Tag You’re It – 11 Questions!

Cathy over at a nomad in the land of nizwa tagged me in 11 questions and because I liked them I’m going to do it this time!

http://catbirdinoman.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/tag-youre-it-11-questions/

Here are Cathy’s questions:
1. When was the last time you told someone honestly how you felt?

Three hours ago when working with a very special woman who has made incredible changes in her life. You know who you are and how proud I am of you 🙂
2. What is something or someone you miss most from your childhood?

Dora. She was constant.
3. What song will be forever connected with an important event or person in your life?

Wash me clean by KD Lang. Explain. It’s a song that marked a huge transition in my life.
4. What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?

I love orchards, any tree that looks beautiful in blossom , bears delicious fruit and then reveals its structure before doing it all again.

The sea, I can stare at it for hours. The one I liked best was the the South Atlantic off of Ghana when I realised there was no land fall between me and the Antarctic.
5. What scares you most and why?

The usual things like rats, insects and snakes. Not because of the creatures themselves exactly, more because you don’t know where they are or when they will creep up on you!
6. What was the year you were most happy and why?

This year, its better than last year which was better then the  year before which was better than the year before which was … you get the picture!
7. What is your favorite part of the human face and why?

No surprises here – the eyes have it, so much is revealed.
8. What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?

Say goodbye to my father knowing that I wouldn’t see him again.
9. What kind of food do you like best: sweet, salty, savory? Give an example.

Sweet, mango!
10. What is the last movie you watched and how did you feel about it?

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, loved it. It brought memories of India back to flood my senses.
11. Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

Pretty much on time – boring!

So, some questions from me.

1. Is there an item that you never leave home without, if so what is it?

2. If you were given a free holiday is there a destination you would refuse to go to?

3. Did you have a school uniform? describe it!

4. Do you still have friends from your school days?

5. Have you ever tried any extreme sports/

6. Whats the longest you have slept in one go?

7. From what you know about me is there a book you would recommend?

8. Could you ride a skateboard for a hundred metres without falling off?

9. Favourite breakfast?

10. Can you navigate on a journey to a strange town a few hundred miles away?

11. Is there something you cook really well?

I’m not going to tag anyone specific but I would love it if you, yes YOU, answered my questions.

28 thoughts on “Tag You’re It – 11 Questions!

  1. 1. Is there an item that you never leave home without, if so what is it?
    My knickers … my Grandma told me to always check I was wearing some before I left home!

    2. If you were given a free holiday is there a destination you would refuse to go to?
    Anywhere out of the British Isles

    3. Did you have a school uniform? describe it!
    The shirt was a thin pink and white stripe, rather vomit inducing, worn with dark navy skirt. in summer it was a blue and turqoise shift dress in astrange material that smelt of vinegar!

    4. Do you still have friends from your school days?
    only one that I have kept contact from my class, but several from other years … some of the bestest friends of all!

    5. Have you ever tried any extreme sports/
    not within the last 30 years!!

    6. Whats the longest you have slept in one go?
    without being ill… I would guess around 10 hours – after a really good night out…..

    7. From what you know about me is there a book you would recommend?

    8. Could you ride a skateboard for a hundred metres without falling off?
    I cant even guage how far a hundred meters is … but as I have bad ballance I dont think I would manage 100 inches without serious mishap.

    9. Favourite breakfast?
    Toast, thinly buttered, generous smearing of Marmite with a banana squished on top….. starts every day for me.

    10. Can you navigate on a journey to a strange town a few hundred miles away?
    Frequently do … buit navagation once in a town is another story…. with or without sat nav

    11. Is there something you cook really well?
    Roast Belly Pork on a bed of diced potatoes and lemon, with as many roast veg as I can lay my hands on …yummmmmmm

    1. Hahaha fancy you answering,awesome! what happened to number 7? of course our taste in reading is completely different isn’t it? Banana with marmite – yuk! I didn’t say you had to stand on the skateboard! 🙂

  2. Fun reading YOUR answers Gilly! I am a party pooper when it comes to this kind of stuff. I just read about that movie you spoke of. I want to see it!

  3. Hi Gilly Gee! I love your answers to my questions! I know, it’s time consuming, isn’t it? I don’t think I will do it again either… but thanks for answering mine. It’s fun getting to know people and also thinking about things you might not normally think about. I’ll have to listen to your KD Lang song and I love your “This year, it’s better than last year….” I can’t wait to see the movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the India scenes as well… and I LOVE mango! Thanks so much… 🙂

  4. Great answers and also great to get to know you better. One thing I can tell you about myself… I don’t like answering questions. LOL! Oh, I love KD Lang’s music as well. 🙂
    Have a great weekend hon!
    *big hugs*

  5. 1. Is there an item that you never leave home without, if so what is it?

    Sunglasses…I have really sensitive eyes. I’ve ruined many photos since my eyes are always closed if is bright out.

    2. If you were given a free holiday is there a destination you would refuse to go to?

    Not sure I would be brave enough to travel to a war zone.

    3. Did you have a school uniform? describe it!

    No, but I always wanted. I have no fashion sense and I thought it would be easier.

    4. Do you still have friends from your school days?

    From college. Several of my best friends are college buddies.

    5. Have you ever tried any extreme sports/

    Does whitewater rafting count?

    6. Whats the longest you have slept in one go?

    Almost a full day when I returned from my Africa trip. I was not only beat but had a terrible cold.

    7. From what you know about me is there a book you would recommend?

    I really don’t know, I’ve been reading too much Dickens so I can only think of Dickens.

    8. Could you ride a skateboard for a hundred metres without falling off?

    I used to own a skateboard, but it has been years. Knowing me, I would hit a rock and fall off, even if I was sitting on it.

    9. Favourite breakfast?

    Pancakes!

    10. Can you navigate on a journey to a strange town a few hundred miles away?

    I can’t even navigate my hometown. My friends always joke that they would like to blindfold me and drop me off a few miles from my home and see if I can find my way home.

    11. Is there something you cook really well?

    Can’t cook at all. I can bake a cake from a box.

  6. 1. Is there an item that you never leave home without, if so what is it?
    moleskine paperblank
    2. If you were given a free holiday is there a destination you would refuse to go to?
    Arctis
    3. Did you have a school uniform? describe it!
    no
    4. Do you still have friends from your school days?
    yes
    5. Have you ever tried any extreme sports/
    horse back riding, diving
    6. Whats the longest you have slept in one go?
    12 hours
    7. From what you know about me is there a book you would recommend?
    some great books about discovering the Antarctis …
    Frank Hurley!
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/antarctic-port-lockroy/
    8. Could you ride a skateboard for a hundred metres without falling off?
    no
    9. Favourite breakfast?
    ham and eggs and white bread
    10. Can you navigate on a journey to a strange town a few hundred miles away?
    my car navigator
    11. Is there something you cook really well?
    tea

  7. 1. Keys.
    2. Greenland.
    3. No.
    4. Yes.
    5. Not yet.
    6. 18 hours.
    7. No.
    8. No.
    9. Spanish omlette.
    10. Yes.
    11. BBQ’d pepper chicken on Ceasar salad. Oh yeah!

  8. 1. Shoes
    2. Not so keen on Africa
    3. Grey skirt, white blouse, blue cardigan.
    4. Yep – from 48 years ago!
    5. Skiing, scuba-diving (Scapa-Flow wrecks), windsurfing, water-skiing, motorcycling, – maybe not extreme but fantastic fun.
    6. No idea.
    7. A book for you … Maybe ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ by Garth Stein.
    8. Skateboard – not a chance!
    9. Favourite breakfast: Bacon, eggs, black sausage, mushrooms!
    10. Navigation: Hopeless! I get lost in shops.
    11. Curry – various types. Love it!

    You’re probably fed up with reading these by now Gilly!

  9. 1. Mobile phone
    2. Anywhere that’s colder than -10C
    3. White shirt, navy skirt, yellow and navy tie, Navy blazer and a gingham dress in the relevant house colour for the summer.
    4. No…I come from Leicester for Christs sake…best forgotten.
    5. Raising 6 children.
    6. One day.
    7. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, But I’m sure you’ve read it. Or maybe The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay,
    8. No.
    9. Three Mabel Pearman’s Burford Brown’s soft boiled eggs, a bowl of blueberries and a cup of black rose petal tea.
    10. Roast dinner for lots of people.

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