Now strictly this is my fiction blog so there shouldn’t be a word of truth on it. 😉
This is my first year doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge, so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself.
And what better way to do that than with… the A to Z of me! 😀
(I wrote this a few weeks ago when I was on a trip in Italy.)
Here we go… The A to Z of Aunty Amo
A – Aunty – to 27 nieces and nephews, their other halfs and 14 of the next generation. Love them so much. A fabulous, talented lot.
B – Big Bang Theory – one of my fave programmes which I’m a tad addicted to and watch on a loop. Others in that category are The West Wing and Downton Abbey.
C – Callenloni – one of a few words I CANNOT say with out practising a few times. And still I get it wrong; another word that gives me trouble is ‘manilla’.
D- Driving – it took four attempts to pass my driving test. It was a traumatic experience for me. It has made me very conscious of learner drivers and I’m always patient when I see them on the road.
E – E.T. I think this is the first film I saw in the cinema. I remember being very annoyed at a kid behind me who was crying and asking his mammy why E.T. had to die. I wanted him to be quiet. To this day I can’t stand anyone talking in the cinema once the film has started.
F – Fashion – sooooo not interested. I wish I was 🙂 but I’m not at all into fashion. Not that I don’t want to look nice. But clothes are very functional for me.
G – Gardening – can’t garden, won’t garden. Any plant I’ve ever owned has died. Anytime I’ve ever had a garden it has ended up like a jungle.
H – Hot Diggedy DOG! – are you still here? Just thought I’d give you a break from the trivia. Stand up and stretch but do come back…
I – Ireland – I love Ireland and being Irish. There is so much negativity at the moment but even though I’m totally disillusioned with my government I have great hopes for the future of the Irish people and our country.
J – Jesus Christ – I’m a believer in Jesus. He is my Saviour! I was reared with an awareness of Christianity but had no interest in it. Then at 22 I found God or He found me and I’ve been a very unfaithful follower of a faithful God ever since.
K – Kilcullen – the beautiful village in the Co. of Kildare where I live.
L -Longbourn – the home of the Elizabeth Bennet. My favourite heroine. Pride and Prejudice is my second favourite book in the world…
M – Music – I LOVE music, I love to sing and play. Have been playing guitar for 25 yrs and teach it now. Also play the violin – not very well tho…
N – Noises – I have a terrible fear of noises I don’t recognise, especially at night. I have to investigate. It’s always something non threatening but I won’t relax til I know what the noise is.
O – Overweight – I’ve been generously proportioned for a long time. I struggle with it but fit (albeit snugly) into the category of larger than life! 😀
P – Pink – my least favourite colour in the world. I don’t wear it and would prefer not to drink from a pink mug, or write with a pink pen… etc etc.
Q – Quiet – don’t enjoy it. And even if it is quiet outside of me there’s always noise going on inside of me. I’m a poor tormented soul really… who said that????
R – Richard – My husband of almost 13 years. A man of great patience 🙂 ❤
S – Social Media – I’m a bit of a Twitter/Facebook addict 😀 I love interacting with folk on Twitter and for writers I think it’s a great tool to network, share and learn from each other. Facebook is more for family and closer friends really.
T – Tallaght – the area of Dublin where I was reared. I love Tallaght and am proud to be from there. Have never watched Tallafornia but from what I gather, it DOES NOT reflect the true spirit of Tallaght!
U – Ubiquitous – isn’t that a great word? Wonder what it means… 🙂
V – Verona – as I type we’re preparing to leave Italy after a week here with my 3 sisters. We’re getting the train to Verona tomorrow to fly home.
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene…
W – Wales – My husband is Welsh and I lived there for 7 years. Very like Ireland as in it rains a lot 😉 But culturally it felt very like home. Learned a bit of Welsh too as I sang in a choir and we did the odd Welsh hymn.
X – I often put this symbol at the end of text messages and tweets out of pure habit. I promise I’m not trying to kiss you all!
Y – YOU – if you’ve stuck with me thus far then I raise a cheer to you and say thanks a million. I appreciate you reading all my nonsense 😀
Z – Zanzibar – the name of the café in Pesaro, Italy where I am writing this list.
So there you have it! I reckon you know everything you need to know!
If not you can always ask 🙂 Roll on April 1st…