Time for Tea

I’d like to know a little more about you, the 15 people subscribed to my posts and my 3 regular commenters, so I thought I’d ask you a few questions and then answer the same myself.  I’ve just updated my About Me page, so if you are looking for some more information on who I am and why I’m writing this blog, you can head over there.

I love this photograph of us above – even though Nix has hidden her head in her blanket and is probably thinking “Oh for fuck’s sake Mom, stop taking pictures”.  We were on our way to Havelock North to stay with my Dad for the weekend and we were sitting, on State Highway 1 in roadworks.  Those bloody roadworks then threw up a stone that cracked my windscreen.  Bugger.

So here we go, here are my 5 questions, I’d love to read your answers in the comments below:

  1. What song is on repeat in your head right now?
  2. Summer – or Winter? Or Autumn? What is your favourite season and why?
  3. We are actually having tea at our favourite cafe, at brunch time, what do you order?
  4. What is the next show on your Netflix/Lightbox/Neon watchlist?
  5. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten while traveling?

And here are my answers!

Dancing on My Own – the DJ Tiesto remixed version – by Calum Scott.  It comes up first on my workout playlist and we have a road trip rule that if the volume gets turned up, then there is to be no talking!  It took me about 30 minutes to learn all the words (there aren’t many) but it reminds me so much of the old hospitality days and I just love the sound of it.

Definitely summer over winter! I love the late nights, the heat, and I am sure that the beautiful sparkling orb in the sky is my ultimate source of energy. But then, if you don’t love autumn and especially the gorgeous colours in the trees, are you even human?

99% of the time, scrambled eggs with bacon and roasted tomatoes! It is a meal that I can get pretty much anywhere and know that there is no sugar in it. Sometimes I will even have a corner of the toast especially if the bread looks all nutty and seedy.

We are still trying to get through Riverdale! Someone keeps falling asleep and I have to wait for him to catch up so I can move on to the next episode. We have our own profiles as well, so for me, the next shows are The Good Wife (ongoing), Homeland (ongoing) and I’ve just been recommended Crossing Lines. I’m looking forward to reading yours!

In 2007 Nell and I traveled through South America and I am actually surprised I don’t have more to add to this list. I tried guinea pig – or cuy – in Peru and I think that might be the only strange thing I have tried … so far!

So there are mine – your turn!!!



5 thoughts on “Time for Tea”

  • Hi Tinks, I’m totally new here – stumbled across your site as I was looking on the web for info about WLS support in New Zealand! I haven’t had the surgery (RNY) yet, but will make an appointment for May with the ‘team’ here in Dunedin (They are bloody well shut over Easter – bastards! )
    I’m going to go ahead and answer your questions even though I just got here so to speak 🙂

    1) Pentatonix – Hallelujah (Here’s a youtube link – it’s one of those ‘goosebump’ songs (well it was for me)

    2) Spring! Because of all the new life that is bursting forth! Also, getting warmer days and longer sunlight hours which is awesome, especially this far south.

    3) Is Eggs Benedict post RNY friendly? God I hope so!

    4) I don’t actually have netflix/lightbox etc, but I do d/l stuff – do I just have to name 1?!? So many favs…Depends what your into, but “Outlander” is definitely a fav, so is “Vikings”

    5) Kina – I have traveled overseas to a few different places, but Kina has to be the weirdest shit I have ever eaten! (I was in Wellington, so technically I was over’seas’ Cook straight haha

    • Hi Louise!!! A bit bloody rude of them to be taking time off over Easter isn’t it?? But very very keen to hear how you got on afterward – make sure you keep in touch! Ken’ss kids both absolutely love Pentatonix but I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard that song. Maybe I can get some points by playing it when they are here next. Get your hollandaise on the side (you’ll find it goes right through you as it has got quite a bit of fat in it) and just dip your knife in the end. In all my years of diving, I never ate kina!! Would happily bring them up for others but … ewwwwwww!!! Keep in touch!!

  • Here’s mine!

    1. Now that I read your answer it’s Dancing On My Own (love the remix!!), but usually it’s Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl
    2. Summer!!!! Because winter in London is fucking miserable.
    3. Poached eggs, bacon and avocado, with a HUGE black coffee.
    4. I recently cancelled Netflix, to try out NowTV – so I have lots lined up: Big Little Lies, Girls, new Game of Thrones season.
    5. Cambodia brought out lots of strange foods: snake, crocodile and black beetles. Only the last was gross.

  • Hi Tinks 😀 Catching up with your blog posts – bloody well done!

    1. The on in my head that I keep coming back to is Elbow’s “Scattered Black & Whites”. The lyrics paint a nostalgic picture of family memories and the repeated use of “I come back here from time to time” in the chorus reminds me to visit memories that make my heart happy.

    2. I’m most definitely an Autumn girl. I grew up in the lower South Island and the season always reminds me of the vivid colours, crisp invigorating air and Mums pumpkin soup. Having always been a big girl, it also heralded the cessation of the sticky, sweaty uncomfortableness that summer bought!

    3. Poached egg, bacon & avo ……. YUM!!

    4. We are online TV Watchers, so we are currently catching up on The Big Bang theory (missed that one on ‘normal’ tv), and series 5 of Fringe.

    5. The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten was in the bush in NZ as a youngster when I was dared to eat a huhu grub.

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