Playing tag!

 A big smile and thank you to Holly Michael (@HollyMichael) for tagging my photoblog and inviting me to tag in turn! As is the tradition, here are my answers to 11 questions, and then my tags…

1/ If you could change your name, what would you change it to and why? I probably would not, but, say, having to do it, would be to Constantine, in honor of the Christian emperor of Rome (blushing)

2/ Name 3 things you couldn’t live without (not people or animals): my iPad, my old climbing boots, my camera (Nikon!)

3/ Which do you prefer – beach or forest? Why? I think forest, I come from there!

4/ Do you have a ‘I need to do this by the time I am ……‘ age? Which one is it? Visiting Japan (before I can no longer stand long haul flights!)

5/ Laptop or desktop? I write on my Mac mini, or for short text, my iPad, but, have to say, salivating over the Macbook Retina…

6/ Are you still friends with your best friend from childhood? sadly not, actually the subject of The Page, my unfinished novel (in a way)

7/ If you could critique any book, which one would it be? A La Recherche du Temps PerduFor me it is the 20th century defining novel, at least in French…

8/ Describe your perfect day? Walking with my wife in the mountains by clear weather

9/ Where in the world do you feel most at home? At home

10/ Do you talk with your hands (ie do you gesture wildly when you talk?) Sometime, depends on audience

11/ How well do you know the history of your country of birth? Quite well, French history was one of my strong subjects at school, and I have kept reading about it.

My tags – beautiful writers’s blogs I keep visiting:

http://callmebookish.wordpress.com/

http://themindssky.wordpress.com/

http://maggiemaeijustsaythis.wordpress.com/

http://moondustwriter.com/

http://creativenoodling.wordpress.com/

http://everedwater.wordpress.com/

http://lilliemcferrin.com/

http://mistydahl.com/

http://jimlwright.wordpress.com/

http://ashnfinn.wordpress.com/

http://louisehastings.net/

http://kdrush.net/

http://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/

http://goingforcoffee.net/

Photo blogs (random selection):

http://tokyoundressed.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.bettinarheims.com/

http://www.emilianchirila.ro/emilian-chirila-portfolio.htm

http://www.mymodernmet.com/

I don’t expect the last four to be “taggable”!

#OneLovelyBlogAward: gratitude

I am very grateful to my friend and wonderful blogger Ash N. Finn for nominating this blog for the award. As is the custom, I restate the rules of acceptance:

The rules of acceptance for this award nomination are as follows:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
  • Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

So, a big thank you to you @AshNFinn, and to Elizabeth (creativeliz) who nominated you!

The 7 things? Well…

  1. Always a bit shy to talk about myself :-[
  2. Writing is my (intellectual) passion
  3. The book that chose me: Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain Fournier
  4. The last film that went straight to my heart: the Tree of Life
  5. My greatest fear: nuclear war
  6. The place where I wish to die: the Dolomiti mountains in Südtirol
  7. The woman I worship: my wife…

Finally, I would like to nominate those blogs by friends I have been following for some time now:

  1. http://ashnfinn.wordpress.com/ by @AshNFinn
  2. http://goingforcoffee.blogspot.com/ by @jtvancouver
  3. http://www.wix.com/jesssturman/jess-sturman-coombs by @JessSturman
  4. http://wendysworksdotcom.wordpress.com/ by @Word_Whore
  5. http://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/ by @MarinaSofia8
  6. http://kdrush.net/ by @KD_Rush
  7. http://www.rebeccahartwriting.com/ by @Rebelhart69
  8. http://dirtylittlewhispers.com/ by @DirtyLittleW
  9. http://tamerietherton.com/ by @TameriEtherton
  10. http://about.me/solete by @solete
  11. http://louisehastings.net/ by @LouiseJHastings
  12. http://rbrennan.weebly.com/ by @bexbrennan
  13. http://moondustwriter.com/ by @moondustwriter1
  14. http://gilliancolbert.wordpress.com/ by @GillianColbert
  15. http://callmebookish.wordpress.com/ by @Call_Me_Bookish