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Friday Five (Belated – obviously)

1. What’s your favorite animal?
Tiger probably.

2. What pets have you had in your lifetime?
Numerous goldfish all destined to be flushed away, a hamster called Muffin, and I grew up with my golden retriever Sintra. My dog, a boy’s best friend.

3. Is there any specific pet that you’ve wanted but never had?
A macaw, or any big parrott. Comical, intelligent, I just think they are fab.

4. Are you allergic to any animals?
None that I know of – yet.

5. Do you have any ‘pet’ pet peeves (your pets or others’)?
Ohhh yes, those people that think they can walk their dog next to a busy road without a lead. My dog was as well trained as any, but they are all animals and are all unpredictable, you just shouldn’t risk it.


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Phew Blogger is back up, I can start posting…< It's official. I'm eclectic. It's always good to hear from you dear reader, and, just as I too have recently started to contact people I've 'met' through their blogs, I received an email from Stuart, just a quick hello, but that’s all it takes – hmmm might start a campaign here, or an email list, or a blogging chatroom. Hang on, I’m sure I’ve seen those somewhere already.

Friday Five
1. What makes you homesick?
Mountains, hills, sharp, fresh spring mornings. Driving back to Scotland from England, the Lake District was the first sign of home as the hills grew and grew. Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond are permanent landmarks in my life. I was very lucky that I lived so close to some amazing scenery.

2. Where is “home” for you? Is it where you are living now, or somewhere else (ie: Mom & Dad’s house, particular state/city)?
Wherever we are together. We moved about a lot in the past 4-5 years, so the presence of each other is enough to ground us. However we are creating a ‘home’ where we are at the moment. Glasgow will always be my home city (I’m sitting in an office on the banks of the River Clyde at the moment).

3. What makes it home for you? People? Things?
She does.

4. Where is the furthest you’ve been from home, miles-wise?
About 5000 miles. Had business trip to San Francisco last year. Flight wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, considering my previous longest flight time was 3 1/2 hours to the south of Spain.

5. What are your plans for this weekend?
Decorating the ‘office’. Finishing the shelves in the kitchen. Putting up the curtain rail in the living room. Hey, we’ve only been in the place for 7 months. Will also try and bash on with re-design of this site. Read more of No Logo. Play some new PS2 games that I got yesterday. Make up some MiniDiscs for Louise. Watch Jurassic Park III and The Mexican (borrowed from a friend). Not much really. Yikes!


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Happy St.David’s Day everyone (well everyone in Wales…)

the friday five

1. What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Having not been away too often, I would have to say that Nerja, in South of Spain would be mine. It was our honeymoon location, and has a whole host of special memories that won’t be captured anywhere else. Would love to go back to Brittany as well.

2. Where do you consider to be the biggest hell-hole on earth?
Are you allowed to nominate your home town? If it’s places I’ve travelled to, I would probably include Norwich – hotel was lovely, rest of the place was awful.

3. What would be your dream vacation?
Hot, tropical waterfalls. Plenty to see and do, first class service, and longer than the typical 2 weeks. Would include 2 week stopoff in Hong Kong. In fact would probably be a round the world type of thing, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Washington, then a a few months travelling round Europe in an open top car.

4. If you could go on a road-trip with anyone, who would it be and why?
Martin Luther King Jr, Alfred Hitchcock, Freddie Mercury.

5. What are your plans for this weekend?
Saturday – shopping to buy compost for garden, ‘stylish’ mousemat for Louise, possibly new jacket for me.
Sunday – visiting family. My parents in the morning/early afternoon for lunch and lounging around reading the papers and catching the Grand Prix (first of season!!). Dinner at the in-laws. They’ve been away to their flat in Spain for two weeks, so will be a whole family affair no doubt.


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The Friday Five
1. Hey, baby, what’s your sign? Do you think it fits you pretty well?
I’m a Libra, and it always seems to be a bit tight for me, maybe I should lose some weight.

2. What’s the worst birthday gift you’ve ever received?
NOT being taken our for dinner. I was promised a slap up meal for my 21st – I didn’t want a party or any fuss. So I got all dressed up, my Mum & Dad came down to pick me up, and then said they had to pick something up in the house. Turned out they had thrown a surprise party for me. I’m STILL waiting for that meal! 😉

3. What’s the best birthday gift you’ve ever received?
A surprise party for my 21st! That and a Ben Sherman shirt from an aunt and uncle. She passed away (tragically early) a couple of years ago, but the shirt lives on and I think of her every time I see it hanging in the cupboard.

4. What’s the best way you’ve celebrated your birthday thus far?
Sounds terrible, but when we moved to the South of England, I had one birthday with just Louise and I. A wonderful meal in a beautiful thatched cottage restaurant out in the country (their Beef Wellington was to die for…). Quiet, relaxed, wonderful.

5. What are your plans for this weekend?
Closing the door, battening down the hatches to keep the weather out, turning up the heating and hibernating. Which probably means we will end up touring about and spending too much money. Big plans to finish the three books I’m currently reading.


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s m a t t e r i n g . o r g >> the friday five

1. What was the first thing you ever cooked?
A tuna and onion omelette. Sticks in my memory because it was the first time I’d made something and DIDN’T follow my Dad’s recipe. I did it my own way, and it was rather yummy if I say so myself. Still make my omelettes the same way (the secret is a good hot pan).

2. What’s your signature dish?
Cripes. Don’t really cook enough to have one, but if I did it would probably be something to do with potatoes. Or that stuffed chicken breast wrapped in parma ham topped with fried garlic I did once.

3. Ever had a cooking disaster?
LAST NIGHT! Had left chilli on low heat to reduce, and forgot to turn it off. Louise woke up this morning and thought “Why can I smell chilli?” Went downstairs to find a dark brown mass in bottom of pan.

4. If skill and money were no object, what would make for your dream meal?
Starter: Ehhh not sure
Main Course: Have to be a perfectly cooked fillet steak. Moist, succulent, rare/medium. YUM. Accompanied by those creamed potatoes we had at Malmaison when we celebrated our anniversary.
Dessert: A creme brulee, or two… or three!
Wine: Walker’s Pass Cabernet Sauvignon, except I can’t find it anywhere anymore, dammit!

5. What are you doing this weekend?
Some minor DIY that I’ve put off all week. Watch the rugby (6 Nations tournament). Visit friend tonight, possible have sister-in-law over if she can summon up enough courage to drive over here, might need to meet her halfway. Try and finish Jak & Daxter!


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smattering – Friday Five.

1. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for someone else?
Room full of candles for my darling’s birthday.

2. [pardon the cosmo question] What are your erogenous zones?
Without a doubt my neck and my lips. A good kiss gets me every time!

3. How old were you the first time you had sex?
I’m evil, might’ve been when I was 15 or so, but if my Mum’s reading I was 23.

4. What’s the most unusual place you’ve ever had sex?
Is saying a cemetry bad?

5. Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day or is it just another Thursday?
Candelit Dinner and early night 😉


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