Sahdandproud, Random Pearls of Wisdom and The Voice of Sarah Miles have bestowed upon me the February Sunshine Award. I don't like sunshine in February; I like snow, and I have to say that as memes go this one is pretty daft. But it's impolite to ignore a kindly tag, especially from a man like Sahdandproud who can craft Margaret Beckett out of a potato. Before I can claim the honour, I have to answer the following probing questions. Hopefully the revelations therein will bring sunshine into your chill, dank February.
Favourite colour: Depends, doesn't it. In a herbaceous border, blue, obviously. In my wardrobe, green. Or sludge.
Favourite animal: Cat. Or it was until my tabby weed on the guest room duvet. Seal then. My collection of fluffy toy seals won me my place at university.
Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Er, water.
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter. Gossip in 140 characters is a still-evolving art form.
Favourite number: 54. That's the age at which, by means as yet unidentified, I mean to become rich and leisured.
Favourite day of the week: Monday. It's the Vicar's day off and the day on which we make ourselves queasy with a pub ploughmans and the Daily Mail.
Getting or giving presents: You have to say giving, don't you, to boost your blog stats - but it's my birthday next week....
Favourite pattern - For Heaven's sake, who devised this meme? Bare branches sketched against a night sky.
Favourite flower: deadly monkshood. Because it's blue (see above).
Now I have to pass this ordeal onto a handful of others who irradiate the blogosphere. So, get soul-searching:
Can I go now?