Monday, 12 November 2012

A bit of fun...

The lovely FrugalMummy over at My Beautiful Life tagged me in this game - she tells me that it works like this:

Here are the rules:
  • every tagged person has to tell 11 things about themselves
  • answer the 11 questions from the person who tagged you
  • list 11 questions for the folk you are going to tag, and they should have fewer than 200 followers if possible
  • don't back-tag
Hmmm....11 things about me then, well  here goes!

1) I was about 8 when I got my first camera, and I have been obsessed with taking pictures ever since.
2) If I could choose to be anywhere in the world, I would choose here:

3) I am currently reading "Beyond Chocolate" in order to hopefully get over my issues with food - namely eating more of it than I should!
4) I have recently picked up and begun playing the clarinet again after a break of over 30 years. I have now reached the stage where all of a sudden things begin to fall into place again and I am remembering the joy that playing an instrument brings.
5) My No. 1 food weakness is crisps. I love them, so am mentally altering the name of the book mentioned above to "Beyond crisps"
6) The nicest sandwich in the world is Marmite, Peanut butter and mature cheddar cheese.
7) We have an accidental cat. MrEH was on the phone to his brother. Their conversations are not known for making much sense to the rest of the world, so when he turned to me and asked "L says do we want a kitten?" it is perhaps not entirely surprising that I assumed he was joking, and said "Oh go on then, why not!" Three weeks later HRH The cat moved in.
8) I am such a dog-person at heart, that it seemed not in the least strange for me to decide to teach HRH the Cat to sit when she was a kitten, in spite of being assured that you "can't teach a cat to sit". You can, I have, and she still does.

9) My earliest memory is sitting in front of the black & white TV in the front room of the first home I can remember, watching the Bohemian Rhapsody video. No surprise that I grew up to become a massive Queen fan, I guess.

10) If I had to choose between Facebook and Twitter, Twitter would win every time.
11)  I have a shockingly bad memory. One of the reasons I love photography so much is that photos are such a superb memory-jogger.

And FM's questions for me were thus:

1. In which month is your birthday? July. Lovely having a summer birthday!
2. What is your favourite colour? Purple. Or blue. Or perhaps red......
3. What one thing do you wish you could change in your life? I'd quite like to be 3 inches taller.....
4. What is your biggest regret? I don't have regrets of my own making - there's no sense in that. However, I do very much wish that MrEH had met both my Grandfather and Great Uncle - Grandad would have like the fact that he is such a gentleman, and Great Uncle Bob, well, the pair of them would have talked for HOURS!
5. What do you feel is your Christmas tradition? The one that endures, unchanged, is that Mum and I do NOTHING other than please ourselves on Boxing day - we spend a lot of Christmas Eve and the day itself cooking and sorting out food - on Boxing Day, if someone wants something cooked, they do it themselves!
6. Which part of your body do you dislike the most? I'm trying to get over disliking any of it. See point 3 above. having been told by several people recently that I have lovely nails though, I'm learning to love my hands and fingers.
7. Which celebrity would you take out for dinner, and why? I should think that if it were possible to get her "off duty" as it were, the Queen would be fascinating to talk to. She's seen so much, travelled to so many places, and had so many difficult situations to deal with in her life.
8. Who was your favourite teacher at school, and why? I had a superb Geography teacher who had a real knack of explaining things and rarely got frustrated with any sort of lack of understanding. Oddly enough the strangest teacher I had was also for Geography - this was the chap who threw himself repeatedly against a chalk-covered blackboard in order to illustrate Coastal Erosion. It worked though, I have to say!
9. What do you like to do in your spare time? Walking, taking photos, reading, listening to music.
10. I'm coming for dinner: What will you cook for us to eat? Ooh, tricky one. I'm afraid I'm going to answer as though no vegetarians were involved.....we'll start with something like goats cheese, maybe lightly grilled with roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh rocket and a drizzle of Balsamic dressing. Main course - I'd probably turn to my old favourite and cook the wonderful mutton Tagine from the River Cottage Cook Book. I find Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's recipes fabulous, and his writing possibly the best of any food writer since Elizabeth David. For pudding we'd have something light - perhaps a home made ice cream - I might hand that over to MrEH actually - his Blackberry & Calvados ice cream was one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted.
11. What are you planning for your garden next year? Two chairs, a table, a tall glass of something cold and a good book! ;-) After this year's disasters on the growing-our-own front I am far from ready to consider next year, yet!

Right then....who to tag?

Dreaming of a Simple Life
A Cheerful Living Adventure
Intentionally Frugal
Cwtch Corner
The Wind & The Wellies
Wittgensteins Watering Can
Single & Utterly Fabulous

And my questions for you ladies.....

1) Marmite - yes or no?
2) If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you choose? (Chance to get photos in here folks!)
3) Dogs or cats? And why?
4) What is, in your opinion, the best sort of cheese.
5) Streetfood or posh restaurant?
6) Who was your very first best friend, and how old were you?
7) What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
8) How many different homes have you had in the course of your life? Which was your favourite, and why?
9) What size are your feet?
10) What was your favourite childhood book?
11) If offered the biscuit tin - what would you ideally hope to find inside?

Tag! You're it!



Wittgenstein's Watering Can said...

That was bloomin' hard, that was! ;-)

Robyn said...

Hee hee! I know - as I'd suffered, I thought a few others should too!

Anonymous said...

I had to really think about my response to that. Thanks!

Robyn said...

Odd isn't it - I was completely taken aback just how tough it was!

Orkneyflowers said...

That was hard and now I have no secrets left in the universe! My one is here.

Never know whether to leave you direct links or not, some folk like it some don't let me know you're preference and I'll refer appropriately as you prefer. I know I like it when folk leave links for me, then again, I'm lazy.


Link or no link.

Robyn said...

Links are fine when they're good links like yours! Will pop across and read yours then!