Sunday, 5 July 2009

Oooh I was tagged...

...thank you to Fay over at Dreaming of an Aga, it is very lovely to have been tagged, especially as I am so new to the blogging world.

What is your current obsession?

Well for the past two weeks it has been Wimbledon. Not sure what I'm going to do now though!

Coffee or tea?

Ooo tea tea tea. And I drink far too much, especially in my new job. I never drink coffee as I find it very bitter-tasting.
What’s for dinner?

I just had risotto with peas, basil and lemon.

What was the last thing you bought?

In the local farmer's market this morning; peas, a lettuce, half a dozen eggs and a bunch of pinks.

What are you listening to right now?

The sound of Kanye West (or so Google tells me) headlining the O2 Wireless Festival coming in over the rooftops to my open bedroom window.

What's the best gift you have ever been given?

I was given a lilac Raleigh bluebird with stabilisers as a birthday present sometime in the early nineties. That was a good birthday.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Homemade strawberry and balsamic vineager ice cream that was (again as Google tells me - ah the power of the internet!) originally a Delia. Mum used to make it whenever there was a glut of strawberries from the garden and it is very tasty.

What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you?

Well I don't know her personally, but I very much enjoy reading her blog, and am very honoured to have been tagged!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

A swimming pool surrounded by olive groves in the South of France somewhere - it has been so hot and muggy in London recently.

Which language do you want to learn?

Spanish and Mandarin would be pretty cool but I would settle for just improving my French.

What is your favourite colour?

It definitely varies but emerald green is always a favourite.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?

My silk tea dresses.

What is your worst habit?

I still nibble at my nails after years of biting them. But I no longer bite them right down, just give them the occasional trim when I'm bored or nervous!

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?

With all this hot weather I am rather desperate for a decent sized freezer (rather than the little cupboard in the top of my fridge that is currently all I have) so I can freeze chunks of watermelon to make watermelon daquiris, and make my own ice lollies. So I would probably put it towards that. Or towards a digital SLR which I have been longing for for ages, as all of my pictures are currently taken on a pretty ancient (in modern technology terms) Canon ixus.

What are you going to do after this?

Brush my teeth and go to bed!

What are your favourite movies?

Amelie for feel-good, The English Patient for tears, Stealing Beauty for summer romance envy.

What is your favourite fruit?


Favourite vegetable?

Asparagus. So I am very sad that the British asparagus season is now over.

What inspires you?

Really good books.

Your favourite book?

The Great Gatsby. I have read it so many times and still think it is wonderful. Fitzgerald writes the most wonderful phrases.

Do you collect something?

I want to say 'no', but I fear that having a full-to-bursting-and-still-being-added-to cupboard of second-hand floral patterned china constitutes a collection.

What is your favourite smell?

Jasmine flowers, or sweetpeas.

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?

I don't, I'm rather good at just getting up, especially in the summer when it is light in the mornings. Three years of rowing at university does that to you I think.

Cats or dogs?

Cats. But I never had either growing up. We had stick-insects then gerbils then guinea-pigs instead.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful! I love emerald green too! Wow, that has really put me in the mood for watermelon, even more the fact that you can produce alcoholic beverages from the fruit, where has that been all my life?!

    I'm intrigued by the strawberry and balsamic vinegar ice cream, I'd never have thought they would work well together. Well done Delia and of course your mum!

    That was lovely to read!