Unicorn Glitter Award ("for bloggers who post in the spirit of the enchanted mists") from Kath Langrish at the wonderful Seven Miles of Steel Thistles. Now, as with all awards, there are some rules to follow--the first of which is that I must hand it on to people with suitably magical and glittery qualities on their blog. So, without further ado, I pass the sparkly unicorn baton Robin McKinley (a woman who understands unicorns if anyone does!) and to Absolute Vanilla for her sterling services to the cause of promoting magic and fantasy books via her wonderful author interviews.
The other rule is that I have to tell you some favourites of mine (see below), so here goes....
My Favourite Book: always hard, but would have to be JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. I know, I know...but it IS.
My Favourite Film: Chariots of Fire because a): I'm in it (well, a glimpse of my hand is), and b): it is the most uplifting film I know (plus I fancy the pants off Nigel Havers as Lord Andrew Lindsay).
Poem or song: Ruth Pitter's The Heart's Desire is Full of Sleep because it says what I feel about my life.
Myth or legend: The myth of The Fates. Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos--the spinners and weavers and snippers of our lives who don't mind if a random thread of chance comes into their tapestry now and then.
Enchanted creature: I've always wanted a pegasus. But on the other hand, more practically, I could do with a house elf. Any house elf of mine would be treated very well--so pace all members of Hermione's S.P.E.W.