Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
Sweet popcorn, Diet Coke and maybe Baskins Robbins Ice Cream
What year did you start using the internet?
I think it was 2000
What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)
Yndseylay (look more Welsh to me)
Name something you are picky about.
Skincare, I have stupidly sensitive skin so use stuff from the doctor most of the time for my body and Liz Earle on my face. I’m also quite picky about what I eat.
Fill in the blanks: I went to University yesterday and I did nothing today today.
If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
A Westie, totally my favourite breed. Small, compact but full of mischief. At least that how I like to think of myself and I definitely was like that pre-CFS, but these days I’m more of your laid back old mongrel, sleeping the corner of the room, getting grumpy when people make her move.
What does the color purple make you think of?
Me about 2 years ago. It was my favourite colour and everything was purple. I had a purple bedroom, loads of purple clothes (some of which I still have) and my fave my purple Dr Martens. I still like purple and anyone who has seen my FO’s and stash on Ravelry will vouch for that.
Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
I get up at 6.15 and leave the house at about 7.30, so 1hr 15mins. This does involve making myself a cup of coffee and Karla cup of tea after my shower and making another cup of coffee to make with me on the bus.
How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
I definitely have 1 on my mums side, but I haven’t seen him for at least 20 years (if not more) and on my Dad’s side I think I have 4 but as I don’t speak to that side of the family I could have more bu now.
Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter)
L J C = Laughing Juggling Clown
Feeling slightly better, the doctor came out to see me and gave me a dose of prednisolone and a script for another 5 days worth and a course of antibiotics. Just watched Miss Potter and knit lots on my Sock It To Me Sock. Popped down to pick up the ipod and thought I’d give you all a Friday Feast. Plus upstairs is really warm so I’m cooling off downstairs for a while.
How are you today?
Ill – see previous post
Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
Eastenders, Casualty & Holby City
These are 3 shows that I’ve been watching for as long as I can remember, or since they began (Holby City). Long live the BBC!
What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
In 1988 (i think) we had some bad winds/hurricane. It wasn’t the infamous 1987 hurricane but either the year after or to years after. I was at secondary school and we were in a lesson on the third floor of the three story block. This block over looked the science block (only 2 storeys high). I remember a guy in our class shouting ‘Miss the roof is blowing of the science block!’ We all looked out of the window a huge piece of roofing flew at us and up over the top of the building we were in. We were all sent home and I can remember that the younger ones our bus (this included me) needed help getting from the buildings to buses by the older kids as the wind was so strong.
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?
That’s a hard one! There are a lot of places I want to visit as I’ve not traveled much, but top of my list is Canada.
What do you usually wear to sleep?
PJ bottoms with a vest top, and when its really cold socks as well!
What is your favorite type of art?
Anything involving fibre. I also LOVE movies and considered a good movie a piece of art.
When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
I can’t remember, but it would have been last time I saw my parents. They never let me and Karl pay for anything when we go out.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
This varies on the time of the month but I fluctuate between 6-7 and 10
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
about 30 mins
To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?
20-23 depending on how I am feeling. My ME/CFS can make me feel the cold so I often turn it up for a while and then down
Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?
What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?
Seeing the leaves change into a myriad of beautiful colours and being able to start wearing all my handknit sweaters.
Have you ever had any bad experiences online?
Not really, a few things going a miss that I order but easily rectified after an e-mail or two.
Name three things that make you happy daily.
Karl – my boyfriend
My hamsters and gerbils – they are just so cute and funny, they can’t help but make you happy even on a bad day
Knitting – and everything it encompasses (yarn, the on-line knitting community), without it I really don’t now where I would be with my life. It calms me, allows me to be creative and most of all I’ve met some fantastic people because of it.
What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?
My Sebo X4 Extra vacuum cleaner – I love it. Perfect for stray sawdust (something that we get alot of with the hamsters and even more so with the gerbils!) and just am amazing piece of equipment. I know it doesn’t look much but it so great!
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?
I rekon Miss Violet (from Lime n Violet) would make a good job of it.
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)
Because royalty allows zoos in London
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?
It would have to be the 60’s, I love the clothes, the music and the fact that so much change was occuring
Name a song that brings back memories for you.
Enter Sandman by Metallica – reminds me of various nights out when I was a teenager
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?
Depends on whether I’m hot or cold. If i’m cold i’ll wash in hot water and vice versa.
Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?
Laundry? I am ashamed to admit that I do very little laundry (except hand washing my handknits) as Karl does it all.
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?
This is tricky one, I don’t see my Mum as old yet and she’s in her 50’s so I suppose it would be older than that, I think age is more of a state of mind as opposed to a number.
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?
Short-term, I really want to learn to spin.
Long-term, would be to get my degree and get a job in medical microbiology
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.
I can’t say that I’ve seen or read anything unbelievable lately.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?
I’m pretty happy today, so about a 8.5. I’ve just listened to the wonderful Foo Fighters live on Radio 1, Karl has a long weekend off work, and after opening my etsy shop last night, I got an e-mail this morning saying my shop had been chosen for Etsy Seller of the Day on the Lime n Violet Daily Chum over the weekend.