Monday, January 3, 2011

Meet me on Monday

Java at Never Growing Old hosts this meme, and I thought I'd give it a go this week.
It sounds like a great way to meet new friends, and this week's questions were very easy. Next week? we'll see..

1. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

No, I hate them and I never keep them anyway. Because I'm a teacher, I tend to think of years in terms of school years, so sometimes in September I set a goal or two, nothing too elaborate.

2. What food item are you craving right now?

Anyone who knows me already knows the answer to this - chocolate.

But I'll abstain tonight as it's almost midnight, I'm off to bed in a few minutes and I've already had the most delicious mincemeat and almond slice, a Christmas/New Year gift from a friend (box of 10, home-made) this evening, hot from the oven! Delicious! Yum, yum!

3. When is your birthday?

24th November.

4. What were you doing an hour ago?

Watching "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" - it was the Monday Movie on tv here. Brilliant film; I thought the book was brilliant too.

5. Last thing you cooked?

Rack of lamb and roast veg yesterday.

I ate out today, as I was meeting my sister for lunch. I hadn't seen her since early November, we were supposed to meet for lunch for my birthday, but loads of snow here meant that her birthday, 25th December(!), has also come and gone. So, we had a joint birthday lunch, and we left 5 hours later! Avoca, where we met, is a restaurant and shop, similar to Cracker Barrell in US, so there's no pressure to leave. It was wonderful to see her and to chat without watching clocks. Avoca also have the most beautiful clothes(see right), but I didn't have time to shop today, as I was meeting my friend (see No 2) afterwards, so I had to dash.

If you'd like to go meet other people, especially the lovely Java, who started modelling at 40! just click on the link above in the Meet Monday picture.
Been nice meeting ya!


  1. Nice to hear you had a lovely time with your sister!

    Happy Monday!

  2. So two celebrations in one day. Perfect way to start the year!

  3. I share a birthday with your sister....

    Happy late birthday!

  4. I have heard about that movie but not yet seen it.

    I'm your newest follower in Google Friends Connect. Would you consider following me back?

    It's great getting to know you, Have a great week!

    Rebecca at

  5. My 14 yo is studying that book for English this year. He's yet to read it though the little rascal.
    Have a great week!

  6. Oh, I love chocolate too.;))
    I envy you that you can meet with your sister and chat, what I would not give to be able to do that...
    Modeling at 40, now that has got my attention.;))

  7. This is so fun!!! I love learning more about people!!!

  8. Hope you had a lovely belated Birthday meal with your sister.
    Chocolate is my downfall too.
    My resolution is to lose weight.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  9. Fun Q&A! And chocolate all the time for me, although in truth I can be tempted off the straight and narrow for anything that promises of sugar.

  10. Thanks for playing Mimi and now thanks to you I have to go find some chocolate!!!

    Stop by for Follow Friday 40 and Over!!