Some things about me you didn’t know – and probably didn’t want to know


Many thanks to Maddy for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

In order to fulfil my obligations I must answer the three questions put to me:

  1. Who is your favourite author?  Oh my, this is too difficult for someone who loves reading and writing! It changes all the time, as I find new authors I enjoy, and work my way through their books. Ones I keep coming back to are John Irving, Iris Murdoch, Nevil Shute and John Steinbeck, my current favourites are any British literature from the 1950s/60s.  I am currently reading Zola, The Ladies Paradise. My first books were Enid Blyton especially the Malory Towers series and Heidi by Johanna Spyri. I really do love reading, so if anyone has any good recommendations please let me know.

2.   Your favourite singer?  Much easier – David Bowie. Especially Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane.

3.   Your favourite character in history and why? Again, much easier, I would choose my grandmother, May Annie Doris Cockett (known as Queenie) and I would ask her who my grandfather was, and why it was so difficult for her to choose to give her daughter (my mother) to another family. Without judgement I would love to talk through the circumstances of my mothers’ birth and hear Queenie’s point of view.

And my nominations go to:

Genealogy Lady

I know you guys probably don’t have time for this sort of thing, but if you do … here are your three questions:

  1. When you first started your blog, what was your main aim?
  2. What are you most proud of that you’ve found?
  3. Is there anyway I can help you?



About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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5 Responses to Some things about me you didn’t know – and probably didn’t want to know

  1. Oh I loved Heidi and I was such a Mallory towers girl too! Many of your favorites are mine as well. Thanks for answering my questions!

  2. Luanne @ TFK says:

    Congrats, Jackie! I love that you chose your grandmother.

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