Monday, January 23, 2006


I’ve been tagged by both Ally Blake and Trish Wylie to play Sevens. Never loathe to take up a challenge, here are my lists:

7 things I cannot do:

1 Sit in the sun
2 Eat offal
3 Iron without listening to the radio (preferably “The Archers” omnibus)
4 Sing
5 Make pastry
6 Write fast enough
7 Get excited about housework

7 things to do before I die:

1 See Naples…
2 Take a flight in a hot air balloon
3 Learn to tap dance
4 Plant a wood (not a little one, I’m already working on that, but acres of native, deciduous trees)
5 Visit India
6 Write a classy thriller
7 Give up chocolate (but only about five minutes before I die…)

7 things that attract me to men:

1 A slow, sexy smile (Harrison Ford does one that is just about perfect)
2 That he can work with his hands as well as his brain
3 A sense of humour
4 Integrity
5 Kindness
6 Patience
7 The fact that he’s always pleased to see me walk through the door

7 things I say most often:

1 Hi, sweetheart
2 What do want for dinner?
3 Excellent!
4 Turn that down! (Can someone please tell me why TV adverts are always twice the volume of the programmes – don’t the idiots know that the first thing you do when your eardrums are blasted is reach for the remote and hit “mute”?)
5 What ... now?
6 I must have those shoes.
7 Oh, I shouldn’t …

7 books or series that I love:

1 This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
2 Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
3 The “Burglar” books by Lawrence Block
4 Sophie’s Bakery for the Broken Hearted by Lolly Winston
5 Anything by Katie Fforde, Dick Francis or Anne Tyler
6 The “Phryne Fisher” books by Kerry Greenwood (I’d buy them just for the wonderful Art Deco covers)
7 Venetia by Georgette Heyer

7 movies I can watch over and over:

1 Master and Commander
2 It Happened One Night
3 Ghost (well the potter’s wheel scene, anyway)
4 The Princess Bride
5 Anything with Jeremy Northam
6 Don Juan di Marco with Johnny Depp (okay, anything with Johnny Depp)
7 While You Were Sleeping

And I tag our newest Tender author Fiona Harper


Fiona Harper said...

Tee hee. I had to giggle at your "Turn it down!". My finger is permanently on the volume button of the remote when I watch telly for the very same reason. Drives my husband mad. I can almost hear his blood presure going up every time he sees those green lines on the screen.

And I've been tagged too! Cool!

allyblake said...

So you're another Jeremy Northamite, Liz. Isn't he is totally sighworthy, and fabulous?

If you get the chance to see 'The Winslow Boy' with the director's commentary, do. The way he talks about how he was the one who insisted on the beautiful subtle chemistry between his character and Rebecca Pidgeon's is disarming and charming and makes me love him all the more!



Sarah L. Castleberry said...

Ok, I have the answer! The television advertisements are louder because...they know you are leaving the room for a drink/bathroom break, and they want you to hear the ad out of the room! :)

My 4 year old girls now fill in for me and tell my husband to turn down the TV if I am out!