Friday, June 12, 2009

Four Things Tagging

Avalon Wester writer Ian Parnham tagged me.
so here goes

Four Movies that I can see over and over.
1. Six Days Seven Nights 2. A Night At the Opera 3. Terminator 14. The Castle

Four Places I have lived.
1. Canberrra Australia 2. Sierre, Switzerland 3. The Hague, Holland 4. Leeds, England --briefly

Four TV shows that I love to watch.
1. Spicks and Specks (ABC Australia) 2. Graham Norton Show 3. Father Ted 4. Silent Witness

Four places where I have gone on vacation.
1. Western Australia 2. Uluru 3. New Zealand 4. China

Four favourite foods.
1. Mangoes 2. Pasta 3. Nuts 4. Chocolate

Four websites I visit daily
1. Nick Hoorweg Music Avalon Authors blog Facebook 4.RWAustraliaYahoo group

Four Places I would rather be.
1. I like where I am 2. Outside 3. At a good concert 4. Travelling

Four things that I would like to do before I die.
1 Go to Brazil 2. Finish War and Peace 3. Live to 100 (at least)4. See the Pyramids

Four novels I wish that I was reading for the first time.
1. A Dance to the Music of Time--Anthony Powell ( That's 12 in one)2. Pride and Prejudice--Jane Austen 3. The Mayor of Casterbridge--Thomas Hardy 4. To Kill A Mockingbird--Harper Lee

Four people to tag.
Nick Hoorweg
Tracey O'Hara
Christina Phillips
Erica Hayes

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Washington here we come

I'm such a slack blogger! Anyone who was evenly vaguely interested has probably wandered off by now.

Anyway. We've been finalising our USA trip which culminates at the RWA conference in Washington. My husband and I are leaving Canberra on July 1st and heading to Las Vegas via LA. We recover there for a couple of days and visit the Grand Canyon, something that's been on my list for a long, long time.

After that we fly to Buffalo for Niagara Falls, pick up a hire car and meander across to Gloucester north of Boston on the coast to visit friends. Train to New York for a week then on to Washington and home on July 21st.
I'm really looking forward to the NY stay because I'll be able to meet my two lovely Avalon editors Chelsea Gilmore and Faith Black, plus visit the Avalon offices in Madison Avenue. Our daughter is joining us for the week in NY so that will be double fun. Jazz clubs and music events are the big draw for our family.

I'm heading to Washington a day ahead of my husband. He's not mad keen on being surrounded by thousands of romance writers LOL but we aim to take in as much as we can of the sights of the famous city. I want to see that long rectangular pool that shows up in movies all the time.

Only three weeks to go now!