I was tagged by Melanie over at Wiggle While you Walk for this, The Sisterhood of The World Blog Awards, these are the kind of awards I like – where there’s no lobbying for votes, just a way to pass on the blog love.
I dare say many of you know lots about me already (or think you do!) but I have to answer 10 questions for Maxine and then ask 10 of my own questions of 7 bloggers I choose to nominate. Nice and simple for a Sunday post so here goes…
Describe yourself using only 5 words…
Friendly, Kind, Positive, Loyal, Self-effacing (yes that’s one word!)
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Depends on when you asked me! I wanted to be a nurse, an air hostess, something in PR/Marketing/HR, what ever it was, I'm pretty sure it wasn’t “PA”.
What would you cook if you had friends over for dinner?
Something that requires as little attention as possible that means we would have a relaxing fun evening with no stress. Either fajitas, because they’re fun for everyone to put together and I am a big believer in food being fun, sensual and tactile or a big bowl of chilli with tacos and nachos. This means I could spend more time drinking cocktails with MrS and our friends. There would be cheesecake or pannacotta for dessert and olives and snacks to start. Yum, I’m hungry now…
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?
Relocate to London to live with MrS. Get married in Central Park. Hide love notes in MrS’s case when he goes away.
Song you love to sing along to… loudly
Uptown Funk is my current favourite still hanging on from the summer. Long term favourites are Oh What a Night, Lonely Boy, Fat Bottom Girls, 9 to 5, No more Tears… ok you get the picture, I like to sing A LOT. And I like 70s music.
Do you have a Christmas Tradition?
This is a really interesting question for me. A few years ago I would have said yes, but my life has changed so much in the last 2 years and as my sons are grown up there’s currently not so much need for traditions at Christmas. MrS’s family all get together for lunch each year in a central point the week before Christmas, but my brother and his family live in Australia so we don’t have traditions like that on my side of the family. When the boys were younger we had 2 trees, one that they were allowed to decorate and one that I did myself. I was a bit of a perfectionist and that meant they could do what they liked and I didn’t have to pull the whole thing apart and re-do it after they had gone to bed! When they were really small they were both obsessed with trains so we spent many a Christmas Eve seeing Father Christmas on various “Santa Expresses”! I miss that time now but we still all have a great deal of fun at Christmas, except now they’re trying to out drink us and we’re all getting competitive over scrabble or being horrified by Cards Against Humanity…
Woodsmoke, mulled wine, lemon juice, gin and tonic, cinnamon, Christmas pudding (hate to eat it though), coffee, freshly cut grass, the North Norfolk coast on a freezing cold bright day, Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir, vanilla, line dried bed linen and freshly baked bread. Not all together though.
Usually whatever one we’re in, but Autumn definitely has the edge for me. Having worked in schools for many years September feels like new year to me much more than January. January is unforgiving and depressing, I never make NY resolutions because no one really wants to do anything much in January except keep warm!
What is your starsign?
Do you have a typical trait?
Oh yes, I am a typical Aries if you believe all that stuff:
- Short tempered
But I particularly like this:
Aries are good friends, they always look out for their friends with caring and generosity and will protect them should the need arise and encourage them with their natural optimism
And I would add “Creative” to the top list :D
So thank you Melanie, I hope you enjoyed my answers
I tag some of my favourite Post40Bloggers to take part if they would like to: