- Swedish or Hollywood The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? - neither. I just couldn't make myself read the books or watch the films. I understand I've missed out and life isn't worth living. I'm okay with that.
- Paper or plastic? Paper. I prefer the texture of paper. Though I suspect I should have asked 'paper or plastic - what?'
- What was your favorite year? Spring! Now! I love the taste of promise in the air. I'm a big, big fan of Spring flowers. Plus, it's coming up to my birthday! Yay!
- What book would you insist that I read? I wouldn't. Having done a Creative Writing Degree and been at the mercy of the literati who believe that only Literature should be read...I take the view that if you're an adult, you read what you enjoy. Whatever it is.
- What was the least favorite automobile that you've driven? That's easy. The Toyota Aygo. It was the smallest, most ridiculous car I've ever had the misfortune to drive. It was so small the driver only needed a button for the electric window on their side i.e. it was easier to reach over and put the passenger's window down using their button. The boot would only fit a brief case. I could go shopping for my weekly food shop, but I couldn't take my teenager with me. I hated/loathed/detested it.
- Place you would most like to visit? New Zealand. I read Gerald Durrell when I was a child and that's the only place I really have a hankering to visit.
- What are your eleven favorite songs? Oh boy. That changes depending on my mood. To prove I am really a culture vulture, not just a common oik, I'll give you 11 of my favourite classical tunes: O Fortuna, Carl Orff. Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copeland. Beethoven's 5th. Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor (I think that's the right one...there are too many to choose from and I do get them mixed up). The Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven. The Flower Duet, Leo Delibes. Montagues and Cappulets, Dance of the Knights, Prokofiev. Spring, Vivaldi. Piano Concerto 1, Tchaikovsky. Beethoven's 9th. Blue Danube, Johann Strauss II (cheesy I know, I still love it). And finally, Henry Manchini's Pink Panther Theme...just because! :-)
- If you could live in a different time/place, which? Good grief. No way. I like the present. It's got it's flaws, but this is probably the easiest time for people to find a place for themselves, if they're not normal. Though obviously, this can only apply here and now in the UK. Discrimination, prejudice and -isms are much worse in other places.
- Favorite meal? Comfort Pie! Leek, sweetcorn, bacon, shed load of cheese, mixed in with mashed potatoes made with butter and cream. Baked until top is golden.
- What place makes you feel most at peace? My gran's porch, when I was growing up.
- Do you have a joke for me? I murder joke telling. I could never be a stand-up. I'd be pelted off the stage for sure. Have this one liner that Boy loves: a blonde, an Englishman and an alien walk into the bar. The barman looks up and say 'what is this? Some kind of joke?'
Given everyone's really busy and I know how difficult it is to find the time, I won't tag 11 bloggers. But that doesn't let you off the hook. Here are 11 questions for you to answer. Come back and let me know if you've decided to play.
1. What are the 11 things you couldn't possible live without?
2. What's your favourite quote?
3. What's your favourite time of day?
4. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
5. Which Hollywood remake was better than the original?
6. Where's your most favourite place in the World to eat?
7. Do you have a favourite poem?
8. What's your favourite put-down?
9. In your list of 11 favourite tunes to relax to, what's number 5?
10. Cats, dogs or chickens? What's your pet of choice?
11. Where is the place you prefer to unwind?
Go on, let's play!