Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Sunshine Award is a Precious Thing on a Rainy Day.

This was really a lovely surprise in the middle of a stormy, rainy day. A bouquet of sunshine. It couldn't be better.

Thank you and hugs to Kittie Howard,   for the

 I'm supposed to pass the award on to five people (along with some questions). Please drop by Kittie Howard (link above image) and the five below. You will enjoy it.

A Taste of Italy

Sage to Meadow

The Potters House Penketh 

Teresa Evangeline

Moments of Mine 

Now, I'm supposed to answer some questions:

1. Who are your favorite authors and what is it that strikes you about their work?

I like many authors, I usually choose an author and read his works, but I like to read the classics, like the old Russians, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. I think most women can relate to Anna in some way. There are many great classics, like Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Emile Zola's Nana etc. Marcel Proust series: In Search of Lost Time. I like Hemingway and Steinbeck too. But I think it's very difficult to answer this question. And I'll probably change the answer to-morrow.

2. If you were stranded on a deserted island, and were allowed to bring 3 items with you, what would they be? 
Sun Lotion and pen and paper.  
3. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I was always a dreamer, but I'm 80 this year. Oh dear, where would I be in five years? Would you force me to answer?   

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I love my little country, but it's very cold in the winter season, so I would like to live in Spain or in the south of France from January till mid April. I want to live in Denmark in the summer and autumn season. Denmark is so beautiful in summer and autumn, and I want to live close to the sea. 

5. Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

I would prefer all three. Some books might be difficult to buy in the bookstore, but available as ebooks.

6. If you could be any character (male or female) from your book who would you pick? And why?

I'm writing my memoirs. So I would pick myself.

7. Where and/or how did you get your inspiration to write your novel?

I've wanted to do some writing since 1980, I had some turbulant years in my life in the 1980s. I've got a large bunch of manuscripts and a box with diaries to work with.

8. What were the best parts about writing this book?

 Studying my notes! That was fun. `)  

9. Do you manage to write every day? Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

I do my writing by hand, so yes, a blank piece of paper might stop me, but usually not for long.

10. What do you do when you’re not writing? Any hobbies or party tricks? :)
My hobbies have changed a little, since I cannot do any sports now. But I've still got my painting, I love to read and go to the cinema and being with my friends. I don't party much anymore. The most important thing for me now is to go out in nature doing some research and studying nature in general, and go home and write about it and sort my photo-archive. 
On a usual day I tidy up and go shopping and when I came home I see if I have spent too much money! And then I might be in the mood to do some writing!


Teresa Evangeline said...

Thank you for thinking of me, Grethe. I didn't know that you are writing your memoirs. I would love to read them, when they are ready! It's something I've given some thought to, perhaps in the future when more of life has unfolded. It's been interesting, thus far, and perhaps the rest will be even more so! One never knows what life has in store for us. I found your answers enlightening, and a nice glimpse into your life. Thank you.

Out on the prairie said...

I like your choce of writers, I had only read Tolstoy.I write a lot long hand but hate transcribing it.I bought a recorder to do this but put it through the washer.

Thyra said...

Hej Teresa, of course I thought of you and I wanted to give you some sunshine, you are one of the first I met here. ´)
Maybe my memoirs will never be finished, I change everyhing all the time, so it gradually becomes more and more "unrecognizable". It might end as fiction!! And I might write in Danish, because i won't mistreat the English language more than i have already done!
Grethe `)

Thyra said...

Hello Steve, thank you.
What is it you are doing? If you hate transcribing it then keep it for a longer time, then you might like to work with it again. Maybe you should have a secretary? Chosen from photos? LOL! Like MM in Money Business.....

Wanda..... said...

Thank you, Grethe, I was late stopping by and what a nice surprise. Loved reading your response to the questions!

Thyra said...

You are very welcome, you have given me sunshine so often with your posts from your paradise in Ohio.
Oh those questions! Wherever do they find them ?
Have a nice week-end!
Grethe ´)

Anonymous said...

Grethe, Thank you for the Sunshine Award. Kittie is such a fine writer and good friend. Your work on blogging, Grethe, is so admirable. Your photography is so beautiful. Your posts are history lessons. Thank you, again.

Thyra said...

Hello Jack, you're very welcome. You are doing such a great work in protecting nature in Texas, and I'm always excited to see what you have discovered and what you are writing about. And you are an excellent writer.
Yes, Kittie is a good friend and a wonderful person, and I'm looking so much forward to read her novel. Thank you for your kind words to me, Jack.
Best wishes
Grethe ´)