Sunday 15 February 2015

I Moustache You Some Questions

I stopped by Jean @Howling Frog Books blog today & spotted this sweet little meme.

I've had a hugely busy weekend & this seems like the perfect thing to do to wind down at the end of it.

Four Names People Call Me Other Than My Real Name:
  1. Brona
  2. Bron
  3. Babycakes
  4. Miss (when I was still teaching - I don't miss that one at all!)
Four Jobs I’ve Had:
  1. Sorting corn cobs at Edgell's one summer.
  2. Counting cars at a busy intersection for the RTA when I finished Uni (a roundabout was installed soon after thanks to my efforts!)
  3. Keeper of the Gate (aka ticket collector) at the Bathurst 1000 one October.
  4. Early Childhood Teacher (18 yrs).
Four movies I have watched more than once:
  1. When Harry Met Sally
  2. Love, Actually
  3. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  4. An Affair to Remember (the original with Deborah Kerr & Cary Grant)

Four books I’d recommend:
  1. The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock (one of the best bio's I've ever read).
  2. The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay
  3. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Four places I have lived:
  1. Ettalong Beach, NSW
  2. Cowra, NSW
  3. London, UK
  4. Mudgee, NSW
Four places I have been:
Bali - yes, they are my reclining toes!
  1. China
  2. Turkey
  3. Hawaii
  4. Vanuatu
Four places I’d rather be right now:
  1. Paris
  2. Bali
  3. Italy
  4. Broome, WA
Four things I don’t eat:
  1. Scrambled eggs (vomitrocious!)
  2. Celery
  3. Kidneys
  4. Tomato sauce (or ketchup for those in the US)
Four of my favourite foods:
  1. Chocolate
  2. Cheese
  3. Toasted muesli
  4. Chicken chips
Four TV shows that I watch:
  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Walking Dead
  3. West Wing (still, any chance I get!)
  4. Grand Designs (Australian & UK versions).
Four things I am looking forward to this year (2015):
  1. Seeing Girl Booker's brand new baby in the flesh.
  2. Vietnam
  3. Buying a new house
  4. The end of the HSC (for my eldest booklet!)
Four things I’m always saying:
  1. Put your clothes away.
  2. I'm so tired!
  3. What are you reading?
  4. Just let me finish this, then....
Four people I tag:
  1. I'm going to copy this one straight from Jean as she said it first & best...I don't like tagging people.  I admit that it is silly to participate in these things and then refuse to tag people but that is how I roll.  So there.
  2. No tagging, but if you'd like to join in, please feel free to do so. 
  3. Simply leave your link in the comments below so I can see what you've been up to :-)  


  1. Lovely meme Brona. I don't think I'll participate but am glad you did. Where is your roundabout? I totally agree about celery, but do like scrambled eggs. I have never seen Game of Thrones or Walking Dead. Vietnam and a house- congratulations, it's going to be a big year, even without HSC antics. We'd all rather be in Paris I think. If Indonesia shoots Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran then I won't ever go there, so no Bali holidays for me.

    1. My roundabout is in Bathurst :-)

      I may be splitting hairs for purely selfish reasons, but the Balinese are very different to the rest of Indonesia (I believe as I've only ever been to Bali) and they try very hard to maintain their distinct culture despite strong pushdown assimiliation policies from higher up.

    2. Oh which one (roundabout)? I'll have to go round it. I may already have of course.

      I know that the Balinese are somewhat separate from the Indonesian mindset, but it's all the same country still. I'd like to go to Bali someday, but there are plenty more places if they choose to execute our citizens in this instance.

    3. The one on Bentnick & Rocket Sts :-)

      Mr Books & I were only talking about the Bali issue again this morning...and of course, the whole thing does make us reconsider future options.

    4. Oh, I'm not sure I've been through that one- will have to try and remember next time I get to Bathurst.

  2. It's interesting to see what odd jobs people have had. : ) Broome, WA -- is that somewhere in Australia? I can't imagine it's in my home state of Washington, but you never know. I have The Paper Garden out from the library now...I think on your recommendation during Nonfiction November. Hope i get to it by the end of the month!

    1. Yes, WA stands for our state Western Australia & Broome was the scene of one of my best holidays ever!

      I hope you love the Paper Garden as much as I did. It's almost 2 memoirs in one & the artwork is gorgeous.

  3. I agree with you about eggs and kidneys! But not ketchup. (Question: if tomato sauce means ketchup, what do you call plain old tomato sauce?) How fortunate you are to have been able to travel so much!

    1. Any smooth red sauce in a bottle is called tomato sauce. Any red sauce with lumpy bits is called relish or chutney (and more often than not, homemade - my mum's tomato relish is one of the best, of course!)

    2. OK. Interesting!

  4. Buying a house and Vietnam? It sounds like it's going to be quite the year for you :) And ah, Game of Thrones. I can't wait for the next season!! The Sand Sisters will be the best.

    1. Sssssh no spoilers!! Mr Books has read all the books and knows what's coming....but I dont!!

  5. I didn't know you were going to go to Vietnam this year! That's so exciting!

  6. FuN meme...
    will I or won't I...


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