Sunday, July 29, 2007

The 10 Question Interview

Colin from Life has tagged me with a 10 Question Interview, each with 5 answers, where I must reveal certain things about myself.

The Instructions:

Remove the first blog below, and then add your own blog after me.

Homespun Honolulu, Who’s Yo Mama, Life in the Fast Lane, Life, Sueblimely Discovering Blogging (that's me)

Answer the following questions, 5 answers to each:

What were you doing 10 years ago (5 Things)

Probably the busiest time of my life. I am glad it did not last too long at this pace.


  1. Being a taxi, ferrying:
    • My daughter to and from high school, ballet, netball, piano lessons.
    • My older son to and from primary school, football and soccer.
    • My younger son to and from kindergarten, kinder-gym, movement to music.

  2. Weeky visits with younger son to two or more of: allergy doctor, eye specialist, hearing specialist, Fragile X specialist, speech therapy, occupational therapy, GP. If I left any of child medical specialities out please forgive me because we probably visited you too.

  3. Being the involved school/kinder mum - on parent committees, organising school fetes, helping out at school with reading, library....

  4. Starting to work from home and studying.

  5. You expected there was time left for a number 5?

What were you doing 1 year ago (5 Things):
  1. Taking life a lot easier than 10 years ago in the physical and emotional sense. (less busy and more laid back).

  2. Just discovering Blogging

  3. Cutting the umbilical a little more as my daughter moved out to a place of her own.

  4. Learning to 'mother' my partner's 16 year old daugher who came to live with us - (I thought I knew all about teenagers - boy was I wrong)

  5. Enjoying my relatively new career as a web designer - still working at home, side by side with my partner, who also works with computers.

Five Snacks You Enjoy:
  1. Crumpets with lots of butter (polyunsturated stuff nowadays)

  2. Hot chips with vinegar. (some of the English in me will always remain)

  3. Freshly baked bread sliced thick.

  4. Kooka's choc rasperrry Country Cookies

  5. Picnic Bars

Five Songs That You Know The Lyrics To:
  1. Molly Malone - as sung by my dad countless bedtimes.

  2. Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkle

  3. Tapestry - Carol King

  4. Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin

  5. Time of Your Life - Greenday

  6. Angel - Shaggy (cannot resist dancing to music like this)


Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire:

Having a huge amount of money would not sit well with me. I would feel too guilty being extravagant when there are so many people in need..


  1. Travel Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Australasia in a huge campervan - no schedules to keep, free as a bird. (laptops and wireless satellite internet of course)

  2. Buy a house close to sea and mountain.

  3. Carry on blogging. Web designing free for good causes.

  4. Make sure my disabled son is set up for life.

  5. Donate, donate, donate.

Five Bad Habits:
  1. Skipping meals - not eating until I am really hungry

  2. Smoking - and not just because of Australia's scorching temperatures.

  3. Not trying to give up smoking more on the basis I will eventually succeed.

  4. Spend too much time researching and not enough time blogging.

  5. Spend far too much time on the internet!

Five Things You Like To Do:
  1. Getting cosy and watching TV/DVDs with my sons - not often we want to watch the same things these days.

  2. Going away for short breaks with my partner and kids; staying in quaint cottages in the mountains or by the sea.

  3. Blogging (think that goes without saying)

  4. Dancing - you should see me skip the light fandango with the vacuum cleaner as a partner (or maybe not - I think the vac is only slightly more co-ordinated than I am)

Five Things You Would Never Wear Again:

  1. Size 6 clothes from my 20's, size 8 from my 30's, size 10 from my 40's Sigh

  2. Cork Platform Clogs while camping in storms in Switzerland (walking was heavy going for the rest of the holiday) That was the trip where I forgot the tent pegs, after a heavy night at a London pub a few hours before leaving for the choppy ride across the English Channel. BBQ skewers were a great substitute.

  3. Thongs (flip-flops) while hitch hiking round Wales with no other shoes - They broke with no shoe shop in many miles) I would not be game to hitch hike at all these days. If you are reading this kids, do as mum says not as mum did when she was your age.

  4. Lime green crimpoline mini-dresses.

  5. Hot pants with smocks - what a dreadful fashion that was.

Five Favorite Toys:

  1. My Beddybear which keeps me warm in winter. He is so cute and it disconcerts me to see him whizzing round in the microwave staring at me pleadingly. Ooo I just found out that if I stick him in the freezer for 2 hours I can use him as a cold pack - nah I could not do that to him - or could I, come the intense heat of summer...

  2. My bedroom computer which I use to record TV shows because I never seem to be able to watch them at the times they are on (translation - I am most likely not able to tear myself away from the computer). Current favorites are the English house moving shows - Escape to the Country, Location Location...

  3. My rice cooker. (I can leave the rice to cook and get back to the computer)

  4. My new 'ezychat' phone - I can make international calls so cheaply.

  5. Playing an online word game called quacky.

Five Things You Hate To Do:
  1. Ridding the house of huge great big spiders, spiders with red backs or white tails.

  2. Housework - thankfully my mother's daily vacuuming, washing floors and ironing the undies influence has now worn off. It wore off quite quickly really.

  3. Queuing.

  4. Waiting around with nothing to do. Dentist waiting room is fine - it has crossword puzzles. Just as well considering I now realise I did not floss enough when younger.

  5. Getting up when I have not had enough sleep.

And to quote Colin, who quoted Deborah, "I’m now passing this meme on to 5 others". Play along if you want, and if not, hey, that’s cool! If you do play along that will be wonderful and will also help to boost your ranking and traffic.

I am changing the rules slightly - instead of listing 5 others to take part in this meme, I am opening this up to 5 bloggers who would like to do so..

I will link to the first 5 blogs that leave a comment here, letting me know they have taken part. New bloggers take note - this is a good way to gain readers and make contacts, so please feel free to take part in this meme. If you do take part then either follow my example or choose 5 others to pass this on to, listing their blogs at the bottom of your post.

I thought this was also a good opportunity to get to know my readers better.


tag , alexablogging to fame

6 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

Wow. That is a lot of work. Not sure if I have enough time to think that one through.

Deborah said...

Thanks for playing along Sue, it's great to read some factoids to get to know the personal side of you :-)

Fresh bread ... mmmmm, one of my faves. I'm bad for skipping meals too, I don't usually eat til I'm ravenous.

Now dancing with the vac, I'd love to see that one, haha!

Don't know why I always thought Cats in the Cradle was by Cat Stevens. I'm so hopelessly name challenged, it's sad.

I remember hot pants! My mother wouldn't let me wear them.

And another smoker! I just discovered someone else I know is as well. I'm a closet smoker, shhhh. It's so frowned upon here, I always feel like a dog when anyone sees me. I keep telling myself that I'll quit one of these days.

Sueblimely said...

I thought about dobbing you in for this one Colin but there is a lot of time involved so thought I would leave it open for any readers who wanted to do it.

Sueblimely said...

Thanks for choosing me Deborah.

I am not a closet smoker, there is not enough room in there for both me and my clothes. Dreadful joke sorry.

Cat Stevens (another favorite of mine) did sing Cats in the Cradle but I believe that it was written by Harry Chapin. Most people would know it as a Cat Stevens song though.

Colin said...

Nice one Sue :o)
I have yet to see dancing with the vac....here they usually ride them in place of broomsticks....times change hahaha
Harry Chapin was the original singer/songwriter of Cats in the Cradle, Cat Stevens followed many years later and had quite a hit with it, but I prefer the original lol.
As for hot pants...well they really weren't my style hahaha

Sueblimely said...

I also sweep in time to the music but despite what my kids must sometimes think of me, I have never ridden a broomstick.

I enjoyed Harry Chapin too. His premature death was sad. I saw him in concert in London in the 70's - fantastic.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The 10 Question Interview

Colin from Life has tagged me with a 10 Question Interview, each with 5 answers, where I must reveal certain things about myself.

The Instructions:

Remove the first blog below, and then add your own blog after me.

Homespun Honolulu, Who’s Yo Mama, Life in the Fast Lane, Life, Sueblimely Discovering Blogging (that's me)

Answer the following questions, 5 answers to each:

What were you doing 10 years ago (5 Things)

Probably the busiest time of my life. I am glad it did not last too long at this pace.


  1. Being a taxi, ferrying:
    • My daughter to and from high school, ballet, netball, piano lessons.
    • My older son to and from primary school, football and soccer.
    • My younger son to and from kindergarten, kinder-gym, movement to music.

  2. Weeky visits with younger son to two or more of: allergy doctor, eye specialist, hearing specialist, Fragile X specialist, speech therapy, occupational therapy, GP. If I left any of child medical specialities out please forgive me because we probably visited you too.

  3. Being the involved school/kinder mum - on parent committees, organising school fetes, helping out at school with reading, library....

  4. Starting to work from home and studying.

  5. You expected there was time left for a number 5?

What were you doing 1 year ago (5 Things):
  1. Taking life a lot easier than 10 years ago in the physical and emotional sense. (less busy and more laid back).

  2. Just discovering Blogging

  3. Cutting the umbilical a little more as my daughter moved out to a place of her own.

  4. Learning to 'mother' my partner's 16 year old daugher who came to live with us - (I thought I knew all about teenagers - boy was I wrong)

  5. Enjoying my relatively new career as a web designer - still working at home, side by side with my partner, who also works with computers.

Five Snacks You Enjoy:
  1. Crumpets with lots of butter (polyunsturated stuff nowadays)

  2. Hot chips with vinegar. (some of the English in me will always remain)

  3. Freshly baked bread sliced thick.

  4. Kooka's choc rasperrry Country Cookies

  5. Picnic Bars

Five Songs That You Know The Lyrics To:
  1. Molly Malone - as sung by my dad countless bedtimes.

  2. Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkle

  3. Tapestry - Carol King

  4. Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin

  5. Time of Your Life - Greenday

  6. Angel - Shaggy (cannot resist dancing to music like this)


Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire:

Having a huge amount of money would not sit well with me. I would feel too guilty being extravagant when there are so many people in need..


  1. Travel Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Australasia in a huge campervan - no schedules to keep, free as a bird. (laptops and wireless satellite internet of course)

  2. Buy a house close to sea and mountain.

  3. Carry on blogging. Web designing free for good causes.

  4. Make sure my disabled son is set up for life.

  5. Donate, donate, donate.

Five Bad Habits:
  1. Skipping meals - not eating until I am really hungry

  2. Smoking - and not just because of Australia's scorching temperatures.

  3. Not trying to give up smoking more on the basis I will eventually succeed.

  4. Spend too much time researching and not enough time blogging.

  5. Spend far too much time on the internet!

Five Things You Like To Do:
  1. Getting cosy and watching TV/DVDs with my sons - not often we want to watch the same things these days.

  2. Going away for short breaks with my partner and kids; staying in quaint cottages in the mountains or by the sea.

  3. Blogging (think that goes without saying)

  4. Dancing - you should see me skip the light fandango with the vacuum cleaner as a partner (or maybe not - I think the vac is only slightly more co-ordinated than I am)

Five Things You Would Never Wear Again:

  1. Size 6 clothes from my 20's, size 8 from my 30's, size 10 from my 40's Sigh

  2. Cork Platform Clogs while camping in storms in Switzerland (walking was heavy going for the rest of the holiday) That was the trip where I forgot the tent pegs, after a heavy night at a London pub a few hours before leaving for the choppy ride across the English Channel. BBQ skewers were a great substitute.

  3. Thongs (flip-flops) while hitch hiking round Wales with no other shoes - They broke with no shoe shop in many miles) I would not be game to hitch hike at all these days. If you are reading this kids, do as mum says not as mum did when she was your age.

  4. Lime green crimpoline mini-dresses.

  5. Hot pants with smocks - what a dreadful fashion that was.

Five Favorite Toys:

  1. My Beddybear which keeps me warm in winter. He is so cute and it disconcerts me to see him whizzing round in the microwave staring at me pleadingly. Ooo I just found out that if I stick him in the freezer for 2 hours I can use him as a cold pack - nah I could not do that to him - or could I, come the intense heat of summer...

  2. My bedroom computer which I use to record TV shows because I never seem to be able to watch them at the times they are on (translation - I am most likely not able to tear myself away from the computer). Current favorites are the English house moving shows - Escape to the Country, Location Location...

  3. My rice cooker. (I can leave the rice to cook and get back to the computer)

  4. My new 'ezychat' phone - I can make international calls so cheaply.

  5. Playing an online word game called quacky.

Five Things You Hate To Do:
  1. Ridding the house of huge great big spiders, spiders with red backs or white tails.

  2. Housework - thankfully my mother's daily vacuuming, washing floors and ironing the undies influence has now worn off. It wore off quite quickly really.

  3. Queuing.

  4. Waiting around with nothing to do. Dentist waiting room is fine - it has crossword puzzles. Just as well considering I now realise I did not floss enough when younger.

  5. Getting up when I have not had enough sleep.

And to quote Colin, who quoted Deborah, "I’m now passing this meme on to 5 others". Play along if you want, and if not, hey, that’s cool! If you do play along that will be wonderful and will also help to boost your ranking and traffic.

I am changing the rules slightly - instead of listing 5 others to take part in this meme, I am opening this up to 5 bloggers who would like to do so..

I will link to the first 5 blogs that leave a comment here, letting me know they have taken part. New bloggers take note - this is a good way to gain readers and make contacts, so please feel free to take part in this meme. If you do take part then either follow my example or choose 5 others to pass this on to, listing their blogs at the bottom of your post.

I thought this was also a good opportunity to get to know my readers better.


tag , alexablogging to fame

6 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

Wow. That is a lot of work. Not sure if I have enough time to think that one through.

Deborah said...

Thanks for playing along Sue, it's great to read some factoids to get to know the personal side of you :-)

Fresh bread ... mmmmm, one of my faves. I'm bad for skipping meals too, I don't usually eat til I'm ravenous.

Now dancing with the vac, I'd love to see that one, haha!

Don't know why I always thought Cats in the Cradle was by Cat Stevens. I'm so hopelessly name challenged, it's sad.

I remember hot pants! My mother wouldn't let me wear them.

And another smoker! I just discovered someone else I know is as well. I'm a closet smoker, shhhh. It's so frowned upon here, I always feel like a dog when anyone sees me. I keep telling myself that I'll quit one of these days.

Sueblimely said...

I thought about dobbing you in for this one Colin but there is a lot of time involved so thought I would leave it open for any readers who wanted to do it.

Sueblimely said...

Thanks for choosing me Deborah.

I am not a closet smoker, there is not enough room in there for both me and my clothes. Dreadful joke sorry.

Cat Stevens (another favorite of mine) did sing Cats in the Cradle but I believe that it was written by Harry Chapin. Most people would know it as a Cat Stevens song though.

Colin said...

Nice one Sue :o)
I have yet to see dancing with the vac....here they usually ride them in place of broomsticks....times change hahaha
Harry Chapin was the original singer/songwriter of Cats in the Cradle, Cat Stevens followed many years later and had quite a hit with it, but I prefer the original lol.
As for hot pants...well they really weren't my style hahaha

Sueblimely said...

I also sweep in time to the music but despite what my kids must sometimes think of me, I have never ridden a broomstick.

I enjoyed Harry Chapin too. His premature death was sad. I saw him in concert in London in the 70's - fantastic.