Saturday, 16 April 2011
Questions and answers meme
I’ve always secretly quite liked a good questionnaire. Perhaps I’m so shallow that the few moments in the spotlight – even it if it a DLA application form – make me feel important. Before my inbox fills with eHowlers, it’s a joke - the DLA application form is a horrible horrible thing and the reason for filling it in more so.
So, after an interesting couple of days away with the Panther and our Boys, I was just thinking about how to get back in the groove when I got a message from Linda at Passionate Media. She’d tagged me in her meme.
A meme for those with better things to do than live in blogland is a thing of debatable pronunciation whereby a blogger writes a post then passes the theme to his or her chums. This time it’s an interesting set of questions.
Without further ado:
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
I could choose mum for unstinting love and courage or the Panther of News for humour and never failing to rise to the occasion, but I won’t, instead I’ll pick Super Sister. She’s followed her heart, succeeded and still managed to find time to organise everyone.
When were you happiest?
Fleetingly at the top of a mountain or sailing downwind on a moonlit ocean, but, enduringly, it’s now.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Too many and too dreadful to recount.
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
A Skoda Roomster.
What is your most treasured possession?
My family and our home.
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere with a view.
What’s your favourite smell?
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Tamsin Greig, because then she’d know who I was and maybe be my friend.
What is your favourite book?
Can’t possibly pick one. Although the one I’ve been commissioned to write is making me very happy at the moment.
What is your most unappealing habit?
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Minnie the Minx.
What is your earliest memory?
Under the table and in front of the Aga in the kitchen of our house. I think there was a dog too.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
What do you owe your parents?
Loyalty and the importance of place on the world and in the family.
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
I’m pleased to say I can’t think of anyone – either amnesia or a clear conscience. Except possibly anyone nauseated by my sentimental blog posts.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What does love feel like?
Warm, comfortable and safe.
What was the best kiss of your life?
The one from the Panther when we got married. See I told you it was nauseating.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Nice, lovely and marvellous.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Trying to persuade people to get the Press and Journal and Evening Express delivered – I was dreadful at it.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I’d have worn sunblock more often.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
We're all just a heartbeat away.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’m proud when I’ve written something that affected someone.
When did you last cry, and why?
I cry a little most days for my brother.
How do you relax?
A good book, a gin and tonic and some quiet. Either that or a brisk walk and some yoga.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Everything will pass in time and attitude is everything.
I’m going to tag the other blogs in the BMB comment group, or at least the ones who haven’t done this already.
Little Red Buttons
JoJo’s So-Called Life
Mrs Shortie’s Mind
Lion Taming at Number 32
And here's where it all started with Mrs Lister.