Saturday, 5 March 2011

Seven things....

I am delighted to receive ‘The Stylish Blogger Award’ from the lovely and very stylish Rosemary Gemmell of Reading and Writing Blog.

The rules of acceptance are to list seven things about myself and to pass the award on: – so here goes!

1. I was ten years old when I first decided to be a writer, inspired by Ruby Ferguson, who wrote children’s pony books. Some years later I discovered Jilly Cooper, who wrote grown up pony books, and I was inspired all over again!

2. My first full length book took four years to write. It was published in 2004.

3. I’m a member of the wonderful Romantic Novelist’s Association.

4.  I met my own real life hero thirty years ago by accidentally picking him up on a CB Radio. We chatted for a whole year before we actually met and he proposed to me on our third date!

5. Mr JH and I were once 1980’s yuppys (young urban professional people) and dinkys (duel income no kids yet) and we lived in an executive home in Cheshire until we sold up everything, packed in our very stressful full-time careers, and bought a derelict country cottage in Scotland in which to live ‘the good life’.

6. I wrote about our lifestyle swop and it was published in a December issue of Prima magazine. I blogged about our cottage lifestyle for a year (here) and was shortlisted and highly recommended by Candis Magazine in their blog competition.

7. Seven wee things I love.... books, red wine, stilton cheese, sunshine, my doggies, my hens, the music of Santana.

And I’d like to pass The Stylish Blog Award on to: drumroll

12 comments:

Diana said...

That was really nice of you thanks. ;)

Janice Horton said...

You are very stylishly welcome, Diana!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

That was a nice thing to say, Janice! Love your 7 things - great story about picking up your other half on CB radio! Will check out the blogs you're passing on to.

Janice Horton said...

Thanks Rosemary - I so enjoyed reading about your seven things and being able to pass the award on to seven other stylish blogs!

ange said...

Thank you Janice, you've made my day! Been battling a computer virus, so when I got back online, it was lovely to see your message. X

Janice Horton said...

Hi Ange - sorry to hear about the virus and glad you are stylishly back on line!

Debs Carr said...

Thank you for this lovely award, I'll post about it today.

I love your seven points, now I'll have to get my thinking cap on for seven of my own.x

Janice Horton said...

Hi Debs - I'll pop over to the shed later and check out your seven things!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Number 4 is sooo romantic! I love that.
I'm glad I found you from dstracywrites.blogspot.com ;)

ecwrites.blogspot.com

Janice Horton said...

Hi Elisabeth - thanks for finding me and welcome. I just popped over to your blog and so enjoyed reading about Bootsie!

Jane Lovering said...

Ruby Ferguson (and her Jill books) were a huge inspiration for me too! And the Pulleyn-Thompson sisters series... ah those pony-mad days! Love your seven points, very enlightening, and it's lovely to read someone else who remembers Black Boy and Rapide...

Janice Horton said...

Ah Jane, those were the days! I too loved the Pulleyn-Thompson sister's books. But I still have my collection of Jill books and they are treasured possessions, Gosh, that's an 'eighth' thing!