Fifteen quick questions answered by a writer:
Name: Sheila Claydon
Best beach memory: The first time I saw
Three Cliffs Bay in the Gower, South Wales. It was the mid 1970s and until then I had only experienced the overcrowded holiday beaches of the south coast, so the sight of something so deserted and tranquil was breathtaking. I have visited lots of other beautiful beaches since then but nothing has beaten the sudden rush of pleasure I experienced all those years ago.
One guilty pleasure: Reading when I should be doing housework
Dream car: It was a Mazda MX5 in racing bronze! I owned it for 4 years but I sold it when my first granddaughter arrived. I exchanged glamour and excitement for the safety of a hardtop plus space for a baby seat! It was a fair swop though.
Three of your favorite things:
- Hearing the first lark song of spring
- A wood full of bluebells
- An almost deserted beach at the end of a hot summer’s day
(I get to experience all these things every year right on my own doorstep. You have just made me realize how lucky I am)