Are memes the blogger equivalent of buses ? Nothing for months and then.... three invitations at the same time. I have to thank "Potty Mummy", KatyBoo (welcome back, you were sorely missed and Katherine of "Supply and Demands".
As the meme were very similar I have filleted out the individual questions from each donor and added them at the end of the original 18, I therefore apologise in advance as you have extra answers to plough through. I am quite certain I am nowhere near as fascinating to the world out there as I am to myself - navel gazing a speciality.
1. What are your current obsessions?
Twittering, an encyclopedia written by surrealists.
The thought of chocolate - post Easter gorging has resulted in a ban on the luscious, voluptous, tempting, unctuous......stop it now
and the ongoing options
2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
Shamefully, my wonderful aubergine silky towelling dressing gown from the White Company, known in the family as "The Yoda Robe". I hide in this even when clothed, it is my comfort blanket and we live in an old house with many draughts.
3. What's for dinner?
Uncertain, I haven't looked in the fridge. Either stir fry or something involving fish, as I got quite excited about sea bream yesterday watching "Great British Menu"
4. Last thing you bought?
Half of Sainsburys yesterday in the real world and just one or two (honest) books from Amazon, online
5. What are you listening to?
Muse initially, but it has segued into Leonard Cohen
6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?
Pre-acknowledged goddess would have to be Eris goddess of Chaos, but were I to create my appropriate deity she would be goddess of proscrastination and indecision. Ditheria
7. Favourite holiday spots?
Anywhere in Italy, excluding most of the airports, obviously
8. Reading right now?
Cheri by Collette
9. Four words to describe yourself;
Over excited labrador puppy
10. Guilty pleasure?
I am not sure any pleasure should be guilty provided no one is hurt. Oh, hang on "Neighbours"
11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
Many bloggers but especially Belgium Waffling whose skills I suspect are the result of a Faustian pact made with the Holy Tortoise and KatyBoo who is the new Shakespure, Shikspeer, Shayks.... oh I give up (and apologise to Caryl Brahms and S J Simon)
12. Favourite spring thing to do?
Pottering in the garden, planning, waiting for the wisteria to come out
13. Planning to travel to next?
York, if that counts as travel, otherwise I have a wishlist of London, Paris, Italy and New York but they are all a bit "See what happens"
14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
First English asparagus with butter followed by ripe figs
15. When did you last get tipsy?
Last week - "but it wasn't my fault M'Lud, she made me" points accusing finger at RazorKitty
16. Favourite ever film?
Now this was difficult, possibly "Perfume" or "Some Like it Hot".
17. Care to share some wisdom?
If I had any, do you think I could afford to share ? Erm, however scared you are about something, plunge in, the worst that can happen is you will be proved right, and that in itself is a result.
18. Which book/play would you like to be a character in and why ?
Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing", clever and witty yet compassionate . Hides her fear with bravura but has the grace to acknowledge her mistakes.
The next questions are those from KatyBoo and Katherine that did not appear in the previous 18
KB1. Do you have any weird phobias?
Really don't like little fish in aquaria - the way they shimmer about makes me itch
KB2. Favourite song?
To sing - Zadok the Priest by Handel
Bring Me to Life by Evanescence
To listen to - Lou Read Perfect Day
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
and if I need a good cathartic sob nothing beats Allegri's Miserere
KB3. What’s your favourite meal you make without sticking to a recipe?
Almost anything with pasta, depending on season and what's available. The chameleon of the culinary world.
KB4. Who would play you in a movie of your life?
If it was for attitude they'd have to get Christian Bale in drag, logically I imagine Victoria Wood or Imelda Staunton would get it, in my fantasy Sarah Bernhardt.
KB5. Facebook or Twitter?
Both, but Twitter has my attention as more real time. Facebook is useful as a diary but is much less of a witty "salon"
KB6. What is your favourite word?
Hug - onamatopoeia of the very best
S&D1. Who is your favourite male celebrity at the moment?
Edward Norton, although the chap playing Cheri could be a runner.
S&D2. Wow! How Do You stay looking so young? Share your secret!
I ignore the teenagers
S&D3. If you could change anything in your life so far, what would it be?
Allowed myself the confidence to enjoy being me, carpe diem.
Rules of the meme. Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 8 people.
Not wanting to run the risk of double tagging anyone, I am leaving this open, anyone want to give it a go ? There's a lovely pick and mix to play with.
Notes from a train journey in Middle England
7 hours ago