Introduction for Vivenda
My name is Viv, and I live on the South Coast of England with my husband and sparring partner, Rik Ravado. We are both retired and growing old disgracefully. In my working life I have been a librarian, a technical author and a desk editor. I like messing about with words! I enjoy reading and have been known to read a telephone directory when there is nothing else around. I have a lively interest in news and current affairs. I have some mobility issues, but enjoy walking as much as I can. I love animals (especially dogs!) and enjoy watching the wildlife in the garden. My most guilty - and possibly surprising - pastime is playing Sims 3. I don't have Sims 4 yet, but I haven't completely ruled it out! I have written two or three articles on HubPages, and many posts on Bubblews. My favourite food is tapas - in other words, I like variety! - washed down with beer or sangria. Other than that, my favourite alcoholic drink is red wine. I am very British first thing in the morning, though - there has to be a cup of tea in bed! I am looking forward to posting here and meeting old and new friends.