Kooky girl from Always Tri-ing My Best tagged me yesterday. Tagging other bloggers is fun as you can find out more about a blogger and also be introduced to new blogs.
The rules are that you answer the eight questions posed to you and then you send your own eight questions to eight other bloggers of your choice.
1) What do you most enjoy about blogging ?
I love writing and being read. Blogging has opened up the world for me and has taught me so much about life. So it’s the two way communication that I enjoy most – sharing ideas and being part of a community. I also enjoy visiting our forum but as waking time is limited the blog itself has to be my core activity.
2) What is your personal achievement or moment that sticks in your mind and why?
Winning the English essay prize at school. It was a story that totally consumed me as I wrote it, for the first time I experienced living in the world of imagination through writing.
3) What is your favourite party drink?
Champagne or light chilled beer (out of the bottle preferably).
4) If you could go on holiday tomorrow, where would you go ?
The Shetland Islands where my paternal grandmother was born. I’ve never been there and am curious to see what it is like. Sometimes when things are getting me down, I have a yen to relocate there. But not having ever even visited – this is crazy. I feel very drawn to Scots people that I’ve met over the years.
5) What is the most unusual ingredient in your store cupboard right now?
Well it has to be pine needle vinegar and if I’m allowed to add another – Dona Maria Mole (a Mexican condiment) donated by an American client who was moving back home. It has stood bravely on our larder shelves for ages but I have never had the nerve to try it.
6) What do you do in your ‘free’ time?
Having had to stop working for the last 14 months or so with this ME type condition all my time in and out of bed is ‘free’ time in a way. Yes I’m working like mad on building lots of different streams of income but it doesn’t feel like work in the traditional sense as these are all things that I would normally do in a small way in my free time. I suppose that the only thing that I do that is totally for me is develop my spiritual side. This does have a beneficial affect on my life, and my ‘work’ although I tend not to talk about it. I’ve realised when I don’t look after my spiritual side, my life seems to get very bumpy. This has been an ongoing interest for most of my life.
7) What is the name of the last restaurant you went to?
The Phoenix in Histon – a Chinese restaurant that can be excellent or so-so. The last visit got the thumbs up from us both.
8) What is your favourite style of cooking to eat out (rather than cook yourself) ?
Really good traditional Indian food. We ate in a wonderful Indian restaurant years ago (when I was a computer animator in London) and it was the most incredible meal that I have ever eaten. We returned a few years later – driving down to London (a 140 mile round trip) and it had vanished. Recently I discovered that it had burnt down (twice) and is called The Red Fort and is now in Dean Street when it was recently reviewed in The Independent on Sunday. It’s my dream to visit it again when we have funds for a London trip. Truly exceptional.
My questions are:
What have you learnt from blogging?
What was your proudest moment and why?
What is the naughtiest thing that you have ever done?
Who or what populates your nightmares?
Do you have “me time”. If so what do you do and why?
The one food or ingredient that you fret about running out and why?
The best book that you have read in the last five years and why?
If you could erase a person/experience/mistake from your life who/what would it be and why?
The eight bloggers that I’m tagging are listed below in random order:
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