Saturday, 13 August 2011

easy as one, two, three..

i've seen this little Q+A doing the rounds recently on a few different blogs, and figured i would have a go..

  • What is bothering you right now? well, i suppose the obvious things: job insecurity, leading to financial worries, and those of the people close to me as well..

  • Do you like celebrity magazines?  No - the closest i would ever get to reading them is the Sunday Times Style mag, which is not v celeb based..i can't be doing with those ridiculous gossip ones, what a waste of time and money!

  • When was the last time you were ill? Why? Well, at the moment i have various things up with me, which mean i'm taking what seems like a million types of tablets all the time..but in terms of colds and flu, i can't really remember, so it must have been a while ago..

  • Do you feel you belong in a different era? i often wish i did - fashionwise, i would have loved to have been around in the 1920s or the 1950s (which really can't have come as much of a shock to anyone, given my love of 50s style fashion!)..i know that this next comment is probably going to annoy the more feminist of readers, but i would totally love to have been a 50s housewife!

  • Who owns you? i wish i could say nobody, but honestly, probably my best friend (who on bad days doubles up as my worst enemy)..enough said.

  • Favorite country in Europe? well, i have only ever been to spain, portugal and france..of those, i would probably say france, as i can speak more of the language, and there is something magical about paris..

  • Did you skive off school? actually, suprisingly (given my hate of rules and regulations) no.

  • Ever played an instrument? no, other than the recorder when everyone had to in about yr3 of primary school..both my sisters play and have had lessons in musical instruments, i just have no musical talent at all..

  • Favorite alcoholic drink? i don't drink alcohol at all, so don't have one..

  • Do you follow fashion? i guess i do to some extent, i do try new things now and again, but i don't think that i follow it in terms of letting fashion trends dictate what i can and cannot wear at any given time..i know my style, and when i go shopping i know what i like and whether new styles will suit me, and if i don't like them or think that they will, i'll avoid them..i'd like to think that i have my own sense of style, whether it's fashioable or not..

  • What colour are your eyes? Do you like that colour? blue, and i have been told they are one of my best features..i do like them :)

  • What is the furthest you have travelled from your home? How far was it? i went to south africa a few summers ago, with an ex and his family for a few weeks..i found one of the places we went to, and it's 9,500 miles away, and we travelled a lot of miles once we were there - it was an amazing place, and we got to see so much, but i don't think it would be somewhere i would choose to visit again..

  • What is the coldest temperatures you have experienced? Where were you? i suppose just the UK, last winter was the coldest i have known a winter to be in this country in my lifetime, according to the car display, temperatures at my house got down to -15!
  • What is the hottest temperatures you have experienced? Where were you? umm..maybe spain? we used to go for an annual holiday to our neighbour's villa, when i was in school / college, and i always remember it being sunny..that said, i also got ridiculously sunburnt in barmouth earlier in the year, which must have also been quite hot!

  • Imagine you have three wishes. List them. (A million more wishes doesn't count)   first, for all of the people i love and care about to be happy. second for all of the world to be sorted out, ie. no more war, no more poverty, and no more stupid economic crises - better management required all third wish would be for a ferrari (any model, i'm not fussy!)

  • Are you keeping a secret from the world? not really..weirdly, considering that i have a blog and therefore share a lot, i am a fairly private person when it comes to some things, so i guess that there are things about me which i prefer to keep from some people, but no majorly exciting, closet-dwelling-skeletons!

  • If you could go back in time and give advice to yourself ten years ago, what would you say? don't spend all of your time worrying about keeping everyone else happy, make your life your own and follow your heart..

  • How have you changed in the past 10 years? i like to think i have grown up more, i know i'm a lot more mature than people expect in some instances (that said i can still have my stupid moments!)..i am more cynical, i've fallen in and out of love, several times.i have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and mainly come to terms with it, i have lost a lot of the self-confidence i had, especially in relation to the way i look the way i see myself..

  • Is abortion wrong? simply, i think it is wrong to use it as a means of contraception..but i think that it should be considered on a circumstantial evidence basis, as there are times when i think that it can be the only feasible option..that said, i would hope that i am never in a position to make that decision..

  • Do you like long train/car journeys? i'm not too much of a fan of trains..on the whole, on car journeys i prefer to be driving..

  • Have you ever considered writing a novel? yes, and started a few times, and then given up (which is something i do  with many things i start and then move away from..)

  • Have you ever punched someone in the face? no, but i do have a list of people i would like to..

  • What is your sense of humour like? very sarcastic..

  • Are you a good person? i don't think that's a question someone can answer for theirselves, although i would like to think that if you asked someone i know, they would say i was..


  1. I would love to be a 50's housewife too. Or any kind of housewife to be honest. Love that your 3rd wish was for a ferrari! x

  2. Oh Char, was there really a question about punching people in the face? That makes me giggle so much! I'm shocked you've never actually done it ;-)

    And of course you're a good person! You're wonderful.