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Susan tagged me for this a while ago but I have only just got around to thinking about what I would say. It’s an interesting meme for me as I don’t really talk about myself on my blog, but here goes:

What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was moving into this house in south-west London with the Book God, the first property we had bought together after living in rented flats for 3 or 4 years. I was very excited about owning my own home again and immediately came down with summer flu to celebrate. Also, around this time, I was looking for a new job and am pretty sure I had an interview just after we moved. However, it took me another 3 years to get to the job I’m in now and which I’m still (more or less) enjoying!

Five snacks I enjoy in a perfect, non weight-gaining world:

Otherwise known as the weekend

Chocolate, milk or white for preference, don’t like dark chocolate

Fortnum & Mason’s hand-made fudge, the closest I can get to Scottish tablet down here

Balsamic vinegar & onion crisps



Not really a snack but I would like to add cocktails here, preferably Cosmopolitans, though the opportunity to drink these is not as frequent as I would like…..

Five snacks I enjoy in the real world:

Otherwise known as Monday to Friday


Cereal bars with raspberry or ginger



Chocolate, and I’m not going to apologise for it, sometimes it’s the only thing that gets me through…

Five things I would do if I were a billionnaire:

Give up work

Buy a house in Scotland (or possibly a castle, or even an island)


Endow a library

Make time for good works (a bit vague, I know)

Five jobs that I’ve had (in no particular order):

Shoe stores salesperson

Post Office counter assistant

Civil servant

Data inputter (if that’s a word?)

Bookshop salesperson

Three of my habits:

Talking to myself (actually talking in general, very rarely lost for words – just sometimes the words don’t make any sense)

Channel surfing when bored

Never throwing anything away

Five places I have lived:


Paisley, Renfrewshire

Kilbirnie, Ayrshire

Redditch, Worcestershire

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Five people I’d like to get to know better:

Ooh, most of the bloggers I would put here have already been tagged. In my dreams there’s always David Tennant, I suppose…….

Five fluffy things

I have a fascination with Canada, have had since I was quite young but no idea where it came from – I collect the stamps, I love the authors (which is why I’ve signed up to the Canadian reading challenge), I love the bands, but I’ve never been there.

I collect Tarot cards, and books about Tarot

I do needlework (intermittently) but can’t remember the last time I finished a project

I panic if I have nothing to read on my daily commute; if I finish a book unexpectedly on the way into work I have been known to buy something simpy to get me home – there have been some bad choices made in that situation – this is becoming less of a problem since I started downloading podcasts to the iPod

I sometimes can’t remember what I did yesterday, but can clearly recall the names and important information about almost any actor of note that I’ve ever seen in anything. Helpful for pub quizzes, annoying for family and friends.

Consider yourself tagged!

Wanted [2008], directed by Timur Bekmambetov, starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann & Terence Stamp

Bride of the Book God

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Scottish, in my fifties, love books but not always able to find the time to read them as much as I would like. I’m based in London and happily married to the Book God.

I also blog at Bride of the Screen God (all about movies and TV) and The Dowager Bride, if you are interested in ramblings about stuff of little consequence

If you would like to get in touch you can contact me at brideofthebookgod (at) btinternet (dot) com.

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