12 February 2014

Waxing quizzical

It is a rarity for me to take part in blog tags, opting almost exclusively to complete them only when I've been tagged. But they are fun, aren't they?

This is one of those times.

The lovely Hazel from World of Joy has thrown the Liebster blog tag my way. First I shall answer her 11 questions and then list 11 (hopefully sufficiently original and imaginative) questions of my own. There is something else in the rules about nominating 11 blogs. But like Hazel, I'm not going to do that either. I would like to pass this along to Kim at Grace & Flower, Angela at Little Apple Tree, Scarlett at Work Rest Play Love, Bee at fill my little world, Amy at Fluffy Owl's Adventures and San at The In Between is Mine. Fear not though! You don't need to be invited, if you just fancy taking part please do.

OK, time to answer this pop quiz.
  1. If you were a cartoon character who would you be?
  2. Tough one. I was a big fan of Batman and Spiderman as a youngster. Oh and The Raccoons were great. (Seriously. A cartoon show about racoons; what child wouldn't like that?!) But maybe Jessica Rabbit would be a good choice? Yeah, I'll go with that.

  3. What's your nickname?
  4. I have several. Ginge, Gingerella, G1, Robin (as one half of a Batman & Robin combo), Maphie (I don't wish to explain that one right now), Dr Jen. I think that's probably about it.

  5. What are you reading at the moment?
  6. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson as part of The Year in Books project.

  7. If you could take a year off work with limitless funds, how would you spend your year?
  8. This probably won't be much of a surprise but travel the world. And then come back (to where, I don't know) and start my own business. I'm still deciding on which business I would choose to start.

  9. What is your signature dish?
  10. Risotto. This salmon, pea and lemon risotto is scrumptious. Although, I make a mean thai steamed fish that I must share the recipe for!

  11. What is the one thing that everyone should do, at least once, in their lifetime?
  12. Do something that absolutely petrifies them; public speaking, karaoke, skydive, you name it! The adrenaline rush is always totally worth it.

  13. Have you ever given blood?
  14. Yes. And I really need to do it again. Convenient and available appointments are difficult to come by when you have a 9 - 5 job.

  15. Do you have any tattoos?
  16. No. I've just never had anything that I'd want permanently panted on to my body.

  17. Name a film that you have watched over and over again?
  18. Dirty Dancing. Need I say more?

  19. What question would you most like to ask me?
  20. I'll like to ask Hazel where do you think you will be in 5 years time?

  21. Do you have a favourite piece of jewellery? What is it, how did it come to be yours?
  22. I do, yes! It's a close call between the diamond, gold ring my parents bought me for my 16th birthday (2001), and the gold and light green peridot earrings that my sister bought me when I was her bridesmaid in 2008. Can I have both? Thank you.

And here are my questions:
  1. What is the one thing you would like to become better at?
  2. What is the last text message you sent or received? To whom?
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  4. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  5. Where was your last holiday?
  6. Would you rather have summer or winter weather all year round?
  7. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  8. Do you have any favorite stories from your childhood?
  9. What is the worst job you ever had?
  10. Where did you grow up? 
  11. If you could hold on to just one memory from your life forever, what would that be?
And if you do take part, don't forget to leave a link in the comments so I can route around in your bizniz. Fanks!



  1. This is lovely and so nice for you to be nominated ! Your blog deserves it though =]
    x Victoria

  2. Thank you ever so much for getting me involved. Cheered me up - just had an exam and needed spirits boosting!! So thanks :) will try and do it in a revision-free period. Loved reading your answers. Lots of love xxx

    1. Oh you're very welcome. My pleasure! I'm glad it cheered you up and I hope the exam went well! Looking forward to reading your answers.

  3. Done! Well, I answered your questions anyway! Quite a enjoyable half hour or so typing them up. Enjoy reading the answers!

    1. Great! Thanks for joining in. Your answers were great; I thoroughly enjoyed reading them, yes.

  4. You do know that at some point you're going to have to share with us how you came by the nickname Maphie.

    Dirty Dancing, of course. It would be in my top 10. The Lost Boys is top of mine, and Grease. And if you have already seen The Jane Austen Book Club, them you really must!

    What will I be doing in five years time? That's a tough one, I don't often make long term plans. I'm a bit live in the moment really. I know we'll still be living where we are, we're here for the long haul, but hopefully we'll have finished all the work the house needs, particularly a new kitchen!
    I've never been on holiday with my other half so I'd love it if we could go abroad at some point before 2019! The biggest problem is that we both have very different ideas as to what makes a good holiday.
    As for work, I started freelancing a year ago and I hope to still be doing that and maybe collaborating with a few other designers.
    I think we'll be married by 2019 and perhaps have started a family. And maybe, just maybe, I'll have paid off my credit card!

    1. Ha! Yes, I probably will have to explain that one, one day.

      Oh, I've not seen The Lost Boys I don't think. I've not seen The Jane Austen Book Club actually, you must add that to my list.

      Thanks for coming back to answer the question! It's probably a good approach not to make long term plans, but they do sound like some good plans really. : ) Interested to see how it all goes!

  5. The Racoons! I used to love that programme! I think I remember it being on about 8.45am on Saturday mornings just before Live and Kicking - with the nasty guy called something Sneer? Snake? Or something like that anyway! :-) x

    1. It was so great. I remember getting up really early on a Saturday to watch it as well. The Uncle, Cyril Sneer, that's right. Live and Kicking! Oh and SM:TV, although I was a little older then.

  6. Finally got around to answering - thanks for the tag! My post is here if you wanna check it out http://graceandflower.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/q.html
    Kim x
    grace & flower