I've been Tagged
I have been tagged by Monalisa.
I have to answer 10 questions that Monalisa has asked me, then think up 10 questions for 5 people to answer, sounds easy enough...
1. Which holiday destination have you revisted again and again?
Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. Probably visited 6 or 7 times but not for a few years now because most of our holidays are now spent in Australia/New Zealand where our son/daughter live. Would like to go back to Lanzarote though.
2. Why did you start a blog?
Began when I retired. Meant it to be a diary of sorts but it has turned out to be more like jottings from time to time.
3. What is your favourite TV programme?
I don't really have a favourite but I do like things like:
Frost, Lewis, Frasier, Friends, Coronation Street, costume drama: Lark Rise to Candleford, Cranford and Pride and Prejudice, chat shows like Parkinson and some documentaries - lately "Tribal Wives".
4. Red wine or white wine?
It has to be red as white wine tends to give me heartburn! Perhaps I should pay more for it!
5. What is the biggest lie you have ever told?
When I was arranging big birthday surprise parties for my husband and engagement party for daughter.
6. Have you ever won money?
Does £10 on the lottery count. Oh and one £50 win on Premium Bonds.
7. Your first childhood memory?
I really don't think I can remember much before I went to school at 5. I recall standing waiting for the bus to take me to school and I have various memories of being at school too. I remember the teacher (Miss Winterbottom) reading us a story called "Horrible Harriet".
8. Do you enjoy cooking or being cooked for?
Both. I do love to cook and have friends and family round and I love to bake and decorate cakes. I also enjoy going out to eat, prefer to friends but restaurants are good too.
9. Have you every had need to call the fire brigade?
Yes, once. Shortly after we moved house, about 17 years ago, we were doing some decorating and had lots of windows open (summer time). One evening, just after dinner we heard a loud bang from upstairs. I thought it was just a door slamming but husband wasn't so sure and went to look. In the back bedroom we still had some boxes not unpacked and they were alight. I called the fire brigade and husband managed to heave the flaming boxes out of the window so that by the time the firemen arrived, about 10 minutes, all was out. They checked everything and all was well. A burnt patch on the carpet and the contents of the boxes were lost (we managed to claim on insurance) but no smoke damage at all. Cause of fire - we believe that a throw-away lighter was in one of the boxes and had been leaking and with the heat in the room and packing paper in the boxes it had all combusted. No real harm done but it would have been a very different story had we been out. Husband used to work some evenings then too and if he had been at work I probably wouldn't have checked and that would have been another story! We were very lucky.
10. How many houses have you lived in?
From childhood - 12.
Now I have to list 5 people to tag. If anyone of you reading this would like to have a go, please feel free.
I am inviting the following to take part -
Sylvia from over the Hill
if they take it up they should do as I have done, answer the 10 questions below, then set 10 new questions and tag 5 others to take part.
and here are their 10 questions.
1. How do you relax?
2. What possession could you not live without?
3. What makes you laugh?
4. What is your greatest fear?
5. Who do you most admire, living or dead and why?
6. What talent do you wish you had?
7. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
8. What single thing would improve your life?
9. What is your favourite song or piece of music?
10. What is your greatest achievement?
The thin end of the wedge
3 days ago