Are church mice quieter than your average domestic mouse? I’m betting someone, somewhere has the answer to this. But anyway.
Blue Witch coined a wonderful term over at purple pen’s comments – bloryngitis. None of that here – an inadvertent hiatus was on the horizon but certain people, wittingly or otherwise, have inspired the return. And besides, I can never resist a tagging once I’ve found about about it.
So what was the reason behind the silence this time? Oh we won’t go there. Lots of reasons but part of it was the shock at something that happened in the blogosphere last year. Well, not what happened, people’s reactions to the events. I’ve drafted/deleted about it numerous times but I’m still too angry about it soI’ll just offer up this quote*, author unknown:
A true friend overlooks your broken fence to admire your flowers.
Anyway, here are the answers to the meme from lovely Croila.
Four jobs you have had in your life:
Assistant in an A&E department (started off as a means to earn money to go travelling, came to love it but very glad to leave).
Washer upper in an M&S warehouse canteen. One week while between countries. If you’ve ever sighed at scrubbing a small saucepan after cooking scrambled eggs, picture a vat 20 times the size.
Cold calling at an insurance brokers. Again, a short term thing before travelling. I lasted a whole week. Still have nightmares. Not the best job for the shy retiring type, even if I did make a beeline for the Welsh surnames when handed a phone directory and told to start calling.
European production manager.
Four movies you would watch over and over:
Only four? Yegads! Okay, today’s four would be:
Hobson’s Choice [while googling for this I discovered that it was remade in 1983 with John-boy Walton as Will Mossop. There should be laws against this. Then again, I’d love to see the Flemish version.]
Erin Brokovitch (for the wonderful chemistry between Finney and Roberts)
Truly Madly Deeply (perfect, from start to end)
Four places you have lived:
South Wales. Cold and damp.
Belgium. Are we seeing a pattern yet?
Cambridge, Mass – perfect weather year round!
Four TV shows you love to watch:
Any international rugby game when Wales are winning
Can’t think of a fourth. Would rather be online.
Four places you have been on vacation:
Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver)
Various bits of France
Four of my favourite foods:
Leek and potato soup with brown bread
Chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches on brown bread
Steak and chips (french fries)
Anything with tomatoes
Four bloggers I am tagging:
I think I might’ve missed the boat on this one but just in case there’s one person left in the blogging universe who hasn’t filled this in yet, I’ll tag you, you, you and you.
* Found this wonderful quote while googling for the earlier one:
Friendship is like peeing in your pants
Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth