Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Art History Meme

Just back from a meh movie (Which made me homesick) Hampstead.

Now getting the weekend blog out the way. Questions from Bev at Sunday Stealing. Great questions again, Bev.

1. Do you look forward to the spring?

No, because it means daylight saving, heat and hayfever.

2. Which area of the sciences do you enjoy the most?

I loved chemistry at school. Biology is pretty good too.

3. If you could own a classical statue in the form of any figure from myth, religion, or even modern fiction, who would you choose?

I'd love a copy of the Nike of Samothrace. I can stare at that for hours.

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4. Do you have a good relationship with your mother?

It's not overly loving or close, but it is not bad either.

5. What is your favorite mythological story?

I loved The Odyssey when I studied it at uni.

6. If you put on a big feast, what would you serve?

Roast Lamb, veggies, mint sauce and all the trimmings. Then  my version of boozy cassata.

7. How do you have fun? (What is your favorite 'Earthly Delight'?)

I read and watch movies as a rule.

8. Do you often look for hidden messages and meanings?

All the time.

9. Have you ever received an award or special position?

Nope. Team member of the week is about as good as it gets with me.

10. If a revolution was about to happen in your country, would you be part of it?

At the moment, hell yeah. The government are crap.

11. Have you ever planned an act of revenge?

No. Revenge is a waste of time.

12. What is the most dramatic thing you have ever done?

I moved overseas by myself at the age of 23. That took a bit of guts.

13. Do you care about your weight?


14. Is your life moving too slowly or too fast?

Too slowly at the moment. But I should be pleased about this.

15. Do you prefer to stay in the shade?


16. If you could have any mural on your ceiling, what would it look like?

Probably the moon and the stars.

17. Do you enjoy the countryside?

Absolutely. I don't get out there enough.

18. Are you a romantic?

Yes, but please don't tell anybody.

19. What is your favorite historic subject?

I'm a big fan of English History. Love the kings and queens.

20. Do you prefer landscape paintings?

More an abstract and watercolour sort of girl.

21. Are you interested in social issues?

Yes. Absolutely.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Something Different

It's birthday weekend, so I'm a bit rushed. Also trying to get the paperwork ready for the tax accountants tomorrow.

These are great questions, Bev. Thanks to Sunday Stealing for providing.

1. What is a normal thing that took you an embarrassingly long time to learn?

Using scissors. It appears the only way I can use them is the left handed way.

2. In what ways are you old-fashioned?

I iron everything. Nobody does that any more. And I bake from scratch.

3. What is the best sandwich you've ever eaten? Where did you get it? What made it so delicious?

I love  a smoked salmon and salad sandwich from Urban Kitchen on Lonsdale Street. Everything is so fresh. They're wonderful. Anything with smoked salmon can't be bad.

4. What are you currently not bragging about that you should totally brag about? 

I've nearly finished my masters.. but I don't want to crow yet.

5. What food have you never tasted and are most interested in trying? 

I have South American friends - yerba mate sounds interesting.

6. What history facts were you surprised to learn because it was never covered in school?

Pretty much everything about the Catholic Church. Fascinating stuff.

7. What is something that you waited entirely too long to start or stop doing? What made you say "Why did I wait so long?"

Going to the gym. Should have started that ten years before I did. Love the gym.

8. What socially expected thing do you hate doing the most? What thing about polite society really grinds your gears? 

Not speaking your mind.

9. What is something about your city that I should know if I'm going to visit? What is the hidden "must see" that you always tell friends and visitors to not miss.

I love the Shrine - the big war memorial in town. The Museum in the basement is awesome.The art gallery is great too.

10. What do you miss most about childhood?

Sleeping with my dog.

11. What "fact" did you learn in school that is not true or no longer true?

Bob Hawke is no longer Prime Minister. There is no place called Yugoslavia any more either.Or Burma for that matter. Or Kampuchea...

12. What's your favorite piece of useless trivia? 

Just one piece of useless trivia? Daddy Cool played with Black Sabbath and Cat Stevens at the Myponga Music Festival in  1971.

13. What's your best go to homemade "lazy" meal.

Beans on toast, or cheese on toast. Love both of them.

14. What's the title of this current chapter in your life?

The Blessed One

15. What is a habit or practice that you learned from your childhood that you didn't realize was "weird" until you were an adult?

Probably ironing everything...