Saturday, 12 June 2010

a meme- thanks to French Leave

( Picture- Mount Rainier- Seattle from our holidays last year- fabulous eh?)

I got this from a blog called French Leave and thought it was rather interesting. Anyone else fancy a go?

What music/tribe defined you as a teenager?
I loved ( loved!) the Police and Sting, and punk.

Urban or rural?
Rural mostly but not too much. I wouldn't like to live anywhere too remote. What I like about where we live is it is a great combination of scenery, but there are lots of shops, restaurants and things to do. We can be in fabulous remote countryside in five minutes, or busy madness by the lake in the same amount of time.

Worst relative story?
What? On a public page? Hardly!
Seriously - I have a very small family and they are all lovely. Very lucky

What are you reading at the moment?
Load of books on the go. Even more than usual! Here's a few:

Shattering the cancer myth - Katrina Ellis - lots of good information

Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen

The White Witch- Phillipa Gregory

Who pushed/inspired you to start blogging?

Expat Mum

You have her to blame- heh heh ( and it was inspired)

Are you a learner or a teacher?
I don't think you can be a teacher if you are not a learner. I would like to think I am both. I have 'taught' for a long time, and have always been committed to my development.

What is your pet hate?
At the moment it's the horns on the World Cup matches- sounds like a hive of bees. So annoying.
Millionare socialists get on my nerves as well. Spouting about social conscience and fairness with thirty million in the bank.

Swanky bars, and sawdust on the floor affairs?
Former always. Dislike latter immensely.

What will you be doing while the football world cup is on?
Watch it mostly- but those horns are putting me off!

What picks you up when you're down?

My mum. Spending time with my other half and lovely teenager. Coffee with my friends. Going to lovely shops. Wine! Talking to resourceful positive and optimistic people

Indian or China...we're talking tea here, not economics...

I like both and drink both

What do you value most about blogging?

It is like a diary for me. I love it when I find out family and friends are reading ( even if not commenting). I love my longstanding blog buddies. It is a really supportive community.

What can't you bring yourself to throw out of your wardrobe?

I love leggings. Too old for them for sure- but they are sooooooooooo comfortable! And handy

Would you rather someone didn't ask your views on controversial issues?

I don't mind a bit. As long as they don't mind a controversial answers!

Do you recommend people..and then wish you hadn't? A couple of times I have recommended colleagues who I trusted to clients and it turned out to be a disaster. But usually it works really well. I have learnt from it.

Do you own up to reading light novels, or hide them under the cushions if visitors arrive?

I don't read them. Not snobbery but I just don't. I like mags like Hello and OK though

Content with your own company or gregarious?

I am very gregarious but increasingly happy with my own company.

One thing which would noticeably improve your life.

Better health. But really I am very blessed indeed. I have people to love and people who love me. It doesn't get any better than that.

My questions are:

  1. If you could only visit one foreign country which one would it be?

  2. Ironing or hoovering?

  3. Football or rugby?

  4. Have you kept any soft toys from childhood?

  5. What is your favourite film and why?

  6. What is your idea of an entertaining evening?

  7. Do you have a favourite place?

  8. Extravagant or thrifty?

  9. What is your favourite shop?

  10. School day memories. Happy or sad?


Loopin said...

1. If you could only visit one foreign country which one would it be?
Spain – it’s the country I’ve visited the most and I really enjoy it and attempting in my poor way to speak the language.
If you’re talking new country, aside from those already visited: Norway.
2. Ironing or hoovering?
Both are awful, but marginally I prefer to hoover
3. Football or rugby?
I probably understand the rules of footie better than rugby, and over the years I’ve watched more of it.
4. Have you kept any soft toys from childhood?
Yep – I still at age 45 have my childhood teddybear. He is nestled up with my nightwear.
5. What is your favourite film and why?
The Shawshank Redemption; because for me it’s about keeping a sense of your self and your values no matter how awful the circumstances you find yourself in.
6. What is your idea of an entertaining evening?
A convivial evening with friends – whether I’m doing the entertaining or someone else is. I’m not big on big groups of people, so 6-8 people tops. Talking, eating, drinking, laughing.

7. Do you have a favourite place?
Lake District – behind every bend is another breathtaking view.

8. Extravagant or thrifty?
Bipolar in that respect! At present I’d say extravagant, but when the finances look thin, I go the other way!

9. What is your favourite shop?
Amazon – I know it’s a virtual shop, but for the kinds of things I’m interested in buying, it’s ideal.
Physical shop-wise – Lakeland Limited: great domestic gadgets, superb customer service.

10. School day memories. Happy or sad?
Happy. Great school, good friends, good fun.

karen gerstenberger said...

Such fun to read your thoughts! Thanks for sharing. XOXO

Busy Bee Suz said...

This was cute and interesting.
So funny..our english is different from your english. I had some trouble figuring out some of the questions, but by reading your answers, it made it through.
Hope you are feeling well.

tmmb said...

Your memes are always so interesting! and inspiring. I promise to give this one a go. :)

the fly in the web said...

Glad you enjoyed it. It came to me...thus the first set of questions...from Pueblo girl, who has a super blog that you might like to visit.

Maggie May said...

I agree those horns are IRRITATING! Good answers that I was really interested to read.

If you want to change the date on a post you started at an earlier date, you will see there is a box marked *postal options* and if you click on that you can change your date.
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