Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Questions

This questionnaire seems to be doing the blog rounds ?...it's an easy blog " filler" given the only news I have today is the unveiling of my homemade a Christmas Wreath, which some local wag ( you know who you are) described as looking as though it was constructed by someone with ' multiple problems")



1. If there's one chocolate left in the box, do you have to eat it, or can you leave it sitting there?
I would, I am afraid, scoff it. My relationship with food has always been a little bit shaky. Ie one scotch egg will never be enough

2. What do you want to remember most of all, if you survive to be very old?
Well, I would like to be able to remember everything ........from 0 to 80.......and I look forward to the time that I start to remember the smallest of things from childhood...( a time that I don't really remember when I think about it)

3. Would you enjoy being a very rich and famous celebrity?
 I would like to be richer ( I have always had the fantasy of having a detached house with a barn and out buildings) and I would like to experience a celebrity lifestyle for a day or two......just to do the red carpet thing........with a " Poseidon Adventure" dinner jacket on.

4. What piece of music do you personally find most emotionally moving?
Almost too many to mention here but at the moment " The gift of mortality" by James Horner 

And " Remember me" by Thomas Bergersen can move me to tears

5.  How do you deal with depression, anxiety and bad times?
Depression: I never get depressed, never have been and apart from short term worries, normal to the ups and downs of life, I never have experienced a problem with anxiety either.

As for " bad times" at 51 I have had my fair share of them, and I have found that Chris' stoic support, long telephone calls with friends, food, the odd glass or two of white and dog cuddles very helpful.

6. What do you love doing that bores everyone else stiff?
Housework,blogging,cleaning the wrinkles of a bulldog's face with a cotton wool stick, scotch egg eating,writing Christmas cards, making lists, thinking about the zombie apocalypse, collecting fucked up chickens, polishing church pews, rearranging furniture.

7. Did you ever encounter an inanimate object that seemed to have a will of its own?
I am borderline dyspraxic, and so have a tendency to fall over anything and everything. I am so cack handed that I have to take extra care when holding anything breakable

8. What is your very favourite hotel or restaurant?
Well I have stayed in a few lovely hotels in my time including  places like the Waldolf Astoria but my favourite hotel is the shabby chic Santa Maria in Sitges,Spain. 

As for restaurants? I think you can't quite beat the atmosphere of the Oyster Bar under Grand Central Station..

9. Do you think prisoners who have committed particularly vile crimes should be segregated in jail for their own safety?
What on odd question? As long as they recieved some psychological input in order to come to terms with the consequences of their actions....I don't care.

10. What do you wish you had known when you were 18?
I wish I'd known a lot more about sex! 

Oh I would also have liked to be introduced to the joys of scotch egg eating 

48 comments:

  1. "Depression: I never get depressed,". You are a failure as a gay man, and so am I. The ups and the downs are just life.

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    1. I think it's a case of definition.... I don't get depressed because I do not suffer deform depression..... I get occasionally despondent....but that's different........
      Mind you I can be queeny with the best of them too!

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    1. A woman with friggin taste!

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    2. Crawler !!!! Haha
      I could leave the chocolate, never get depressed, Papa George's restaurant in Half Moon Bay, San Francisco is great, taking photographs on holiday really annoys people and, ever since my sister said that she would like Nicole Kidman singing ' One Day I'll Fly Away ' from ' Moulin Rouge ', at her funeral, I cry everytime I hear it !!
      ….. and, what's that red thing on the right of your beautifully crafted wreath ? XXXX

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    3. It's a frigging bell!!!!!!!!!

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    4. Ah Yes ….. I see it now ….. very festive. XXXX

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    5. Sarcastic bugger x

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  3. You are a happy minimalist! The wreath is great....at least it is real...I have a grapevine twig thingy...

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  4. That chocolate would definitely STAY in my box. I don't eat sweets!

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  5. I happen to like your wreath. Some people are entirely too critical for their own good. The hubs would be able to ignore the chocolate but not I.

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  6. Hope you'll still be cleaning house with as much joie
    de vivre as Auntie Gladys when you're 95. The wreath
    is perfect.

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    1. Wonderfully observed Sheila x

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  7. Love the wreath, you can't beat a bit of simple decoration at Christmas :-)

    Good answers to the questions too.

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  8. Thanks for the recommendation of those two beautiful pieces of music, have just played them both.
    Briony
    x

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  9. There wouldn't be one choc left in the box here as I would have already eaten it!
    Your wreath is minimalist which might be the in thing at the moment?

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  10. You did a great job o n the wreath! Simplicity is best; that way you can enjoy the greens.

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  11. I came across that questionnaire on Jenny Woolf's English Travel Writer blog....did it migrate directly or by the highways and byways of blogging?

    So what's wrong with the wreath?

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    1. Yes.....via a few othersx

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    2. Exactly...I thought it.....understated

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    3. It came from Jenny's blog via me!

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  12. Depends on what the chocolate was. A toffee would have to stay. Not sure the fillings are up to it these days!!

    The wreath is great. Anything home made is good and saves money which is fine by me!

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    1. It cost me a hour and a wire coat hanger

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  13. I really like the wreath John...understated and not ostentatiously filled with everything under the sun. Looks great against that stone/concrete wall.
    I will be using/blogging that questionnaire...thanks. I would eat that last remaining chocolate as well!

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    1. You are a man of excellent taste jimbo

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  14. Interesting that you think about sex and scotch eggs in the same sentence (see last question) - methinks there is some psychological tie up there somewhere if only I could locate it.
    I LOVE the wreath.

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    1. Love and scotch eggs
      Same thing

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  15. The 2nd movement of Beethoven's 5th piano concerto moves me to tears every time I hear it. I would eat the last chocolate in the box unless it was coconut, which makes me physically ill. I don't get depressed -- just very grumpy -- like when somebody else takes the last chocolate in the box!

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    1. Oh I love that one too x

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  16. 1. Yes
    2. Mine and Amandas first few weeks together when we met.
    3. Very rich yes, celebrity no.
    4. Samuel Barbers Adagio for Strings
    5. Walking on Shell Bay.
    6. Tidying the tool shed (especially the drawers with screws/bits etc)
    7. My left hand.
    8. Carmen del Cobertizo, Granada.
    9. Yes, with suitable psychological assistance.
    10. How quickly life goes by after you are 40.

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    1. Finally someone who did it themselves
      Thank you

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  17. Oh My Goodness ! I love the wreath and the beautiful wall it is on !

    Love your answers. I would leave the chocolate. I am the only woman in the world who is not crazy for chocolate !
    I am finishing my Christmas Card and must zoom to get them in the mail. If I don't the cards to Japan, UK and Wales, friends will not get them till after the day !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Parsnip, just so you don't feel left out......I'm not partial to chocolate either..... cheese however is another thing!

      Jo in Auckland NZ

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  18. wreath is lovely. I haven't even unpacked mine

    as for zombie apocalypses I should think you have that covered already. if not you need to get the box set and rewatch every walking dead.

    When I get stressed I tidy and throw things away. And I like the cutlery drawer to be just so...

    Are you eating the turkey this year or is he a pet? I forget

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    1. Yes turkey.. But not one of mine x

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  19. I thought all bloggers were anxious and/or depressed...

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    1. No...I am fairly happy all told.....
      But then I am also a serial killer

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    2. You can always count on me for anxiety and depression, Susie. Never fear. I am here, and quite miserable.

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  20. The last chocolate left in the box is always Strawberry Cream. Yuk.

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    1. Rusty D, we should get together. Strawberry cream is the first to GO in my box.
      John, you've reminded me that I have a questionaire that was given to me long ago. Must do it now. Hope I can be as honest as you.

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  21. Love your list. And am partial to your wreath too.

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  22. I like the wreath, myself.

    Too bad there's no red carpet in blogland, because you'd be on it!

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  23. ALWAYS eat the last chocolate. 'Optimistic' by the Sounds of Blackness does it for me. Some extremely weird questions.

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  24. 1. It depends on the chocolate. If it has coconut or nuts, then I won't touch it.

    You really should try out some anxiety and join The Depression Club. We meet the sixth Tuesday of every month in the worst restaurant we can find.

    Love,
    Janie

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  25. there is nothing wrong with your wreath. that other person is just jealous of yours!

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  26. I like your wreath. I have to learn how to make them. I bought a large one for the barn this year, and think i can save the ring and do it myself next year.

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  27. I like your wreath, too. Stay warm. ♥

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