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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The one where I was tagged in a meme and started to feel popular.

What is your current obsession?
Vintage aprons, Agatha Christie novels, sell sell sell on Trademe.

What is your weirdest obsession?
Oh lord, let's not get into those.

What are you wearing today?
MAC Red Russian lipstick, black jeans, vintage silk shirt, darling little Italian shoes that I picked up recently for $10 BRAND NEW!

What's for dinner?
Gluten-free pasta and yummy sauce a la Jules. (Remy is a GF baby, and I just eat the same things as him. Mostly. He doesn't seem to consume as much chocolate or red wine as me. He's such a baby.).

What would you eat for your last meal?
Sorry, can't think about that. I only just ate and I have this thing where when I'm full from the last meal, I can't think about eating.

What's the last thing you bought?
Groceries. Yawn. Boring.

What are you listening to right now?
Remy doing his best to avoid bedtime. Maaaaaaaaaaaammy. Maaaaaaaaaaamy. And so on and so on.

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Sas is one of my very favourite bloggers. I always feel so pleased when there is an update from her. And she leaves me the funniest, wittiest comments. She ROCKS.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Goodness me... a dream come true... London. Or New York. Or San Francisco. Or Rome. Or, believe it or not, Oamaru. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
I'd go straight to Nottingham to pick up my darling Katy, then I'd whisk her away to Barcelona and we would have cake/s and champagne and we'd laugh and laugh.

Which language do you want to learn?
French. Soooo hot.

What's your favorite quote (for now)?

(It's actually a Poem called 'Leap'.)

"yes, let's
into a

Wystan Curnow

What is your favorite colour?
Red, absolutely. And at the moment I like to pair just a little smudge of it (currently my new red red red lippy), with grey, or black and white.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Ummmm, that's really hard to answer... I guess any of my vintage silk scarves.

Honestly, vintage this, vintage that - do I ever pay full price for anything? (Actually, I can't leave that rhetorical question unanswered. I definitely, without question or doubt would never buy vintage underwear. Uh, just NO).

What is your dream job?
Ruler of the world. A world where everyone had to do what I told them. And one where I could eat limitless amounts of cheese and chocolate and I'd lose weight. In fact, I'd be one of those people who says "No matter what I do, I just can't seem to gain weight".

What's your favourite magazine?
Interiors (I think that's what it's called, it's American and has the most awesome houses in it), Vogue, and this new one called Pilot but I have only been able to buy one copy so far because nowhere in Oamaru stocks it. (And, shhh, secretly this list also includes the likes of US Weekly but I save that one for when I am having a particularly blue day).

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
Let's see, that converts to about $300 New Zealand so perfume, makeup, and really good sushi.

Describe your personal style?
It will come as little surprise that I am going to say vintage. But I'd like to think that I don't look like I'm wearing fancy dress. I like to keep the vintage items to one or two per outfit with the rest of the outfit something a little edgy or super cute. Depending on my mood of course.

What are you going to do after this?

What are your favourite films?
Weeeell, this is where I have to admit that, while I like films, I watch them and then forget them. I blame my parents not providing us with a telly when we were growing up. Or giving us a place to live that was less than 2.5 hours away from a cinema.

What's your favourite fruit?

What inspires you?
Landscapes, cityscapes, clever people, good design, art.

Your favourite books?
The Bone People... struggling to come up with any other titles. It's late.

Do you collect anything?
Books, icons, art, scarves, aprons, anything connected with the Queen's 1953 visit to NZ, quilts, material, buttons, pretty stationary.

What are you currently reading?
I have a few things on the go - Robert Hughes "Nothing if not critical", PD James "Death in Holy Orders", and William Boyd "Any human heart". I also have about 5 Agatha Christie's waiting for me by my bed.

Go to your book shelf, take down the first book with a red spine you see, turn to page 26 and type out the first line:

"It was a pleasure to enter by a side street
in the center of the city
a bathhouse said to be 300 years old,
old enough to have opened the pores of Florence Nightingale
and soaped the musical head of Franz Liszt."

It's the start of a poem called Istanbul by Billy Collins.

What makes you follow a blog?
I follow blogs that make me laugh, ones where I like the writing style, blogs where I can learn something (sewing being the obvious thing), ones that are not too perfect. I hate blogs that make me feel inadequate, so I'm always up for hearing about that time you vomited in front of your boss (yep, I've done that).

The rules:
1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.

And I'm going to tag Nikki,Miss Smith at Home, Karen, Louise, Emma, MeganWegan, MaryNanna, and Jannelle.


sas said...

Love that poem!
And every blogger I love has shades of red as their fav (me included). So there's that.

Anonymous said...

WoW ! Awesome Nice Poem...Keep it up.
Silk Scarf

Heart Felt said...

Thanks for the tag - yours was great reading. xx

Annuity said...

These are all excellent posts. thanks for the links. You seem to be reading day and night looking for good stuff to post lol.

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