As I start winding down on the blog for Christmas I thought it would be fun to complete the Anything But Books Tag – thanks to blogging buddy Terry Tyler for tagging me. This was actually quite difficult to fill in, but here goes…
1. Name a cartoon you love
It’s been a loooong time since I watched a cartoon. A cartoon that sticks in my mind as one that I wouldn’t mind watching again is Count Duckula. It’s for kids but the sardonic and sarcastic sense of humour ensures that adults can enjoy it too.
2. What is your favourite song right now?
Aargh this is quite tough as it depends what mood I’m in and what I’m doing at the time. I am a rocker although I’m not averse to some other genres of music. The album I have been listening to a lot recently is ‘For All Kings’ by Anthrax and it’s tough to choose a favourite as every tune is outstanding. If I have to go with one it would have to be Monster at the End.
3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
Cross stitch. I have one of those personalities that means when I start something I HAVE to finish it and I get quite impatient, so I can spend hours working on something just to make progress. Cross stitch becomes oddly compelling and addictive.
4. What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
Ooh this is a tough one to answer! I’m interested in genealogy but have to admit to not having done any for ages. I tend to drop it and then pick it up again and when I do get stuck in I become hooked on it. It’s so fascinating and I have found out some amazing things about my ancestors. It can become incredibly frustrating too when you hit a brick wall.
5. What is your favourite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
At the moment it has to be learning how to proofread.
6. What is something unusual you know how to do?
Not sure if it’s unusual but I can write a cracking court statement! Statements that, in my previous life, regularly got me out of having to give evidence.
7. Name something that you have made in the last year.
8. What is your most recent personal project?
This blog and learning how to proofread.
9. Tell us something that you think of often.
Social injustice. I’m quite politically minded (but try not to go on about it) and I do spend time worrying about the state of the country and the way the most vulnerable members of society are treated. I wish I could concern myself with something less depressing!
10. Tell us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific.
I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for communism and I’m fascinated by communist countries. It stems from my interest in Russian history especially under Stalin. While I’m fascinated by it I would not, however, want to live under a totalitarian communist regime!
So that’s it! It was quite nice to spend a bit of time thinking through the questions. I’m not going to tag anyone in particular and will instead just say if you want to take part then do, it’s great fun!