Melanie of Kill them all, God will know his own has just given this blog an award. Thank you, Melanie!

I’m to pass the award on to five blogs that I really like. The hard part is making a short list. Focussing on Early Modern historical sites, I nominate:

1. Wonders and Marvels; A Community for Curious Minds who love History, its Odd Stories, and Good Reads. A treasure for students of the 17th century.

2. Weave a Garland of My Vows. Jackie often writes of daily life in the 17th century.

3. On Familiar Things; Rediscover Classical Painting.

4. Mercurius Politicus, a blog about early modern books, history and culture.

5. Hoydens and Firebrands; Roaring Ladies Who Write about the Seventeenth Cenury. I know, I’m a member of this blog, but only a part.

Unfortunately, a newly-discovered blog I like very much is not connecting right now, so I can’t add it to this list. Keep an eye out for Daily Life in 17th Century England.

I now have to answer some questions to prove that I am a worthy winner:

1. Where is your phone? On my desk

2. Your hair? Blonde (enhanced)

3. Your Mother? Sadly departed

4. Your Father? 92, hale & hearty

5. Your favourite food? Whatever my husband cooks

6. Your dream last night? Something about planting seeds

7. Your favourite drink? A dry white wine

8. Your dream/goal? To finish the current novel to my satisfaction

9. What room are you in? My office

10. Your hobby? I collect bookmarks

11. Your fear? That anything bad should happen to those I love

12. Where do you want to be in six years? At a computer, writing

13. Where were you last night? Early to bed with a good novel

14. Something that you?re not? Competative … unless it’s a noisy, kid game

15. Muffins? Low fat

16. Wishlist item? Books

17. Where did you grow up? Berkeley, California

18. Last thing you did? Checked my email

19. What are you wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? How do I turn it on?

21. Your pets? An aging horse

22. Friends? Wonderful

23. Your life? Hectic

24. Your mood? A little sad

25. Missing someone? Yes

26. Vehicle? A car

27. Something you?re not wearing? A hat

28. Your favourite store? AbeBooks.com

29. Your Favourite colour? Taupe

30. When was the last time you laughed? This morning

31. The last time you cried? This morning

32. Your best friend? My husband

33. One place that I go to over and over? My computer

34. Facebook? I actually like it

35. Favorite place to eat? Many of the great restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Again, thank you! And now … back to the 17th century.