Monday, May 4, 2009

Tagged or eight things you never needed to know about me

Oh dear. Not waving but drowning got me.

1. What are your current obsessions?
Getting 36 mpg out of the car. It all started when petrol was about 113p a litre. I started this hypermiling thing to see if I could do better than the 32-ish I was getting. Staying at the speed limit, watching the gear changes, floating to junctions. I've reached a steady 35.8 edging to 36 on long runs. God, it's so boring.

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
Jeans, jeans and more jeans. Accesorised with gorgeous crushed raspberry suede jacket and posh totty sunglasses when I want to look good and incredibly tatty ancient waxed jacket when the only one to appreciate me is the dog. No, it's not a Barbour; I am short enough and mean enough to wear M&S children's gear.

3. Last dream you had?
This was really difficult. I rarely remember my dreams. I do remember dreaming about driving in the snow a few nights ago. This may be the long range weather forecast for the UK.

4. Last thing you bought?
Tickets for the Hay Festival. Yippee. I'm going to see Alan Bennett, Steve Jones, Jeremy Paxman, Desmond Tutu, Danny Abse, Clive James and, and, and.

5. What are you listening to?
Supertramp. I'm sitting at the kitchen table and I've just listened to The Logical Song.

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?
Arianrhod. The goddess of feminine power. What else?

7. Favourite holiday spots?
Florence, Bow Creek, There (when There becomes Here). When I'm There, I just don't want to be anywhere else.

8. Reading right now?
Blake by Peter Ackroyd. It's been sitting in the book box by the side of the bed for a few months and I've only just settled down to read it because it's the kind of book that demands your attention.

9. Four words to describe yourself.
Well, it has to be five words doesn't it?

Take out the one you don't like, but I suggest you leave in the end two!

10. Guilty pleasure?
The Archers

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
Tom and Jerry. I can't remember a time when I wasn't hooked.

12. Favourite spring thing to do?
Spot the first lamb of the year. When I was a child , the neighbouring farm used the field next to us for lambing. Not those cute white fluffy lambs. The small, hardy ones with black faces and legs. And attitude.

13. Planning to travel to next?
Back across the border, later today. Humph.

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Breakfast yesterday. Homemade bread, toasted. Local butter and homemade marmalade. Doesn't get better.

15. When did you last get tipsy?
New Year's Eve. Comfortably numb.

16. Favourite ever film?
The Italian Job. Original version. It never fails to make me laugh. Other stuff comes and goes but that just sticks.

17. Care to share some wisdom?
Wisdom? If only I had some for myself... but here goes:

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching.

18. Song you can't get out of your head?
Up on the roof. James Taylor.

19. Thing you are looking forward to?
Friends and family coming to stay for the Hay Festival in a couple of weeks, including my smashing son. Next week, visiting my daughter, hoping for good weather to sit by the Cam and enjoy a picnic.

20 If money were no object, where would you choose to live?
There would become Here faster than the speed of light.

Now, there need to be another eight victims.

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  1. Thanks so much for the thought but I did a similar tag just a few blogs if you don't mind, I'll pass this time.

    I loved reading this. Just your blog title always makes me smile. I am going to see James Taylor in concert in July. I also live in jeans and jackets...and as for the Archers...well you're my kind of woman!

  2. Hello MBNAD - I love your blogging name so much. I think mine would be MASQD (Mad and Sometimes Quite Dangerous) but it doesn't have the same ring to it somehow. Thanks for the tag. It was great to look over your blog - loved the photo with your dog. I also read some of Mossie's blog. We had a border collie growing up - so smart, addicted to Coronation St and would herd us like sheep when we walked him. So I have a real soft spot for them. Really looking forward to reading more.

  3. I'll have to remember to do this sometime, as at the moment I'm battling with an urge to have a cuppa, and the desire not to move from my comfy spot. Oh and the coursework, but thats just rubbish. Xx


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