Apr 15, 2014

The Girl In Oslo's Tag - 2014 Edition.

Busy, busy, busy.  It's been chaos at work.  The busier I get, the harder I find it is to wind down when I'm supposed to.

I was asked by the lovely L at The Girl In Oslo and asked to participate in her 2014 edition of The Tag.  I love filling in responses to posts like this.  It's a kind of structured chance to relax for me.  Thinking of answers is just enough to keep my mind ticking over while the typing itself is very soothing.  It's also proven to be a good way of sneakily blogging about what I've been up to.  Nothing too exciting but somehow writing about it all as a response to a blogging challenge forces me to find the interesting angle ... somewhere.

Without further ado, here we go!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 

Umm.  0445.  Beat my alarm and dragged myself down the road to the gym.  Okay.  I do feel much better for doing so.

2. How do you like your steak? 


Medium rare and with lots of a very tasty sauce I made up.  Here's the trademarked recipe - equal parts Masterfood's honey wholegrain mustard, Masterfood's barbecue sauce (not the low salt version) and Heinz ketchup.  It has to be these brands, accept no substitutions.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? 

Gee.  I can't even remember.  What I am going to do is sit on that fully reclining seat that departs Sydney for Orlando on May 11 and catch up.

4. What is your favorite TV show? 

Everything Nigella.


And errr.....

anything this little one watches.  In this photo he's doing the festival thing and watching Rage  but usually it's In the Night Garden.or Peppa.


5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 

Anywhere my family is.  They make any place one filled with sunlight, love and laughter.

6. What did you have for breakfast? 

A mixture of this Woolies cereal, weetbix and a tablespoon of pysllium husk.  With some extra chopped pecans and sultanas mixed through.  No one needs to know about the teaspoon of raw sugar that found itself in there too.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

Sushi and champagne.  They deserve to be recognized as separate cuisines in their own right.

8. What foods do you dislike? 

Offal and kimichi.  Together or separately.

9. Favorite Place to eat? 

At my favourite cafe up the road (and down the road from the gym).  My favourite time of day to eat there is around 7 in the morning on a Saturday.  

10. Favorite dressing? 

A home made blend of natural yoghurt, olive oil, parmesan, crushed garlic, salt and pepper and the juice of a whole lemon.

And this is my favourite salad to eat it with.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 

A baby SUV that's basically a station wagon in heels.  It is a car notable for the fact that it helsp dough rise like a dream and that there are a couple of monkeys in the back seat (not including Toddler SSG).

12. What are your favorite clothes? 

Anything I can fit into from my pre pregnancy wardrobe.  It's a huge ego thing.  I don't care if it's 3 years  out of date.  It fits.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? 

New York City.  Again.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 


15. Where would you want to retire? 

Somewhere withing five minutes of an Olympic sized heated, indoor swimming pool.  Every morning, I'd take my dodgy joints and weathered skin to this pool and together we'd do laps without fear of the sand or hypothermia getting the better of us.  And then I'd sit by the pool downing a coke of some description.  Just because.

16. Favorite time of day? 

The early mornings.  Because they're always full of promise.  Of a great day ahead and of the number of things I accomplish within it.

17. Where were you born? 


18. What is your favorite sport to watch? 

.Swimming and the AFL Grand Final.  I don't have the patience for long and drawn out productions with complicated rules like cricket and golf.

19. Bird watcher? 

No but I love listening to them in the morning.

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? 


21. Do you have any pets? 


22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? 

No but life is always surprising me with the new and exciting.

23. What did you want to be when you were little?

A toy store owner.

24. Are you a cat or dog person? 


25. What was your last drink? 

Green tea but without the macaron in the photo.

26. Always wear your seat belt? 

Yes. No brainer.

27. Been in a car accident? 

Several but I've always been very lucky to have not been hurt.

28. Any pet peeves? 

Hypocrites, liars and the fact that some awful things happen to people that least deserve it whilst others seem to dodge karma.

29. Favorite Pizza Toppings? 

I'm old school Aussie.  Canned pineapple, fresh tomato, red onion, ham and pizza topper herb mix.  It goes without saying that I love cheddar over the top of it all.

30. Favorite Flower? 


31. Favorite ice cream? 

Mind says vanilla heart (but not its arteries) says peanut butter.

32. Favorite fast food restaurant? 


33. How many times did you fail your driver's test? 

Twice.  It was for a manual licence though.  Does this make it sound better?

34. From whom did you get your last email? 

The Wall Street Journal.  I have an electronic subscription that I need to make more use of.

35. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? 

Hermes -  not that hard to do, really.  

36. Do anything spontaneous lately? 

I'm contemplating changing hairdressers.  Contemplating change.  How spontaneous.

37. Like your job? 

Yes.  There's never a dull moment.  It's rewarding, it's draining but it's always fun.  I work with some amazing people.

38. Broccoli? 


39. What was your favorite vacation? 

It's always the one I'm counting down until.  The anticipation, the waiting at the airport.  I love it all.  Just not the packing.  At the moment it's Perth and Orlando.

40. Last person you went out to dinner with? 

Toddler SSG and the rest of my family.

41. What are you listening to right now? 

My office mates and I love a mix of 2CH (golden oldies), ABC News Radio and SBS Chill (my contribution to the work soundtrack).

42. What is your favorite color? 

Right now, I'm obsessed with yellow.

43. How many tattoos do you have?


44. How many are you tagging for this quiz? 

These four lovely ladies:

Gold Coast Mumma
The Nonya Diaries
 Kay at Hermosa Vogue

I'm going to try my best to catch up with you individually later tonight.

45. What time is it? 

Nearly 1pm and nearly the end of my lunchbreak.  It's been so fun to take my mind completely off work for 45 minutes and be creative.

46. Coffee ?? 

Are you kidding?  Let me count the ways....

Instant as that eye opening mug of caffeine first thing at work.

Pods when I've got time later in the day but am too lazy to buy a 'proper' one.

Artisan roasted beans when I get the chance.

Oliver Brown dark chocolate mochas.  Say no more.

After getting painful injections.

And any time I've a quiet moment to myself to just sit, breathe mindfully and be very present in the current moment.


  1. Great post sweety, and thanks for doing it so quickly...
    Have a great day from a sunny Oslo :=)

  2. Thanks for the tag ... working on mine now!
    ps - pineapples on pizza? nooooo!

  3. Woohoo I have something to blog about now!!! I loved your answer about where you want to live - wherever your family is. Beautiful xx

  4. I hear you on In the Night Garden and Peppa ... high rotation in this household too!
    I have sneakily brought bedtime forward by 15 mins though so we've cut out ITNG this past week and I can't say I'm missing it ;)
    Will get to work on mine.


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