Tagged by Susanlavonne of Soozphotoz. With whom I seem to have got into a strange kind of synchronicity... but this time at least it shouldn't be a surprise as she tagged me...
accent: Red or blue or turquoise - Oh you didn't mean favourite accent colours? Did you mean voice? Well that'll be English without much to show whereabouts I come from, just the odd Gloucestershire word... but here in Bristol the locals put l's on the end of everything... so here any idea is ideal!
booze: generally none, I seem to have gone off it. Though I used to like champagne...
chore I hate: vacuuming the stairs, cleaning windows...
dogs/cats: none, instead we have frogs with lots of tadpoles in our pond
essential electronics: iMac computer, Canon 350D digital camera
favourite perfume/cologne: Channel No 5
gold/silver: either, both or none... mostly none.
hometown: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
insomnia: I meditate if I can't sleep
job title: label-free!
living arrangements: I live with my husband
most admired trait: creative
number of sexual partners: just one at a time thank you
overnight hospital stays: none, but only because I refused to check-in the night before and left as soon as I could, mastering crutches up and down stairs faster than the occupational therapist could believe (removal of the scar tissue from the previous removal of a malignant melanoma)
phobia: none any more, I used to have a phobia of going downwards fast (was awful on escalators) but then I made myself learn to downhill ski - not for fun, just to get over the fear
Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
religion: No religion, but plenty of spirit!
siblings: two brothers and one sister, I'm the eldest
time I usually wake up: anytime between 6.30 and 8.30am
unusual talent: not sure if its a talent but I do attract a lot of synchronicities...
vegetable I refuse to eat: olives - I used to love them, then one day they just started to smell really horrible, and that's continued for 2 years now...
worst habit: considering all my habits adorable...
x-rays: loads.... the first ones I remember were those machines in shoe shops where they looked at your feet to see how well the shoes fit... is that true? Were there such machines?
yummy foods I make: great salads, baked potatoes, excellent vegetable stews
zodiac sign: One of the things that has annoyed me all my life is the assumption that I believe in horoscopes... I'm well aware that lots of people with my interests are also into astrology but I'm not. Since I also do not automatically disbelieve in things either, I have tried it... I got two different people to do charts for me and I was not impressed with the results. And a friend of a friend who earns his living as an astrologer failed to guess my sign at all. A bit of a shame really as I like the characteristics often said to be those for Libra...
You need to get beyond the Barnum/Forer effect... that's the one where you tell someone that they are for instance:
"You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You also pride yourself as an independent thinker; and do not accept others' statements without satisfactory proof. But you have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. Some of your aspirations tend to be rather unrealistic."
(For more see wikipedia on Barnum Effect)
And if you are still reading after that rant at the end, please consider yourself tagged! And if you wish I had tagged you by name, please do feel that I did.