I saw this over at Victoria’s lovely blog a while ago and as I didn’t have any inspiration as to what to write about today, I thought I’d have a go at it, too.
42, going to be 43 this year. But 43 is the new 20 (or something. Isn’t it?)
B. Bed size:
King size. With a lovely, LOVELY goosedown mattress topper. Oh, how I love my bed.
C. Chore you dislike:
Cleaning the oven. And hoovering the stairs.
No, thanks. Two cats, and a new addition to the family as of last weekend – a baby Hermann’s tortoise, Freddy.
E. Essential start to your day:
A large cup of builders’ tea in my big spotty mug.
F. Favorite colour:
Blue. There are so many different shades of blue, and it’s also the colour of jeans. And William and Ashley both look lovely in pale blue.
G. Gold or silver:
Platinum, if you’re offering. But back in the real world, I definitely prefer silver to gold.
About 5’3” I think. But I haven’t measured myself/been measured for years.
I. Instruments you play(ed):
The violin. Briefly. And very badly.
I work as Clerk to Governors in two local primary schools (very part-time). Though it’s soon to be only one, as I’ve just handed in my notice to one of them, and replaced it with a voluntary job working in a local charity shop on Wednesday afternoons.
One, William, aged 11.
In a little village near Newton Abbot in South Devon.
M. Mum’s name:
Suzanne. Which I think is a lovely name, and quite unusual when she was born, I think. Her middle name is Mary, as is mine – a name I dislike intensely.
None that spring to mind. Although I was called Dumbo at school due to my sticky-out ears, which I had pinned back when I was about 14.
O. Overnight hospital stays:
See previous answer. Only other time was after I had William.
P. Pet peeves:
People who have long conversations on their mobiles when you’re sitting having a coffee/lunch/dinner with them. So. Bloody. Rude. I’ve actually walked out of a café when a friend of mine took the fourth call on her mobile in less than the space of time it had taken us to drink one cup of coffee.
Q. Quote from a movie:
“Your ego is writing cheques your body can’t cash” from Top Gun.
R. Righty or lefty:
1 brother, Nick, 4 years younger than me.
T. Time you wake up:
The alarm goes off at 6.50 am on a school day, earlier on a car boot sale day, and as I’m a morning person anyway, I’m usually up and about by 7.30 ish, even when I don’t have to be.
I beg your pardon?
V. Vegetables you don’t like:
I don’t have a violent objection to any veg, but I’m not overkeen on parsnips.
W. What makes you run late:
‘Just finishing off’ a blog post, usually! Though I’m very rarely late – can’t bear it.
X. X-rays you’ve had:
Mostly my teeth.
Y. Yummy food you make:
I made a really lovely dinner from Jamie’s 30-Minute meals the other night when my friend Becs and her son came over for dinner – “Superfast Beef Hash, Jacket Potatoes with sour cream, goddess salad and lovely butterbeans with bacon”. It went down very well indeed.
Z. Zoo animal favourites:
Giraffes. They’re amazing. Although I always look at them thinking what lovely shoes/handbags their skin would make. That’s not quite right, is it?