Friday, 1 February 2013
Imaginary Friend Bloghop
Today I am pleased to be part of the Imaginary Friend Bloghop hosted by Annalisa Crawford and Kyra Lennon to celebrate the first anniversary of Annalisa's book Cat & The Dreamer. Congratulations, Annalisa. I read the story recently and thought it very thought provoking so if you haven't read it yet I recommend you think about adding it to your TBR list.
When I saw this hop about imaginary friends I had to sign up. I didn't have just one imaginary friend I had several - a whole family in fact! I never knew for sure but I don't think my family knew about them. I didn't have to do things like set a place for them at the dinner table so there was no reason for anyone to know. Of course, they may have heard me chattering to them and just never mentioned it! I think I actually preferred keeping them to myself, going off for a chat or telling my 'other family' about some problem or other. It certainly helped me work through things in my life. I don't see imaginary friends as weird at all.
As well as imaginary family members I also had a stable full of world class show jumping horses! I could really 'see' them. A beautiful chestnut mare, a magnificent black stallion and a gentle grey. Yes I did always want a real horse but that wasn't an option so I guess I made my own.
When I look back at it now maybe my active imagination is why I find myself writing so much fantasy. In make believe people and animals can do and say whatever you want.
Wow, it was good to get all that off my chest! I look forward to hearing about all your imaginary friends. Hope it's not just me!
Please note this is a scheduled post and due to current personal circumstances I may not be able to respond as quickly as usual, but I thank you all for visiting and I look forward to catching up with your stories as soon as I am able x