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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.

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kat123456 wrote on January 3, 2015, 4:21 AM

Hello and welcome! Nice to see you here, I am a newbie too but enjoying it so far

RikRavado wrote on January 3, 2015, 5:40 AM

Welcome to PP. By the way, Tapas is a good answer. I put fish and chips but I wouldn't want to eat it every day!

lucyluuk wrote on January 3, 2015, 11:38 AM

Welcome it is lovely to see you here, I love Tapas as well variety is the spice of life as they say emoticon :smile:

Vivenda wrote on January 3, 2015, 1:50 PM

It certainly seems good so far, doesn't it? I love the fact that we're kept informed by the team about what's happening!

Vivenda wrote on January 3, 2015, 1:51 PM

Tapas rock! And so does the sangria!

Vivenda wrote on January 3, 2015, 1:52 PM

More and more of us seem to be coming over. I wonder why???

Debbie wrote on January 3, 2015, 6:47 PM

Hello! I love red wine too, I enjoy watching the wildlife in my garden and I like a tapas now and again. We shd get on great!

I've also met Rik somewhere along the way too. Great to see you here! Think I've seen you on Bubblews before.

iRun wrote on January 3, 2015, 7:56 PM

Looking forward to some chats in the future! I very much like variety in food as well, I like some of everything. My favorite alcoholic drink is probably a mojito, I didn't even think in those terms when I posted my intro, my mind was consumed by coffee!

iRun wrote on January 3, 2015, 7:58 PM

I was a contributor at another site back in the day that was much like this one. I tried BB back when people first went there but I didn't like it. This site is much much better and I could feel the difference just in my first few interactions here.

Colibry21 wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:20 PM

Nice to meet you. I have to say that I do enjoy playing Sims 3 as well. I can't really help it.

ashuli wrote on January 5, 2015, 6:08 AM

Hi there ! Welcome to persona paper, i am sure you will enjoy writing here!

arthurchappell wrote on January 5, 2015, 9:52 AM

I suspect we ex-bubblews writers actually outnumber the writers who started out directly on persona papers

Vivenda wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:08 AM

Yes, I'm pretty sure I've seen you on Bubblews! Great to see you again!

Vivenda wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:09 AM

I love mojitos, too!

Vivenda wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:10 AM

Are you going to progress to Sims 4? I don't really like the idea that you can't move freely in the town as you can in Sims 3 - it seems a retrograde step!

bleekley wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:34 AM

Good to encounter you here at Persona Paper. Out of curiosity, are you using "sparring partner" figuratively?

Vivenda wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:39 PM

Thank you, ashuli! So far, it seems to be great fun!

Vivenda wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:41 PM

I think you're probably right! There do seem to be a great number of us! But then, there's a lot of cross-pollination - for instance, many bubblers are also hubbers!

Vivenda wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:42 PM

Figuratively, as a rule, but things can get nasty when we both want the newspaper at breakfast!

Vickiw wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:36 AM

Good to meet you. I'm enjoying it here, and hope to read much more from you! I live in Canada.

Vivenda wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:10 PM

Hi, there - thanks for dropping by! I've been reading your last post - you live in a beautiful part of the world!