the beat my heart skips. Thanks Jess! As part of it I am to answer some tricky questions.
1) What do you do when you're bored?
Well, I never think, "Hmm, I'm bored, I might just do some housework". Nope, I will browse the net, read, make another cuppa or weed a garden bed. Or just think for a bit.
2) Are you an autumn or spring?
Probably spring as I love the flowers but I must say, I really enjoyed all the amazing colours of autumn this year.
3) Quick! You're stuck at an airport for hours and the only options are crossword puzzles or an old novel that nobody's heard of. Which one do you pick?
Definitely a book. I will give any old book a go so long as it doesn't smell. I don't like the fusty book smell.
4) Jane Austen or Emily Bronte?
I love reading and have had numerous books on my to read list for many years but have to admit I haven't sat down to read anything by either of these authors (that I remember). I now, that's bad...
5) Do you feel prepared for the five other questions coming your way?
A rather strange question considering I have been answering these from the bottom up! What does that say? :)
6) Who's your hero?
Pretty much anyone who cares about others especially animals.
7) Favorite word?
At the moment I am quite partial to the word "pesky". It's a kind of cute word but gets a subtle message across. eg,"You are being rather pesky" = "you are being a pain in the butt".
8) Are you one of those "checklist" people or are you a "wing it and hope everything goes well" sort of person?
I do tend to write lists but then forget them and end up having to wing it.
9) What phrase has stuck with you in your life?
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". But I also like the one that goes something like, "Reach for the moon, if you don't make it you'll still fall amongst the stars".
10) If you were to choose between coffee and tea, which would you go with?
Well that's a no brainer...TEA...TEA and more TEA!!! I drink about 2 cup of coffee a year (I've had 1 so far this year).
The lovely Nellie from McCarthy Designs also tagged me to play along and answer some questions. Here goes!
1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I'm very happy living where I do - I'd really never wish to move away from my family and friends. Having said that, I always feel at home in New Zealand (similar to Tassie) and the idea of a Parisian life is quite tempting.
I'm such a dag when it comes to music - I really only listen to it in the car and then I just listen to rock/pop and am happy to sing along to 80's music. How embarrassing. I should not be typing this!! I do like Seal, Robbie Williams and Kylie.
3. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
Well, I'd quite like to be Marc Jacobs, fashion designer to his own label and Louis Vuitton. I'd like a day designing handbags and accessories.
I'd also very much like to spend the day as an elephant keeper at Taronga Zoo, Sydney so I could play with the gorgeous baby elephant, Mr Shuffles (not his real name).
4. Concert or Broadway show?
Hmm, I don't go to many of either but saw Wicked on stage last year and loved it. So, maybe I'll go with a broadway show.
5. Theme song for your life?
This is so difficult, in fact I have been thinking about it for days. I copied Nellie and did an online quiz, my result was Beautiful Day by U2 (same as Nellie!). There must be others but I just can't think of anything. Maybe Slide by GooGoo Dolls or My Friend by Groove Armada?
6. Would you choose a fancy dinner at a nice restaurant or a picnic in the park?
I'd be happy with a lovey picnic on a sunny day. Lots of cheese please! Not to mention a nice glass of wine...
7. Favorite place to shop?
I do love internet shopping as I love receiving parcels in the mail :)
I love a bargain so enjoy tip shopping and markets but at the same time, I like to save up (go without for a while) and then splurge on something really fancy.
8. Favorite movie?
Too many to choose by my favourites include Dirty Dancing, Chocolat (might have something to do with Johnny Depp), Enchanted April, Sound of Music, anything with Audrey Hepburn.
Thanks Jess and Nellie! Seeing as I just passed on some awards recently I might hold onto these for a while.
Images from Google and flickr unless otherwise noted. Sorry they're so small :)
Hope you're all having a great weekend (a long one if you live in Aus). We are off to the market and maybe lunch at a country pub :)