But yes. However did blog writers manage before the meme? Because, as you’ll know if you have a blog, some days you really have nothing to write about, no photos to show, and yet you still want to blog, and so enter Meme, stage left. Actually, I have got photos to show you (kittens!) and I have got something to write about (knitting, amazingly enough, considering this is a knitting blog with very little knitting content), but I saw this meme on Apple & Spice, and it looked like fun. If you’re fed up of hearing about ME (and quite frankly, I wouldn’t blame you for that) then come back tomorrow, when I’ll try to have something interesting to say that isn’t about me, me, me. I’ve included Tony’s answers to this too.
1) LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATRE?
The Incredible Hulk. Snore. The last good film I saw at the cinema was What Happens In Vegas. That was hilarious.
Tony says: the same. I’m planning to go and see Hancock this week.
Tony says: Ummmm, not a big reader. I started Touching the Void, but haven’t got very far into it.
3) FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
Scrabble. I whipped Tony’s butt at Scrabble on Saturday. Heh heh. Three seven letter words in one game!
Tony says: Backgammon. Cos I lost at Scrabble.
4) FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
Country Living. I love Martha Stewart’s Living too, but it’s harder to get hold of.
Tony says: New Scientist. Or Newsweek.
5) FAVOURITE SMELLS?
Thyme, lavender, freshly baked bread, coffee, woodsmoke.
Tony says: Chocolate, chocolate cake, hot chocolate…..
6) FAVOURITE SOUNDS?
The woodfire crackling. A cat purring. Knitting needles clicking. The wind in treetops.
Tony says: My favourite music (Dee won’t let me say what that is, cos she says its too cheesy), a kettle whistling, waves lapping against the boat.
ETA: Ok, ok, in the interests of full disclosure, and after all, Tony’s music taste is no less embarrassing than a 32 year old woman sleeping with a stuffed pig, so here goes. Tony’s favourite music (played at full belt): Kylie, Boyzone, Take That, Celine Dion, Westlife. Anything cheesy with a strong dance beat.
7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
Having an itch that you can’t scratch.
Tony says: being stuck in a job you hate (like I was, window cleaning, for 20 years).
8 ) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?
Can I squeeze in five more minutes??
Tony says: whose turn is it to make breakfast?
9) FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
A kebab shop. A nice chicken kebab and salad seems healthy enough that you can pretend it’s not really fast food.
Tony says: I’m rather partial to a McDonald’s McFlurry.
10) FUTURE CHILDS NAME?
Tony says: !!!!!
11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D……
……buy every book ever published.
Tony says: move abroad.
12) DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
Ha. Well that depends on how you define fast. To a learner driver, 30mph seems pretty darned fast!!
Tony says: I don’t think so, but everyone else seems to!
13) DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Oh, now this is embarrassing. Yes. A stuffed pig.
Tony says: NO!
14) STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?
I love a good storm, as long as I’m safely indoors.
Tony says: cool.
15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
The car we have now, I guess, which is a Landrover Freelander.
Tony says: I’m going to show my age now. An Austin A40.
16) FAVOURITE DRINK?
A nice cup of PG Tips tea. Or if we’re talking alcohol, champagne.
Tony says: a glass of red wine. Or a cappucino.
17) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD…
…. knit socks for everyone I know.
Tony says: get fit!
18) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
Yes, they’re my favourite bit.
Tony says: yes, love ’em!
19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
Tony says: umm, back to black?
20) NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN?
Pembroke, Monmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Pembroke Dock.
Tony says: all of the above, plus Nottingham and Burnley.
21) FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Snooker, it’s very soothing.
Tony says: snooker. That’s why Dee watches it.
22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I stole this, rather than having it sent to me. But I love Apple & Spice, whose blog I saw it on. She makes me want to bake more.
Tony says: she’s going to make me breakfast in bed tomorrow (Dee: am I indeed?)
23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
Nothing, I’m very tidy.
Tony says: Nothing, Dee’s very tidy.
24) WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN??
Yes. No. Yes. I don’t know.
Tony says: definitely.
25) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Tony says: night owl.
26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
I’m not altogether sure what over easy means. But I’d rather have a boiled egg and toast soldiers.
Tony says: sunny side up. and a side of bacon.
27) FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX?
In front of the woodburner with a good book.
Tony says: the cinema.
28) FAVOURITE PIE?
Tony says: apple pie and icecream.
29) FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?
Tony says: rocky road.
30) OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
Sweet Sarah, of The Plucky Knitter, I think. Ok, I’m tagging:
Sarah at The Plucky Knitter; Jacqui at All Stitched Up; Karen at Cornflower; Susan at Celadon Pool; Emma from Emma & Co (in the hopes it will get you blogging again, I miss reading your blog!); and Jeni at Fyberspates. And you, if you want to join in!