Having absolutely no idea what the Liebster Award is but, nonetheless, taking a bow and thanking everyone, and Norrie, for nominating me (because she knows I’m a sucker for these memes) I do humbly accept my big, bright, shiny award and promise to lie answer Norrie’s questions truthfully, and honestly, to the best of my ability … maybe!
#1 What kid’s movie were you scared of as a child?
As kids we got to see lots of Disney movies (my parents were in the military) and the cinema was one place to get rid of the kids to at weekends. And I remember seeing Peter Pan and being absolutely terrified of the crocodile. But I think that had more to do with the older kids scaring us younger ones.
#2 How did you pick your blog’s name?
Eh, as it’s my name (being kind of dull like that) my catchphrase is “an opinionated woman” which is something my SO is always saying of me. Eh, if that tell’s you anything. I have a lot of opinions … like onions, with pi, I just keep on giving.
#3 Pineapple on pizza. Yey or ney?
Oh, oh, I know this one … pineapple def. I love me something sweet and spicy. Spicy chilly chicken and pineapple. But Quebeckers are so unoriginal in their tastes, I have to make up my own pizza toppings. Which makes a 10″ cost an arm and a leg up here!
#4 If someone made a film about your life, who would you like to play you?
Well, I once got told I was a poor man’s version of Bette Midler, so I’m going to say, Bette! And why not, we both love off-colour humour, we sing, and we’re the same height.
#5 Do you remember the first ever fancy-dress party you went to? What did you go as?
As a 7-8 year old I was invited to a dress-up birthday party for a neighbour and went as … a cowgirl. Because I had a cap gun I had stolen from my brother. Everyone wanted to shoot that thing—the only time I remember being popular at a party!
#6 What do you like to have for breakfast?
What I would like, and what I *actually* eat are two different things. I would like a ten-stack of pancakes and syrup, with strawberries on the side and crème anglaise in a little jug, and maybe some breakfast sausages. But usually it’s either scottish porridge or cornflakes and banana, with toast and tea. *sigh!*
#7 Do you cook?
I cook, and I love to cook … I just don’t like doing the dishes afterwards. So I’ll feed the millions, if someone else washes up, okay!
#8 What is one skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to pursue but haven’t yet?
As a child I wanted to play piano, but never got around to it. Though, at one point in my life, I had an 8 year-old teaching me the basics. So I would have to say, musical instrument.
Also, since I’m feeling pretty uninspired, my bestie chimed in, and she wants to know…
#9 What’s your favourite thing to do in the winter?
Hibernate under the blankets with a good book. But if push comes to shove, I’ll go out for a hot chocolate Dutch style. It’s to fraking cold up here to go outside for more than 10 minutes!
#10 What’s the first book you ever read? Do you remember?
I’m almost sure it was Alice in Wonderland. That’s the one I remember rereading after my dad had read it to me.
#11 What’s your least favourite holiday?
I would have to say Christmas, because of all the fussing. Don’t get me wrong, I like time off for good behaviour as much as anyone, but the obligations and all the hype of Christmas makes me want to hide out on a deserted island somewhere in the tropics—books included.
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☛ Ah, so there you have it Grasshopper, everything you never wanted to know about the opinionated woman who dislikes Christmas. At this juncture I think I’m supposed to nominate people, but as I have no idea (other than Norrie) who has and hasn’t already done this one. I’ll skip the nomination part.