Okay, being as my mind’s not quite back up to writing speed, I thought I’d warm up (and at least write something) with a meme. I was tagged by the lovely Poppy.
1) What were you doing ten years’ ago?
That would have been 1998, wouldn’t it? Let’s see. I was sixteen and working at a VW garage. I don’t think I was a salesman then, in fact I’m pretty sure I was a service receptionist working at the garage’s small outpost on the Fairfield Estate in Buxton, Derbyshire. I had a lot more ‘friends’ than I do now but I didn’t write stories (I’m sure it’s a balance thing). Actually, I was still writing songs then, still dreaming of being a rock star. How things change. I was also quite a bit slimmer (like a rake) and had sillier, but shorter, hair. And definitely no beard. Or glasses.
2) What 5 things are on your to-do list today?
Try to do at least some work.
Do this meme.
3) What snacks do you enjoy?
I honestly don’t really snack. Breakfast is porridge, lunch is a sandwich or soup, and dinner is dinner. If I’m hungry I might have an oat bar and a mug of peppermint or jasmine tea.
When I could eat chocolate I used to LOVE raisin and biscuit Yorkies. Alas, no more.
4) What would you do with a billion dollars?
Um, dunno. There are plenty of well deserving charities out there. I might even start my own.
I’d buy a nice house. And more fountain pens and inks. And books.
Actually, if I had it now, I’d pay for a specialist to come and sort my foot out.
5) List the places you have lived:
I have inhabited many, many worlds, as many different people.
6) List the jobs you have held:
None that interesting, I’m afraid.
Paperboy (Manchester Evening News AND a Sunday morning round – see, I started my career in the media).
Solicitor’s mail opener and scanner.
Waiter (more than once).
Office floor layer and decorator (well, once, for £40).
7) List the people you’d like to know more about:
I also tag them (and anyone else who feels like it) with my bookshelf meme – which means taking a picture of one of your bookshelves and whacking on your blog for the world to see. No arranging books prior to the shoot though, folks.