Now as you all probably know I have to reveal seven things about myself, I did this a couple of weeks back here, so I have been racking my brains trying to think of another seven things, that I dare to reveal of myself.....
I was the naughtiest girl in the school.....
I went to an all girls, private school and I was really naughty, and always receiving order marks and detentions I wasn't really bad; I hardly ever did my homework, I smoked behind the bike-sheds, The school had a strict uniform policy which I flouted, plus I wore make up, I had difficulty obeying rules and was once spotted by a teacher at the local bus station, drinking out of a can of coke IN SCHOOL UNIFORM, a serious offence.
When I reached sixteen, I was having quite a hectic social life and would often nod off in lessons, especially physical geography which the teacher made infinitely boring. Being naughty did have it's advantages, I was popular with the other girls so much so that they voted me house captain. The headmistress, 'Molly' who made Margaret Thatcher look like a mouse, decided to strip me of this title and hold a re-vote, she had decided I was not responsible or worthy enough for the role. Ha, a fine example of teaching democracy! I had it out with her which resulted in my expulsion or in polite English terms 'Asked To Leave'.
She was very gracious and said I could come back to sit my O levels. This suited me down to the ground, whilst the other girls were doing their revision within the confines of the school walls I was making the most of a fabulously warm Spring and early Summer, lounging around in the garden in a bikini, Lolita style, revising, with the radio blaring, drinking from as many cans of coke as I wanted. I passed all my O levels with flying colours.
I am crazy about books and reading.....
When I was young, on rainy day's my Grandmother encouraged me to go into her library and look at the books, I spent hours in there with books scattered all over the floor, totally happy and absorbed. I think this is where I get my love of books from, I am trying to re create my Grandmothers library, in my own home, by filling the shelves with classic collections, biographies, and all the books I love.
My Favourite books are.....
I am longing to spend a long period of time, driving round and exploring Italy with MG, preferably in a sports car, for a month or three, I am having a little trouble trying to persuade MG that this is a good idea, but I am determined to get my own way, in the end.
I adore candles, when we have friends round, or even if it's just the two of us, whether we are inside or dining al fresco, I light as many as possible I have so many, this can take rather a long time. To hold all these candles I collect antique candlesticks, MG and I have now have amassed quite a collection.
One of my favourite things to do, is to sit down at a cafe, opposite a port or harbour and watch the boats bobbing up and down, I find it so relaxing, I could stay for hours.
My idea of heaven is sliding in between crisp, clean, white, Egyptian cotton sheets, if I could I would change the sheets every day.
I love Paris and New York but London is my favourite city, I love it's vibrancy, the way each area has it's own personality, the shops, markets, parks, nightlife, pubs, resturants, oh, I could go on and on. If I had the money there is no doubt that I would buy a pied a terre in London.
The seven beautiful blogs I am passing the award onto are:
David Mcgrievy at An Illustrated Life
Miranda at Skirmish Of Wit
Kerry at a Tranquil Townhouse
Tish Jett at A Femme d'un Certain Age
Ange at Signed By Ange