Wednesday, 29 April 2009

What are your current obsessions?

My weight, my fitness, the WII Fit, the business, getting teenager's room decorated.

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?

Since I have lost a lot of weight this changes more that it used to as I have lots of new clothes. It is probably a gorgeous White Company cami and top that a friend ( who has lost tons of weight) gave me. Silver grey, has cashmere in it, and feels gorgeous. I had it on today. I also have myriad light floaty cardigans which go with just about anything which I wear loads too.

Last thing you bought?

A batter re-charger for the WII fit.

What are you listening to?

At the moment Man Utd versus Arsenal in the Champions League. Other half is glued.

Favourite kid's film

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang probably but I was scared of the child catcher

Favourite Holiday Spots

Orlando Florida. Paris. Rome. Peebles Hydro ( Scottish Borders). Sharrow Bay in Ullswater. Chicago ( Expat mum- are you listening?)

What are you reading right now?

Blackwell Companion to Bible and Culture. Magazines-I just love them- a real weakness.

Four words to describe you

Optimistic. Cheerful. Focussed. Intuitive

Guilty pleasure?

How long do I have? Wine. Cheese. Expensive Hotels. Expensive Cars. Celebrity Magazines. Handbags. Coffee..........( is that enough?)

Who or what can make you laugh until you are weak?

It takes a lot to really make me laugh. I am very cheerful anyway and see humour in lots of things every day. Some of the best laughs I have ever had were in hospital -gallows humour I suppose, but we had some great times.
My mum and I can get really silly if we are in the mood, and can laugh for hours. We have lots of 'in jokes'.

First Spring thing?

Daffodils of course- it's the Lakes. I fill the house with them- I love them.

Planning to travel next?

Seattle. San Juan Islands and perhaps Vancouver. After this? Dubai

Best thing you ate and drink recently?

Fillet Steak and Foie Gras at Matsuri Japanese restaurant in London. Organic red wine from the wine supplier Organico near the office.

When did you last get tipsy?

The day teenager went to Oz. Two glasses of sauvignon on an empty stomach. I forgive myself!! Medicinal.

Favourite ever film?

The Goodbye Girl ( starring Richard Dreyfuss). Jesus of Nazareth ( starring Robert Powell). Conan the Barbarian ( just for the thighs really)

Care to share some wisdom?

Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want.

People are doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them at the time

Don't cry over anything that can't cry over you

If you could change any practice or law in your country what would it be?

Ban mobile speed cameras

Rules of the meme.
Respond and rework.
Answer questions on your own blog.
Replace one question.
Add one question.
Tag 8 people.

I tag:

Squared Off
Busy Bee Suz
Fresh as a Daisy
Travelling Typhoon
Jessica's World
Dreaming of a size twelve


Pear tree cottage! said...

I just love the way we learn so much more about our blogger friends when these challenges are offered up to us.....smiles


Jess said...

I liked this one...i will try to get it in soon...bear with me... you know howbusy Ive been! LOL

Glad you are still losing weight so well

Love, Jess

Debbie said...

I love magazines. They are so great to have for those little periods of time that you can't really get into a book.

Expat mum said...

Cracking answers Jo. (And yes, I heard you - pop in any time.)
I do remember us being reduced to pee-in-your-pants giggles while speaking in a broad Geordie dialect in the London office, rendering ourselves completely incomprehensible to everyone else. My weren't we funny!

Anonymous said...

Ooh I'm so glad you tagged me - as I ws reading yours I was already thinking of stealing it to fill a post while I get my holiday photos organised and edited.

It's 3am and bot hubby & I are wide awake watching TV. I hate jet lag!

karengberger said...

I just got to read this today; it's such fun to learn more about you. I will post my answers soon...thanks for thinking of me!