Vesper - Chick with a Quill - has tagged me, so here goes.... (I would just like to add though - god knows what's happened to the layout of my blog post. I've tried fiddling about with it but this is the best I can do. Must be a gremlin in the works!)
What was I doing 10 years ago?
Mmm...I've got to think about this one. My daughter would have been five years old so I think at that time I was working as a mobile beautician; giving clients facials, manicures, pedicures and 'doing' wedding make-up. I think I was driving around in a beat up old Mazda. My two sons, Ben and Billy, would have been in their mid-teens, so I was most probably running them backwards and forwards like their own personal taxi-driver. I wasn't stuck into my writing in a 'big' way, but I was producing the odd short story or two even then.
Five things on my 'to-do' list for today.
Today is Saturday. I try not to do too much on a Saturday!
1 MUST do some housework (boring!). I work all week so by the time the weekend
arrives my little house is a tip!
2 MUST spend at least a couple of hours on my novel.
3 Up-date my blog. I never seem to have enough time in the week anymore, so this
has become a Saturday job.
4 Prepare for my writers group meeting this coming Tuesday.
5 De-flea & de-worm our two cats, Popsicle & Jezebel, and our dog, Wolfie...not
very exciting I know!
What I would do if I were a billionaire.
1 Give up the Day Job and concentrate on my writing.
2 Buy myself the latest TVR and my hubby a super-duper big motorbike.
3 Tour America on above motorbike...dropping in on Stephen King for tea!
4 Hire Andrea Bocelli to sing for me and me alone.
5 Go for a flight with the Red Arrows RAF display team.
6 Buy an old gothic castle or church to live in.
7 Pay for my daughter, Katy, to go to the best drama school possible so she can
realise her dream of becoming a Hollywood Actress and meet, then marry Orlando
Three bad habits I've got.
1 I talk WAY too much and never listen to what people are saying! To quote comedian
Billy Connolly: I'm like a broken old radio - always on transmit and never on
2 I drive FAR too fast!! I've been stopped twice, if it happens again I will have my
licence taken away!!! Paul, my hubby, says I drive like a rally driver!!
3 I spend money (usually on clothes) like it's going out of fashion...unfortunately
my daughter has picked up this habit too!!
Snacks I enjoy.
1 Top of the list has to be chocolate!
The last five books I've read.
1 My cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
2 American Gods by Neil Gaiman
3 21st Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
4 The Moon and the Sixpence by Somerset Maugham
5 Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Five jobs I've had.
1 Mobile Beautician.
2 Riding Instructor at a home for the mentally ill.
3 Dog Walker.
4 Carer of the Elderly.
5 Books Development Manager at a Primary School.
Five places I've lived.
I've spent my whole life on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, this includes:
1 Queenborough - where I lived from birth 'til about 2 or three years
old. This is a place too small to really be called a town, it is by a local
harbour and we lived in a terraced house in North Road.
2 Sheerness - this is the main town on Sheppey and is right by the sea front. It is
a popular place, even today, for Londoners to come on holiday. Again we lived in a
terraced house with a small backyard. But it was a step up from Queenborough.
3 Minster - we moved here when I was ten years old and my sister, Lisa, six. Minster
is supposedly the 'posh' end of the island. My dad had a good job by now, so my
parents bought a large old detached property with approx 3/4 of an acre of garden.
Our house was opposite a farm and I soon made friends with the young girl there,
Jane. We are still friends to this day. It was here that I started riding lessons
and ended up with my own horses. It was the ideal place to grow up in.
4 Sheerness (again!) - I moved back into town when I married my first husband, but
after the freedom of the open countryside I hated it. We soon bought our own place
5 Minster - this is where I still live today with my hubby, Paul. We own a quaint
terraced cottage in the rural part of Sheppey. I love my little home, and my
parents have recently sold their big house and moved just three doors up the road
Well, that's me done. Now I am going to tag:
Alis at Hawkin's Bizarre