Sunday, 4 February 2007

Random facts: ABC and the rest...!

OK, second time in less than one month, must be a record in blog-world!
Thank you muchly, Debs ;)
Not sure I'm up to it, my brain feels very mushy right now, tiredness and busy-ness being the prime suspects as always.
But I'll try do my best; here goes...

A- Available or married? Married, most definately!
B- Best Friend? I have never really had any one best friend, rather have had a few incredibly close friends for every stage of my life. Amongst my best friends I must mention my lovely Mark, my Mum, Tonny, Jo, Julia and Sarah. I am truly blessed with friends, and it is just as well, seeing as I would be really quite miserable and lonely without them.
C- Cake or Pie? Cake, cake, cake... I love pie too, but it's more of an effort to make, and eat I find. Pie is definately to be consumed at pudding time, with lashings of cream and custard!Whereas cake is for any time of day, and for me is ultimate comfort, 'coming home' type food.
D- Drink of Choice? Tea...To go with cake?! Nothing quite like a good 'cuppa'!!!!
E- Essential Item? (My Bible is to me as essential as my underwear and my toothbrush, so I don't see the need to expand on its 'essential-ness' as it is a given) - ooooh, let's see: that would have to be my earplugs.
F- Favorite Colour? Blue - all shades thereof.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? What kind of a question is that?!?!?! Neither, thank you!!
H- Hometown? I guess this is about where my home is now, to which the answer is: (near) Reading, Berkshire, England. The place where I grew up is called Coye-la-Foret, near Chantilly, in the Oise Department of the north of France.
I- Indulgence? Eating through a whole tub of Haagen Dazs strawberry cheesecake ice-cream in one sitting, while watching a soppy movie, in my Pyjamas, on the sofa, all cosily wrapped up in a big fat duvet...
J-January or February? February - cos it's that little bit closer to summer!
K- Kids & names? Samuel, Thomas and Benjamin - and Mark...
L- Life is incomplete without? Jesus, Mark, Samuel, Thomas and Benjamin, the rest of my family and my lovely friends
M-Marriage Date? 13.07.96
N- Number of Siblings? Mmmm. That's always a painful question...I will say no more, just scour previous posts for answers.
O- Oranges or apples? Apples, when I'm feeling lazy, oranges when I'm feeling fat/ill
P- Phobias/Fears? As a Christian, the following shouldn't even figure but I guess I might as well be honest: I'm terrified of death... I am also quite claustrophobic, and H.A.T.E snakes!
Q-Favourite Quote? From Forrest Gump: "That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." I love 'Forrest Gump'!!
R- Reason to Smile? I am loved.
S- Season? Spring, season of new life, of colour, and of my birthday - which is the 11th May by the way :)
T- Tag three people! Paul (payback time, sorry), Em, and Lydia
U- Unknown fact about me : I am utterly, perfectly, completely, totally bilingual in French and English (NB: that's not me boasting; to me it's no big deal...). I also speak German, a bit of Italian, and understand Spanish and Dutch.
V- Very rare to be that bilingual, from what I understand!!
W- Worst habit? Picking my nose...(that's what comes of living in a household of boys on a permanent basis)
X- x-treme, x-cessive, x-ceedingly good: that's God's lavish love and grace in my life...
Y- Your favourite food? Depends on my mood. Love a good curry, indian or thai; that is, in fact, my most favourite food, mostly. Although that is closely followed by Soup.
Z- Zodiac? Eeeeeeeeek.....Hate anything to do with that 'stuff'!!

There, that's me done. Better get off this thing before Mark has a fit.


  1. O.k.--I just posted mine:)

  2. I'm back to say how amazed I am at your multi-lingual skills. I would love to speak just ONE foreign language-it's always been a dream of mine. What an impressive ability.

  3. Wow, I could have donw with you last year when I was working with a French boy and we had to survive on his limited English and my limited (GCSE) French. Did result in a few interesting moments though!
    I think those were great answers, thanks for sharing :-)

  4. are you sorry, really sorry???? ;)

    lol, no need to be, just need to dust off my thinking hat!

  5. cool
    how do you do tagging?

  6. Lydia, thanks for 'playing'!
    My multi-lingual skills are completely inherited, there has really been no effort on my part to ever learn English or French, but my challenge now is to try and pass on what I can of the inheritance I've been given to my kids; easier said than done though!
    Debs, I'm sure you did a fabulous job and were a great ambassador for Brits to this French lad and his family...well done!
    Paul: no, you're right, I'm really NOT sorry (lol!!) Looking forward to reading your answers...

  7. HH: first you need to set yourself up with a blog. Then I'll tag you!!!
    Have fun.


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