Meme

Here’s a first. I’ve been tagged. Thanks Issy!

What is your current obsession?
Considering the number of little post-it note tags I put in the “Crafty Girls’ Road Trip” book last night, it would have to be planning my trip to New Zealand for the end of the year.

What are you wearing today?
It’s a very monochrome day. Black pants, black top, black Beaded Rib socks, Tangled Yoke Jumper (dark grey), Flower Basket Shawl (light grey) and my black coat. Earlier today it was a black and purple swimming costume, purple swimming cap and purple goggles. And goose bumps.

What’s for dinner?
Hmmm… Well I have a late finish at work today, so I will probably pick up some takeaway on the way home. Hopefully the Fig Lamb or the Mango Chicken from my favourite Thai place. (edit: the Thai takeaway wouldn’t answer the phone. Hrumpffff.)

What did you eat for your last meal?
I’m writing this at work although I can’t post it until I get home, so that would be breakfast. My breakfast is always Sustain cereal with milk and a glass of orange juice.

What’s the last thing you bought?
I’ll have to admit it was an almond Portuguese tart from the French bakery near work when I collected my mail from the post office box yesterday. Yummy!

What are you listening to right now?
My work colleagues working at their desks; several birds outside; the distant hum of lessons in nearby classrooms.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
To the top of a mountain. Any mountain. Preferably with good scenery and clear weather. I’d just like to sit there and watch the world go by below me.

What are you going to do after this?
Mark prac books. Yes, I am procrastinating. Surprising? No.

What do you love most about where you currently live?
Not terribly much since I’ve been looking to move house off-and-on for almost a year now. It is close to a good indoor heated pool for Winter swimming (since I’m too far from work to always use the one there).

What is your favourite colour?
Purple. Specifically, cool purples. I’ll settle for blue sometimes.

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Probably the brown wool-denim pants I wore yesterday. They are nice and warm for this time of year.

What were you doing ten years ago?
I had just been awarded my PhD and was working as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Sydney Uni. I had just picked up knitting again.

Describe your personal style.
Comfortable. Practical.

If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on?
Assuming it was money purely for spoiling myself, then probably some BFL sock yarn; more books; can you buy more hours in the day?

What was your favourite TV show or book as a child?
Gee, I don’t remember. There are no stand outs.

What are your favourite films?
Dead Poets Society, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Amelie.

What inspires you?
Plant or flower architecture (yes, there is such a thing and I can lose hours looking at one of the books I have on the subject), mathematical or geometrical patterns and building architecture.

Who’s work/designs are you inspired by?
All the work I see by those around me.

Your favourite books?
The Harry Potter books; John Marsden’s “Tomorrow” series and Ellie Chronicles; Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”.

Do you collect anything?
Books, DVDs, fibre, yarn, dust (I’m not good at housekeeping!).

What makes you follow a blog?
I either know the person personally and want to know what they’re doing or, if I don’t know them, then I am interested in the techniques that person uses in their work.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
I swam 500m at the pool at work. It was a nice way to start the day.

What’s one thing you dream of doing?
Having more time to enjoy life rather than be in a constant state of busy-busy: school busy-busy in term time and catching my breath and doing everything I put aside to do in school holidays busy-busy.

What’s your favourite music of the moment?
I haven’t been listening to much other than the radio in the car so I can’t name anything!

The rules:1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own. 2. Tag eight other people.

Gee. Are there eight bloggers I know who haven’t been tagged already? Tag yourselves.

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