This was quite a meme, and has taken a while to compile, but it’s always nice to be included, isn’t it?
- I adore @Pixielation’s photos of the urban foxes in her garden. This is a lovely one. A fox romance
- This recent one, from Random Lunacy, was retweeted like mad around my timeline but it made us all laugh.
- I love the way Betty Broken writes. Her pieces speak with total clarity and sincerity. This one just before last Christmas, when many of us were pre-occupied with Christmas shopping was a wonderful, moving example of her work. To me, it’s an illustration of the power of social media, of tuning in to kindred spirits. The response was heartwarming.
- @Ellen27 is forever blogging. She loves it so much that she’s written a book about it, called Blogging for Happiness. But I always enjoy her In a Bun Dance thoughts and it was difficult to choose a single post. This one chimed with me perfectly, though.
- Obviously, I like @Dulwichmum’s blog for its audacity. Almost singlehandedly she captures the essence of the wealthier, snootier inner London suburbs. And I’d love to receive a post bag as large as hers every day. I do hope the mail van delivering all her daily goodies is powered by recycled cooking oil. This post, and its attendant comments are, you know, a slice!
- Although I am merely a parent and not an exalted, heroic teacher, this post from The Behaviour Guru made me smile.
- Finally this first post from @LifeTestDummy made me weep.
- I’m not keen on water. I learned to swim only when I was 39, and then only grudgingly. This makes me sad and I fully intend to remedy it properly when I win the Euromillions and buy a place with a warm indoor pool.
- I like shopping only when I know exactly what I’m going to buy. That thing is usually quite expensive and expected to last for ages as I buy things on a cost per wear basis. The idea of browsing in M&S for hours searching for T shirts reduced to £3 is about as far away from my self image as it is possible to go.
- People who smoke or dislike animals, especially dogs, go down immediately by 20% in my estimation. Judgemental, but true. There is only one exception to this rule and she knows who she is. Sorry about that. (Not really)
- If I had my time again, I would do so many things differently. Most importantly, I would not be so self-effacing (yes, really) and I would have realised that employers DID want to hear from people like me. In essence I wish I had had more confidence when I was younger. My life might have been very different.
- I have only ever been in love with one person.
- I have a sweet tooth and could consume vast quantities of chocolate and cake if not restrained by some semblance of dignity.
- I wish I were more patient. Especially with my mother, who drives me around the bend.
- Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
- What would be your idea of the perfect day?
- Have you ever had to make a difficult choice?
- Which is more important: a clean house or a pet?
- What does your partner think of your blogging/Twitter activities?
- Music or sport?
- Can one have it all?
Finally the people I’d like to tag:
But only if you have the time!