25 Get To Know Me Questions – Day 26 NaBloPoMo 2017

Because it’s NaBloPoMo, I’ve been reading a lot of blogs – even more than usual – including Needles & Wool. Lisa put these questions up, following on from Megan Has OCD.

It was an interesting experience, I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to keep it going, answer your own 25 questions and let me know so I can read your responses too 🙂

 

  1. What is your middle name? Kaye – and I have no idea where it came from or if it has any family significance!

 

  1. What was your favourite subject at school? When I was at high school (literally, back in the last millennium!) I really enjoyed English and History but since I’ve been back at university, I’d have to say all the Film Studies units – they’ve been wonderful!

 

  1. What is your favourite drink? At the moment, Grapefruit & Lemon syrup with plain soda and lots of ice or a fresh mango smoothie with lots of homemade yogurt. But I love a good single malt occasionally or a glass of wine.

 

  1. What is your favourite song at the moment? Good grief! As a professional musician and songwriter, this is a diabolically difficult question. Recently, I’ve been listening to PortisheadClutchEinsturzende Neubaten and Tori Amos’ new album, Native Invader. 

 

  1. What is your favourite food? I eat meat and really enjoy an old fashioned roast, but I think my favourite is probably fresh salad from the garden – green or fruit 🙂

 

  1. What is the last thing you bought? A present for a loved one – a book of course 🙂

 

  1. Favourite book of all time? Oh dear, there’s so many! At the moment (thanks to recent study) I’m re-reading a lot of Margaret Atwood and I’ve fallen in love again with the enigmatic Grace Marks in Alias Grace. And my tutor put me on to The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez, which I’m thoroughly enjoying.

 

  1. Favourite colour? Purple always!

 

  1. Do you have any pets? Three lovely rabbits and six eccentric, elderly chickens – all very spoilt and treasured pets ❤

 

  1. Favourite perfume? I have a few I like to wear depending on my mood, but my “go to” for the last few years has been Crabtree & Evelyn’s Summer Hill.

 

  1. Favourite holiday? Probably Xmas/New Year because it’s mid-summer here in Australia

 

  1. Are you married? Have been but it didn’t take.

 

  1. Have you ever been out of the country? Yes, I’ve been to Singapore, France and England. I really want to go to Canada, Japan and see more of Europe, maybe the US at some stage.

 

  1. Do you speak any other languages? To quote Corbin Dallas from The Fifth Element “I only speak English and bad English”, a sad reflection of being a middle-aged white Anglo-Australian. Seriously, besides English I have retained a little French and less Latin from high school.

 

  1. How many siblings do you have? An older brother and sister, sadly both deceased and missed every day ❤

 

  1. What is your favourite shop? That’s easy – Cracked & Spineless New & Used Books

 

  1. Favourite restaurant? Again, it depends on my mood. Tokyo & Seoul for the best sushi in Sandy Bay and Dumpling Express https://www.dumplingexpress.com.au

 

  1. When was the last time you cried? A few weeks ago, when I saw the latest Aronofsky film, mother(Yes, movies can make me cry!)

 

  1. Favourite Blog? I read a lot of blogs about many different subjects, I don’t want to single out any one.

 

  1. Favourite movie? So. Very. Hard. There isn’t just one. Studio Ghibli favourites are Porco Rosso (1992) and the amazing Princess Mononoke (1997); westerns would be The Searchers (1956) and Andrew Dominik’s astonishing The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007); favourite science fiction is still Duncan Jones’ Moon (2009) and I still love The Exorcist (1973).

 

  1. Favourite TV shows? Another hard question. I don’t watch an awful lot of TV but this year I’ve really enjoyed Dark Matter and very recently watched Star Trek: Discovery. I still love Firefly, and the animes Ghost in the Shell and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

 

  1. PC or Mac? PC always

 

  1. What phone do you have? An old Android Nexus 5 – still hanging in there!

 

  1. How tall are you? A mere 164 cm (5’4”) – so short!

 

  1. Can you cook? Yes! I particularly love to cook the food I’ve raised or grown myself and living in Tasmania, I have access to some of the best produce on the planet.