Tag! You’re It!

Just like back in primary school when I didn’t even know that a game of tag was going on, suddenly I find myself having been the one tagged as ‘it’ by one of my faithful readers, Canoe Communications.

The rules of the game are:

  •  Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
  • They must also answer the 11 questions the ‘tagger’ has set for them.
  • They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
  • They must then choose 11 bloggers and tag them in their post.
  • These lucky bloggers must then be told.
  • There are no tag backs.

11 things about me:

  1. I’m Australian but trying to gain citizenship in Britain at the moment.
  2. In my head I’m incredibly organised, this is not always evident to the outside world.
  3. I love my job as a secondary school science teacher.
  4. I have a birthmark shaped like a key, or a giraffe, depending on your world-view.
  5. I prefer warmer weather over cold weather, as long as neither are extremes.
  6. I used to play the piano. I haven’t played since high school but could still read the music.
  7. I knit, but only in patterns that are squares or rectangular shaped.
  8. I can do cross-stitch but I don’t like finishing off a project that requires other types of stitches.
  9. I like cycling and photography but am not terribly good at either.
  10. I really miss vegemite on toast since being on a low-carb diet.
  11. I always have my toenails painted.

11 Questions and my answers:

1.Jello or Pudding?

In my head I’m translating this from North American jello and pudding to the rest-of-the-world: jelly and custard-like dessert in which case I choose pudding, although in Britain we refer to all desserts as ‘pudding’. Actually I know that jello is the same as jelly so I will almost always choose something else, apart from a spotted dick – who knows what a spotted dick is? My other half makes a fabulous dessert that he calls parfait, which I think would be in the pudding category even though it is made from half jello (jelly).

2. If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring only five things and one person; what and who would you bring?

I would definitely bring my bring my other half as he can make dinner from anything he finds in the kitchen, oh and he is great company too. As for things: initially I thought my e-book reader but I guess that will run out of power that I can’t recharge, so instead I will bring the longest book that I like and could read over and over, at the moment I think that will be Reamde, by Neal Stephenson. Items 2 and 3 would be a sleeping bag and warm jumper because I hate being cold. Items 4 and 5 would probably be a notepad and never-ending pencil so I can make a plan to get off the island.

3. A mentor in your life?

My parents.

4. Your favorite travel destination?

Spain, Iceland, can I have two?


5. What big risk  are you glad you took?

Moving to England from Australia.

6. Camera or smart phone for pictures?

Definitely camera. My smart phone takes rubbish photos.

7.Action, Comedy, Mystery movie?

Comedy, always.

8. Your best skill?

Being a friend. Is that a skill?

9. What sports do you play or watch?

None, I used to play hockey. I like to cycle and do Zumba but that isn’t really a sport. Oh, I’ve played football recently and I plan to do that again soon.

10. Favorite holiday?


11. What is your dream job?

My current job: high school teacher.

11 Questions for the bloggers I tagged to answer:

  1. What are you reading now?
  2. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  3. What do you dream when you sleep? (I find this fascinating since I never remember my dreams)
  4. What is your favourite takeaway meal?
  5. Which is your favourite season and why?
  6. At a party do you speak with everyone for a short time, or with one person all night?
  7. What was the last live event (sport, music, theatre, comedy etc) you went to?
  8. What is your favourite type of cake?
  9. Describe your ideal weekend.
  10. Which cartoon character do you most relate to?
  11. What was your favourite subject in school?

 11 bloggers I’ve invited for a game of tag:

  1. 50 Year Project
  2. Alastair’s Blog
  3. Cee’s Life Photography
  4. Chronicles of Illusions
  5. Colline’s Blog
  6. Joy and Woe
  7. Mlissabeth’s Musings
  8. RestlessJo
  9. The Retiring Sort
  10. Wind Against Current
  11. Writing Between the Lines

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21 thoughts on “Tag! You’re It!

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  2. I do love Spain. I haven’t been to Iceland yet, but I really want to go. We had a trip planned but then had to cancel when we found out we were moving to England. I can’t complain one bit since I love living in London. Now I need to get back to planning a trip to Iceland. Great answers!

    • Thanks TBM. I definitely recommend Iceland as a destination. We even went in winter and it wasn’t as cold as you might expect. London is a great place to be for travel in all directions.

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  4. When I first moved to England, the dollar rang in at 2.1 to the pound, and every time I ordered at a restaurant, something entirely unrelated to what I had said to the waiter would emerge from the kitchen. Having purchased the equivalent 2.1 American meals, and eaten exactly none of it, I was both famished and frustrated. It seems that we, the English and the Americans, do not really speak the same language, at least not when it comes to food. Our pies are filled with cherries and topped with ice creams; theirs are filled with steak and topped with gravy. Our chips are paper-thin, deep fried discs of potato; theirs are long fried chunks of potato. Our jelly is a fruity preserve used to top toast; their jelly is a gelatin based substance, sometimes used to capture cooked eels. The list continues.

    • Ah yes. The list does go on. I remember the first time I visited North America and being presented with cantaloupe cut up into pieces so I didn’t recognise it as the fruit I know as rockmelon. And asking for lemonade, expecting Sprite or 7-up but being given lemon juice…

  5. Errm, well I’m Australian and we use the same terms as in the UK, but since I’m Asian, I don’t know if you’re referring to pudding as being like sticky date pudding or like jelly pudding. I chose jello btw.

    • I’m also Australian and it took a while to get used to all desserts in the UK being referred to as ‘pudding’ no matter what type of sweet treat they are.

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