Friday, January 06, 2006

Four Things Meme


Wendy tagged me with this a couple of days ago. She also tagged OOL, so keep an eye out for that!
ok - I rushed this out last night without thinking about our friends across various bodies of water.....so here is some clarification.

Four jobs you've had in your life
Nanny - my mum said I couldn't leave school without a job. So I got the Friday evening paper, found a live in homehelp job, interviewed on Sunday and started on the Monday! From homehelp I advanced to Nanny, also known as Slave.
Garage attendant - whilst working during the day I pulled the graveyard shift at a local garage. When it all went quiet we used to play with the rental vans!
Shop Assistant at Marks and Spencer - again, while holding down a full time job, this time over Christmas, I did 20hrs or so a week in M&S. I liked the customers.....that's all I'll say about that!
And the biggie - Civil Servant. No bowler hat or black umbrella for this British Civil Servant.

Four movies you would watch over and over
Pirates of the Caribbean - Depp.........nuff said!
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - awesome! yes please!
Ice Age - a classic with the adorable John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth.
Lilo and Stitch - love it; funny, lots of music, colour, jokes - what's not to like!

Four places you have lived
Devon - as a baby
Gloucestershire - as a child
Oxfordshire - as a young adult
Gloucestershire - as a slightly older adult

Four TV shows you love to watch
Boston Legal - 'Denny Crane!' - magic!
Huff - Hank Azaria is fantastic in this.
House - Hugh Laurie being a gruff American; worth the Sky subscription alone!
Simpsons - everyday :-)

Four places you have been on vacation
Holland - as a child with my parents
Sri Lanka - as a teenager while my dad worked there
Spain - first few holidays as a poor young 'couple' with MB. Eurocamp - never again!
Tunisia - we love it there! Hot, friendly and cheap! Been going for twelve years now.

Four websites you visit daily [not including my blog!]
www.bbc.co.uk - news, news, news......
www.welcomecottages.co.uk - Crazie Holidays!
http://eponinealittlemonster.blogspot.com/ - amongst others I always check on the Cowboy :-)
http://www.uk.zylom.com/ - easy games for my simple brain.

Four of your favourite foods
Egg and Chips - common, but delish!
Vessen herb pate - which they don't make any more! Only that revolting stuff in tubes :-(
(as it's no longer made, I can't do a picture. But it was a delicious vegetarian pate, superb on hot toast or fresh bread, which came in teeny little foil containers. Scrumptious - I was heartbroken when they stopped making it!)
Walkers Crisps - yep, I'm a crisp fiend! For our US friends - CHIPS! :-)

My own cheese risotto

Four places you would rather be right now
Calgary (with silentmum and Boo)
WSM with the Aginoths (Weston Super Mare! I know - terrifically exotic and windswept..)
BC (with dawn)
NZ (with Wendy)

Four bloggers you are tagging
dawn
Jean-Luc
June
Mar-see-ah

cq

15 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What are Wakkers Crisps?? Sounds VERY VERY GOOD! And the Vesson tube of ? What is that.y dear CQ? See..it'ds always the food I'm interested in!! (LOL)
I'll be doing this in a few days..maybe...!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WALKERS!!! Oh Help Me Nurse!!! (That one f***ing finger typing again!!!..lol)

Marcia said...

Oh CQ, for you I'll do a Meme... sometime this weekend, I promise. I've never done one before.

Tara said...

Yanno, it's been AGES since I was tagged ta do a meme. I used to so love doing these, now I'm thinkin ma skills might be a lil rusty, but just for you, I shall attempt it :o)

After all, we ARE blogsistahs!

WendyWings said...

lol wakkers.
See now that wasn't too painful was it ???

BTW Don't get all girly fan squee on me but my very good friend ( who is horrid to me but that is another story) is Bill Shats webmaster and close friend. See you have a six degrees of seperation going :)

Juggling Mother said...

didn't you do a "five things" and a "seven things" meme already? What is this, think of a number? Where's Johnny Ball?

Anyway....

It's always good to read your meme's. I think I've learned more about you online that in person in some ways:-)

You know you're always welcome. WSM isn't as exciting as Calgary, BC or NZ, but it is a lot cheaper:-)

mar said...

Loved your meme to read more about yourself. Please tell me where is WSM??? (better said, what does it mean?)

Tara said...

LOL mrs aginoth. BC is cheap too!

ish :o)

Uisce said...

I'm American, but I like CRISPS better than CHIPS. I dunny, it just sounds healther somehow! :)

Juggling Mother said...

BC might be cheap to be in, but it's expensive for CQ to get to. We're just a few miles of petrol (gas) away in Weston-super-Mare, otherwise known as Weston Super Mud due to the ability to stand on the "beach" & see nothing but silt to the horizen, while slowly sinking into a gloop that will NEVER come off your boots:-)

I love it though:-) And we do see the sea - in the winter!

Juggling Mother said...

OOL - you must have walkers crisps over there, surely? They are the best crisps around, with funny adverts fronted by Gary Liniker here for years:-)

Glossary:
Crisps = potato chips
Gary Liniker = very famous ex-football player
Football = soccer

Walkers make: doritos, wotsits, quavers, monster-munch, and all the "normal" and luxury flavours of crisps. I looked them up (sad or what), only available in the US through specialist suppliers, their US company name is Banner Sun and/or Fritolay

Note to self: Take lots of walkers if ever visiting the uS:-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

How did I get roped into this?

craziequeen said...

OOL: I find using more than one finger helps :-) post updated with (hopefully!) answers to your questions - and Mrs A has helped out too :-) Damn this trans-Atlantic translation!

Mar-see-ah: You'll find them annoying, liberating, infuriating and sweet. Enjoy!

Dawn: Seen it! Fabbo, babes :-)

Wendy: I'm more a James Spader/Candice Bergen kind of girl :-)

Mrs A: I know, but my appearances are always so distressing for my Number One Fan atm :-S

Mar: post updated and also info'd by Mrs A :-)

Uisce: you're on a junk free diet - you're not supposed to be eating them all, dear...

Mrs A: took silentmum ages to calm Boo when they found there was no Beena in Calgary!

Jean-Luc: With all your experience, time hopping, life in the fast lane, alien encounters?? Yours should be FASCINATING! :-)

cq

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Ok, Ok! It's done. See my Journal now!

Killired said...

what's tagging a Blogger and what's a meme? I'm new at this ... I'd love to know!!!!

thanks!