There are days when I love having a challenge or a nomination post to work on. Well on Tuesday evening, with my sore chest, I occupied myself with this series of questions for which I was tagged for by Kristian, the creator of Tales from the mind of Kristian as you can see in his post below:
Kristian was tagged by Teresa aka The Haunted Wordsmith who was the creator of this question challenge. Have a look at Teresa’s original post to find out what she had in mind:
- Answer the questions you receive (straight, funny, absurd, up to you)
- Add three more questions of your own to the list
- Tag three people
What would Klaatu (The Day the Earth Stood Still) think of Earth if he landed today?
I have just had to read up about who Klaatu was as I have never seen the film.
Erm…ugh, I am never very imaginative with alien questions because I have not watched many alien movies at all. Let me think…if an alien came with a message – what would that be?
Erm…maybe he would remind us that we should be working on looking after our own home planet and sorting out the mess before we think about a future for humans on other planets. He might tell us that we won’t be trusted with a second home until we learn to look after our first home properly.
If books’ characters were not imprisoned by their covers, which two characters would make a great couple?
One character my heart always goes out to is Smike from Charles Dickens ‘”Nicholas Nickleby“. I feel so sorry for Smike throughout the story and I would love him to have a wonderfully happy ending. Poor Smike! It would be so nice if there was an absolute sweetheart to love him and take care of him.
Who would it be?
Well, I love the character Louisa Clark in Jojo Moyes’ “Me Before You“. Of course, I wish it had been possible for her and Will Traynor to have their own “happily ever after” really. But Lou Clark ends up being such an amazing carer and I love her personality. She could light up any room!
Can I also confess that I feel really sorry for Miss Haversham from Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” and wish she could have a happy ever after too. I just can’t think of a male character who would be able to deal with her issues.
For US folks: Turkey, Ham, or Something Else on Thanksgiving? For Int’l folks: What is one food you recommend most from your country?
So one of the classics from the British menu is fish and chips and mushy peas. Only, because I have been vegetarian (not vegan) since I was six years old, I have never had the fish part. I normally have chippy chips with curry sauce.
But a couple of years ago I tried beer-battered halloumi for the first time with chips and mushy peas and although it was a bit of a belly busting meal (I could not finish it because it was so filling) it was an incredible treat for me!
Is there a fictional world that you actually wished existed?
The inside of the Chocolate Factory. I remember watching that film as a little girl and thinking it would be amazing to enter a paradise where everything was eatable and delicious!
What song always makes you smile?
I am going to give you three because I cannot decide which…there are a long list of other possibilities – but I have limited myself to three! I love so many different types of music, but today this is how I feel.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
Goldfinch likes them poached…so I have been practising making the perfect poached eggs for him and the perfect Hollandaise. I am going to confess to you that I find it hard to make perfect poached eggs with a fluid gold yolk. I made them a couple of weeks ago for Goldfinch and the yolks were hard – fail! Goldfinch was very gracious about it. Have I mentioned recently how much I love that man!
I go through phases with eggs. I don’t normally buy them, but if I feel I am in major need of protein in my diet I have read that eggs are one of the best sources of protein. I would mostly buy eggs to bake with – quiche and cakes need eggs usually.
If I was going to eat them on their own merit, I like them scrambled, fried (I am more than happy with overdone, but can’t bear them underdone – raw egg makes me feel queasy) or hard-boiled and chopped up and mixed with a mayonnaise. I like variety in everything. Only I almost always have eggs with buttered toast, or maybe a toasted English muffin. If they were fried yesterday I would want them scrambled today. Eggs and asparagus – yum!