Thursday, 12 February 2009


Stuck in a Book had a quiz where he showed pictures of 10 of his favourite things beginning with the letter E. I thought it would be fun to try this and was allocated the letter A, so here goes. I shall put the answers as well, as most of them will be pretty obvious.

We have lots of these Arum lilies in our garden and they came into bloom just after we moved here.
I had to include Jane Austen. This is her house at Chawton which I have visited twice as it is not too far from where I live.

I have always loved Abba's music, still do, but I know I am in the minority as I hated the film 'Mamma Mia'. Dancing Queen is an all time favourite and when I was younger I always wanted to look like Agnetha who I think is stunning.
I love avocadoes and aniseed balls, though not together!

I am also partial to Aero, especially peppermint flavour (well any chocolate really).

Of course I have to mention antiques and I will stop anywhere I see this sign.

I like armoires (especially antique armoires) but I don't have one (though I am working on it) especially ones filled with eiderdowns (I know that's E).
Gosh that was quite difficult, I'm sure I wouldn't have struggled so much had I had a different letter. Talking of letters, I received a letterpress 'H' in the post this morning so have now completed my name.


  1. Hi Ruth, I enjoyed your pictures! I too love aniseed balls, armoires, aeros and Abba! I've not been to Jane Austen's house but it looks beautiful, and your lilies are gorgeous :)

    Mel xxx

  2. Looooove Jane Austen's house!!

  3. Oohhh lots of lovely things!

  4. I think I am in the minority too, I haven't even seen Mamma Mia! I like mostly everything you do, except avocados, yuk! I love antiques and aniseed balls, and am always treating my OH to peppermint aeros, mainly because he gets to eat it all, as I am not that keen! Did you watch Victorian Farm, they visited a printing press, I was so impressed and would love your printing blocks. x

  5. I love those old printing blocks, they make such a great display piece...Thankyou for leaving such kind words on my blog and welcoming me back, its great to be back! Jen xx