Monday, June 14, 2010

award + a game tag

I recently received the Life is Good award by Jess from the beat my heart skips. Thanks Jess! As part of it I am to answer some tricky questions.
Here goes:

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).

(image via we heart it)
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.

(image via we heart it)
2. What is your favorite band?
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...

(image via we heart it)

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 :)


  1. Have a great day Sarah. Sounds like a fab long weekend to me.

  2. Oh, Sarah, I loved this! I love hearing all about my bloggy friends, it's so interesting! I would really like to meet Mr. Shuffles, he is adorable! XO!

  3. It was lovely to read a little bit about you Sarah, and get to know you a bit better, and you chose great pics as well. Hope you're having a great Monday.

  4. Fabulous to hear you are a fellow animal lover! xx

  5. Cool answers Sarah. I'm kind of stuck in the 80s music-wise too...

  6. Great answers Sarah, it's really nice to learn a bit more about fellow bloggers! ( I tried that online thingy too, and mine was 'U2,Beautiful Day' aswell!!)
    Enjoy the last of the long weekend, WA's was last weekend, but I could use another one already...
    :) Flick

  7. Congratulations with your award........happy sunny week !! hugs from me...Ria...

  8. It was lovely to read your answers to these quite curly questions Sarah. I do love getting to know more about my blogging friends too. It must be the nosy part of me! xx

  9. Loved reading your answers..some of the questions were very tricky and
    i imagine a tad pesky aswell haha, cheers Katherine

  10. COngratulations on the awards Sarah, I like your answers, being marc jacobs would be pretty exciting and entertaining! Did you go to a nice pub for some lunch? I can't believe how lucky we were with the weather it has been amazing! Really don't want to go back to work tomorrow....

  11. Good Morning! I love these questions, but some of them are really hard...

    Thanks for playing Friday Pretties. I am putting up a fresh linky. Stop by and sign up if you would like to play again. I hope so. :)

    Happy Monday!

  12. I love animals to and people who care for them. I am forever trying to help animals and donate regularly to animal charities. I am glad to find out more about you. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Congratulations on your award - I enjoyed reading your responses and getting to know a bit more about you. I am a fellow tea lover, and Dirty Dancing is a movie I love too. As for online shopping, I love the feeling when a little parcel arrives in the mail too. P.S That pic of Molly in your sidebar is ADORABLE!!! x

  14. Hope you had a awesome long weekend! We had Queen's birthday the week before and it is so nice having that extra day.
    Glad you got around to the questions :P Your favourite word made me giggle!

  15. Fun answers! Have a wonderful week!


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