Thank you Nicole @Live Life Reading for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I don’t usually partake in things like this, but because its WordPress, and I like this community, I’m in.

The Rules.
Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know)
Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

What is your favourite book, or if that’s too hard, your favourite author?
Wow. This is a tough question. I don’t have one favourite book or author. There are books I love to read time and again: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Chronicles of Faerie series by OR Melling.
Is there a  country you have always wanted to visit, if so what is it?
Not one. India. Greek islands, Yorkshire, England where my father’s people farmed, sacred temples in Asia, and lately, I’ve been curious about New Zealand. I always want to visit Ireland and Scotland.
What’s your favourite thing to do?
Wander by water.
When did you start your blog, and are you ever going to abandon it?
This particular blog, I started last summer 2016, I think. I may abandon it someday, but for now, I enjoy the camaraderie between bloggers. I’m always learning something new, meeting new people, and creating. It gives me a focus.
Do you play an instrument?
Yes, I’ve played piano since I was about nine years old. I love to play and sing. I also play guitar. One of the experiences I enjoyed the most was an Irish traditional music workshop in Co. Clare at Boghill Centre! Every evening, we–a group of twelve or thirteen musicians from all over the world–got in the bus with our instruments, set up, and played in local bars all evening. I met such amazing people.
What’s your favourite Social Media site?
Again, I don’t have a favourite. They’re all different, and they all have their purposes. I don’t read the newspaper so usually get my news from Twitter (it’s quite political). I have a Facebook page, and this blog. That’s enough to manage:)
What’s your favourite animal, and do you have a pet?
Horses, dogs, dolphins and whales, wild birds… No pet at the moment. I lost my beautiful dream dog a few years ago and I’m still grieving(:
Can you speak multiple languages, if you can what languages are they?
No. Being a Canadian, I learned some French. I’d love to learn Spanish and Gaelic.
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Focussing on a thought and then putting the whole thing together with photos. It’s a quick creative moment, as opposed to writing a novel. I also love the interactions between WordPress bloggers. It’s a supportive interactive community!
Which is your favourite season?
Easy. Spring. Now.
Have you ever written a book/story, and what’s called?
Yes. I’ve written a few novels over the years that are sitting in my closet! I am currently writing and publishing the Hollystone Mysteries. To Charm a Killer and To Sleep with Stones are available at all retailers.
Source: Liebster Award!
Nominations: (The Infamous Jennisfora…) (Writing with Style) (Write Thoughts) (Rachel’s Reads)
My Questions:

  1. If you could live in any culture, in any time, in any place, where would it be?
  2. What genre(s) do you read?
  3. Who inspires you?
  4. Where is your favourite place to write?
  5. Do you prefer paper or electronics for writing/reading?
  6. If you could invite four historical characters to a dinner party, who would they be?
  7. What do you enjoy about blogging?
  8. Have you ever written a book or a story? What is it called?
  9. What cuisine do you crave for comfort?
  10. Do you speak a language or languages other than English?
  11. What is it about blogging that brings you here?
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