Today my lovely friend Rosie is guesting on my blog because Ella's meme was just too irresistible to miss. So here she goes.
1.You have to leave your house because of a disaster. All the people and pets you love are safe. If you could choose just one item to carry out what it would be?
Marmaduke, the Teddy Bear my mother gave me when I was five months old. Most of his fur has been loved off and the straw stuffing is coming out of one paw because I sucked it instead of my thumb. I never allowed my daughters to play with him, I bought them their own Teddies.
2. Tell us about a book or series of books you loved as a child.
I devoured the Famous Five and the Secret Seven books by Enid Blyton. Also the Milly Molly Mandy books. I don't remember who wrote those.
3. Name one item of clothing you love your spouse to wear.
Black Tie, without a doubt. The whole outfit, not just the tie! Okay that's cheating but he looks yummy.
4. Is there a lullaby your mum or dad sang to you that you also sang to your children?
I don't ever recall being sung to. I didn't sing to my girls as I am tone deaf, but I did read stories to them.
5. Tell us about the fanciest restaurant at which you have ever dined.
Harry took me to Raymond Blanc's Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quatre Saisons for a Birthday lunch three years ago. I dressed up to the nines in posh frock and heels and persuaded Harry to wear a suit and tie. We stuck out like a sore thumb. The gentry were all casually dressed, to the extent that some of them looked like they had spent the morning gardening and hadn't bothered to get changed for lunch. The food, all seven courses, was exquisite.
6. Tell us about any phobias you have. What else are you scared of?
I hate snow. If I wake up to that light that only snow produces, I'm off to the bathroom to throw up. I have never built a snow man or (shudder) laid down in it to make snow angels. I sometimes have to drive in it, of necessity, but I am a nervous wreck till I am back indoors.
7. Is there something old from a family member that you treasure?
I have my Great Grandmother's rose gold wedding ring and a thimble and lace handkerchief that belonged to my beloved Nanna.
If there is reading material in your bathroom, what magazines or books could be found?
None, I have a print of Picasso's Blue Nude on the wall though.
9.Tell us about your dearest childhood friend.
I was a rather solitary child and never had a "special" friend. I was in a small gang called "the Devil Girls" when I was eight or nine. I don't remember where the name came from. I, for one, was an angel.
10. Is there a household task that belongs to your husband?
Harry is in charge of the food shopping. Sometimes I trail in his wake with the trolley but, mostly, he goes it alone. He also does all the manly things like taking the bins out and shooing out spiders.
11.Have you ever smoked pot?How old were you the first time? Do you still enjoy?
No, I've never smoked anything.
12. If it is cold what do you wear in bed?
Neither Harry or I own any nightwear. On chilly nights, I snuggle up to my own personal hottie. When it's really cold I slumber blissfully under an electric duvet.
13. How old were you when you lost your virginity? Share any story you are comfortable with.
I was seventeen and had always thought I would wait till I was married. Then along came Harry......
14. Think of something you did as a kid which you were glad your parents never found out about. If you were a perfect child you may respond with "perfect" but the rest of us may hate you for it.
No, sorry you will have to hate me.
Think Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Do you think your boobs are
a, too big
b, too small
c, just right
d, all of the above is not a valid answer.
c, Until the mid life hormones kicked in, my boobs were like two peas on a bread board.
(Sorry Rosie I couldn't resist this pic ;)
Now they are nicely rounded but still small enough not to be saggy.
Thanks Ella for another great meme. Special thanks to Jan for making it possible for me to join in the fun