Sunday, 22 July 2007

Too much information?

Thank you Gooseflesh for the tag. It's Sunday morning so I have lots of time to think and Archie is here too in case of memory failure. I've also added a photo or two from the family archives. That's me with the rabbit and my father Tom, and brother, Tom in the other shot.

Here goes

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

1. Harmonia's Cuppa Tea
2. Vaguetarian Tea Room
3. drawing on the walls
4. Gooseflesh
5. Magnusmog

Next, select five people to tag:

Miss Frugality
Tattie Bogle
and a random fifth who can choose themself. ( I've run out of ideas already! )

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I had just qualified as a Social Worker and was working in a Day Centre with people who have chronic and enduring mental health problems. In a lovely piece of serendipity, I had moved back to the area my family came from and my office was right across the road from the building where my grandmother had worked as a District Nurse many years before.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Quite possibly sitting on the very same sofa as I am now.

Five snacks you enjoy:

Crisps ( chips ), bread, chocolate - either the posh extra dark stuff or just a Mars Bar, proper chips eaten from Marco's chippie in Arbroath, biscuits and cheese.

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

The complete works of Billie Holliday - just ask Miss Frugality!

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

Buy the house threee doors down which has a huge garden.

Hire an organic gardener

Wait for a summer

Watch things grow

Eat the end result.

Five bad habits:

I hate telephones.

I like to wear pajamas all day - even when gardening.

Leaving teetering piles of books/knitting/jam jars ...... all over the house.

Saying bad words to Magnus on receipt of bites or scratches.

Extreme bad temper when tired.

Five things you like doing:

Kissing Magnus on the nose.

Kissing Archie on the nose.

Talking to my garden.

Being a family.

Using my head.

Five things you would never wear again:

Vintage Victorian French knickers worn over a swimsuit - as daywear.

Red MC Hammer trousers with pictures of fish on them.

Grey super-high heeled vinyl boots.

A mechanics overall as party wear.

Home made puff ball skirts.

Five favorite toys:

Nikon D40 digital camera.

Dell 6400 Laptop

Vintage and current knitting books and magazines

The greenhouse.

The village woods - for finding free berries and mushrooms at this time of year.


Miss Frugality said...

You and the bunny are so cute!
That brought back a few memories and has given me something to think about today :-)

magnusmog said...

I think you may have seen some of the clothing I'd never wear again . Luckily you were spared the swimsuit/pants combination, think that was Glasgow circa 1991 !

laura said...

That picture of you is darling!

MC Hammer pants?!? :)

Mary Jane said...

you are so cute. i confess i too had a homemade bubble skirt only it was a dress...even less flattering!

Mary Jane said...

oh yeah, what mushrooms are you getting?

magnusmog said...

Mary Jane - our woods have chanterelle, hedgehog mushrooms
( they probably have a proper latin name )and if we are really lucky there are some porcini as well. Last night we picked some lovely chanterelle - photo on Flickr soon!

Tom said...

Do you remember the rabbit's name?

magnusmog said...

It's a very small rabbit and as Snowy came to us fully grown - I'd hazard a guess that it was Hazel even though it foesn't look the right colour. have I missed a rabbit somewhere?!

Tom said...

Yes, poor old Tibbar the rabbit, only lasted a week with us in the Summer of 1978.

Windy Knitty said...

It sounds like you had a lovely vacation--welcome back!

The MC Hammer pants made me laugh. I can recall doing his dance (I forget the name of it) very ethusiastically at school dances... ha ha:)

Cindy G said...

Your fashion choices had me rolling on the floor. Me, I remember a mini tent dress with matching short bloomers, some floral print voile fabric. How could my mother have let me out of the house?

helle said... funny.

Guess what? You're the 51,001st visitor/commenter on Gooseflesh. I'll be in touch.