Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Mrs Flax, tights and okra

Beautiful gift tags above from 3 girls and a goat over at Etsy.

I think I have been tagged by four or five different people. But I have been a bad blogger and lost track of who and when. Please speak up if it was you? I'm not rude just a bit forgetful. and obviously I have been doing very important stuff like dressing up etc!

So seven things?

When I was much younger I used to watch The film Labyrinth, every day. I had a huge crush on David Bowie. Only now do I see the wrong in this. Those tights! What was he and I thinking?! But boy oh boy did I want that crystal Barbie style dress that Jennifer Connelly wore to the Masquerade Ball. I still love the song that plays in that scene now.

I consider myself to be a well behaved dinner guest. I will eat most things unless you serve me mussels, okra or mushrooms.

I used to go to ballet classes and loved it until my teacher insisted I sing "Happy talkin, talkin, happy talk" alone on stage for the local music festival. I refused and that was my last day. A singer I am most definitely not.

I'm not so good at time keeping. I hate being chained down. Don't wear a watch. Don't care if my mobile is charged. I like to be free. In my own little world.

Due to the happenings in my previous post we are having fried breakfast for dinner today. I am normally quite a healthy eater and like to cook epic dinners, but the novelty still hasn't worn off that I can choose anything at all to put in our shopping basket! Although Dean does not get enthused at the thought of cereal or just a bowl of mashed potatoes and peas for an evening meal, I do! When he is away I sometimes just eat marshmallows or citrus fruits for supper. Today I have eaten an advent calendar's worth of chocolate.

It seems as though I am making out the husband to be a bit of a grump. But he is lots of fun, wouldn't have married him otherwise!. He is however quite a realist so living with someone not unlike a combination of a christmas elf and Cher's kooky character Mrs Flax from the film Mermaids (who doesn't love a star shaped sandwich in their packed lunch?). Maybe it's hard for him sometimes. : )

I hate zombies. They really turn my stomach. I couldn't even watch that silly film "Shaun of the dead" because zombies really make me feel sick. I find the undead so chilling. Maybe it has to do with all the moaning, arms outstretched and shuffling feet. Yuck. Makes me shiver just to write about it!

Its hard to know who to tag I have met so many wonderful people just lately , sorry if you have already been asked, but I'd love to learn more about you. . . . . . . Theresa and Eva-Maria, Michiko, Brittany, Manon, Lynn, Kelly, and Jane plus anyone else who wants to chime in?!

(lot of links here too so if I've mixed up the names just let me know.)

Really, I am going now to polish off the last of those macaroons.


nadia said...

Loved this post!!

Brittany Noel said...

You are such a busy blogging and dressing up person today! I admire your drive. Or just the fact that you get to hang out at home and dress up pretty!

I've been tagged! Thanks Jess! I'll get right on it and start thinking of things....

I love Labyrinth, too, by the way. Except, when I saw it when I was little I was the opposite. I was terrified by David Bowie!

The Fab Miss B said...

Yay! So fun to hear the little details of the gal behind the blog. I am scared of zombies too. Ick!

Lobster and swan said...

I don't get do hang out at home that much, but I have this week off so I'm making the most of the few hours of daylight to take photos.

only four days left : (

Theresa und Eva-Maria said...

I love your posts of the last days! I also wanted to tell you for a few days now how much I love to follow your blog and I very much like the new heading of your site!!!
Have a good 4th of December ;-)
Greetings from Stuttgart/Germany

A Bun Can Dance said...

Me again! I have created a list of inspirational blogs on my own blog, and put both Lobster & Swan and Record the day on the list. I hope that's okay! Wonderful image of gift tags, by the way. I want a gift with those on....! Best wishes. D

Munted kowhai said...

You hate mushrooms and okras? Seems like we should be eating buddies because I absolutely love them! Waste not want not.

Water chestnuts on the other hand.. ekk!

Tartelette said...

Loved reading more about you! Thank you for sharing!
The tags are simply amazing.

My Castle in Spain said...

your dresses are to die for !

all over the map said...

i don't like mushrooms either!
cracking me up with your dinneer delights. i'm the same. i could eat a bowl of mash and be completely satisfied. in fact, i prefer to eat a simple meal.
i like these little tidbits about you.

michiko said...

Well you're a bit like me :)
I'm such a daydreamer and I'm not good at time keeping and don't wear a watch either(I used to, they all broke lol) I don't pay much attention to mobile, in fact I'm thinking to quit using mobile..I really don't use that thing what a waste of money lol
Thanks so much for tagging me, it's a great honor being tagged by an owner of such beautiful blogs!
But. I have already been tagged by Gabbi of Felinofelice, so if you want to read the 7 odd and dorky, not so impressive things about me, it's on my blog(first page) :)

Michelle said...

I second that crush on Labyrinth Bowie. I hate mullets but at that time he had it going on in those poofy shirts haha.

Simone said...

Hey Jeska, those are great tags... Havn't been around for some time and it's nice to read a couple of your posts in one go (it's a bit like reading a magazine, just nicer!). I finally managed to complete my book, so my blog is now up and running :) Sx

Steffen said...

thanks for including my butterfly gift hang tags in your diaphonous delights

Claire said...

I can still sing all the songs from Labyrinth. Easily.