I’ve been meme tagged. Twice. I tried to write a response on Saturday night but it was swallowed by the computer. I have only just found it again, so imagine it’s still Saturday night and half of the weekend is still to go.
I haven’t tagged anyone else as it appears everyone is in already. I’ve had so much fun reading about things I haven’t thought of for years. I mean, when was the last time you were asked for your favourite colour?
What is your current obsession?
Hunting down woollen jerseys to felt
What was the most interesting thing you did today?
After moths of trying to have dinner with friend across the road, we decided that morning tea was much easier with small kids. This morning we finally all sat down to baby bundt cakes, coffee and a children’s tea party.
What are you wearing today?
A teal cowl neck top, thrifted cardigan and jeans with a hole that I swear I will mend one day soon.
What's for dinner?
Roasted chicken drums sticks and vegetable with freshly picked herbs.
What would you eat for your last meal?
I can’t say at the moment, but if I were still seven I would tell you – pumpkin soup, roast lamb with roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie. Can you spot the theme?
What's the last thing you bought?
Lemons for the baby bundt cakes.
What are you listening to right now?
The dim sounds of a tv in the background that I really should turn off. I think it might be Grand Designs.
What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Janelle truly has far too much energy. How does she get time to have all those adventures?
Miss Smith has a great sense of humour and a great sense of robots too. She laughs and posts about pictures like this. I could only admit to close friends that these have me in hysterics. Oh and we appear to share the same china and table – very weird.
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
In Arrowtown, but with really, really good central heating.
Which language do you want to learn?
French. I have tried and tried, but haven’t the patience. I wish some BFG could come in the night and just pour the language into my ear.
What's your favourite quote (for now)?
In and out of weeks and over a year – from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I’m mentally collecting child like images of time. They all seam to be in awe of any length of time as if it were some miracle i.e. He stayed inside for MORE THAN TWO WEEKS – from The Hungry Caterpillar.
What is your favorite color?
Red or brown, but not always and probably not together.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
My great grandmother’s cape. It comes with tales of being worn for her debut in London, when it was still pink.
What is your dream job?
One close to home.
What's your favourite magazine?
Selvedge – It just doesn’t age. I was delighted when my Godmother sent me half of her back copies. She sent the other half to my cousin so we could both read them and then swap.
If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
A copy of Material Obsession Two for myself, a pair of Mary Janes for E and maybe a whole chocolate cake to share with friends.
Describe your personal style?
I dressed myself. Things get thrown on as I need them, and not necessarily with a particular rhyme or reason. However, after watching a few re-runs of Mad About You, I am wondering if my style is more embarrassingly along the lines of early 1990’s.
What are you going to do after this?
Sit down and watch Bedtime Stories while eating date cake and eggy custard.
What are your favourite films?
Only because I could watch them time and time again, in order of when I first saw them – Labarynth, The Princess Bride, Reality Bites, Amelie and Dinner Rush.
What's your favourite fruit?
Raspberries and Nectarines
What inspires you?
Catching my daughter admiring herself in the mirror. Why don’t we all do this more often.
Also, colours and textures and when they just happen to be put together in a way that makes me stop, observe and think.
Your favourite books?
The English Patient and anything by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Do you collect anything?
China – Poole in any form of blue, blue and white striped cornishware and Crown Lynn mixing bowls.
What are you currently reading?
“Eat, Pray, Love” and I have my doubts about finishing this one.
Go to your book shelf, take down the first book with a red spine you see, turn to page 26 and type out the first line:
“The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom took the salute and addressed the troops in a characteristic Churchillian speech”
From “Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45, 28 (Maori) Batallion”
What makes you follow a blog?
Creativity and humanity. Ideas that I can build on or just admire and a sense that this a real person as opposed to a perfectly turned out Martha Stewart magazine.
What do you love most about where you currently live?
The pace and the time taken over teacups. I love that everyone I encounter here agrees that children are a treasure to be cherished and can pass time without talking of crippling mortgages and monetary issues.