from Gibraltar – for the Blue Sky tag.  Thank you to them both for the nomination. The Blue Sky tag is supposed to run through June, so I won’t nominate anyone else, since June has finished. But I will answer their questions – which are almost all identical, as an alternative to my usual Sunday Sevens. Here Goes…

  1. What do you enjoy most about blogging? – The friendships I’ve made.
  2. What made you blog and how long have you bee doing it? – I started two and a half years ago, because I wanted to use it to explore the practical side of my creativity further. 
  3. What attracts you to a blog and why do you keep reading it? – A good title, interesting content, writing that feels natural and honest.
  4. Other hobbies and pastimes? –  Beyond all the woolly and sewing stuff, I love dog walking, reading and cycling. 
  5. Without restrictions, what would be your ideal job and why? – Being a mum, because it’s the best job in the world.
  6. Which new country would you like to visit? – too many to name one.
  7. Currently on your headphones/music player? – I rarely listen to music, so have no music player apart from in my car. 
  8. What is your favourite book and why? Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel – a brilliantly written and very different ghost story. While I’m on ghost stories I’d also like to mention Dark Matter by Michelle Paver – I’d say it’s the perfectly written ghost story. Anyone got any ghost story recommendations for me while I’m sharing mine?
  9. If you could go back in history, where would you be? – too many places to choose from.
  10. What would your next meal be if you could chose and time/place/budget was unlimited? Too early in the morning to think about food. Can only fancy a good cup of  Tetley tea right now.
  11. What were you doing right before you read this blue tag post?  What will you do right after post your 11 answers? – can’t remember, it was a couple of days ago. Next I’ll be pegging out the washing.
  12. I’m writing this while watching Glastonbury, what would your dream gig line-up be? When they were in their prime, The Cure, Ultravox, Talking heads, Madness, Simple Minds,  Tears for Fears, Joy Division/New Order, Queen  – yep, my music tastes are stuck in the Eighties.

And finally – because I know some people won’t forgive me if I don’t post a picture of him on a Sunday – here’s Mr Hicks last week paddling in the river.


14 thoughts on “Sunday Blue Sky Tag

  1. I don’t do things like this, but I mostly enjoy reading the responses to the questions of those who do – I like yours, they made me laugh! 🙂 And what a lovely photo of Mr Hicks in a very big puddle – my Sunday is complete 🙂

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    1. I don’t usually – but I was struggling with what to share on SS this week, because I wanted to keep someone else’s stuff private, but it had had a big impact on my week. So a bit of a cop out, but if I made you laugh, my job is done 🙂

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      1. It was probably ‘The Little Stranger’. I have read it but can’t remember it too well although it doesn’t stand out as one of my favourites by her.

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      2. Yes, now you say it, it was. The POV character kept turning up after the interesting stuff had happened, which in my book makes for very dull reading.


      3. Funny how people’s tastes differ. Just looked up the Hilary Mantel one on Amazon and it gets some very mixed reviews. I loved ‘Wolf Hall’ but couldn’t get in to ‘A Place of Greater Safety’ – I might just not have been in the right mood. I’ve just read ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ which has good and bad points – it’s billed as a feel good novel and I laughed out loud a few times but I blubbed twice too. It was on offer at 99p for the Kindle and, at that price, I wasn’t disappointed. There is a ghost in it too but definitely not a scary one 😉

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  2. Susan Hill has written some corkers, I assume you read Woman in Black? Thanks for your recomendations for a good read. Having waded in a Greek river gorge, let me teill you I am right there with Mr Hicks love of a good dip!

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