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?

Get better.
Try to do at least some work.
Do this meme.
Get better.

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).
Service Advisor
Car Salesman

7) List the people you’d like to know more about:

I would like to know more about Tania, Lexi , Rosie and Jenn.

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.

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  1.  by  Nik's Blog

    Thanks Tania. Well it’s a mixture of feeling a little better and boredom. I need to write, it seems!No rush with your revealing – looking forward to it though.Nik xx

  2.  by  Poppy

    Oh lordy, you were 16 ten years ago. I suppose I could have worked that out, but still . . . Glad you’re on the mend,pxx

  3.  by  Nik's Blog

    A former Yorkie Boy, Anne. Now I have to say no to all things chocolatey. 🙁 S’pose it could be worse.Don’t worry, Poppy. I had a hard paper round. ;)N x

  4.  by  lorrie porter

    No to all things chocolatey!! How do you do it? And I thought not having milk was bad.Glad you’re feeling better.

  5.  by  Nik's Blog

    It’s actually easier than you’d think; chocolatey wonders come a firm second to migraine prevention! It’s a rotten life at times, innit!N X

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