Hmm, this has really got me thinking! I’d be happy with tall, dark and handsome looks-wise, but of course personality is JUST as important.
Okay, how about... him?
So talk dark and handsome and a soft touch, that's what you're looking for. How about when you were younger though?
The crush that dominated the majority of my teenage years was for Nigel Harman (he played Dennis Rickman in Eastenders about ten years ago & has been in the latest series of Downton Abbey) I still think he is pretty gorgeous actually. I miss him winning Sexiest Male at the Soap Awards now he’s longer in Eastenders...
Oh yes. I can see why you liked him.
What did you want to do with your life back then, Holly?
I think I was certain I was going to be an author, the next Jacqueline Wilson... I’d spend all my spare time writing little stories about twins and animals on the laptop my Dad used to bring home from work. I also remember playing ‘libraries’ when I was much younger and using the TV remote control to stamp books...ironic as I now do in fact work in a library (only we don’t stamp books anymore!)
So in a way, you got your childhood dream. And also, ironically I don't ever remember playing doctors and nurses! ;-) I bet you get some good tips on what to read from the people you meet at work, don't you? What sort of books did the younger you like to read?
As a teenager I was a huge fan of the Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging series by Louise Rennison and I couldn’t get enough of Jacqueline Wilson, I loved Tracy Beaker & Double Act as a child & then progressed on to the Girls in Love series as a teenager. I also remember loving the Two of Kind books with Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen and the Animal Ark books by Lucy Daniels.
I re-read Charlotte’s Web lots of times after a teacher read it in class. I fell in love with the story & remember waiting behind to ask the teacher where she ‘bought Charlotte’s Web from...’
Well that was great fun, thanks Holly. Now we've discussed all the important things in life we'd better get back to Fictionland and all those wonderful heroes waiting to be discovered.
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