I was recently passed a sunshine award from Judith who is a talented artist and illustrator from Ballymena. I was honoured and flattered to be picked out by Judith but as ever these awards come with rules and those who know me from old will also know that I don't do rules. However as I've already obeyed rule number one to link back to the blogger who nominated me, I thought I might as well play along a little bit...
Rule no. 2 is to answer some questions set by the person who nominated me. I've done the "five/seven/ten random facts about me" several times before but I don't think I've ever answered specific questions so here goes...
1. Pizza or Chinese?
Has to be pizza, preferable thin, crispy, simple and eaten outdoors in the sunshine in Italy... failing that, homemade with a beetroot and goat cheese topping.
2. Train or Bus?
I do get the park and ride bus if I go into Cambridge but other than that I can't really remember the last proper bus ride I went on so I think it has to be the train. I relish that uninterrupted time to read or knit.
3. Stairs or Lift?
Always the stairs if possible. Don't like waiting for lifts and don't like being in them!
4. Cooking or Washing up?
I think you all know the answer to that... cooking wins everytime. We have a rule in our house that whoever cooks does not have to wash up. I think I might have made that rule up... and that is one rule I'm happy to keep!
5. Luxury Cruise or Camping?
Neither! The idea of being stuck on a ship, luxury or otherwise would be my idea of hell not a holiday. I've only done it once, in February 1982 when I was a young teacher. Three of us took 30 year ten pupils on an educational cruise around the Mediterranean on the HMS Uganda. I suppose that might indeed sound like hell but to be fair at the time I really enjoyed it, we visited some amazing places and it certainly beat being stuck in a North London classroom teaching for two weeks (apart from the day when we were stuck at sea and all the children were seasick) but I wouldn't choose to do it again. And camping... I probably could enjoy it, but it was the only type of holiday we ever had when I was a child... and it always rained, so after a particulary soggy camping trip in North Wales when I was fourteen, I swore I would never do it again and I haven't. If you forced me to choose it would be camping rather than cruising... but somewhere warm and dry.
So those are my answers. Rule no. 3 says to nominate eleven more bloggers to receive the award but that is where I am not playing. (To be fair I have received this award in the past in my early days of blogging and may have played along then.) But you can play along if you like. What would be your answers to the questions ?