This was great fun to write. Many thanks to the lovely Robert Fanshaw for this, and for my award!
Here’s what you do…
Display the logo and link back to the person who gave you the award. Nominate some other blogs. Work through the alphabet writing one word or phrase about yourself or things you like or associate with yourself that begin, A… B… C… All 26 of them.
A: Asparagus. Currently my favourite vegetable. I love May/June time when it comes in season and the village shop has bundles and bundles stacked up.
B: Books. Hundreds. Lovingly stored on the countless bookshelves and windowsills throughout my house. I love them all.
C: Cats. I adore them and spoil them. Lily eats better than I do, despite what she would have you believe.
D: Day job. That thing that gets in the way of my writing and the rest of my life but pays the bills. Seriously though, I do love it. I wouldn’t get up at 5.30 in the morning if I didn’t!
E: Eccentricity. Who’d be normal?
F: Friends. I have a selection of close friends who have become an unofficial beta readers group for my stories.
G: Gastro pub. There’s a fantastic one about ten minutes’ walk from my house. I am a regular customer, naturally.
H: Home. Whether up north with my parents, or in my house in Warwickshire, it’s where I feel at peace.
I: Iggulden, Conn. Superb author. I’ve just started the Emperor series about Julius Caesar. Fascinating stuff.
J: Jobling, Curtis. Author of the Wereworld series, creator of Bob the Builder, featured in a previous blog post here, and all round terribly decent chap.
K: Kitty. My alter ego. She’s my naughty erotic side!
L: Love. It really does make the world go round. Oh, and Lily. She’d never forgive me if I missed her out!
M: Mythology. A fascination of mine ever since high school when we sat through an afternoon’s crash course in Who’s Who on Mount Olympus.
N: Norwegian Forest Cat. The most beautiful cats in the world, in my opinion. I have my heart set on one of these as a companion for Lily when she gets older.
O: Opthalmic Opticians. These guys used to be the bane of my life. Blighted with severe astigmatism, I finally went for laser eye surgery for my fortieth birthday. Without doubt, The Best Thing I Have Ever Done In My Life!
P: People Per Hour. I’ve used them for lots of bits and bobs. Some fantastic people on there.
Q: Quiet. Something I appreciate more than ever since my move from a city to a village.
R: Running. Something I do reluctantly at the gym from time to time.
S: Self-publishing. Hopefully, what I’ll be doing in just a few short weeks.
T: Tattoos. I’m currently deciding on a design for my fifth tat. It’s been WIP for about a year so far.
U: Unwinding. With friends, with the cat, or just with myself. Essential for living.
V: Van Buuren, Armin. Dutch DJ & music producer. Love his stuff!
W: Wine. Essential ingredient when writing at the weekends.
X: XXX-Rated. Erotic literature. I have a separate bookshelf at home which is bursting at the seams.
Y: Z: Zzzz… Since childhood, I have always been someone who needs an inordinate amount of sleep!
I am awarding ABC awards to the following blogs: