Answers for Merel (Chollerina)

Hi Merel, here are your answers to your Questions

What makes you happy?
My daughters
2. What is worth waking you up for – in the middle of the night?
3. What’s your favorite place?
4. If you could do anything, what would you do?
5. Do you have tattoos? Want (more of) them?
No & sometimes I have henna
6. Who is your favorite person?
Too many to name
7. What would you want to be in a next life?
Me, but a younger, richer, thinner and prettier version
8. How many languages do you speak?
English and “Mother”
9. Sneakers, flipflops, pumps (for the guys, the men’s equivalent of pumps: dress shoes)?
Flats and Boots
10. Are you happy?
11. What makes you tick? I mean, what makes you do what you do, be who you are, what makes you you?
When I swallow a watch I tick

Answers for Christin

For Christin at “This is Life”, your questions are answered:

11 Questions to my chosen nominees:

1.What would you have done differently in life? No cop outs here. We ALL wish we’d done something differently. Even if you don’t want to share it, think about it and acknowledge it (then forgive yourself for not doing it).

I can’t tell you, it wasn’t nice, and I do try to forgive myself, but it is hard.  The one I can tell you about is eating the last piece of ……….. – BUT no, that is quite gruesome too.

2. What clique did you belong to in high school?

Never really had one, not something that was prevalent in my High School – “Averages” if I had to put a tag on it.

3.  Where do you most want to visit?

New Zealand (at the moment)

4.  What is your favorite place that you’ve been to?

Scotland, Ireland and Wales -(but really, my home.  I am always so much happier when I come home)

5. If money was of no consequence, what would you do with your life?

Have a beautiful materialistic lifestyle (because all the money in the world can’t bring my love back) – and definitely a Low Fat Chef

6.  From your 7 year old self’s perspective, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A mum – objective achieved!

7.  Do you have any pets?

Currently, 2 cats.  At other times, house-cows, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs (20 at once, they all had babies), birds, mice, rat

8.  Do you remember life before CD’s?

Vinyl and Cassettes were part of my teenage years.

9.  Who is your favorite author and why?

Terry Pratchett – always makes me laugh

10.  Did you think by the year 2000, we’d be flying around in hover crafts like the Jetson’s? Do you know who the Jetson’s are?

i wish, I could go for a hovercraft.  Jetson’s, check – cartoon – although only known from my adulthood

Last one is a doozie….
11. What do you tell yourself and others that keeps you from following your joy in life?

“This will make me happy” – as I eat the last {insert food item of your choice}.

Now you know all my secrets  🙂


Leibster Award – I don’t follow rules well.

The very handsome Tiger Paws Jnr over at nominated me.  I kindly thank him for thinking of me.  Not really sure how I will go with this, but here goes.

The Liebster award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog a little and also bring together a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:

  • The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them.
  • Provide 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer 11 question set by the person who nominated you
  • Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions!

I’m supposed to tell you 11 facts about me, Golly Gee

I  yell at inanimate objects, a lot!

I bought my house and had it cut into 4 bits and transported to where I now live.

I dye my hair with indigo.

I had a severe allergic reaction to a commercial hair dye product a few years ago, and looked like a total body burns victim for 6 months.  Don’t even ask about the itching.

When I dye my hair with indigo my silver goes green and then transitions to purple over 2 days.

I am not named after Claudette Colbert, my Dad just liked the name.

I once had my nose pierced.

I have toe rings.

I do not have a tattoo.

Next year I will be 50.

Tiger Paws Jnr wishes to know the answers to these questions

1.  Why do you blog?
For fun, to share, to fill an empty slot in cyberspace

2. What is your favourite thing to write about and why?
Anything that takes my fancy – usually in verse

3.Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Not who, what.  Coffee!  I only have 2 cups a day, so they inspire me to appreciate the little things in life.

4.What would you change about the world and how?
Well, more purple flowers would be good.  I will talk to the bumble bees and see if they will agree to carry dye.

5.What is the first thing you think about when you wake up?
Is it Friday yet?  Closely followed by “Do I really have to wake up now”

6. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I’m not clairvoyant, so I really can’t say, but hopefully not in a Nursing Home

7. How many times do you worry a day and what is your biggest one?
I’d be worried if I started counting my worries.

8. What makes you happy?
My daughters, breathing, eating cheesecake or chocolate or both.  Then it makes me sad because I have eaten ALL of it.

9. Make up the first few lines of the story of how we might meet.

When I was walking out today
I met a bear, we went to play
He said his name was Tiger Paws Jnr
I really wish I had met him sooner.

10. Do you like our blog at Tiger Paws?
You are shameless!  🙂 Of course I do, you’re a Teddy Bear, everyone loves teddy bears.

11. What does your list of the day include and will you finish it?
Today I’m going to attend my nephews 1st birthday party, so I really hope I finish that.  Also, I should be completing some Course work for my employer, but I’m pretty sure I WON’T be finishing that.

PHEW, 2 parts finished.  Now on to my Questions (gleeful maniacal giggles)

1.  Spiders – yes or no?

2.  If snails had hands, would you shake them (their hands, not the snails)?

3.  Sweet or Salty?

4.  Are you left or right handed?

5.  Do you sing?

6.  Do you have a Manual or Automatic Drivers Licence?

7.  Cats or dogs, rabbits or guinea pigs, or other small pet-like animals?

8.  Skirts, dresses or jeans and trousers?

9.  If you had to choose your version of Hell, would it be Hot or Cold, or totally Pink?

10.  Will the end the world be a Whimper or a Bang?

11.  Hankies of Tissues?

Now, what poor suckers lovely bloggers will I select for my experiement questionees?  Unfortuantely I can’t figure out how to actually link to this post in your individual comments sections, so if you don’t see this I guess you won’t know.  SIGH, sometimes it is so confusing.


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