I was going to nick something from one of my favourite bloggers at http://mrwriteon.wordpress.com He doesn’t know this but I used to read his blog long before I started writing my own. Go visit him – he’s great !
I’ve decided to save his idea for another time though. Trouble is, I’m still too busy enjoying the summer to focus on interesting blog posts or even, and probably more importantly, new career developments. So, I’ve gone for something similar but not quite so long!
Who were you named after?
It’s a tradition in our family that the first-born is named after the father’s parent. So, I should have been called Mary after my grandmother but my mother, being the rebel that she is, decided that wasn’t exotic enough. She gave my grandmother the honour of picking my name though, and she chose the name of an actress she rather liked.
Do you like your handwriting?
It depends on the pen which is why I always like to use a good one. I can’t be doing with a scratchy biro !
If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Of course! I may, at first, be a bit wary of how loud I can be – especially my laugh – but I’m great fun and a good confidante and am genuinely interested in other people. And I’m very modest about what a lovely person I am…
Do you still have your tonsils?
No! They were whipped out when I was just five! Imagine that! I don’t think they do that to children so young these days, and a good thing too as I’m still traumatised by the memories. No one believes me but I still maintain I woke up in the operating theatre and even now, I still have nightmares about the gas mask going over my face.
What is your favourite cereal?
I don’t really do breakfast unless it’s a weekend when the husband does his big fry-up. If I had to choose, I would say Crunchy Nut Cornflakes
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Hell, no !
What colour knickers and shoes are you wearing?
You see, this is the reason my husband doesn’t really like reading my blog as he says I give out far too much unnecessary information. When I say it’s funny, he just shakes his head sadly and says it really isn’t. Anyway, back to this question….. I always wear matching bras and knickers because even though no one will ever see them, it makes me feel quite confident that should I have an accident, the medical staff would think, in the midst of all the blood and gore, that actually I’m quite a classy lady! And I’m not wearing any shoes as I’m in my house and I’m always barefoot in the house – apart from in the midst of winter when I wear socks, or pink fluffy slippers.
What was the last thing you ate?
I haven’t eaten yet – see favourite cereal answer above. So last thing I had yesterday was one of the early crop of pears that my friend brought round from her garden. Oh, apart from a piece of cake this morning. Oh, and a peking duck spring roll, just now!!
Favourite sport to watch
It used to be tennis. In fact, there was a time, before I had a family, when I used to take two weeks off just to watch and visit Wimbledon. However, increasingly, I’ve noticed that it’s more fun watching any big football match with a group of people who shout as loudly as I do !! My son hates to admit it but he loves watching football with me…
Do you wear contacts?
No. I had to start wearing glasses a few years ago but I am too vain to wear them if I can avoid it, and I’m too squeamish to try contacts. Just watching my daughter putting her lenses in, makes me feel physically sick!
Last movie you watched
Finally got round to watching Les Misérables with the family on Sunday. I loved it. I thought the Hollywood cast would ruin it but Russell Crowe’s voice was surprisingly lovely and of course, I was in floods of tears by the end. Not for long though as I went off to the piano with the boy and he played while I sang all the songs – much to daughter and husband’s exasperation !!
What did you watch on TV last night?
I don’t know why, I really don’t, but for some reason I thought I’d give that new American sci-fi drama Under The Dome a go. I was asleep by the first ad break!
I should have known, given it was on Channel 5 ….