I came across this delightful meme on Belgian Waffle earlier today. As Mdme Jaywalker has opened it up to all, I thought it would be fun to give it a go.

1. Are you a male or female: Red shoes, red nail varnish…yes, I’m a bloke.

2. Describe yourself: Snow White with roots – plan to get them done just before my sister’s wedding in 2 weeks time.

3. How do you feel about yourself: Could try harder. It was even on my report card at school.

4. Describe your parents: My poor, long suffering parents. Absolute stars, the pair of them! I have given them so much grief over the years, that they have well and truly earned the right to come and live with me in their old age – come to think of it, that would probably be their worst nightmare.


P.s If either of you ever happen to stumble across this blog: Sorry, I love you and I promise I won’t put plastic on the chairs.

5. Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriends: Disappointing, including the actor Gerard Butler (yes, I had him before you Mlle Aniston). He left me to ‘make it big in Hollywood’ and he did. Sob.

6. Describe your current boy/girl situation: 6ft ex-marine with extra large extremities – why else do you think I took him back after he totalled my car?

7. Describe your current location: Rented flat, with grubby 1970’s lino, make do furniture and a gorgeous, sunny terrace. I also have a ghost that presents itself in the form of a dark shadow. Shiver.

8. Describe where you want to be: I was going to say on a beach in Mexico (Playa del Carmen is one of my favourite places ever), but in light of recent events, (oink, oink, has someone turned the heating up?) maybe not. Alternatives would include: in a hot bath with a glass of champagne, or in bed with Mr XL Xtremities (think I have found a new name for him. He will be pleased).

9. Your best friend(s) is/are: Fantastic, wild, funny and rude.

10. Your favourite colour is: Mint/pistachio Green. I bought my first car, a Nissan Figaro, because it was green. I was in tears when I sold it (I didn’t want to, but I needed the money to settle my debts before moving to France), especially as the new buyer came to pick it up on my 29th birthday. My ex made me this card to make me feel better. Suffice to say, it didn’t.



11. You know that: If someone says, ‘it will only take a minute,’ it’s a lie. I wouldn’t say I was slow, but it has only taken me 35 yrs to work that one out.

12. If your life was a television show what would it be called: I would go for ‘6 feet under,’ but it’s already taken.

13. What is life to you:


20 days per month – Something to get through.

5 days per month – Hell

The remaining 5/6 – OK, sometimes verging on pretty good.


14. What is the best advice you have to give: Do the washing up before you go to bed and make your bed in the morning. It makes you feel as if you are in control.

If anyone else fancies having a go, link back to me, so that I can come and check it out.



16 Responses

  1. Excellent! Has your EL Extremities worked out that you are a geezer whith hairy hands and red nail polish?!

  2. hi
    nice to be here

  3. Cool!
    I love a bit of a questionaire… I will be doing this one myself I should think.. I read Belgian Waffles one too.
    And I do so agree with the doing the dishes before bed and making the bed in the morning. If only it was a regular occurance in my home…

    Yes I do have a blog. It is

    Pass by if you have a minute. I have enjoyed reading your journey on your blog, its great to read stories from others who have moved to different countries, especially France, as I have.

  4. Gerard Butler eh – what a shame Hollywood beckoned!! I really feel for you about your car – I felt the same when I had to sell my cool purple mini…didn’t quite settle the debts tho’!

  5. Mob – NO!
    Shimi – Nice to have you here.
    Pippi – Thanx. Have just done a whistle stop tour chez toi, and will be going back for a more in-depth read tomorrow.
    Frances – The one(s) that got away! Gerry and my car.

  6. oh my, that’s a gorgeous car.

  7. Dear Tarte Tartan

    I just wanted to post a little comment to ask how the job was going?
    I’m sure you will post when you feel the urge, but I thought I would just let you know that I was wondering…

    Yours sincerely,
    With an enquiring mind,

    • PPL – very well thanks. I have specialised in ‘Business English’ as I prefer to work with adults and the pay is much better. The local job agency are trying to get me to work in schools with teenagers, but I have managed to avoid it so far – they sound far too scary! How are things with you??? TTx

  8. Gerard Butler, eh! Hope he left you with some great memories. He was so sexy and beautiful in PS I love you. I was crying so much you’d think I was the widow.

  9. Great to hear things are going well for you.. I am pleased to hear it.

    Things are fine my end… A bit like a chinese take-away, sweet and sour..
    But generally highly amusing!!

    Good to hear from you and keep up the good work, you deserve it.


  10. Hi. Loved the questionnaire. You are a dark horse. Gerard Butler and Debrett’s. There’s an award for you over at mine. Hx

  11. Hi TT, Not sure if you are interested but there’s an article on GB in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph. If you can get your hands on it…in the magazine (he’s on the cover). I tried searching their site but couldn’t find it.

    How did the wedding go BTW?


    Here it is…or I am rubbing salt into old wounds? Hope not. Come and swear at me in French if I am!

  13. TT…sorry it’s taken me ages to get back to you. Yes…I think you should ring that number. What have you got to lose? Hx

  14. Wishing you a super Christmas and a fab 2010!

    Hadriana xx

    • Thank you hun. And the same to you and your family. xxx

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