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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tag and ReTag

 Fairchild Street who has a lovely blog and is based in Melbourne, Victoria, has tagged me in a game and who can resist that ...

1. What is one thing you cannot stand?

Washing up. I am quite over it. Yes, I do have a dishwasher, but my 2 year old (he's now nearly 5) thought that was a great step ladder to trouble and I feel he has warped the door and it doesn't close properly, so I don't use it. Yes, we should probably buy another one. Hmm.

2. If you could go back to your childhood what cartoon or t.v show would you pick to be your favourite?

Wacky Races with Penelope Pitstop. She always looked stylish and what do you know, she wore a scarf. Wikipedia knows more. We watched on Saturday mornings on T.V. before tennis lessons up the street, where our sole aim was to knock our aging instructors tea cup from the scoring stand, or hit her. (I wish now I had a photo of her, always in long skirt, tennis whites, white cardi, and hat, with a plummy English accent.) Bad, I know. Sorry Mrs Camille. Really. And I liked your flowering plum trees, they were beautiful. Sorry. Again. Bad me. Tennis courts now long gone and replaced by housing development.

3. What's something you do or have done that would surprise a lot of people?

I can ride a motorbike on a farm. Not very well and not often. That probably wouldn't surprise people. Hmm. I've sat behind my husband on a motorbike from Sydney to Wollongong. That wasn't fun. Scary. Before kids. We camped all the way to Cape York in Queensland in 2000, going to Birdsville races on the way. And I went to an Ag College and quite enjoyed B&S balls .. take your pick.

4. Do you believe in ghosts?

Ghosts. No. A higher being, maybe.

5. When you go into a store what's your weakness, something you just can't help yourself buying more of?

Need you ask? Wool, needles, amber glass .... 

6. What's your funniest story you have on your significant other?

He's probably got a few, but to tell you the truth, I can't think of any. That's sad, huh! Oh, I know, he and a friend trying to stalk toad fish with tent poles at Lake Tabourie last year. Daft. He's pretty sensible. Usually. No toad fish were harmed in this, although some male toes may have been.

7. What is your proudest moment of being a parent?

My neighbours telling me how polite and well mannered my children are when we are not around, and also receiving compliments from strangers on how well they are behaved (like when we went camping at South West Rocks) when we don't especially notice that ...!

8. If you could go back and relive one day of your life which would you choose?

My Wedding Day. I would enjoy it again, and again and again (and perhaps not bother inviting some work folk who I have not seen since they left my workplace!). And I would make sure my flowers were a posy you held from the bottom, not a bended crook thing, that I had a proper petticoat for my dress, not my mother's old raggy daggy one because I hadn't tried the dress on with suspenders and didn't know you could see straight through. And I'd look at my husband's face more as I walked down the isle instead of looking around at other people. I was told by an ex-workmate that they have never seen a man more in love ... We celebrate 15 years of being married today.

I'd like to pass this tag onto some of my blog commentors to play, but remember if you don't want to play along that is fine!

Waste Not Do Want
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  1. Hope you had fun. Now we know a little bit more about you. Charmaine

  2. Nessa, I'm not really a knitter, more a sewiste/sometime beader/crafter but I enjoy your blog. Keep it coming!


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