A Lil’ Ray Of Sunshine

That devilish Norrie, who hides under her blankie, a lot, has nominated me to be grilled, so be warned, you could be so bored you fall asleep mid-sentence

#1 Do you believe in ghosts?

I know what you’re thinking, no one in their right mind who studied science at Uni could possibly believe in ghosts, well, you’d be wrong. I do believe … eh, sort of. There was a ‘presence’ in our family home (no matter where we lived) that my Dad referred to ‘It’ as Fred—yes, the ghost was named. My mother claimed it was one of her great aunts. Whoever it was, things happened. Unexplainable things.

#2 Have you ever sneaked out of the house to go to a party in your wild teen years?

Oh dear, I am soooo boring when it comes to my rebellious teen years. I left home at 17, so in answer to that one, eh, no.

#3 What’s your take on flowery food? (Lavender biscuits, wild flowers in salads, and so on). Yey or nay?

Where’s the bacon?

#4 What’s a book that you thought was kind of trashy but you still enjoyed?

Trashy? Oh, as in something like The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins? I think that might have been trashy, but read it anyway.

#5 Imagine it’s time for a cookie. Do you dip it in milk, sip coffee with it, or munch on it in its dry glory?

Hmm, let’s get scientific here, each cookie (biscuit) should be properly eaten in the correct manner ascribed to the type of biscuit being munched on. Rich Tea must definitely be ‘dunked’ in tea, Earl Grey, hot. A McVitie’s chocolate digestive should be nibbled with a good cup of arabica coffee, Nescafe instant will do. And the only biscuit that shall be eaten without a drink must certainly be a shortbread, you know, because of all that glorious buttery goodness. Right?

#6 Would you say you are a morning person?

That would be a yes, I prefer to get up early, and go to be bed early.

#7 Winter sports. Yey or nay?

I live in a city that enjoys (?) six (6) months of winter weather, what do you think? If you don’t play hockey, snowshoe, ski, skate, toboggan, horse sleigh, or visit the Quebec Carnival,  you’ll spend six months inside your apartment going stir-crazy.

#8 Has it ever happened that you liked a film or series adaptation of a book? If so, which book was it?

I liked the movie versions of the Divergent series of books, as I love the visuals. So yeah.

#9 Do you find house chores (cleaning, dish-washing, etc.) relaxing, or necessary evil?

If I could truly get away with it, I would hire a service to come in and do it all for me. But, as it is, I do my own, and blast the music … LOUD!

#10 Do you chill in your pjs all day when you don’t need to leave the house?

Hey, have you been spying on me? How did you know I live in my specially bought pjs?

#11 What was the last book that knocked your socks off?

Oh, easy, that has to be THE KINGDOM OF COPPER by S.A. Chakraborty. Not only did it blow my socks off, I’ve yet to find them since! Ha! Ha!

Oh, this is the bit where I’m supposed to nominate a bunch of people, okay, I nominate Sophie, Christina, Inge, Vera, and Jonetta. My FIVE questions to you ladies are:

  1. What’s the farthest you’ve ever travelled on holiday?
  2. What mythical animal would you have as a pet, if they were real?
  3. If you could go to Mars, tomorrow, would you go?
  4. You find Aladdin’s Lamp, and are granted one wish, what would it be?
  5. You can take only one item with you on the lifeboat, as your cruise ships sinks in the Med, what would it be?

Go on, make us laugh with your answers.

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  1. February 20, 2019

    I very much agree with your answer to the cookies question – it totally depends on the type of cookie!
    Leaving home at the tender age of 17 seems wild enough to me. Although, I guess that’s when I left, too, but it was to go to university. Does that count as leaving home?

    • Alexandra
      February 20, 2019

      Oh, so I’m not the only cookie (biscuit) connoisseur then, Naomi! 😀

      I left home at 17 and joined the military (where I did my degree) Naomi. So we both left home at a tender young age. And, with similar outcomes.

  2. Very entertaining indeed. I was already tagged by the Norrie herself so I think I’ll work on those answers first, it’s a big enough challenge as it is because I think people could fall asleep reading my answers ;-). I can only say that we differ quite a bit, except on the flowery food. Love your answer!

    • February 20, 2019

      Thanks, Inge. And don’t worry about answering my questions if Norrie has already tagged you. It’s difficult to know who has, and who hasn’t, been tagged. Which is why I only chose 5 questions.

      Have fun, and I look forward to reading your answers. 😀

  3. February 19, 2019

    Bwahahaha you maed me maugh all right! OK I will do it now going to fly by the seat of my pants (and no shiny graphics as it is late here 😉

    • February 20, 2019

      Ha! Ha! I know you don’t normally do these memes, but I tagged you in hope as I think your answers will be brilliant! See, now I’m using flattery. 😉

  4. February 19, 2019

    Hey, Veronica, good to see you stop by, Sweetie. Oh you too? I think we’re all secret pj wearers, and why not. lol!

    I hope you’re having a great week too.

    • February 20, 2019

      Ah, but I sleep in a tee and shorts so nobody knows it’s my pjs. I could also leave the house in my pjs. Remember , it’s summer here all year round!

      • February 20, 2019

        Drat! Of course, you lucky person. lol! I think going outside here in pjs or shorts would be suicide during the winter! 😉

  5. February 19, 2019

    I always enjoy reading your answers! #10 is sooooo me!

    Happy Tuesday, Alex!

  6. I was having a great time reading your answers! “Where’s the bacon?” had me laughing out loud.

    I’ll accept your challenge!

    • February 19, 2019

      For me, the whole point of these memes is to make people laugh, especially at work! 😀

      Oh, great, I look forward to reading your answers. I was kind, I only asked 5 questions.

  7. February 19, 2019

    Ahaha, thanks for providing me with a good laugh. I’m in the office right now and it’s kinda miserable.
    As a fellow pj-all-the-time person (and early riser), i think our brains must have syncronized or something. We sense other pj people through the force 😀

    The story of Aunt Fred is interesting. When i was younger i always kept feeling all sorts of “presence”. My friend was convinced it’s cuz of all the wee i smoked. But i had to disagree, cuz firstly, it wasn’t that much… only did it for like 2 months when i was 16, and the presence thing was dominant even later.

    I love chocolate digestives, but can’t eat them very often. It has milk powder and i’m lactose intolerant. Boo 🙁

    • February 19, 2019

      Ha! Ha! Don’t get caught laughing at work, they’ll know you’re surfing Panda-Cam sites. 😉

      Ah, Bedfellows in crime, me thinks! Yeah, I admit it, I wear PJs on days I don’t need to go anywhere. I get them cheep from Old Navy—I call them my house pants! *snort*

      Oh, you too? I think every house has a ghost of some departed family member. It’s really weird, right, you can definitely “feel” them there.

      Ha! That sucks, I couldn’t live without my Marmite and McVitie’s. And wow, like that’s awkward for eating out. 🙁

  8. February 19, 2019

    Somehow you always make me laugh

    • February 19, 2019

      My warped sense of humour, Kelly, years spent honing my funny bone! 😉

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