Hello. Thought I would pop my head over the parapet of the backyard fence and introduce myself. I’m Kit Domino. Author, artist, and general lover of chit chat about this and that, and anything. I live in the county of South Gloucestershire in the UK, in a small town (well it was once small, in fact it was a hamlet at one time) about 10 miles from the city of Bristol, although I was brought up in West London, having the River Thames and three glorious London parks as my playground.
I think it was knowing these three parks (Kew Gardens, Richmond Park, and Syon House and parklands) that helped create my love of plants and gardening, well, that and my mother’s passion for flowers as well. She’s the sort that could plant a broomstick and it would shoot. And, being surrounded by parks and trees, I also have a keen interest in birds and bird watching. Not that you could call me a Twitcher, I just happen to enjoy watching them, especially around the birdfeeders and birdbath in my garden.
My other great passion is travel, well having holidays really. My brother lives in the Costa del Sol in Spain so I am able to pop over the Channel whenever I can and most years I jet of to sunny climes with my mother – now a spritely 86 year old – and my two sisters, who are identical twins. We like to hire a villa with a pool, as near the sea as possible, and enjoy each other’s company for a few weeks without the interruptions of moody children and husbands. This year is going to be no exception.
So what else is there to say about me? Well, I also write novels and this month sees the launch of my first book Every Step of the Way. But we don’t want to talk about that, do we? You can always pop into my website to find out more (www.kit-domino.com).
I am really looking forward to chatting with you and want to say a big thank you for the lovely warm welcome from Lavada and Laurie. I know we are going to have a lot of fun together. And if you have time for a coffee and a cake, do pop in any time at my place.