Monday, June 23, 2008

Tagged by JJ

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Loads of things. Not married. No kids. Nuff said.

Five things on your to-do list for today:
Finish reading one of Jane's shorties
Finish writing letter of complaint to dentist
Unpack stuff from weekend stay at my Dad's
Sort the washing
Write something

What are three of your bad habits?
Perfectionism.
Always being in a hurry, even when I'm running to schedule.
Spending an hour making just-a-little change to a story when I should be sorting the washing.

What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Write.

What are some snacks you enjoy?
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate

What were the last five books you read?
You're Not the Only One, Sarah J. Peach, Ed. (in progress)
Daphne, Justine Picardie (in progress)
A Talent to Deceive, Robert Barnard - a biography of Agatha Christie (in progress)
On Edge, Dick Francis
Shattered, Dick Francis

What are five jobs you have had?
Gardener
Electronic-component assembler
Groom
Page-setter
Web-designer

Five places that you have lived?
Hertfordshire (hated it)
Yorkshire (loved it)
Hampshire (bearable)
Surrey (unbearable)
Australia (er, hot)

Tags: Maddie, Helenmh, Womag, Karen, and Lucy (cos she's got nothing better to do at the moment).

14 comments:

Debs said...

Brilliant answers and so funny.
I'm always making myself late by faffing about with my writing, which reminds me, I should be making supper.

Lane said...

I like your snacks!

You were a groom? Cool!

(I love these memes)

HelenMH said...

Great answers. I'm so pleased that I am partly responsible for two of the books on your list!!!

Leigh said...

Debs - Ha ha! It's so easy to do, though, isn't it? (And I'm not talking about making supper!)

Lane - Are there any others? And yes, being a groom was cool, all right, bloody freezing most of the time!

Helen - Wholly responsible, my dear, wholly responsible!

Maddie Moon said...

I am so with you on the chocolate thing. Are there other snacks available?

I'm wondering about the complaint letter to the dentist. I do hope it was on the administration side and not 'in the chair' side.

Thanks for the tag. Looking forward to doing this one.

Leigh said...

Maddie, Oooh, no, in the chair I'm afraid. Nasty story. No doubt more to follow as and when.

SpiralSkies said...

I've never thought of Surrey as unbearable before. It always sounds very net-curtainy...

Leigh said...

Spiral - Yeah, that's why it was unbearable...!

KAREN said...

You gave up being an electronic-component assembler? I don't understand....

Why can I relate to everyone's bad habits? I must have loads.

Thanks for the tag - I'll get m'thinking cap on :o)

womagwriter said...

Am with you on the chocolate!

TOM FOOLERY said...

And what pray is wrong with Surrey! Net curtains, not in my neck of the woods, more like iron bars, I jest :) TFX

Leigh said...

Karen - It was a great job, actually, I really enjoyed it, except for having to listen to Gloria Honeyfoorrd on the radio every afternoon ;-)

Womag - It counts as one of your five-a-day, you know?

TF - I could have lived with that - somewhere where people turn away from the window when you walk past...

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Chocolate, yes, it's made of beans, isn't it, so it's definitely healthy.

Leigh said...

Zinnia - Ah, yes, beans! Ha ha ha!