The lovely Kira from https://kirabmoon.wordpress.com/ kindly nominated me for this award. A big thank you to Kira and please take a moment to check out her blog. Many of you probably know how these awards work but the rules are that I answer 10 questions and then nominate 7 other bloggers and ask them to answer the same 10 questions.
First the questions:
Why do you have a blog?
I wanted to connect with people and whilst I can be quite awkward in most social situations I am at my best when I can write. I also wanted to show that being sick and disabled is not an ‘old person’ thing, that it affects people of all ages and that those of us that are inflicted by such things want the same access to life experiences as healthy people – especially the fun stuff!
What inspires you the most?
Can’t choose between two so I will have to say animals and literature.
Favourite animal and why?
Again, I’m going to be a chicken and name two – cats and dogs. I have two cats and one dog. I’ve had cats since I was 9 and they are amazing animals, smart, funny, strong and affectionate. Cats also make you work for their love which I kind of admire.
I have always wanted a dog and when I got my health up to a decent standard a few years back my dog Keats was my reward (unfortunately I have relapsed quite dramatically 8 months ago). Keats was worth waiting for! Dog’s are devoted, loving, sweet, and kind. My dog follows me everywhere (I mean everywhere!) and can never get enough cuddles. One of my favourite things to do was to go on walks with Keats but since my relapse my friends and family now have that pleasure.
What is your favourite colour?
Red! Like the poppies which are my favourite flowers.
Do you prefer the ocean or mountains?
Ocean. I love the sea, the sound, the taste of the air, the enormity of it and it’s movement. I’d love to live by the sea.
Tea or coffee?
Tea. I love the smell of coffee but I can’t bear the taste.
How many languages can you speak?
Embarrassingly only one and that is my native language. I’d love to learn French and Russian but at the moment I struggle enough with English.
What made you happy today?
What is your dream?
To have a fulfilling career that enables me to travel and have a house by the sea. If I could get paid to write that would be pretty amazing!
What is your favourite food?
Fishfinger sandwiches. I lived off them whilst I was at uni.
Secondly, here are my 7 nominations: