Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Catching up on memes

The lovely clareybabbling set me this meme, courtesy of Tara at Sticky Fingers (the "Blame Tara Meme"), way back in July. I hope neither of them will be offended that it has taken me so long to get round to it, but here goes.

1 Who is the hottest movie star?
George Clooney? Brad Pitt? Sadly, see so few films nowadays that I'm tempted to say Mannie from Ice Age...
2 Apart from your house and car, what's the most expensive item you have ever bought?
The wedding ring for my husband. Or maybe the sofabed. Or perhaps this Apple Mac.
3 What's your most treasured memory?
My wedding. It was a fantastic service, a fantastic party and my grandmother made me the most wonderful dress.
4 What was the best gift you ever received as a child?
The romantic in me says 'the love of my parents'; the mercenary in me says 'a car'; the child in me says 'the doll's house'.
5 What's the biggest mistake you've made?
Yikes! You think I'm going to tell you? Leaving the playdough in the fridge, then finding our maid in Zambia had made us a pie for tea from it...
6 Four words to describe yourself ...
Lazy, selfish, ordered, creative
7 What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?
2008? We're nearing the end of 2009! Completing the first draft of Singing in a foreign land must be the highlight: it remains such an exciting achievement.
8 Favourite film?
Ice Age 3?!
9 Tell me one thing I don't know about you.
Aged 8, I sent a letter to Ordnance Survey to get them to correct their map to recognise the historical battle that took place in our village. They wrote back saying they would correct further editions. (And I believe they did!)
10 If you were a comic book/strip or cartoon character, who would you be?
Wallace, from Wallace & Grommit: slightly dimwitted (I blame two pregnancies), creative and fanatical about Wensleydale Cheese.

Again, I beg forgiveness, but most people have already done this meme so I am not naming specific people to pass it on to. Having said that, if you would like to take up the challenge, please do so and let me know!


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I snaffled this from Working Mother on the Verge. I look just like this, of course...

5 comments:

Working Mum said...

Of course you do darling!

Mmm, play doh pie!

Mark said...

Ah, Wensleydale cheese - my father was an evacuee in Yorkshire and he was sent to live with one of the the owners of the Wensleydale factory. We used to go as a family to Hawes and visit for our holidays.

cheshire wife said...

I am sure that you are doing yourself an injustice and you are not lazy or selfish. It must be meme season. It is the second one I've read tonight and my next post will be the challenge that you set me some time ago!

Catharine Withenay said...

WM - it was the yellow tinge that gave it away!

Mark - oh, fancy living above the factory! Apart from the cheesy smells, I s'pose...

CW - Thanks for the confidence boost. Probably wrote that description at a time that I was being both. Today I'm simply SuperMum (off to cook and bake next!) Look forward to your meme fest!

Tara said...

For making it such an entertaining meme, we so forgive you!
Pies made out of playdoh? Writing to the OS map people aged 8? Just genius!

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