waiting patiently whilst DS1 decided which of the many children's comics/magazines I was going to fork out for him, and was perusing the titles available for grown ups (rather than "adults" which is a whole different genre) and noticed that they had a bout eight copies of Harpers Bazaar. Now, it's a nice enough Co-Op and everything but I wonder if they really sell EIGHT copies of that particular magazine a month? Bearing in mind I am a magazine whore and I have never ever read it, it's quite posh really.
Anyway, a meme stolen from the lovely Beege
1. Do you like blue cheese?
I love blue cheese, especially Roquefort which i didn't realise counted as an unpasturised cheese until so late in my pregnancy as to make no difference
2. Have you ever smoked?
Yes, on occasion. I smoked regularly at University, although never enough to wake up in the morning and want one, but enough. I cut back a lot about eleven years ago, but have sporadically indulged since. Of course, during that time, the number of people I socialise with who smoke (because it tends to be when I am *ahem* socialising that I smoke) has reduced considerably. I am also in the fortunate position to be able to smoke and then not smoke for ages. The last time I had a cigarette was before I found out I was pregnant with Ted. then I had one the other week along with a lot of red wine, and was sick. I'm not expecting to have one again forever now, as the sickness was hideous.
3. Do you own a gun?
No, and I never want to, nor do I want to shoot one, in fact I'm not sure if I've ever even SEEN one
4. What flavour do you add to your drink at Sonic?
We don't have this in the UK
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Not usually. I did when I was younger because I thought that they would always give me a hard time about my weight, whereas now, well, if they do they can stick it, I know I am a big girl, and I don't need someone with a medical degree to tell me that. Having worked with GPs for years I have a slight contempt for them rather than an awe
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I would eat one in an emergency
7. Favourite Christmas movie?
It's a Wonderful Life
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee. I love it, and need about three within an hour of waking.
9. Can you do push ups?
10. Do you know the secret to a happy life?
Sunshine should feature. Children also. Pinot Grigio, friends, music...
11. What’s your favourite piece of jewelry?
The only things I wear all the time are my wedding and engagement rings which are not actually the original ones in either case. I have lots of necklaces that I like a lot. My least favourite piece of jewellery is the earrings my husband bought me for Christmas, but that's a whole other story
12. Favourite hobby?
13. Song you’re listening to right now?
None - there's a bit of background music on Grand Designs on the TV and Radio 4 on in the kitchen upstairs
14. Do you have A.D.D.?
15. What’s one trait you do not like about yourself?
Bitching about people in my head although not so much out loud
16. Middle name?
Elizabeth. I like it and it goes well with my first name
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
1. What shall I make for my dinner?
2. If I have a glass of wine tonght by myself am I am alchie?.
3. Alfie needs to go to bed soon.
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
Nothing at all
19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
Coffee, water, wine
20. Current worry?
That it's a mistake to send Ted to nursery, even though he is perfectly happy there
21. Current hate right now?
Some stuff at work
22. Favourite place to be?
Where my children are. In the sunshine. Bed with a good book
23. How did you bring in the New Year?
Grumpily because Mike insisted on going to bed before midnight on purpose because he hates New Year. I hate the whole "party like it's 1999" thing too, but going to bed mardily at 11.50pm pissed me off.
24. Where would you like to go?
France on holiday in our own little house with aircon and a pool.
25. Name four people who will complete this:
Nobody reads this blog!
26. Do you own slippers?
Yes, and I wear them sometimes, but I find them too flat for me and I feel slobby. I'm so with Flylady on this one
27. Last magazine you read:
Saturday Times magazine. I am about to read this month's Red and Marie Claire when I achieve 17.2) and 3) above
28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I never have but I don't imagine it to be a nice experience
29. Can you whistle?
30. Favourite colour?
To wear: Black, brown, white, green. In sweets I always like the green ones
31. Would you be a pirate?
No, I get seasick
32. What songs do you sing in the shower in the morning?
I don't sing in the shower as a rule although I sing everywhere else. Lately I've been singing snippets from High School Musical 2 because we are watching it a LOT.
33. Favourite girl’s name?
You see, we never really got there with girls names, we had Helena for Alfie and six for Ted: Amelie, Anya, Annie, Maya, Tess and Francesca. I suspect he would have been Francesca
34. Favourite boy’s name?
A tie: Ted and Alfie
35. What’s in your pocket right now?
They are empty but there have been: an earring, a mobile phone, a pair of Ted's socks, my front door key and a tube of Daktacort at various times today
36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Ted and Alfie
37. Best bed sheets as a child?
*sobs* we didn't have fancy ones, but I did like my green and white gingham check
38. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Broken arm, broken leg
39. Do you love where you live?
I love my house, I would like it if there were some jobs done on it that need doing - new kitchen, bathroom, hall stairs and landing decorated, garden remodelled etc.I like the area too, near to amenities, leafy suburb
40. Cat lover or dog lover?
Neither really although I do own two cats
41. Who is your loudest friend?
I am probably everyone's loudest friend, but mine is probably Bob
42. How many fish do you have?
43. Does someone have a crush on you?
Don't think so
44. What is your favourite television show?
Hmmm. Well, the Sopranos has finished. I love Brothers and Sisters, ER, Desperate Housewives, and I am enjoying Dirty Sexy Money and Mad Men. I like Gavin and Stacey, The Apprentice, Ashes to Ashes
45. What is your favourite book(s)?
I love loads of books. Anything by Adriana Trigiani, Marian Keyes. I loved A thousand Splendid Suns. Time Travellers Wife. Anything by Laurie Graham and Lorna Landvik
46. What is your favourite candy?
I love white chocolate.
47. Favourite Sports TEAM?
Liverpool Football Club
48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
I quite fancy the guitar bit in Evita, and everyone crying and wearing mantillas. I hope that if I ever have to choose that stuff I will choose something that epitomises me whilst making everyone smile. Something like "In These Shoes?" by Kirsty McColl.
50. What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
What time is it? God I need a wee!