The Lovely LBR has rewarded my low level whingeing for a Meme tag called "Q & A".
This is not good behavioural management, she should have held out much longer before giving in and feeling guilty for losing all power and then compounding it by giving me a chocolate Hobnob to go with the tag.
Here are the guidelines:
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.
What is your current obsession? Mad but nothing. And I am obsessive compulsive, so this is very poor form. I have a bit of a crush on Tom Dunne, the mid morning D.J. from Newstalk 106 who I met at an Autism Fundraiser last week. But I don't really have time to stalk him. I might manage an hour a week after Easter.
Good fika place? (That would be coffee to us non-Swedes) Insomnia in Greystones County Wicklow.
Do you nap a lot? No, it makes me feel ill. I would rather have 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep than 10 hours broken. But I do like to fall asleep in the car. (when someone else is driving)
Who was the last person you hugged? My Boo, 20 minutes ago. He says he has a sore tooth.
What’s for dinner? Hopefully nothing much. Unless you mean dinner as in lunch and then I am going for Pad Thai at Siam Thai in Dundrum. A small mountain of wide noodles with prawns in a peanutty sauce. mm mm.
The restaurant overlooks the Town Square of the shopping centre where Harvey Nicks converges with House of Fraser, Urban Outfitters, the multi-plex cinemas and McDonalds. Mr Hammie and I watch fascinated as the tribes meet in the square and we mock their choice of clothing endlessly. If you still wear orange make-up and Candida jeans, please come and walk by us.
What was the last thing you bought? Pink Gant Cotton Knit Sweater Vest. To wear over my white Hackett shirt that Imelda told me to get for media interviews. I just feel better with a bit of pink.
What are you listening to right now? Boo making cereal in the kitchen while singing "Rock The Casbah." Clunk, a shower of popped rice, and probably half a litre of milk. But I am still here blogging in my pyjamas. Sure isn't that why god invented the Dyson?
What is your favourite weather? Mid to high twenties Celsius with sun and a light breeze.
I like a baking hot day on my holidays if I am beside a pool, but hot as in just 30 degrees Celsius. At home you gotta have a breeze.
What’s on your bedside table? A logitech yoke that you sit an iPhone in to make the music play through speakers which also charges it up over night. Two empty teacups, Clarins Eau Dynamisante body lotion and Clarins Creme Jeunesse des Mains. By the way I speak fluent Clarins. My iPhone, a pint glass of water and Elizabeth Arden 8 hour travel size. Large Insomnia Mocha Latte.
Say something to the person/s who tagged you. Bellette, you are so funny and talented. Please respect the talents you have (and take for granted) not everyone can do what you do.
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Somewhere near Batemans Bay, South Coast of New South Wales. With a fully fenced in ground pool and 12 Bedrooms with bunk beds where all my sisters and their husbands and children and The Imeldas could come and stay together every Christmas.
It would be large, airy and easy to clean and must have a ping pong table, board games with missing pieces and a kitchen full of weird things that people buy when they are on holiday but leave behind, like Polenta and 4 different dripulator coffee pots but no toaster.
We could surf and swim and eat locally caught prawns and feed the Kangaroos and take Walter for walks with Boo. And a granny flat for the ABA trained Au-pairs who would stay with us and work with the kids in return for prawns and swims and shoe samples from Imelda.
Name the things you can’t live without. My children. My Mr Hammie and My Children.
What is your favourite tea flavour? I hate hippie teas. I like Green Tea when I am feeling delicate, and Indian or Ceylonese tea when I wake up.
What would you like to get rid of? Weird smell that appears in the living room. I suspect my Eucalyptus tree out front has infiltrated the drains but it only happens intermittently, and I love that tree.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? A really big bedroom in a distant wing of my house with a large 4 poster bed, an en suite and a large claw footed bath filled with Eau Dynamisante Bubbles.
What did you want to become as a child? A Vet then an Actress. Nobody ever told me that Writing could be a good idea.
What do you miss? My Sisters, my nieces and nephews. My GBF and his BF. The companionship and support of people who I can lean on unconditionally.
What are you reading right now? No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. I read them all last year after My big sister told me I needed them in my life. Re-reading because BBC are showing the beautifully filmed television shows. The wisdom of Mma Ramotswe who can solve every problem in life.
What's your favourite brand of jeans? My new (re-cycled) Sevens! Which have magical liposuctioning bum smoothening and leg lengthening powers. From Second Avenue in Sandymount where rich women sell their designer clothes on consignment. Rich pickings at the moment!! (And I got a Gucci handbag too)
What designer piece of clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)? A classic Chanel suit and Chanel two tone Mary-Janes to match.
My own question:
If you could go back in time and talk to your 17 year old self, what would you say?
You are beautiful; as beautiful as you will ever be and one day having a big arse will be fashionable, Don't feel you are unworthy and put up with feckless teenage boys who will break your heart, Go to University and ignore people complaining about "how dear it is", Acknowledge your obsessiveness and hyperactivity and use it for the power of good. (and don't let people try and hold you down)
And finally: You are not responsible for your parent's disappointment. Make your own way in life and be an example for your children - because You Will be responsible To Them.
I am tagging: