I interview myself ...
Well done Rosie, you didn't throw in the sponge like you normally do
I know I can't believe I'm still here
Why do you keep blogging?
Because it gives me an excuse to sit up till 2 am running my global personality cult from my kitchen
So, the name Rose C'est La Vie - what's all that about?
As I mentioned at the beginning, it's a smartass pun on Marcel Duchamp's alter ego Rrose Sélavy. In turn it was his wordplay on 'Eros c'est la vie'. But I decided not to major on the erotic, tempting as it was. I'll never be as alluring as her though!
How did you start off?
I just plunged in with a couple of posts about the joy of opera gloves here and here
What sort of stuff do you write about?
Art, style, name-dropping, my embarrassing moments, the occasional rant, nostalgia and more name-dropping. And then I put up you-tube clips when I run out of ideas.
And possibly your best post?
Probably the one about the lifting of the ban on gay men and women serving in the Armed Forces. It had the warmest response and and seemed to resonate with some of my favourite readers.
What do you do when you're not blogging?
Oh don't. It's embarrassing because I'm a massive time-waster. I ricochet around the blogosphere, I half-read books, draw pictures on my kitchen table and sometimes paint in my studio, try to avoid cooking and write a lot of emails. Oh, and I am doing a course in 'sequential art' - drawing the graphic novel. And attempting to make an illustrated catalogue raisonné of all the clothes I have ever owned. I can't remember if I do anything that would generally be considered useful apart from looking after my adorable grandson who's three and ironing seven shirts a week.
How old are you?
Old enough to know better. And to remember the Beatles.
I'm getting bored now
Can I just give my Oscar speech?
Oh if you have to
I just want to thank all the other gorgeous bloggers who have put me on their favourites' list. Stefan of Architect Design was the first and rescued me from oblivion. Gaye Tapp of little augury has featured me an embarrassing number of times and I think everyone will agree what a generous spirit she is. Then there are special mentions for old pals: Toby Worthington, Emily Evans Eerdmans, Home Before Dark, The Blue Remembered Hills and Rurritable. . sob sob .. all my lovely lovely sweet candy lambs out there!