Getting to know you... part 3...

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Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153183Post Annpan
Sat May 09, 2009 9:10 pm

Decided to resurect an old thread, cause I always find these things fun. Yup it is a Saturday night, No I don't have anything better to do :roll:

I'd like to thank Boots for the questions (as I just cut and pasted them out of her old topic) she gets full credit.

What nickname did you have as a kid?

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?

What do you do for work now?

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?

What was the first thing you ever planted?

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?

What is under your bed?

What is on your mouse pad?

What scares you?

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?

What did you eat for tea last night?

What charity/ies do you support?

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?

What was the last CD that you bought?

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?

What is your favourite drink?

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153187Post Mr and Mrs luvpie
Sat May 09, 2009 9:32 pm

It's not only Saturday night, but the kids are in bed and Mr Luvpie is out drinking with his buddies so these may be very long answers!! (well got to have something to do, there is naff all on the tv)

What nickname did you have as a kid?

Bears - my name is sarah, I used to have a dressing gown made from teddy fur and would walk around in it demanding cuddles from anyone lookign like a teddy supposedly.

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?

A diplomat in Russia, my family were a close to being communists as was allowed in the labour party, so I grew up in socialist circles with numerous union reps.

What do you do for work now?

A private :oops: health care company

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?

I suppose my parents, we grew our own food and lived a very much make do and mend lifestyle, it was meeting Rob (mrluvpie) who encouraged me to get back into this lifestyle, first husband didn't think anything was any good unless it was new and wrapped in plastic! Whereas Rob had also been brought up with growing things.

What was the first thing you ever planted?

As a kid, strawberries, as an adult, potatoes, with my kids.

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?

I've never caught anything, unless you count the pot that I dropped and it rolled down the garden :lol:

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?

The central heating system with my dad when I was about 10, what can I say I was the 3rd child, all of whom were girls, I think he deep down wanted a boy so my eldest sisters got football, I got DIY.

What is under your bed?

Far too much, all things that will come in handy some day, I just don't know when!

What is on your mouse pad?

There isn't one, the youngest son was last seen ripping bits off it and trying to eat them two days ago, it hasn't been seen since.

What scares you?

The thought of no being here for our 3 boys.

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?

Rob suffering at a family BBQ following his last very very long night out, of course my sister and I supported him through out the day, rather than mocking him relentlessly (?)

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?

In the evening, our apple tree and a shed, at all points through the day a washing line filled with Georges nappies.

What did you eat for tea last night?

Turkey stir fry

What charity/ies do you support?

Nothing reguarly at the moment, as things have been abit tight with me not working, however I do always buy the big issue (from the same guy when ever I see him) and I support cancer research, in the form of sponsorship, and helping to orgainise a childrens race for life.

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?

hoovering

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?

I wouldn't go unless I could take my kids, but as long as they were there it would have to be rob, he makes me laugh, cry and enjoy every moment that I'm with him (except those in which I hate him, but hey we're just a normal married couple in that respect I think!)

What was the last CD that you bought?

Hawkwind, replacement cd for those which ex threw out, mainly as we are taking the kids to see them in the summer, and thought they should hear what it would be like, although I had forgotten just how bloody good they are!

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?

a model of a lady for putting necklaces on, it's horrible, I am going to car boot it when we get a chance.

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?

take things one step too far :roll:

What is your favourite drink?

white wine, or rhubarb schnapps

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?

there are a couple, if I still had a passport I would love to take my kids to Yosemite national park, as it was just so peaceful and lovely there, but in reality then I would have to say Escot Park in exeter, on the sunday night of Beautiful days festival, watching our boys dance to the levellers whilst having a drink and not worrying about a thing (except how to get out the car park the next morning if it's raining like the last couple of years)


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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153190Post Elizabeth
Sat May 09, 2009 10:04 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid?
Lizard, stig

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
a soldier

What do you do for work now?
I don't

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
Just found it myself

What was the first thing you ever planted?
flowers of some kind in my own garden

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
Haven't done that one

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
a box

What is under your bed?
boxes

What is on your mouse pad?
don't have one

What scares you?
spiders

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
my dog

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
lettuce in pots

What did you eat for tea last night?
fish and chips on the beach at Bude, N Devon

What charity/ies do you support?
NSPCC, Church

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?
washing up

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
My hubby - he's my best friend and he's a survival specialist!

What was the last CD that you bought?
Cathedral music of some kind

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
Beauty set - put it in the cupboard

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
Impatient

What is your favourite drink?
Red wine

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
Dartmoor
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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153197Post StripyPixieSocks
Sat May 09, 2009 10:34 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid?
Hedgehog as I had short, spiky hair

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
Environmental Scientist

What do you do for work now?
Jeweller

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
My Dad

What was the first thing you ever planted?
Poppies I think just because I love them

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
If my Granddads runner beans count as being caught then those... straight off the plant!

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
An old radio, I was always fascinated by what was inside... not sooo fascinated with putting them back together again though lol

What is under your bed?
Boxes full of games, my HUGE card collection, OH's Warhammer miniatures and paints etc and probably random Medieval Costume bits

What is on your mouse pad?
Don't have one I have a Graphics Tablet

What scares you?
Spiders, Cancer, Death, Violence...

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
My OH... can't remember what it was but he is always making me belly laugh.

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
I live in a first floor flat, no back door

What did you eat for tea last night?
Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach, Mushroom, Onion, Nutmeg, Black Pepper and Cream Cheese on top... looks disgusting (and earned the name 'sick on a brick' tonight after looking at a photo of it) but it is absolutely amazingly tasty!

What charity/ies do you support?
PDSA, Cancer Research...

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?
Washing pots, the idiots who constructed this flat fitted the sink in the wrong way around and too far back so it hurts my back when I try to wash up. Also it's too low for my OH and to high for me... effing idiots!

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
My OH... because he is awesome :)

What was the last CD that you bought?
Bal-Sagoth ~ Chthonic Chronicles

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
It was some USB Rocket Launcher desk toy... I think we stuffed it in the loft upopened

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
Say sorry all the time...

What is your favourite drink?
Tea

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
St Ives in Cornwall, right on the side of the harbour!!

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153200Post Graye
Sat May 09, 2009 10:45 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid? Topsy. I had curly blonde hair which was a total nightmare, I used to run at the sight of a hairbrush.

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"? An air hostess for some reason!

What do you do for work now? I don't. I did a degree in Art History and became.... a Tax Inspector!

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking? My Mom, she wastes NOTHING, grows all her own veggies and is wonderful at making stuff.

What was the first thing you ever planted? Parlsey

What was the first food you ever caught to eat? Never have..

What was the first thing you ever dismantled? My beautiful sleeping doll. I wanted to see how her eyes closed. She was never the same again...

What is under your bed? Five guitars in their cases and 10 five litre boxes of wine.

What is on your mouse pad? Got a digital mouse now so finally threw out a tiger striped one which I can't even remember arriving

What scares you? I have a phobia about anything under water which shouldn't be there. Things like shoes, toys etc. Makes me feel nauseous just thinking about it!

What gave you your last big belly-laugh? A very non - PC joke which I'm not going to repeat.

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door? Our lovely cottage garden. And a neighbour does most of the gardening (it's a shared garden) so it isn't even hard work!

What did you eat for tea last night? Quorn Balti, bombay potatoes, naan, pilau rice.

What charity/ies do you support? British Legion

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house? Ironing or if we are in France cleaning the "bac", the grease trap on our fosse (septic tank to the uninitiated!)

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why? My grand daughter Hermione as she is great fun and absorbs information like a sponge.

What was the last CD that you bought? Laberintos Ingeniosos by Xavier Diaz Latorre & Pedro Estavan


What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it? A beautiful lace and cutwork loo roll cover from Malta. I kept it of course, it was a gift from my Mom. It will find a home back in France when we get back...

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)? According to OH I roll my eyes in exasperation. I don't believe him tho... :roll:

What is your favourite drink? Cranberry juice (plus vodka occasionally)

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world? Picos de Europa in Northern Spain
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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153201Post JulieSherris
Sun May 10, 2009 12:16 am

What nickname did you have as a kid?
Maggot...... never knew why, maybe it was because I was white & pasty looking & was a complete & utter fidget!

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
A clippy - mum's friend was a bus clippy lady - I used to go with her some days & ride the busses all day with her around London.

What do you do for work now?
Absolutely nothing - unless you include the work I do around the home...... but then I don't get a wage for that, but I DO work.... a lot harder than when I had a job!

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
Have always been interested & done my 'bit' when & where I could - finally decided to go the whole hog when I found the Ish bible last year.....

What was the first thing you ever planted?
Ever?? A tanner.... six-penny piece.... I was 4 & my mum had said the immortal words 'money doesn't grow on trees you know'... so I tried to prove her wrong... :oops:

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
Some prickly fish thing..... I was taken fishing somewhere near Battersea.... I don't think it was nice, though!

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
A doll's house.... I needed to get my dinosaur in there & the ceilings were too low!

What is under your bed?
Nothing - we even took the wheels off the bed base - no room for anything!

What is on your mouse pad?
Haven't got one, I use 'The Dealer'... a free ads paper & can flick through it at my leisure :)

What scares you?
Thoughts of living alongside neighbours again .... in a street!! :shock:

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
Watching the 2 bassets try chasing down a boxer cross out in the garden..... the old boy basset uses his head & takes short cuts... the basset pup just gets more & more tired until the boxer slows down & waits for him... then it all starts again!

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
A row of very large holly trees along the path & the woods next door.
Oh, and 2 VERY large holes kindly made by the boxer dog while chasing down some bugs......

What did you eat for tea last night?
A jam sandwich... well, Andy was at work.... :lol:

What charity/ies do you support?
NCDL

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?
Ironing...... :shaking:

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
Granddaughter Leah - because she's my most favourite person & always smiling - sorry hubby, but we'd argue too much & he's very negative when faced with problems.....

What was the last CD that you bought?
Goodness knows!! Ummm... Darren Hayes? Simon Webbe?

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
A purple top - it's still in the wardrobe, out of sight - I really wish the MIL wouldn't buy me clothes...... :roll:

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
I don't ask for help, then get tearful when I take too much on....

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee.

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
My back garden when the sun is out :flower:
The more people I meet, the more I like my garden :wink:

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153238Post Uller
Sun May 10, 2009 2:43 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid? - Sandy (my surname is Beach)

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"? - forensic pathologist (and this was long before CSI etc)

What do you do for work now? - Human Resources

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking? - not sure. Have always tried to be reasonably 'green' but started being a bit more serious about a year ago. Can't remember what got me started - just seemed like a good idea!
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What was the first thing you ever planted? - Cornflowers

What was the first food you ever caught to eat? - Never caught anything

What was the first thing you ever dismantled? - Furniture, when I first moved house. I was a very good (boring) little girl - I'm sure I wouldn't have dismantled anything I shouldn't.

What is under your bed? - Spare bedding & towels & suitcases. And dust.

What is on your mouse pad? - Don't have one

What scares you? - The thought of drowning. Or being lonely.

What gave you your last big belly-laugh? - My OH, he's a funny guy

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door? - The door is on the side of the house, so the first thing is the wall of the neighbour's garage. If I turn to the right though, I seem my plastic greenhouse full of seedlings and my raised veg bed, which I am very proud of

What did you eat for tea last night? - A rather disappointing game pie I bought from a food festival I went to, with new potatoes and salad

What charity/ies do you support? - World Vision, Amnesty International, Surrey Wildlife Trust, RHS

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house? - Mopping floors. Or vacuuming them. Anything to do with floors generally.

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why? - My OH. He is great company, my favourite person to be around and fairly practical

What was the last CD that you bought? - Brett Dennan

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it? - Some awful pottery wine goblets. I dropped them - it really was an accident, although I don't suppose anyone would believe me! Can't say I felt too guilt about it though.

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)? - Nag? I think that is what OH would say. Of course, I think I am just reminding him about things he said he would do but hasn't yet.

What is your favourite drink? - A strawberry, banana and honey smoothie I used to get from a local cafe when I lived in Australia. Try as I might, I can't quite recreate it.

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world? - A lagoon on the Sapphire Coast in SE Australia. Don't even remember what it is called. Went there a couple of years ago and decided it was heaven on earth.
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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153240Post Rosendula
Sun May 10, 2009 3:18 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid?
Erm, can't think of a nickname. I was one of many kids who got an award at age 12 for being the most improved in the class after a year of secondary school. After that some of the kids called me 'swot', :roll: but that's as near as I got to a nickname.

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
1. a car machanic - but was told "You don't want to do that. You'd never be able to get your hands clean. You want to learn to type and get yourself a nice little office job",
2. a stewardess on a cruise ship - but was told "You don't want to do that. It's just a glorified cleaner. All you'd be doing is cleaning toilets and making beds. You want to learn to type and get yourself a nice little office job"
3. an artist - but was told "You don't want to do that. You'd never make any money. You'd always be skint. You want to learn to type and get yourself a nice little office job"
4. own a market garden - nothing was said about that, curiously. I think they'd just stopped listening to me by that age.

What do you do for work now?
Ish stuff. Look after LO, grow food, make food, that sort of stuff. I don't work for money

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
Lived next door to a market garden when I was 10-12 years old and that's when I found out where food came from. Went to work there on Saturdays in my teens. Loved it

What was the first thing you ever planted?
I found some funny spikey things sticking out of the top of some French marigolds. I don't know why I did it, but I pulled them out and poked them into the compost. Guess what! They grew into more French marigolds. I really wasn't expecting that.

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
Never done that

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
Can't think of anything

What is under your bed?
Odd socks, fluff and dust. Probably some of Katie's toys.

What is on your mouse pad?
Nothing. It's plain black.

What scares you?
Myself usually :lol: I get trapped wind and become convinced I'm having a heart attack.

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
Bill Bailey last night doing his orchestra show. Can't remember what it was called but I know some of you have seen it. Belly laughs come easy to me. I over-react to the slightest thing.

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
The brick wall of the shed.

What did you eat for tea last night?
home-made pizza

What charity/ies do you support?
currently none while we get our finances sorted, but I have supported WWF, PDSA, RSPCA, Samaritans and the local Development Education Centre

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?
vacuuming

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
my OH. He's the only one who could put up with me for that long

What was the last CD that you bought?
Kate Bush - Aerial

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
a chuck-ugly clock

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
According to OH:
1. I've always got to be doing something and don't know how to relax,
2. I always criticize everything I do
3. I ask to be told about things but when someone does tell me I forget all about it and make other plans
4. :lol: I don't think he dare give me any more :lol:

What is your favourite drink?
Red wine

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
I have two equally favourite places. The allotment, early evening when there's no-one else there, and at home, on the settee with OH and a glass of wine late evening
Rosey xx

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153257Post citizentwiglet
Sun May 10, 2009 9:26 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid?
Jake

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
A journalist or a marine biologist

What do you do for work now?
Raise two children, badly.

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
My grandfathers, I used to love 'helping' them in the garden.

What was the first thing you ever planted?
I once grew an orange tree from a pip when I was six. It lived a good ten years.

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
Mackerel, out on my grandpa's boat. He was gutted (as was the fish) because he had the big fancy rod and hadn't caught a thing, and I just had a wee line.

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
Apart from my mother's sanity, I do remember taking apart my radio and fiddling around with the inside of it. Needless to say, it never worked again.

What is under your bed?
Dust. And megabloks, probably.

What is on your mouse pad?
I haven't got a mouse pad. Unless you count the one on my laptop, which often has my finger on it.

What scares you?
Snakes. The thought of my loved ones dying.

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
Dara O'Briain, ' Young people - they're good to look at and fun to f%c&'........

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
Sweetpeas and honeysuckle

What did you eat for tea last night?
Risotto

What charity/ies do you support?
Greenpeace, Hugh FW's chicken campaign, Practial Action.....I'm generally a bit of a mug for chuggers.

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?
Dusting, hoovering, ironing.....most of them, actually.

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
Bill Bailey. He'd be a constant source of amusement and, if things got very bad, a good source of protein.

What was the last CD that you bought?
A Harry and the Dinosaurs audio book for the sprog.

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
I got a load of smellies after Fin was born that were someone's else's unwanted gifts (she'd left the tags on!). They are upstairs in a drawer and I'm going to take them to the local hospice charity shop, I think.

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
Bite my nails.

What is your favourite drink?
A nice glass of red. Pinotage.

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
Glen Affric. Or Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull.
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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153264Post invisiblepiper
Sun May 10, 2009 10:17 pm

Annpan wrote: What nickname did you have as a kid?
Hobbit

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
an artist

What do you do for work now?
artist - but I didn't start till four years ago - I taught for twenty five years first.

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
an old friend and his wife - Malcolm and Nancy

What was the first thing you ever planted?
nasturtiums

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
brown trout

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
toy pram - I made it into a digger - much to my mother's disgust :oops:

What is under your bed?
folios of artworks and dust

What is on your mouse pad?
'stories from the web' part of a prize my daughter won.

What scares you?
spiders

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
son in law doing a terrible Welsh accent ( sorry to any Welsh ishers)

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
abeautiful engineering brick wall will plants at the foot of it.

What did you eat for tea last night?
chicken and rice stir fry

What charity/ies do you support?
Oxfam

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house? ironong

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
my husband - he has complementary skills to mine and a sense of adventure

What was the last CD that you bought?
twilight - if a download counts

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
plastic picnic set - gave it to a young couple down the road who have two little kids (I asked if they would like it first)

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
Be really lively in the morning

What is your favourite drink?
pepsi Max - ( I know! :( )

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
Tasmania/Hobart harbour
Two roads diverged in a wood
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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153285Post growingthings
Mon May 11, 2009 6:31 am

What nickname did you have as a kid? Loopy Loo (as in the ragdoll) Loony, and at school Rake (as thin as..)

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"? A vet or an artist

What do you do for work now? An artist and a teacher, but currently at home full time

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking? Mum and Dad they grew veg as a neccessity it gets under your skin rather doesn't it?

What was the first thing you ever planted? Peas or beans I think

What was the first food you ever caught to eat? Crabs, Lobsters, my parents ran a seafood restaurant in Cromer and we used to get to pull the pots up, it was so exciting you never knew what you were going to get.

What was the first thing you ever dismantled? Why do people presume us Ishers like to dismantle things?! :lol: ummm...I think one of my Dads redundant mower engines, as thats what he did for a living and there was always something or other lying around in his shed.

What is under your bed? Winter coats and borad games, I can't wait until the smallies are old enough to join in.

What is on your mouse pad? I don't have one

What scares you? Apart from the usuals, harm to the family etc, its throwing up (quite a common fear apparently) I will do anything in my power to not let it happen, I've even sat still for three days! That was quite obviously before kids!! :?

What gave you your last big belly-laugh? My Hubby trying to weedle his way onto the sofa last night, I never get to lay on the sofa NEVER!!

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door? My portable greenhouse, which is being held down by bricks and an old pair of ladders to stop it blowing away!

What did you eat for tea last night? Pork steaks with saute potatoes and salad, cooked by my Mum who invited us around for tea. It was absolutely DElicious, they always are when you don't cook it aren't they! :cheers:

What charity/ies do you support? My Scout Troop

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house? Cleaning the bathroom, as it is one of those things that HAS to be done, you can't leave it as the consequences are too dire...

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
Well in the spirit of things I know that I should say my OH :wink: , but it would be rather easy to say Ray Mears and then you'd be laughing eh? :cooldude:
What was the last CD that you bought? A friends band PinkyUmbrella's can't remember the title (I do know they are on y*utube if you want to hear them)

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it? I don't know, so that either means that I don't get very many gifts :( :cry: or that the ones that I do get are from people who actually know what I want! :cheers:

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)? Stare at people when we are out, I don't think I stare but the OH says that if I were a bloke someone would have punched me by now! :shock:
Not ask for help when I need it, I'm just too damn stubborn.

What is your favourite drink? Alcoholic Rum and Cloves, non alcoholic Hot apple juice

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world? At home with my family, its not big enough, it needs work doing to it, and the gardens too small, but wherever they are I'm happy. :geek:

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153302Post mrsflibble
Mon May 11, 2009 10:11 am

What nickname did you have as a kid? Edit

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"? a doctor, until i realised my maths and science grades would never get me there.

What do you do for work now? erm... I'm a mummy first and foremost.

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking? you guys lol, i found this site while searching for mushroom identification sites.

What was the first thing you ever planted? carrots. I was 9.

What was the first food you ever caught to eat? fish. a silvery sea one.

What was the first thing you ever dismantled? washing machine

What is under your bed? crap and dust

What is on your mouse pad? Scott Mills and Chappers,Radio 1 Big Fact Hunt. I won it in 2005.

What scares you? earwigs.

What gave you your last big belly-laugh? sophie.

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door? guineapig run

What did you eat for tea last night? erm..... risotto.

What charity/ies do you support? childline, nspcc, steps, scope

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house? housework lol!

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why? can't decide, sorry. You're asking me to choose between my two favorite people in the whole world and I'm sorry, I can't.

What was the last CD that you bought? Tenacious D movie soundtrack

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it? a pocelaine doll. I sold it on ebay (with giver's permission) and bought some more crochet hooks.

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)? "tickles me" from sophie; i talk about poo a lot.

What is your favourite drink? cola. not good.

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world? anywhere warm with daplled sunlight.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153317Post ajs88
Mon May 11, 2009 11:54 am

What nickname did you have as a kid?

Ginger

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?

Prime Minister

What do you do for work now?


Ascent Media

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?

Myself I suppose

What was the first thing you ever planted?

Rocket :thumbleft:

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?

I never managed to catch anything but I loved the salmon and trout my uncle would catch

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?

A chest of crap draws to build raised beds with :cheers:

What is under your bed?

Moving packaging (we seem to be doing it every year), boxes of books, dvds and empty mugs :oops:

What is on your mouse pad?

A black cushion to rest my wrist on

What scares you?

Facial mutilation, im convinced that it will happen to me and sit on the bus looking out of the window amazed that practicaly no one is because when you consider all of the accidents we have in a life time we should all be. that stardted when my friend dropped her lava lamp from the top of her wardrobe and it should have smashed in my face but didn't.

Rape... Crazy crack heads in Peckham, Tories, the Apcoalyspe

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?

Can't remember but currantly 'Play him off keyboard cat' on youtube is doing the trick :lol:

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?

I don't have a back door but outside my front door is one of the biggest estate in Europe :( thankfuly i live in a nice small 30s one but the one opposite is hideous

What did you eat for tea last night?

The OH 'cooked' so pre-prepared garlic bread, pre-prepared stuffed pasta things and a rather lovely salad which i was very impressed with

What charity/ies do you support?

War Child

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?

Anything if I feel that 'I have to do it' over then that I am capable of enjoying it

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?

My OH because I love him, and I think he'd be rather useful :hugish:

What was the last CD that you bought?

Something about 10 years ago

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?

Tat from Thailand, put in a draw

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?

Speak far to louldly

What is your favourite drink?

A glass on Saint Emillion or a cuppa :cheers:

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?

My bed :lol:

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153888Post circlecross
Fri May 15, 2009 8:22 pm

What nickname did you have as a kid?
none as a kid, that I can remember, or answered to. Swot at school I suppose. Delphi for most of my adult life by a good friend.

What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"?
I don't know - a lady of leisure? A world saver? Don't know really

What do you do for work now?
Work at a pre-school, a cafe, a puppet theatre, for myself - writing, designing and making stuff, and a mum.

Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking?
my dad, and Enid Blyton by way of The Adventures of Pip. And Cherry Tree/Willow Farm.

What was the first thing you ever planted?
urrr...apple pips? Possibly helped my dad plant stuff.

What was the first food you ever caught to eat?
Brambles.

What was the first thing you ever dismantled?
our family's view of religion.

What is under your bed?
Everything. Books and hankies started but not finished, a mini-disc player, a box of "Anna and the Champions" dolls and horses, shoes, more books, dust...

What is on your mouse pad?
skin and parmesan on the laptop, first-born dressed as a reindeer on the pc

What scares you?
apocalyptic fears of getting the children to safety

What gave you your last big belly-laugh?
possibly my good friend as we reminisced shamelessly

What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door?
a seat with a coiled hosepipe on it. And a Christmas tree.

What did you eat for tea last night?
well, it's a long story. I hadn't eaten all day. And I really mean that. i had gulped down some coffee, but that was it. All day. So when I got the opportunity to eat something, I ate two quarter pounder burgers, almost wrapped in pitta bread, a portion of garlic mushrooms, half an easter egg, and some popcorn.

What charity/ies do you support?
Any that sell clothes out of shops. And WDCS. And Dogs Trust. And Big Issue stuff type things.

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house?
I'm not sure what I'm being asked here...

If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why?
I might take the ;aptop, and a notebook and pen. I mean in an ideal world I'd be with the boys, but if I was by myself, then why spoil it?

What was the last CD that you bought?
might have been the Ting Tings.

What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? And what did you do with it?
I can't remember - quite a lot of stuff the MIL gives me is unwanted, but usually not giveable away.

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)?
Exist!!! Ha ha ha. Change my mind.

What is your favourite drink?
fresh coffee, red wine, redbush tea, pimms, g&t, apple juice. Owt really. I like fluids.

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world?
inside my head. I'm getting to know it fairly well.
"yum, yum, piggy's bum!"

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Re: Getting to know you... part 3...

Post: # 153902Post becks77
Sat May 16, 2009 7:43 am

What nickname did you have as a kid? Woody wood pecker
What did you want to be when you were "all growed up"? Cant remeber but something arty probably

What do you do for work now? Chemistry technician at 6th form college
Who introduced you to Selfsufficientish thinking? Myself

What was the first thing you ever planted? Probably apple seeds

What was the first food you ever caught to eat? fish but am now veggie
What was the first thing you ever dismantled? old family clock of an heirloom, never had worked properly so figured it didn't matt too much if I messed up completely.....no it never did work again
What is under your bed? kids swimming gear, lots of other stuff that has nowhere else to live, and loads of dust

What is on your mouse pad? an unusual pattern!
What scares you? easy ....spiders

What gave you your last big belly-laugh? me and my mate trying not to fall in the trench dug by her other half at the lottie
What is the first thing you see when you walk out your back door? garden with 3 chuckies in it( and rain at the mo )

What did you eat for tea last night? Chips it was great(dont get them too often here)

What charity/ies do you support? Cancer and british heart foundation

What is your least favourite chore/job around the house? Ironing
If you were to be banished to an island for 2 years, and could take one person with you, Who would you take and why? OH we get on so well

What was the last CD that you bought? Mike Oldfield" Spheres"
What was the last gift you were given that you really didn't want? Birthday money from MIL

What is the most annoying thing you do (according to your mate/mum/kid/neighbour etc.)? get up really early
What is your favourite drink? black coffee

Where is your favourite place in the whole wide world? Orkney
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