As the song says, these are a few of my favourite things.
First and foremost, I love to read and write. Reading wise, I’m pretty eclectic. High fantasy and urban fantasy are amongst my top reads, but I also like Lisa Jewell’s chic lit. She has such biting wit and style.
I’ve always loved murder mysteries and detective novels and recently taken to reading Italian Author, Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano series -superb.
I came across this writer’s work entirely by accident. My brother had recommended the TV series on BBC 4. It’s filmed in Sicily and subtitled. With stunning scenery, fantastic dialogue and acting, it’s magnificent, better, in my opinion, than any cop shows we’ve got here in the UK. The BBC have only shown a few episodes so far, but are due to air 4 new ones over the next few weeks. The first is on the 25th of August at 9pm. Do yourself a favour and watch it.
Luca Zingaretti (Inspector Montalbano)
What else? Oh, apart from the above, I love cats and I “own” one, called Meg. She’s the classic black and white “Tuxedo” cat, with the sweetest little face and the personality of a dragon with indigestion!
Then there’s my passion for clothes. Oh my God, I have a wardrobe big enough to supply a small country. This wonderful piece of furniture dates back to the 1950’s and used to be part of my parents’ bedroom suite. It has a shelf for hats – believe it or not.
It looms, dwarfing everything else with its forbidding, castle-like exterior. There are places in it I dare not go, for fear of stumbling into an alternative world and I think it’s eaten all my shoes.
At the end of the day, when all’s said and done, I’m not a hard gal to please.