I was delighted to be tagged by writer pal Terry Tyler to take part in one of those random questions things, Anything But Books. You can read her post HERE. She, in turn, was tagged by Shelley Wilson, you can read her post HERE, and before her came Claire from BrizzleLass Books

I’ll say upfront that I found these questions quite difficult, and it’s taken me this long to post anything since being tagged because I seriously struggled to come up with some of the answers. Here goes…

Name a cartoon that you love?

I don’t watch any cartoons anymore but the last one that I did watch and really loved was King of the Hill.

What is your favourite song right now?

Tricky, tricky, tricky… however, I’m going to choose one that has become something of an anthem for my family and it takes me right back to a dancefloor on one magical night in April when all of us danced to this together.

Mr Brightside by The Killers.

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

At the moment it’s walking and thinking. I’ve been doing a lot of both recently in mountainous areas, on beaches… bracing British beaches, I should add… as well as around my own village. I’m trying to sort my head out and as it hasn’t worked yet I think more of both will be needed in 2018!



What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Rather depressingly I’m not sure that I do anything that would surprise anyone actually – I might have to rectify that ;-D I have found sometimes that people believe I’m a confident, socially gregarious person, which I’m not, so the fact that I love to stay in rather than go out might surprise a few.

Here is a perfect tee shirt for me.

What is your favourite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

I’m not sure it’s my favourite, but it is the most necessary. Writing, and more specifically publishing, particularly as I have started producing the books of other authors at Three Shires Publishing. There is so much to learn and an overwhelming amount of information available.

What is something unusual you know how to do?

Again… a question that only reveals how boring I am. Sigh… I can plait a horses’ tail. This is the only thing I can think of that maybe not everyone can do.

plaited tail

Name something that you’ve made in the last year?

Other than my usual high number of social faux pas I can’t think of anything else except, dinner, every night! I don’t think we’re meant to be mentioning books in this post but there was that, a book… I made one of those. 😉

What is you most recent personal project?

Ahh, losing weight. Although there has been a certain amount of backsliding over Christmas I was on the cusp of reaching my two stone before so I need to get back to that and progress onto my target. All with the help of Slimming World, I should add.

Tell us something that you think of often.

Writing, and at the moment my inability to do it.

Tell us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific.

One of my favourite books is Pride and Prejudice and while I generally don’t watch the film adaptation of a book I’ve loved I did with this one as I did it for O Level decades ago. However, the oddly specific bit is that I will only ever watch the black and white Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson version, from 1940. It so closely follows the book and its characters are so brilliant it is utter perfection.

I have never seen Colin Firth emerge dripping from the lake – was that even in the book!? – although I am told it was a sight to behold, nor any other production. For me there is only one, and it is a delight. Try it for yourselves 😀

I’m tagging… anyone who fancies giving this one a go. It’s fun and different so go on, you know you want to!

Georgia xx

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6 Responses to Anything But Books ~ fun blog tag thingy #MondayBlogs
  1. A very colourful horse tail! Definitely a skill.

  2. I think your answers are great! How did you ever discover your skill with a horse’s tail? I can’t even plait my daughter’s hair!! So, I’m guessing you’ve never watched Pride and Prejudice with Zombies then?! 😉

    • Thank you! The tail plaiting came from my life obsession with all things horse and back in the day when I worked with them. I could plait my daughters hair, but only in the same way as I would do a horses tail – I’m not sure she was impressed! Haha… And you’re quite right, I’ve never watched Pride and Prejudine with Zombies… the very idea!!! 😉

  3. Can’t say I’ve ever fancied P&P with zombies, either!

    That’s funny – I would have had you down as a homely person, not gregarious and outgoing at all – though confident, yes. I think I am perceived similarly, though, so perhaps people assume that those who have plenty to say are therefore outgoing!

    This piece has a ponderous tone to it, perhaps because of your current inability to write, and your sorting out of your head??? If it helps, I have found in the past that just getting on and doing stuff sorts one’s head out better than long strolls. Life being what happens while you’re making plans, and all that. And 50-ish is a difficult age for women, I think; I can assure you that once you’ve got over all that menopause crap it all gets a lot better!!!

    • The long strolls answer was because I couldn’t think of anything I did for long periods of time other than working, and that was just too tedious an answer. I’m basically walking my dog, and other than that I’m working so I guess I am just getting on and doing stuff and at some point, I daresay, I shall fit in some writing again. Good news on the crap stuff passing though!! That can’t happen quickly enough 😀

      Thanks for reading and commenting, T.


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