Sunday, 20 July 2014

Seven Things...

I've been nominated for a Versatile Blogger award by two lovely talented
I try to be versatile...
 ladies, Teresa Ashby, and Patsy Collins.

I have to tell you 7 things about myself...

I'm a closet sci-fi fan. My current addictions are Farscape and Stargate: SG1. 
Every weekday evening I turn on the digital channel Pick, and from 7-9 pm I'll be watching...

In the scones debate and the butter/cream and jam order, I do have butter on mine, then jam, followed by a big dollop of clotted cream. That
was how I was taught as a child during summer holidays...

I collect postcards.
Not the black and white type, but of places I've visited, museums and old stately homes, and castles.
I especially like those showing fashion- dresses, shoes, hats etc. I have a few that I bought at exhibitions in my twenties when I lived within easy travelling distance of London. And of course I added a few more during my weekend in Bath.

A few of the postcards
 in my collection
Some people are coffee drinkers, and others prefer tea. I haven't drunk tea since I was a teenager.
When I was about 15, I went on a school trip to Switzerland, and we stayed in a hotel beside Lake Lucerne- well there was a steep path down to the lakeside. And that was when I started drinking coffee. When I came home a week later, the taste of tea was horrid, and although I've tried tea in the years since, it still tastes horrible...

My favourite flowers are roses and pinks.
I'm fortunate to have some scented red roses in my garden, and I love the scent on a warm evening. Sadly I've lost a couple of the rose plants that were in the garden when we moved into our house, so I'm happy to see my pruning is encouraging new stems, and lots of buds on the surviving ones....

I don't like scary/horror films.
It could just be I let my imagination run off into horrible possibilities, but I have never been the same since I saw 'The Fog'. My (now) husband and I were visiting my brother, and while there we watched the film without any problem. It was only when we finally got home- after a drive through dark country lanes- that I couldn't cope with the bedroom light being turned off!
I now never watch a scary film just before I go to bed...

I have a lot of long scarves.
Now this is a new habit I've developed over the past year. Although my muscles have finally healed after the accident I was involved in three years ago, I've discovered my neck and shoulder muscles give me issues if they get cold, or I lift anything too heavy- just covering the back of my neck makes all the difference. So I'm building up a selection of colours, patterns and weights for different times of the year.

So that's seven things. Now I need to nominate 15 people, and as with any of these awards no doubt quite a few will have been nominated before.

Here's 10 for now...






  1. Lovely post, Carol. I agree with you about the scones! The postcards sound lovely. I shall come back later to check out your links :-) x

    1. Thanks, Teresa. You'll find a wide variety of genres within my selection.

      Whenever I look at the postcards it instantly remind me of the time I was there, and brings back memories. :)

  2. I nearly always try and get a postcard or two when we go places too - and love the fashion ones! The V&A exhibition ones are always quite tempting! I'm with you on the scones too, and the scarves! ha ha! Interesting post and congrats on the nomination.

    1. Thanks. Glad it's not just me, Maxi. :)

      I've always wanted to see the costume gallery at the V&A, but not done it yet.

  3. Good to read more about you, Carol - and I love those postcards!

    1. Thanks, Rosemary.

      I chose a couple of the postcards I bought in Bath, and others to represent the sort of subjects I collect. :D

  4. Butter on your scones? That's just soooo wrong. It makes them slippery and you can't pile on so much jam and cream without the risk of it sliding off into your cleavage just as you're about to take a bite.

    Trust me. I know.

    1. I admit it can make the jam and cream a little mobile, but usually it's the cream that moves a little- I always take my mouth to the scone- held above the plate, rather than the other way round. :)

  5. A very interesting post and an addition to 'my favourites'. I look forward to reading more blog posts.

  6. Thanks, Maggie. Hope you enjoy reading them. :)


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