(Iconic Audrey Hepburn Alert.)
Phoebe from "The Storybook Journal" tagged me with the liebster tag - In Which I answer eleven questions. Thank you so much, Phoebe! (You peeps should check out her blog - not only are her posts great fun to read, but her headers are also super pretty. And all her randomly nice pictures... um yes. Love them.)
1. Do you usually cry over the deaths or misfortunes of fictional characters in books and movies? Or are you "not a crier"?
I am MOST SURELY a crier. Hopelessly emotional creature, and all that. I cried in 80% of all the Call the Midwife episodes I've seen; I've shed many tears over Downton Abbey, and once I even bawled over Sense and Sensibility, and that's not even that of an emotional story, right? (I have to say; I wasn't feeling well then, and I'm always twice as teary when ill.) Books make me weep as well; mainly Rilla of Ingleside, but also The Book Thief and Treasures of the Snow and Eve's Daughters... to name a few.
I read The Fault in our Stars and didn't enjoy it; but my mind is blank when it comes to movies. (Oh, Home Alone is a popular movie and I don't see no charm in that one at all.) (No, don't look at me like that, Emma.)
This question made me smile because in British English the word garden just means... THE GARDEN. You know, the bit outside that belongs to you. (The lawn - the yard -Whatever.) But to answer your question - no, we don't have a vetgetable patch. :-) We used to, back at the other house, and we grew cucumbers and courgettes and pumpkins. My sister planted some fruit bushes in the garden we have now (as in, the yard we have now), but there aren't very many. We have flowers throughout the garden, but not all in one particular place. (And they were all there when we moved. All credit to previous owners.)
Right now I have a dreadful cold, so I am reminded of the cons of Winter. HOWEVER - having said that, I LOVE WINTER. The illnesses are dreadful, but m'gosh it's so cosy and lovely and guys CHRISTMAS.
*Goes to Goodreads to see* The last book I read was The Girl in the Blue Coat and I rated it four out of five stars. It was very good.
I collect many things, but mainly... *drumroll*... books. Give me all zee books, let me buy all zee books... it makes me happy when I run out of book space. I love books so much and I can never have enough of them. I haven't the foggiest idea how much I own though - I should count one day, but please not now. Don't feel up to the counting. :-P (If I were to make a wild guess though... maybeeeeee 250? I haven't a clue. I'm terrible (as in REALLY BAD) at guessing numbers.)
7. If you could invite one (and ONLY ONE) fictional character to dinner, who would it be?
Cruel question. :-P There are SO MANY LOVELY ONES!!! Right now, I really feel like hanging out with a kind, slightly batty, cheerful soul - so maybe Trixie from Call the Midwife? (However lets be real, I'd choose Downton's Dowager Countess.)
As in, nearest to my HEART? :-P (The Bible.) Or as in nearest to me, physically? (A book called, 'The Boy on the Wooden Box' which I haven't started yet but looks like it might break my heart.)
No, I've never participated in it. Where I live (Belgium) Halloween is very witch-y and ghost-y and horror-movie-alert-y... and that's all there is to it here, really, so we've always stayed away from that holiday. :-P I love how in America people just dress up and not everyone attaches it with witches and spiders and ghosts.
Girlish, with attempts at looking professional. I like collars and flowery tops and high waists and rings and necklaces - that's the girly side. I like wearing black (no not in the depressive way) - because it looks so Professional. I also love my jeans to bits... seriously, comfort is important sometimes. :-)
11. Have you ever met a famous person? Who was it?
I WIIIISH. It's so annoying, because I KNOW so many people who've met famous people and it leaves me there, green with envy. (Like, my Granddad met C.S.Lewis when he was studying in Oxford. And I know someone who's literally had a private conversation with The Queen and Prince Philip at a Garden Party. Like shut up guys.)
I have one claim to fame however - I used to attend the same musical school as the future Queen of Belgium. I saw her walkin' around there, once in a while. *flicks hair*
Thanks for the great questions, Phoebe! Now, here, just because, is a list of stuff I've been up to:
- I had a voice lesson! My first one of, hopefully, many more. I hope that my voice improves and that I become more confident in myself when I sing. I can be very judgemental of myself. (Naomi should stop sometimes.)
- I have a cold! YAYSIES! (NOT REALLY.) Yesterday I felt really bad... just waited for me to feel better really. I still have a cold today *blows nose* but at least I don't have a headache the size of the Atlantic and I feel inwardly cheerful despite it.
- Yesterday I watched Broadway behind-the-scenes newsies videos. (AGAIN.) I can't help it, I just want to be a newsie. (Also, Tommy Bracco pep-talk anyone? And the poor guyyys head is spinning.) (Inside jokes with other fansies there.)
- My room is In The Process Of Being Painted!!!!!! (Finally.) One half is pink, the other half is white. It's going to be beyaddafall. A huuuge shout-out to my darling mother for doing 90% of the painting... she's literally the best person ever. (Painting is fun for the first five minutes but otherwise give me something else to do.)
- Call the Midwife is a gem. Sister Evangelina is my fave at the moment. "It's a baby, not a lubricated penguin."
- Eating ice cream, just cuz.
- It's funny, because life before my cold (which started yesterday) seems ages ago... so my mind is blank, ha. (Well, I've been reading, of course. And writing Downton Abbey blog posts. And buying paint, and trying not to be so frustrated with lack of wifi in the house. #Patiencelessons.)
- Oh, last Sunday I chatted with Emma for an hour and that was really lovely. She's a great person.
That's all for now, folks dearest. Have a great day. Here's some things you can do: 1. Send a letter to a random address. 2. Sing Newsies songs. 3. Wave at an old man. 4. Eat fruit. 5. Attempt a really cool, Pinteresty hairstyle and don't despair when you fail. (Only some girls (like THIS ONE) have the talent.) 6. Read Susannah Hope's beautiful love story (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3.) 7. Watch Mind the Gap episodes. 8. Drink tea. 9. Decide for yourself what you want to do. But don't waste time. 10. Remember the following:
(Seriously; only make a fuss when it's supposed to be made a fuss of. SO SO SO many things are just so not important. Amen.)