Froggy on the move – 80s Rewind Festival
This week's interview is with I
who writes the blog, Happy Frog And I
Here's the first of the standard questions. Why do you blog?
There are so many reasons why I blog and I am always thinking of new ones. I was first encouraged to start a blog by wendy house. It was quite a while after she first suggested the idea, however, that I went for it. I’d had quite a few tough things to deal with and was just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I thought starting a predominantly positive and happy blog would be a good move for me. The blog continues to change and evolve and I seem to have enough ideas to take me through to 2013 so I am really enjoying it.
What's the story behind your blog name?
At the time I started the blog, Happy Frog was the smiley one and I was hopeful that I could get back to being my usual smiley, optimistic self. But I wasn’t quite there yet.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
For me it is being inspired by fantastic people to try new ways of releasing my creativity.
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
(No just typical of your gender LOL - none of you can count!)
Pick three things you can't live without.
(What about poor Mr Froggy LOL? He'll be 'hopping' mad!)
You have been given a wonderful talent from above. This causes you to make your mark on humanity and be world famous. In which area would prefer: a best selling novelist, a brilliant artist, a gifted musician, a fantastic singer, a charismatic leader, anything you choose, and why?
If you were a fictional writer which one would you be and why?
(Talking of frogs Beatrix Potter wrote about a great character, Jeremy Fisher! Are you sure you are not her?)
Life is quite hard in the age we live and if I travelled back to a previous age it would probably be even harder. For starters I would not have been able to have my new hip but there again I probably would not have lived as long so I wouldn't need one. I read somewhere that the best time to live in the UK was from 1906 to 1914, just before that awful war began. Probably the most interesting period and therefore the one I would most like to live is the Elizabethan age but I would have to be part of the aristocracy and to be very careful or I might lose my head in which case I would speak these words to Lizzie from my severed head held aloft, "Methinks the lady doth protest too much!" LOL.