Books I will read over and over:
Don't You Want Me?, My Life On A Plate, Jane Eyre, Daz4Zoe, Diana, A Horseman Riding By, Whitethorn Woods, Forever...
Writers who have inspired me:
Judy Blume, Enid Blyton, Dick King-Smith, Betsy Byars, Roald Dahl, India Knight, Martina Cole, Mary Wesley, R F Delderfield, Lee Child, Michael Crichton, Catherine Cookson, Irwin Shaw, Maeve Binchy, JK Rowling...
Quotes that will always spur me into action:
“...if you don’t want to work your ass off, you have no business trying to write well - settle back into competency and be grateful you have even that much to fall back on.”
Stephen King’s On Writing
Currently listening to a lot of:
Daughter, Gotye, Laura Mvula, Paloma Faith, Jessie J, Usher, Drake, Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Alicia Keys, Beyonce...
Currently watching a lot of:
Birds of a Feather, Frost, Morse, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, Bread, The Darling Buds of May, As Time Goes By, Mrs Brown's Boys, The Liver Birds, Only Fools & Horses, The Golden Girls, Miranda, Gold Rush, Bush Pilots, Modern Family...
Pumpkin cheesecake. Everytime.
Any show, any time. LOVE the theatre
All over the world but Africa is where my heart is. When I’m on safari with my camera in hand, I’m content as can be
Travel, photography, music, comedy and laughter
Cigars and pushing the boundaries
Listening to Long Wave radio Atlantic 252 with my brother and sisters
Last day of Senior school - writing on each others shirts, Year 11 Leavers' assembly & Summer Ball (still have that shirt!)
Tipple of the moment:
G&T with ice and lemon
Piara means "My Darling" in Indian and "herd of pigs" in Portuguese. I take the Indian translation!
I spend more time on my healthy teeth regime than I do exercising
I do not like:
Horror films and heavy metal
Listening to radio adaptations of Stephen King's Pet Sematary and Salam's Lot late at night with my sisters (in our early teens). Utterly terrifying!
Watching the film Seven - my over active imagination wouldn't let me forget it for months. I had nightmares galore. I only watched it for Brad Pitt!
I am a hopeless romantic
The only way to get over something is to get back on it