These Three Things

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The idea for this post came form Kezzie, who got it from Confuzzledom, who got it from Kristen, who got it from Steph - who originally composed the questions. I like how these things spread. Also, three is my lucky number, or rather my favourite number, and that's all the reason I needed to join in.

Three things I'd never give up:
Tea, baths (I'm not talking about giving up washing, I mean I just can't imagine a life where I only took showers), travel.

Three favourite vegetables:
Cucumber, iceberg lettuce, sugar snap peas - eaten raw and still in the pod (my husband thinks this is very strange).

Three shows I've watched faithfully from beginning to end:
If boxsets count then there are many (The West Wing, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Dexter, Homeland), if boxsets don't count then I'm not sure. There are shows I've watched a lot of but I always missed a few episodes - Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, Downton Abbey. And then there are the ones I see re-runs of, normally in the wrong order, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Friends.

Three places I want to visit inside the US:
A return to New York in the summer
Arizona to visit Antelope Canyon
California to visit Yosemite National Park

Three places I want to visit outside the US:
The blue streets of Chefchaoun, Morocco
The pink beach in Budelli, Sardinia, Italy
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
Or anywhere I could see the northern lights (sorry that's four, I can't choose)

Three things I always have with me:
keys, phone, money / debit card.

Three things that are always in my car:
old parking tickets (ones I've paid for, not fines), a bottle of water to top up the engine, and a hairbrush (that isn't mine).

Three most recent phone calls were to/from:
My husband, my Mum, and a double glazing company - thankfully not a cold call but the company about to install our french doors (which is weirdly exactly the same list of people as Kristen).

Three books I read and loved in college:
I can't really remember reading much in college. I know I definitely read Trainspotting.

Three most often used make up products:
L'Oreal Paris Telescopic mascara, Clinique bottom lash mascara, The Body Shop brow kit. I use these every time I wear make up without fail.

Three things that make me laugh:
Sarcasm - I know it's 'the lowest form of wit' but when timed and delivered perfectly it can be hilarious.
Other people's misfortunes - The 'You've Been Framed' variety of people / animals / children falling over, bumping into things, and being hit with random objects always has me in stitches.
Silliness - silly walks, skipping, stupid conversations - generally just being a bit daft.

Three things that make me cry:
Weddings, the vows and the speeches especially.
Children in Need, Comic Relief, Stand Up To Cancer etc.
Being angry and /or frustrated at a situation - for me this is the worst kind of crying because people think I'm upset when I'm not, normally I'm just bloody angry.

Let me know if you answer these questions too, I'd love to have a read.

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  1. I love your answers!

    At our old place we only had a shower. And at my place before that come to think of it. I was glad to see this flat had both. Although growing up we only ever had bath tubs and now I can't imagine going back to having to run a bath every time I want to wash. Hair washing is so much easier in the shower!

    1. Absolutely, hair washing is not for baths. I can't imagine life without a soak in a hot bath, full of bubbles or bath salts, it's my time to switch off and simply relax!

  2. I enjoy reading posts like these, I think we get to know a bit more about the blogger through them. Lettuce as a favourite vegetable? I've never known anyone say that before.

    1. I really like iceberg lettuce, I find it so refreshing. I cut off a chunk and eat it like a slice of cake, I don't bother with all that shredding business!

  3. I'm the same about having a shower. I lived 32 years in a house with no shower- hair washing was a nightmare all the time! But, I haven't had a soak for a long time. I should!!!
    I often cry from frustration too!
    You have really interesting places to visit! I can't remember what I originally wrote as I accidentally deleted it!

    1. You should soak - everyone should!
      I wish I didn't frustration cry, it just makes me worse and I cry more, it's awful, but thankfully doesn't happen that often.

  4. These posts are a great read, it's fab to find out more about you.
    The only one of those TV series I've seen is Homeland - you've just reminded me that I still haven't watched the last episode in the most recent series. I must look that up.
    After I had my hip replaced it was a whole year before i could climb back in the roll top bath. God, how I missed it. Showers just aren't the same. xxx

    1. I really enjoyed Homeland. In fact all of them were good, I've just started watching Orange is the New Black, it's utterly absorbing.
      A year without a bath? And at a time when a bath would've probably been absolute heaven! I bet you were glad when you could get back in the tub though - that first bath must've been heaven!

  5. I love reading this kind of post. I love taking baths but unfortunately we only have a shower. I always make sure we have a bath in our holiday homes. Being angry or frustrated always make me cry too, and I am a cry-baby in general, so this would be a difficult question for me. And on top of my list is going somewhere to see the Northern Lights! xxx

    1. That would make me go on holiday more often hehe!
      I've read that the northern lights will eventually disappear, not to return again in my lifetime so I'm now more determined than ever to see them.

  6. Northern lights for me too! I might make an Iceland trip happen.

  7. I do the crying when I'm angry/frustrated thing and I hate it. It used to make teaching tough kids really challenging, as if I ever got angry with them I'd find myself close to tears... NOT what you need in front of a class of teenagers!


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