Tuesday, April 13, 2010

5-5-5 Award

I've received the 5-5-5 award from the lovely Suzanne Jones, so thank you Suz!

So, 5 questions, and 5 answers. Not too taxing! Here goes.

1. Where were you 5 years ago?
Writing sporadically, doing Nano every year.
Charging around dropping kids here and there.
Typing up inventories dated from 1806-1855 and peering at ancient handwriting, trying to make it out.
With a four year old underfoot.
Mourning my dad.

2. What was on your to-do list today?
Writing. It is every day now. I did some.
Get the household up and out - success!
Washing (as writing above)
Catch the mouse in the kitchen - attempted, but failed. Grr!
Do a blog post - you're reading it.

3. What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
Licorice All sorts. Vital writing fodder.
Crackers and strong cheddar.
Chocolate - preferably very dark.
Baileys. Liquid, but thick liquid, so I reckon it counts.
Smash and tunafish. (Shameful, but true)

4. What 5 places have you lived?
My imagination

5. 5 more bloggers
Hmm, this is a difficult one. I love so many, how can I choose just 5? And I think most of my favorites have been nominated already. I'm including websites, because I think a lot of them are interesting too! So, trying for some new ones...
Tuscanycious - Because I've set my new book on a Tuscan island.
Discover Tuscany blog - full of interesting Tuscan stuff...
Regency House Party - Its not a blog, but its a fascinating reality show on Channel 4, with a Regency House Party as the venue, and all contestants are living the regency life...
Solfatara Volcano website. A different book research subject.
A regency lexicon - Some hilarious words here.

Now I have to nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. This is also difficult, but I'll start with minxes.
Maya Blake
Romy Sommer
Lorraine Wilson
Joanne Cleary
Sri Pammi
(Get a blog, Nia and you'd be nominated!)

And also,
Maisey Yates (excellent video of Danger Baby!)
Jackie Ashenden (cos I'm following her manuscript's teething problems avidly)
Shirley Jump (because I'm starting an online course with her tomorrow...)
And Trish Wylie (we live on the same island)


  1. Brilliant answers, Sally.

    And I agree - Nia, you need to start a blog.


  2. Aww, thanks Sally! I've just done my 5-5-5 'cause Suzanne nominated me too. :-)
    Oh, if I can have chocolate martinis, then you can have Baileys!

  3. Cool list Sally:)
    Wouldn't mind a glass of Baileys right now with some dark chocolate actually!

  4. Minx Nia, get blogging!

    Thanks for my award, Sally :-)

    I love all the places you've lived, very exotic. Well, apart from England of course!

  5. Eek, now I have to think! Thank you my fellow Minx. And Nia, you need to start a blog, no pressure though ;-)

  6. Thanks for the award, Minx Sally! Now I know what to blog about next, lol.

  7. Thanks for all the comments, guys. Off to claim some Baileys - perfect antidote to ash clouds.

  8. Loved getting to know you more Sally. :)

    Suzanne :)