If you think of me
If you miss me once in a while
Then I'll return to you
I'll return and fill that space in your heart
I'll find my way back to you
Please say you'll be waiting
(Tracy Chapman - The Promise)
Fellow blogger Jenny Woolf has awarded me the so-called Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you very much Jenny! I really appreciate it. Now, I'm supposed to share seven things about myself...
The reason I love long exposures is that - contrary to split second exposures - they show not only a moment in time, but rather a period of time, e.g. capturing clouds passing across the sky (1st picture), a river's flow, the incoming tide (2nd picture) or the headlights of a car passing by. This being the case, I believe that long exposures have an almost philosophic quality about them. Sometimes when I've got nothing better to do, I think about such things.
I'm a music lover and there's probably a thousand songs I love and hundreds I know the lyrics to, but if I had to narrow it down to ten favourite songs, they would be - in alphabetic order - Don't Stop Believin' (Journey), Nightswimming (R.E.M.), Raglan Road (Luke Kelly), Ripple (Grateful Dead), Stand By Me (Ben E. King), The Crossing (Johnny Clegg), The Fire Inside (Bob Seger), Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen), Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison), Walking In Memphis (Marc Cohn).
The first girl I have ever loved had freckles and red hair. Ever since, I have favoured redheads. At the moment, however, I've got a huge crush on a beautiful blonde who comes into the coffee shop with a huge smile on her face and orders a lactose-free Vanilla Latte.
My favourite place in London used to be Richmond Hill Terrace. One of my favourite places in Hamburg is a bar called Down Under. It's a lot more cosy than the Irish pubs around here. The food is amazing. Another thing I like about the Down Under is that the bartender and the waitresses recognise me. My other favourite place is a restaurant called Hollywood Canteen. It looks exactly like the diners in old American movies - black and white tiles, chrome chairs with red upholstery, a jukebox, rock and roll music. It's where I'm having lunch with friends on Tuesdays. Their veggie burger with potato wedges and sour cream is the best meal I've ever had, and it tastes perfect every time.
I never run out of quotes from films or songs, and I've got a quote for every occasion.
My favourite authors are Cormac McCarthy and Ernest Hemingway.
Beverages are one of my passions. VB would have to be my favourite beer. My favourite ciders are Bulmers Original, Scrumpy Jack and Woodpecker. Forget all those fancy, multicoloured cocktails - there's nothing better than classic highballs such as Cuba Libre or Mojito.
Have a nice weekend.