Wednesday, 12 March 2014

# 391 Questions & Answers

Shell from the blog Bits and Bobs has kindly nominated me for the Liebester Blog Award. Although I won't be passing this along and nominating other blogs I thought it would be fun to answer her questions and to list a few random facts about me as requested. Ready? Here goes.

1. What was the 1st record you ever bought?

I've no idea unfortunately. I remember I had a Suzy Quatro record and as a teenager my idol was Rod Stewart.

2. Where is the most beautiful place you have visited?

I love where we live now. We're right on the edge of the Costwolds, surrounded by beautiful countryside and are lucky to have a medieval deer park only a short walk away.

3. What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?

Pig's testicles! I didn't know it at the time and was only told when the meal was over.

4. Why did you decide to start blogging?

To keep a record of the things I make, places we visit and favourite recipes.

5. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

I'm sorry to say I'm not a pet person so I wouldn't have one.

6. What was your favourite book as a child?

I loved Malory Towers and The Famous Five books by Enid Blyton. In my early teens I was a big fan of the Trixie Belden books.

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

I think I'm already there as I love where we live now.

8. What has been the most disastrous thing you have made or baked?

The list of culinary disasters is as long as my arm. Sometimes I forget to add salt to food, other times I add too much. I've also burnt cakes, rice, meat, etc. But the most disastrous one happened in my late teens when preparing a meal for my oncle, aunt and cousins when I was satying with them in London. I add no notion how much salt to add to food so I used a ladle to measure the salt. You can imagine the rest.

9. Do you collect anything?

Not at the moment but I used to collect postcards and bookmarks.

10. What is your favourite snack?

Does cake count as a snack? That's my favourite thing in the whole world.

11. If you could get rid of any modern technology, what could you happily live without?

I honestly don't know. I sometimes think modern technology over complicates things that used to be very straightforward but I wouldn't like to be without my computer or Internet access.

Now for 11 random facts about me.

1 . My star sign is Virgo.

2. I love walking.

3. I'm a volunteer at our community library.

4. Many, many years ago I worked as a teacher.

5. I love a good whodunit such as Miss Marple, Midsomer Muders, Death in Paradise, etc.

6. I love reading and borrow most of my books from the library.

7. I have only one son.

8. I almost always take my camera with me on my walks.

9. I bake regularly whether it's bread or cakes.

10. I love making things and always have a craft project on the go.

11. I don't like crowds and noisy places.