Victoria over at Florence & Mary did this tag a while back, and I thought the questions were quite fun and decided I’d have a go too.
- Are you named after anyone?
Yes and no. My first name, Caroline, was picked just because my Mum had always liked it, but my middle name, Mary (which I hate) was picked because it’s my Mum’s middle name, too.
- When was the last time you cried?
Christmas Day – see this post!
- Do you have any kids?
Yes, one stroppy teenager, William, who will be 15 next month. Cliché it may be, but I REALLY don’t know where the last 15 years have gone.
- If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Does anybody actually answer no to this question??!!!
- Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Mmm, far too much. And irony. Two of my favourite forms of humour, in fact.
- Will you ever bungee-jump?
Well, never say never, but it’s not something that I have a burning desire to do, so if I had to put money on it, I’d probably plump for no.
- What is your favourite cereal?
I’m not a fan of cereal at all. Yuck.
- What is the first thing you notice about people?
When Victoria answered this question, she said ‘their shoes’, and I have to agree with that! Also their voice, as the way somebody speaks can tell you volumes about them, I think.
- What is your eye colour?
Bluey greeny grey.
- Scary movie or happy endings?
I’m all for a happy ending, but not if it’s too twee or inappropriate to the story that’s gone before. But I quite like a good scary movie, too. I remember watching Candyman when I was Night Manager on board ship, and being absolutely terrified out of my wits when I was wandering around the empty ship by myself because everybody else was asleep!
- Favourite Smells?
New carpets. Jo Malone Orange Blossom. And anything that reminds me of holidays.
- Summer or Winter?
Summer, without a shadow of a doubt or a moment’s hesitation.
- Computer or television?
Both. But not at the same time.
- What is the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
I was lucky enough to circumnavigate the globe when I worked on the ships, so I imagine it would be somewhere in the environs of New Zealand.
- Do you have any special talents?
No, but I get worse hangovers than anybody else I’ve ever met – does that count?
- Where were you born?
Bournemouth, on the south coast of England.
- What are your hobbies?
Blogging, vlogging, reading, crochet, and going on as many holidays as humanly possible.
- Do you have any pets?
Two cats, Ron & Reg, and a recently-returned-from-a-six-month-disappearance tortoise, Freddy.
- Favourite movie?
Top Gun. What can I say? I was a teenager in the 80s.
- Do you have any siblings?
One brother, Nick, who’s four years younger than me.
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
Happy, healthy and rich. (well, the first two sounded terribly worthy, so I opted for a bit of realism in my third choice).