Sunday 7 June 2009

A little more of me

With credit to Lucy's lovely blog, The Little Blue Door for this idea and hope you don't mind discovering more about the scatty girl behind Curlew Country.
Me with my sisters at mum's 60th Birthday Do on New Year's Eve. Both younger than me, Rachel on the left is my best friend (taller, slimmer and always beautiful, she can have me in hysterics and luckily lives quite close by) and Susannah on the right is the youngest of we three, who now lives in Dubai (brilliant chellist, free spirit and will always be my dearest little sis).

1. What are your current obsessions? Cornwall, bevelled mirrors, midnight panics about snails ravaging our allotment and will we/won't we get a better summer this year.

2. Which outfit in your wardrobe do you wear most often? A green polka dot blouse and a much loved, patched up pair of sailor trouser jeans.

3. What's for dinner? Sandwiches from lunchtime's roast chicken, tomato and basil salad and a couple of Tunnocks tea cakes for a treat.

4. Last thing you bought? A pink diamante hairclip for a big night out in the city last night, which broke within seconds. Boots will feel my wrath tomorrow!

5. What are you listening to? The Euro election results - I know how to enjoy myself.

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be? Now I'd love to step into Nigella's shoes if she ever vacates them but I'd be the sloppiest domestic goddess ever!

7. Favourite vacation spot? Port Isaac, Cornwall - every time.

8. Reading right now? The Burning Blue by James Holland - wonderful, terrifying but romatic novel of an WWII spitfire pilot.

9. Four words to describe yourself: Imaginitive, enthusiastic, scatty, tired!

10. Guilty pleasure? Ooooh a box of chocolate mint thins please.
11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak? The observations my very dry, acerbic husband makes in his newspaper column, some of the comedians at the stand-up night we run, my colleagues and Victoria Wood.

12. Favourite things to do in the summer? Picnics by the river messing about with my boys, strolling about deadheading with a cup of tea in the evening, a week by the sea in Cornwall, treating myself to cottage garden posies from the WI stall at the market.

13. Planning to travel to next? The Yorkshire Dales in the summer holidays.

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately? Delicious healthy working lunch served at a local hospice where I was running an event. Wonderful feta cheese salad and poached salmon. Been trying to recreate it at home - hmmmm, working on it.

15. When did you last get tipsy? Years ago, before children. I get the most dreaful hangovers so I'm past those days, although my colleagues were doing their best to get me to change my mind last night!

16. Favourite ever film? Before Sunrise, I adore Ethan Hawke - brilliantly romantic

17. Care to share some wisdom? Nothing earth shattering - but its definitely worth staking border perennials much earlier than you think you should - I always get caught out and my lovely flowers get pummelled flat by early summer rain.

18. Least favourite part of your day? That after-lunch slump, I think I'd suit a siesta lifestyle very well.

19. What make/model was your first car? A red Nissan Micra - I gave it away as a wreck to some mechanic students and now it looks like new but they won't give it me back. Oh I did love that car.

20. Favourite song to sing? I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire. My dad has always warbled this and I picked it up from him years ago. It's so wistful, describes me and will always bring a picture of my lovely, smiley dad to mind.

My boys and me

Well there you go. Have a super week and hope the weather perks up for everyone - we're drenched here.


Lucy said...

Hello! Glad you liked my song choice. I love schmoozy jazzy chrismas songs. My Doris Day Christmas album is one of my most treasured posessions. No I don't mind at all that you copied it, as I copied it from someone else after all! All's fair in love and bloggig! Love your version too. Have a great day. Lucy x

Sue said...

How lovely to meet you, lots of lovely info, I don't think I would have the patience to do that on my blog.

Sue xx

Pipany said...

Great list Steph. Glad to see Cornwall appeared! I love pottering in thegarden like that too; it just calms the day doesn't it? x

This Vintage Life... said...

How lovely to find out a bit more about you Steph (and see a bit more too!)
Have a great week
Deb x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

What a lovely post, I wish I had the nerve to take a photo with me in it let alone post one...

You have a lovely family and it a pleasure to meet you

X Alex

Bobo Bun said...

Great to see you properly and meet your gang Steph. How lovely having two sisters.

Have a great week.

Lisa x

Helen said...

What a great idea so we can know all about you! You have beautiful children.

Rubyred said...

Really enjoyed this post,sharing the Cornwall love with you although my favourite is St Ives!
Rachel x

Summer by the sea said...

Lovely to find out more about you Steph, lovely picture of you with your boys too - Natalie x

Doolallysally said...

Hi Steph
Nice to meet you this is my first visit to your blog and I'll definitely be back for more. Love your photos. I'll add you to my blog roll! Love Salx

MelMel said...

Just popped by to say hi!
What a sweet family you are!
Really enjoyed catching up with your blog....cute!xxx

Joshy and belle said...

lovely way to get to know you, xx

Alexandra said...

Hi Steph, just found your blog and loving it already. Cannot wait to hear more about your life.

Annabel said...

Hi Steph - adore your pictures and just to let you know that I do a weekly video horoscope, based around Cheshire usually, but if you love the countryside then it will seem oddly familiar - check out the ducks this week!

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happy weekend to you and to your family