My favourite drink is mochas. Love mochas! (Did I just say that?) Oh, well, you get the picture. Mochas give me an excuse to have chocolate without the guilt, and the mixture with coffee eliminates the over-sweet taste. More stimulating than straight chocolate too, so in my opinion it’s the ideal drink (apart from white wine, that is).
Mornings are my best time for writing so I’m usually in the office until at least lunch-time and often later in the day as well. Apart from writing stories with Happy Ever After endings, I love reading (as every writer should). Romances and Young Adult Paranormal are my favourites but I do read other genres too, for variety.
Next after reading and writing comes a love of gardening, especially flowers. My favourites are the brightly coloured ones. Since our move I’ve loved establishing a new flower garden and in particular, watching some of the flowers last through winter. That’s something I was never successful with down south with the harsh winters and dry summers. I’m not much good at flower arranging so prefer to keep the flowers in the garden and admire them there. And while I tackle the flower garden my husband takes charge in the vegetable garden, even growing a number of plants from seed.
When I have time I enjoy painting, too; not walls or window-sills but pictures, using oils. Landscapes are my favourites although I keep promising myself that one day I’ll try something different. Maybe something more abstract, perhaps.
And travel. Do I love exploring places with great scenery? You bet! Have you noticed a pattern here, with another hobby? How about checking out my Pinterest board: Fascinating places to visit? Apart from seeing most of my own country I’ve visited Australia, the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Tonga, Dubai; and I haven’t finished yet.
Unfortunately I can’t always be traveling overseas. So as compensation I sometimes enjoy the local scenery from the pillion seat of my husband’s motor-bike as we explore this very picturesque country of New Zealand.