I am what you might call a meme virgin, so very much hoping to get this right. Thank you Mrs Trefusis, for tagging me. Here's me on my favourite subject: me.
What experience has most shaped you, and why?
I've got two. Firstly, meeting my husband-to-be at four years old and being together from the age of fifteen. I think growing up with the person I later married has shaped who I am. Ten years of marriage and three children later, I still feel like a teenager with him. Secondly, my little brother died eight years ago. It was very sudden and shocking - murdered by two young boys trying to steal his car - and he was 26 years old. I think he has saved me from sweating the small stuff for the rest of my life.
If you had a whole day with no commitments, what would you do?
Finish reading the book I started two months ago. Then read another - better - one. I'd possibly fit in an hour's shopping and sharpener with a friend but would need a private helicopter to do this. Unfortunately we don't have one at the moment.
What food or drink could you never give up?
Champagne. Apologies for sounding so glib. Also, really good aged red Burgundy, possibly a white Burgundy and a random sticky from somewhere too (I am still talking wine).
If you could travel anywhere, where would that be and why?
To Botswana, I think. My husband and I both spent time in Africa but a year apart, so to visit somewhere like Botswana together would be magical.
Who do you have a crush on?
R-Patz. He reminds me of my husband at that age: thin, arty and slightly awkward. Luckily, my husband didn't turn out to be a vampire.
If you were leader of your country, what would you do?
1) Give young people more to do, more safe places to hang out rather than the street
2) Stop hitting wine with massive duty rises
I don't ask for much.
Give me one easy savoury recipe that doesn't include cheese.
No cheese, but quite a bit of cream. Throw 2 bashed-thin pork chops into a heavy based pan, cook for 5ish minutes each side. Remove to warmed plates. Pour in a good three lugs of cider, cook for two minutes then add a cupful of cream and tablespoon of grain mustard, bring to boil then pour over the chops. Serve with gnocchi turned in the sauce and a glass of Nero d'Avola.
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A journalist. Luckily, I found wine and realised I could make a living out of it.
If you could spend just one day in someone else's body, who would it be?
Naomi Campbell for the staff, the parties and the attention.
Which woman writer - living or dead - do you most admire and why?
Margaret Atwood, mostly because of her ability to write about how women make other women feel. To be able to capture something so intangible as she does is just brilliant. I still can't bring myself to re-read Cat's Eye, it was so unsettling.
Mrs T tells me I have to add a question of my own and tag three more bloggers. So, my question is:
What is your most prized possession?
My tagged bloggers are:
More than Just a Mother
Marketing to Milk