PLEASE LEAVE THE FOLLOWING IN ALL PEOPLE COLLECTION POSTS
‘Remember that it isn’t always the sensational stuff that writers are looking for, it can just as easily be something that you take for granted like having raised twins or knowing how to grow beetroot. Mind you, if you know how to fly a helicopter or have worked as a film extra, do feel free to let the rest of us know about it.’
The above is a rather spooky practice, "people collecting", in which you are charged to provide five little-known facts about yourself on your blog, so that writers can have some research material. I don’t really get it — what are they going to do with the material and who are they anyway?, but I was tagged by Vampiress and Deep Thinker Marie and Clare of Keeper of the Snails via Sharon J, so who am I to object?
So, five little-known facts about me?
1. I have very big feet.
2. I read Lord of the Flies when I was 9 years old and couldn’t sleep for weeks afterwards.
3. I loved the movie "Charlie Bubbles" so much when I saw it as a teenager that I went back the next Saturday and sat in the cinema all day, seeing the movie three times (and the awful B picture twice).
4. My love of detective fiction originated with my childhood discovery of Sherlock Holmes– "The Dancing Men" was my favourite story and not only stimulated my interest in the genre but also in codes and puzzles.
5. I love Darjeeling tea – weak with skimmed milk — and most definitely not made with tea bags.
I am supposed to tag three people, who by the rules of memes will probably either not do it or have done it already, but here I go: