Friday, 16 March 2012

Taggety Tag

This tagging mallarky has been going round blogland for some weeks now and I've only just got my act together to answer the questions.  Typical me.  Slow off the mark.  As usual.

OK, here's Alex's questions:

1) Are you a morning or a night person?


2) Have you ever stolen anything? (be honest, I won't set the law on you)

Yes, a bag of potatoes from a party.  My friend walked off with a bag of onions.

3) What is your favourite word?


4) What can't you live without?


5) Who/what do you have an irrational dislike of?

I have an irrational dislike and fear of competent mums.

6) Where is your favourite place to eat out?

Cafe Spice Namaste (although haven't been there in aaaages) - yummy Indian food with a mediterranean twist (according to the blurb).

7) Who is the cleverest person you know?

I know lots of clever people.

8) What was the last film that you saw at the cinema? Was it any good?

Something with squeaky animals and no, it wasn't good.

9) What is your guilty tv pleasure?

Although, it wasn't a particulary "pleasurable" experience, Mr J and P and myself watched "Paris Hilton's BFF" on a regular basis.

10) Where did you last go on holiday?

Nimes in southern France.

11) What makes you go "GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH"?

The trail of destruction and mess that Little Miss J and P leaves in her wake on a daily basis.  Particularly on the stairs.  They are a death trap.  

Here's Melanie's questions:

1. If you could go shopping in any era, which would it be.

60s70s as I'd like to revisit Biba.

2. Official other half aside, who would your dream date be?

David Mitchell.  Not a looker, I know, but he's hilarious.

Oooh, he looks quite cute here!

 3. Who were/was the last band/artiste you saw live?

Morrissey/Stooges/Lou Reed/Patti Smith/Magazine at the Hop Farm Festival last year.

4. Do you have any phobias.

Moths.  I may have mentioned this before but one morning I couldn't leave the house because there was a huge moth on the front door.  I had to send Little Miss J and P out to a near neighbour who had to come in and dispose of the moth before I could venture forth.

5. What is your favourite film.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (I love Bette Davis).

6. What is your favourite song.

Oh, this changes all the time.  At the moment, I'm stuck in a 60s timewarp and am loving Paper Sun by Traffic.  Check out the video and how low tech it was.

7. How tall are you (I have a near obsessive need to know how tall people are).

8. What is your earliest memory.

I'd like to say something interesting here but I have a terrible memory.

9. Tea, or coffee?

Coffee or mint tea.

10. Favourite literary character.

Humpty Dumpty.

11. Favourite actor/actress.

Bette Davis.  Johnny Depp.

Here's Ann's questions:

1. Slippers/Shoes or bare feet.

Definitely footwear, my feet are not my best feature.

 2. Where did you go for your last walk?

Connaught Water and its environs (Chingford, Essex).

 3. Favourite colour and why.

I'm more into colour combos and I have lots of favourites eg.  orange, brown & yellow; blue & green, orange & red, pink & yellow and so on and so forth.

4. Which is your favourite West End (or elsewhere) show.

The Sound of Music.

5. Are you practical or academic?

A bit of both.

6. What is/or was your favourite Nursery Rhyme?

Humpty Dumpty.

7. Are you a Leader or a Follower?


 8. High heels or flatties?


 9. Swimming or the gym

Swimming.  I've only been to the gym about twice in my life and I hated every second of it.

10. Where was your best UK holiday

I've had lots.  Cornwall & the Lake District are always good.

11. Most daring thing you have ever done.

Giving up work in my 20s and travelling.

Here's Clare's questions:

1. Who is your most bizarre celebrity crush?

David Mitchell as above.

2. What is/Would be your karaoke song?

Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf or anything from Grease.

3. If you could invent your own course and teach it, what would it be?

Charity Shopping:  the myth, the merits and the misery.

4. Zombie Apocalypse weapon of choice?

Dennis, our rabbit.

He may look cute, but he's a savage beastie.

5. What period in history would you most like to visit?

Swinging sixties.

6. What's the most unusual food you've eaten

Kangaroo meat.

7. Have you met any celebrities?

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, once chatted me and a friend up in a bar.


Pinched Lemmy's bottom at a club.

I'm thinking he's looking almost fanciable in this pic
Suggsy and other members of Madness.  In fact, attempted to take them to a club but was refused entry!

Awww, cute boys.

8. How long have you been thrifting/op shopping/jumble saleing?

Since teens.

9. Which childhood cartoon/tv program scared you the most?

None as far as I can remember.

10. What are 3 of your favourite books? 

Vikram Seth - A Suitable Boy
Sarah Waters - Tipping the Velvet
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assasin

11. What is your favourite film?

As above

Lordy, this has taken me an age to do.  Not that I'm complaining.  No.  Not me. 

The rules of this tag say that I'm to write 11 random things about myself but I'm going to skip that part (I've got brain ache, sorry) and instead here are my 11 questions:

1.  What is your most annoying habit?
2.  Do you have a celebrity twin and, if so, who?
3.  Why did you start blogging?
4.  Your favourite holiday ever?
5.  Best ever "thrift" buy?
6.  What book are you reading at the moment?
7.  Any embarassing incidences at work that you'd like to share with us?
8.  What do you collect?
9.  If you put your ipod/mp3 player on shuffle, what are the first 5 songs?  Or, if you prefer, favourite 5 songs?
10.  Can you play a musical instrument?
11.  Have you ever made anything which turned out a complete and utter disaster?

I would like to tag the following bloggers.  Feel free to answer them (or not) as the case may be:

Grateful for Crochet
Tea at Weasels
Shortbread & Ginger
Miss Tea
Hearts of Hampshire
Vintage Knitter



  1. Totally loving these posts. Remind me to lock up my spuds if you are ever round here ;o) And i bow down to your celeb meets! Scarlett x

  2. Blimey must have taken you ages to write this im tired just reading it ;-) No only joking ;-) Swinging 60's im with you on that one. Have a great weekend, dee x

  3. Oddly enough I have also met Bruce Dickinson. I fear I was not his type as he did not try to chat me up. Possibly because I accosted him like a madwoman on a train to Bristol (I was reading Kerrang, he was in it. He signed it. Dunno why, I'm not even a fan). Men really shouldn't have fringes like that. I love Dennis though, he's cute. Hellbunny.


  4. You stole a bag of potatoes? You are hilarious, Loo. I wish you'd post more, you are always such a joy to read. I'd have pinched Lemmy's arse, too. A Suitable Boy is one of the best books ever so I'll have to look out for the other two as your taste must be similiar to mine. x

  5. Oooh, loved this post!

    But you missed out Charity Shopping: the MIRTH!! I love your funny chazza stories!


  6. Kerfuffle is a pretty wonderful word, I'm keen on brouhaha too!

    Jem xXx

  7. What a marathon you just did! I loved reading all this. Next time, remember to do a bit of running, so you don't get caught so often - it'll save you from some of the effort!

  8. What a tag fest. One of my fav movies is Baby Jane also, how good is it! Johnny Depp yum! Have you ever eaten Kangaroo tail stew or was it just a steak. I loved your celeb stories, Tam x

  9. Thanks for asking my silly questions... you'd be jealous I've just come back from the filming of Would I Lie To You and there was dear David, looking rather dashing with his floppy hair and beard!

  10. Firstly, I am so glad you didn't tag me Loo. I'm not fond of these things, like you they give me a headache, I have three of these waiting to be done! Also I am boring!

    We had a viscious bun-bun too. His name was Fitzy and boy did he have a nasty bite. I liken it to being hit with a tazar, it went straight to the core of you. Looks are deceiving. Cute, my you know what!

    Have a nice weekend Loo x

  11. I sure had a giggle at Kerfuffle :-)

  12. Okay I burst out laughing reading a bag of potatoes. Then when you said your friend took Onions I almost could not contain myself.

    Totally something My friend and I would have done. We nicknamed eachother Tomato & Potato (I am Potato)
    Okay that sounds weird... lol

  13. Wonderful, Doll :) Haha! So much fun :)

    Check me out:
    Passports & Prada


  14. You spud pincher you!!!! Tee hee
    Oh your bunny is super cute, but must be a little monster.
    Love v

  15. Thanks for tagging me! Enjoyed reading this.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  16. Potatoe thief how naughty!! I'd join in the 60's in a heart beat. x

  17. Enjoyed readind this post, got to know you better
    I like your finds and those button rings are so clever, i think i will make me some!

    I am a new follower


  18. Loving your tag answers - pinching the Lemster's bum? - you cheeky thing!
    Thanks for tagging me - I'll be answering these very soon! xxx

  19. Paper Sun is a good song.

  20. Love your choice of books - those are three of my favourites too. I've never come across anyone else who made it all the way through A Suitable Boy!

  21. awwwww it's nice to know a little more about you! Dennis is sooo cutee (gotta ignore the small written words) hehe and oh gosh what an old video clip hehehe it's been age since i see black and white hehe and i just got to ask what kerfuffle means? hehehe I would like to thank you for tagging me and will be doing a post of this soon!! thank you again!

    xx susan

  22. Since you treated us to Paper Sun, I'll overlook your dreadful potato-stealing crime. And the fact you secretly want to be Paris Hilton's BFF. And your penchant for hairy old rockers. Now if you'll just post a clip of you singing Born to be wild on karaoke, you'll be completely forgiven.
    Well done for getting your homework finished, Loo - it's more than I can manage! xxxxxx