Just a few things…

Tuesday 18 September 2012

I was tagged by Colleen from Ordinary Tales for this random sharing episode so here goes….

The Rules

1. Create a blog post including 11 random facts about yourself

2. Answer the 11 random questions from the blogger who nominated you

3. Give this award to at least 5 blogs up to 11 and link to them in the post

4. Tell those people you nominated them

5. You cannot nominate the person who has nominated you

6. Remember to tag blogs with less than 200 followers

MeSome random photos, most involving consumption of beer.

11 Random Facts…

  1. I’m a compulsive list maker. I often write things down on a list that I have already completed just so that I can have the satisfaction of ticking it off.
  2. I’ve had more hair disasters than I care to remember. In the past 26 years, I have had a bob, a perm, Morticia Adams hair, scarecrow hair and the infamous cheetah dye job. I never seem to learn.
  3. I can’t sing to save my life but I sure can bust a move or two (in my humble opinion of course).
  4. I have an aversion to ugly plastic-y things. Both Jordan and my work colleagues have become quite good at anticipating what items will offend me and hide them before I throw them in the bin.
  5. I love any kind of sports, beer, metal music and fast cars just as much as I love interior design, Prada, Florence + the Machine and Real Housewives.
  6. I once made the mistake of telling Jordan I was sceptical over the existence of dinosaurs.
  7. I had such an addiction to sweet things as a child that I used to eat Rennies in moments of sugar desperation.
  8. I have never seen the Lion King. I get tearful just thinking about watching it.
  9. I go into a sort-of trance like state when I do the vacuuming.
  10. I recently called my boss “babe” by accident.
  11. I have a not-so-secret crush on Phil Spencer from Location Location.

STP61224The last thing I see at night before I turn out my bedside light… it’s a photo, not the real thing!

Questions to answer:

  1. My first pet: Tommy the Tortoise. He liked lettuce but wasn’t big on cuddling.
  2. My first love: cue the eye rolling and gagging noises, but I married my first love.
  3. Where else would I live besides here: the land of great design and deadly creatures aka Australia.
  4. Favourite and least favourite qualities about me: favourite = I am emotionally very strong (apart from the whole Lion King thing). Least favourite = my infamous temper.
  5. Red, white or rose: white!! I love the idea and sophistication of red but I have never been able to drink something room temperature.
  6. Favourite meal and where: oh gosh! Too many to mention but one of my most memorable dining experiences was in Prague. We ate Czech cranberry beef strew at a tiny hole-in-the-wall smoky bar with massive pints of Pilsner, watching the snow flutter down with the sound of the trams rumbling in the background. I relive it often.
  7. Top of my travel list: road trip around America.
  8. Favourite curse word: so many! I swear like a sailor! I probably say “twat” the most. Although you can’t beat a good f-word rant!
  9. If I could be friends with a celebrity, who would it be: hmmm this is tricky! Probably not very original but I love Gwyneth Paltrow (and we all know she has got one or two connections).
  10. Top five movies: Pride and Prejudice; Barefoot in the Park; Office Space; Man on Fire; Life is Beautiful – all random but all awesome!
  11. Favourite holiday: Christmas. I started my countdown 154 days ago!

STP61452One of my favourite travel photos

11 Random Questions for those who wish to participate:

  1. What would be the first thing you would do if you found out you won the lottery?
  2. What’s your favourite city (even if you haven’t been to it)?
  3. Do you have a nickname? If so, what?
  4. Favourite time of day?
  5. Do you prefer the beach or the forest?
  6. What made you decide to start a blog?
  7. Do you have any phobias? If so, what?
  8. What’s your favourite dish to cook (if you cook)?
  9. How would you spend a spontaneous day off?
  10. Do you read magazines online or from the shops? Any favourites?
  11. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

I am tagging the following lovely ladies:


  1. oh, a very interesting post. perfect first coffee of the day entertainment. so you called you boss 'babe'. how did that go? lol...

  2. i always love when bloggers do these posts!

  3. I just recently watched Barefoot in the Park. That's a great movie! I love Pride and Prejudice too (the Keira Knightley version).

  4. Isn't Czech pilsner the BOMB (dot com - sorry I couldn't resist)? PS - Really liked seeing the pictures of you Meghan!

  5. there's so much i could respond to! the first time i watch lion king was on a bus coming home from Mexico. it was dubbed in spanish and i really couldn't understand 90% of it, but i cried and cried all the same. and, i almost feel like crying reading your description of the restaurant in Czech - that sounds so perfect and wonderful. a place i have longed to visit for such a long time. oh, and i would move to australia in a heartbeat too!

  6. Oh your photos are always so lovely! It's great to find out more about my favourite bloggers :-) I will definitely get around to answering your questions!

    Emily @ Design and Nonsense

  7. yay! you did it! first things first - i love the picture of you and your husband in those hats - a keeper for sure! and how lucky are you that's he also your first love! i, too, make lists so i can check things off, and i, too, love beer and prada. i absolutely love sweets and number 10 on your random list made me laugh so hard. i love the qualities you like and don't like (and they go hand in hand, really), and your memory of your favorite meal had me all excited about our shared favorite holiday - christmas!!!! thank you so much for doing this - i loved your responses.

  8. Yay, it's like a blogger chain letter :) It's always fun reading those random snippets of information, I loved it. Will definitely answer those questions for you. x

    ps: I cried in The Lion King, but then I've been known to cry in TV ads :)

  9. I am definitely with you on the list making thing (and glad to know I'm not alone!). Love the black and white photo- where is that?

  10. Oh, I enjoyed this so much, Meghan! Calling your boss 'babe' by accident, now I would have liked to see that. :) I loved that tram noise in the background when I visited Prague. Is that last photo taken there? It's beautiful! And the sunset photo, I would like to have that framed. :)


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