30 Aug 2014

11 questions

Earlier this week the lovely Elise nominated me for the Liebster Award - thank you! - so without further ado, here's the dealio:

The rules are that I need to answer the 11 questions set by my nominator;  share 11 facts about myself; make up 11 questions to ask my nominees; tell them they're nominated.

So, first up, Elise's questions:
1. How did you get to your current job and do you love it?
I sort of fell into my current job by accident a friend suggested me for it. I'm an assistant editor for a company that puts magazines together for publishing companies. We'll sometimes be working on three projects at a time and the subject matters can vary. We've just finished doing a 3 year quilting and sewing magazine which I really loved working on but sadly there's not much going on at the moment. Although I did love my job about 4 months ago, I couldn't say the same now. Hopefully it'll pick up again in September.

2. Your most worn item of clothing?
Definitely my glasses but I'm not sure if that counts as clothing so probably my (once) white converse.

3. Favourite song from childhood?
I have a lot of great music memories from long car journeys on family holidays when I was little. Simon and Garfunkel was played a lot as well as Don McLean so either this or this most probably.

4. What's on your 'to read' pile?
'The Moth' a collection of extraordinary true stories; 'Maddaddam' by Margaret Atwood; 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy; 'Till we have faces' by C.S Lewis.

5. The best movie you've seen this year (new or old)?
That is a v.hard question. SO many good movies came out this year - Her, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive, X-Men Days of Future Past, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Guardians of the Galaxy... I also saw Rushmore for the first time this year which I loved a lot. Having recently been to the secret cinema screening of Back to the Future, I should also mention it here as it's one of my all time favourite films.

6. What advice would you give your teenage self?
STOP CUTTING YOUR OWN FRINGE!!! Just go to the hairdressers, most of them do it for free.

7. A talent/skill you wish you had?
I wish I was good at pool and could skateboard.

8. Show us the oldest picture on your phone.
I've not had my phone for very long so this is from last June - Mitch gazing out at Battersea Power Station - I can't remember where we were going.

9. Current food obsession?
Still pulled pork. I'm quite sure I will never tire of it.

10. Beach or countryside?
Ideally both but if I had to choose...? Beach.

11. The best cinema you've ever been to?
Considering that my husband and I are film/cinema people (it's where we met after all), we've really not been to that many. My favourite is The Ritzy in Brixton (screen 1 and 5 in particular), followed by the Soho Curzon and The Prince Charles just off Leicester Square. Those last two always do fun showings and events.

Next, 11 facts about me:
1. I was the (written) voice of Barbie for a year. One of the magazines I worked on was a weekly Barbie publication in which she travelled the world. Each issue was based in a different country and came with a new outfit for her to wear. 
2. I am incapable of doing a forward roll.
3. I can't sing at all but I think my voice sounds 10 times better when I have a cold .
4. Despite having an English and American Literature degree there are A LOT of classics that I've never read including: Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations and Jane Eyre.
5. I could quote along to 90% of the script to Jurassic Park (lose 10% because Samuel Jackson mumbles a lot in that film).
6. I prefer tea to coffee.
7. Jam before cream on my scones. And that's 'scone' as in 'gone' (not 'scone' as in 'cone'). (Ha! Those last two facts make me sound incredibly English!)
8. Whilst in primary school I won the handwriting competition 4 times. My scrawl is not so neat anymore!
9. I really really want to live by the sea one day.
10. If the world allowed it and there wasn't the issue of having a job and bills to pay, I would quite happily make stuff - knitting, sewing, crochet, drawing, printing - all day, every day (with breaks in the evening to socialise)
11. I'm 27 and still only have one wisdom tooth - it's been that way for years, I don't think the others are coming.

11 questions for my nominees!
1. If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
2. Money is no object, where's the next place you'd like to travel to?
3. What's your favourite breakfast food?
4. Best fancy dress costume you've ever made/wore?
5. What's your favourite thing about where you live/your home town?
6. A song that'll always get you on the dance floor?
7. What did you want to grow up to be when you were little?
8. Do you have a favourite quote or motto?
9. If you had to cook a three course meal ('Come Dine with Me' style-y) what would you make?
10. What are you most looking forward to right at this moment?
11. Lastly, but not least importantly, biscuit or cake?

A lot of my favourite blogs seemed to have been nominated for this recently but I couldn't see these excellent ladies with any Liebster love of late so consider yourself nominated :)

Diary of a Diva
The Misadventures of Morgan
Ever so Ethnically Confused 
SugarSkull Industries
Yellow Raindrops

Incidentally, if anyone else fancies answering the questions please do - I'm pretty nosey and enjoy finding out about people's interests. Link back to me when you're done - I'd love to see your answers!


  1. Ooh your job sounds really interesting, I've never heard of that! Back to the Future is one of my all time favourites too, we have great taste ;) Pride and Prejudice is also one of my favourites, you must read it some time. Thanks for answering my questions! :)

    1. I always feel sort of guilty for having not read it, I think this will be the year I put that right :)

    2. Well to be fair I tried about ten years ago and couldn't get through it, so maybe you need to time it right in life :)

  2. Great answers...love your teenage advice!
    I've just responded to your 11 questions, it was lots of fun. Thank you for nominating me x

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  4. Yay! Thanks for the nom, Annie! I just responded on my blog. Also I was laughing about the Samuel L. Jackson part, I guess he does kind of mumble. Hahahaha.

  5. I think the sea part is in our blood - Dad loves and paints the sea, I love the sea too (Cornwall mostly)


Ta v.much :)

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