Question time again, thanks Cee.
What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?
There are lots of things but I daren’t say them out loud because I know they will never happen if I do.
How often do you get a haircut?
Whenever it starts to graze the ceiling and get caught up in the cobwebs. About 6 weekly intervals, probably.
In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?
Depending on how bored I am, I’ll have a go at most of them but I prefer crosswords.
(Fancy a puzzle? See below…)
How many cities have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
I start to decay if I live in a city. I only did it once, briefly, when I was young and freshly independent. I found myself standing on tiptoe to look for greenery over the rooftops and had to run away to the countryside again. I am a provincial soul – I need to live on the edges of so-called civilisation, where I can see the mountains and the trees.
As my drawings done without looking seem to be so popular this week (Don’t Look and Don’t Look Again) I thought I would attempt some new ones of the above cartoons. They are added here for your delectation. Or not…
I’ve given them sneaky titles. Anyone want to have a guess at the references?
‘Here hair here.’
‘She’s filled with secrets.’
I make no apology for re-posting this one from last year. Apathy is the easiest way to vote for someone you don’t like. Register today or I’m sending the spiders around to get you. They’ll hide in all your shoes.
Thanks to Cee for this week’s probing questions.
How many languages do you you speak?
Only this one. Though I can ask you to fill out a form and give basic directions in Russian. Spakoina Nocha.
What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?
The Tao of Pooh, a couple of biographies and The Seven Basic Plots. Also loads of blogs, obviously.
Follow The Money, The Leftovers, YouTube tutorials on things I’ll probably never do.
Elbow, The Stranglers, Tame Impala, Nirvana and lots of Bananarama (for some reason) (the latter NOT my choice!) Also Max Richter and Johan Johannsson. Birdsong and catwail.
What was the last photo you took with your phone?
I actually filmed a swollen stream after the rain. Dog walking distractions. It was quite meditative with the dripping ferns. The last photo was of creeping buttercup.
What is your favourite time of day?
Dawn is undoubtedly the most magical time of day but I rarely see it as I am such a terrible night owl. Sunset can be a treat for the eyes but I’m really firing on all cylinders at midnight. I do like a nice walk on a moonlit night, there’s something extra special about a moonshadow.
Time for some questions from Cee.
When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?
I live in flip flops as long as it is warm enough. And sometimes when it is not.
What was your favorite food when you were a child?
My great auntie Lil’s homemade sausage rolls. I’ve never tasted a sausage roll to rival them and just thinking of them makes my mouth water – I remember the taste so well… Urgh, sorry, dribbling on the keyboard now.
(True story) (ish)
Are you a listener or talker?
What was that, sorry? Heh heh, a bit of both but mainly a daydreamer…
Favorite thing to (pick one): Photograph? Write? Or Cook?
I like writing fiction.