Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Straight Answers... almost

I'm not well known for giving a straight answer. Mr A gets quite frustrated when my replies drift from the original topic. Maybe it's an age thing. But last week Rebecca Bradley, from Life in Clarity, tagged me. My tag request is to answer her eleven questions and then I have to pass the tag on. I've done my best to give straight answers but I'm afraid I couldn't stop myself from throwing in one or two assumptions so...
1) If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Assuming that, like on Desert Island Discs, I’m allowed to have the Bible as well, then I’ll choose an Anthology of Poetry. Any fully comprehensive one would do to keep my mind busy. Right now I’m reading The Seashell Anthology but it’s on my Kindle and I can’t let it fall open in a random way.

2) What is your favourite day of the week and why?
Saturday. That’s the day I chill out.

3) What would you find difficult to give up?
No brainer! Chocolate!

4) If you could visit any place in the world where would it be?
Assuming it doesn't have to be a first-time visit then Jerusalem. Last October's visit was too short.

5) If you could speak with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?
My Mum. She died last April. Every time something happens I want to tell her about it and there are so many qurestions that I never asked her when she was alive.

6) eReader or physical book?
Physical book. My Kindle isn’t as easy to hold and, like I said above, you can’t dip into a Kindle book.

7) Why do you blog?
Initially it was to raise my profile as a writer but now I blog because I love all of you... and I love the opportunity to share good news... and I love the chance to have a good moan... and because I love it!

8) Where do you write?
Anywhere, everywhere but mostly at the dining room table, even though I do have a lovely study specially designed by Mr A.

9) If you could recommend one blog to follow, what would it be? 
Assuming that you’re already following my blog, and assuming that you’re interested in children’s Picture Books then I recommend you follow the Picture Book Den.

10) Savoury or sweet?
Both, consumed in alphabetical order.

11) What is your most treasured possession?
Assuming that I’m allowed to possess people, then it has to be my family. I love them more than anything in the world.

...and now to pass the tag on. I’d like to tag a newbie blogger, Alex Gutteridge. Alex at Alex Gutteridge Writes is a children’s writer, like myself. We have a lot in common but I’ll leave it to her to tell you more about herself because, Alex, your tag request is to write 7 interesting facts about you that we don’t already know. 


  1. Wonderful answers. I think I'd take a poetry anthology too. Poetry can be read over and over yet still give us something new each time.

    Life without chocolate would be unthinkable, wouldn't it? :)

  2. Totally agree about the chocolate - it occupies it's own food group, you know!

  3. Great questions. Loved reading your answers. I totally agree with you, Rosalind, about The Bible, the chocolate, physical books, and reasons for blogging!

  4. What a fun post! I'm with you on the chocolate! That would be harddddddd! :)

  5. Hi Ros .. great post .. and love that you prevaricate - I hate that too!!

    I came across a compendium of English Literature - a tome I'd call it .. if it would float to island, and not disappear into the depths - I think I'd take that. Actually I need to inspect it further .. but as it belongs to well read people - I assume it'll be good ... and open thought doors, if not reading ones.

    I don't think I'd take chocolate - I'd be constantly thirsty ... not sure what I'd take in that category ..

    Enjoy the rest of your indecisive week .. cheers Hilary

  6. Great answers and very colorful! I also would not be able to give up chocolate, and hope I never have to! I also love your "treasured possession" answer! Julie

  7. Loved your answers, loved why blog and loved your treasured possession.... Hugs z

  8. Oh well done Rosalind. I would never have been able to give just one answer to any of those questions. I have many, many people I would speak with. And would have a tough time choosing between tea, wine and chocolate! Have a wonderful evening!

  9. Great answers. With the familiarity of your husband's reaction to your around-the-barn answers, I can't help but wonder if he's an engineer. My hubby is, and he has this ridiculous notion that I should answer his questions with a simple yes or no. Preposterous, right?

  10. Nice learning a little personal information about you. I am not sure if I could answer all of them that well.

  11. I would definitely answer the who would you talk to question the same as you :)

  12. Hi Ros, that was a neat set of answers. Looking forward to April :)

    Duncan In Kuantan

  13. I love all the assumptions. Stating them makes them so :-)

  14. Some good questions with some apt answers.
    I think I will use these for future reference when ever some one tags me :-)