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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

All the questions

These are my answers to MeeA's set of questions from her Liebster Award.

1. Where in the world have you been?

In South Africa to places in seven of the nine provinces -some places more than others, but I'm pleased to at least have been around the country before going overseas. My over the sea adventures were to Toronto, The Netherlands and Paris. We were in The Netherlands for three months - awesome coffee, bread and public transport ftw!

2. What is your signature dish – the one thing you can make/cook/bake better than anyone else?

Hmmm, I think it's my three cheese mac and cheese.

3. How many of your high school friends are you still in touch with now?

Beyond twitter, facebook and an occasional whatsapp...none.

4. What did you want to be when you “grew up” and are you doing/being that now?

I wanted to be a lawyer working for the UN; I'm not doing anything even vaguely related to that.It was my plan till my third year at varsity, law was not working for me. I still find it interesting, but it wasn't something I could do. Fortunately because I went the BA(Law) route I could at the end of that year switch to something else.

5. Five books you could read over and over again?

This is a tough one. I am reading a few books over and over again, but I'm guessing those don't count because Keiden has me reading them to him. The books I tend to reread are light ones...because I reread to satisfy my need to read, but work within my tired levels. But I can pick authors I reread: Julia Quinn, J.D. Robb, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Pratchett...oh and I can pick books, the Harry Potter series ;).

6. Five all time favourite films?

Love Actually, Mulan, Pitch Perfect, The Sound of Music and 10 Things I Hate About You. Although there are a few romcom's and musicals that get watched over and over.

7. Top five songs in your current playlist?







8. What has been your biggest adventure so far?

Completed: our time overseas. Ongoing: my relationship with Jerall.

9. What is your single greatest regret?

Not pushing enough on getting my driver's sorted.

10. What is your single greatest motivator?

My loves - Jerall and Keiden.

11. If you could change one thing in the world/your life/your job/the universe, what would it be?

In the world: I'd have every person who ever hurt a child into slave labour...basically work them to death, they'd be powering our electricity grid through cycling. My life, get my damn licence. My job: not resign without having something else lined up. The universe: have there be more good than not.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

It's an award

Zayaan at Surviving the Madness nominated me for an award. Thanks lady.





The rules work like this:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you. 
  • Answer the questions given by the nominator. 
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, who have less than 200 followers and link them. 
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer 
  • Notify all nominees via social media/blogs. 




I love these questions, and will be using some of them in mine. I might have over thought some of my answers 0_o




1. Who is your favourite author?


Brandon Sanderson


2. What are your top 3 books? (because we all know choosing favourite books is like choosing a favourite child)

I don't have favourite, favourites that I reread and reread, but will be going with ones I think everyone should read - as in if I see someone at a bookshop looking at these I go on and on about it. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, and Mort by Terry Pratchett.


3. Do you prefer real books or E-readers?

Real.


4. Who is your favourite Lord of the Rings character?

I haven't read the books, but am in a stop-start loop with The Hobbit. As far as the movies go, I'm picking Thorin Oakenshield because of Richard Armitage.


5. Who is your favourite Harry Potter character?


Not Harry - ever. When I reread and rewatched the movies recently, Neville stood out for me. See Hermione is awesome, but sometimes I also had the urge to climb into the book and slap her - not as often as I did with Harry, but still. As a side note, I'm very excited about getting to read or listen to these with Keiden when he's older.


6. Who is your favourite super hero? Bonus point – one Marvel and one DC.

Marvel: Captain America, when he's Steve. It wasn't Steve till the movies, and after that I read Civil War, read it if you haven't yet. D.C. is tougher because the tv shows do give me more of an impression of some of them than I had before, but Wonder Women is awesome. And I especially love the take on her in JL8


7. Who is your favourite villain? Bonus point – one Marvel and one DC.

Marvel: Tony Stark - he killed Steve. D.C. Harley Quinn


8. What are your top 3 series? (See comment about favourite books)

Ouran High School Host Club, Battlestar Galactica and Greys Anatomy.


9. What is your favourite game (it can be board games/console/PC/mobile – yes Candy Crush can count)

Board game: Dominion. Console: a tie between the Mass Effect and Dragon Age triliogies. PC: A tie between Civ IV and The Sims.


10. What is your favourite thing to do on a summer day?

Read.


11. What is your favourite thing to do on a winter day?

Read.


The nominated folks from me:
And the questions:

  1. When you go somewhere new, what's more important seeing the sights or eating the food?
  2. Five cities/countries/places you must see
  3. Favourite city/country/place
  4. Shades of grey or black and white?
  5. Who is your favourite superhero?
  6. Who is your favourite villain?
  7. Top three books
  8. Top three series
  9. Tea or coffee?
  10. Favourite game
  11. Favourite character you've played - rpg, console, pc...I'd say Sims count too ;)

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