Monday, September 15, 2014

TMI Tag - some useless information about myself

Secular Scarlet nominated me for this TMI Tag, and now I have worked out what the questions mean, there is no going back ….

1 What are you wearing?
 Fairly muddy three-quarter length trousers (not long back for the allotment) and my favourite Festival T-shirt.

2 Ever been in love?
A couple of times. Stuck with the second guy, which was a good choice.

3 Ever had a terrible break up?

4 How tall are you?
1.75m or 5’8″

5 How much do you weigh?
around 63kgs or 10stone

6 Any Tattoos?

7 Any piercings?
Yes. Had my ears pierced, when I was a teenager, but don't bother now.

8 OTP (One True Pairing)
I reckon Tony Benn and Jesus together would make this world a better place.

9 Favourite Show
Rather partial to Swedish Crime Drama

10 Favourite Bands?
Crowded House
The Beautiful South

11 Something you miss?
More tolerance in the world and willingness to co-operate and work together

12 Favourite Songs?
"Fields of Gold" Eva Cassidy
Most songs by Simon and Garfunkel

13 How old are you?
Heading for 48

14 Zodiac sign

15 Quality you look for in a partner?
Commitment, humour and tolerance

16 Favourite Quote
"Be the change you want to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)

"Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)

17 Favourite Actor?
Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe, Judi Dench

18 Favourite Colour?

19 Loud music or soft?

20 Where do you go when your sad?
Walking or running

21 How long does it take you to shower?
10 minutes tops

22 How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
20 minutes to be physically ready; 60 minutes to be mentally prepared

23 Ever been in a physical fight?
Not that I can remember

24 Turn on?
Honesty, sincerity and laughter

25 Turn off?
Hatred, dishonesty and cruelty

26 The reason I joined Utube?

27 Fears?
Heights and being abandoned

28 Last thing that made you cry?
Seeing thousands of people last week waiting in Red Lion Square for the marchers in the People's March for the NHS - such solidarity and support!

29 Last time you said you loved someone?

30 Meaning behind your online/Twitter name?
Madhat refers to my early Internet days, when I was into knitting and selling hats.

31 Last book you read?
Finding Sanctuary by Father Christopher Jamison

32 The book you are currently reading?
"Seeking Justice - The Radical Compassion of Jesus" by Keith Hebden
"A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini

Hoping to read next:
"NHS Plc - The Privatisation of our Health Care" by Allyson M. Pollock
"Harry's Last Stand - How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it" by Harry Leslie Smith

33 The last show you watched?
Waking the Dead

34 Last person you talked to?
My son

35 The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My daughter

36 Favourite Food?
Lamb biryani

37 Places you want to visit?
Scotland and Scandinavia

38 Last place you were?
Trafalgar Square in London

39 Do you have a crush?

40 Last time you kissed someone?
About an hour ago

41 Last time you were insulted?
Unless you count meaningless Twitter tweets from people who really don't know me at all, not for a very long time

42 Favourite flavour of sweet?

43 What instruments do you play?
Saxophone and piano (once upon a time); these days singing is my thing

44 Favourite piece of jewellery?
Wedding ring; don't really wear jewelry

45 Last sport you played?

46 Last song you sang?
"How Great Thou Art" last Sunday
Before then "Donald, Where's Your Troosers"

47 Favourite chat up line?
I don't have one.

48 Have you ever used one?
Not for 28 years, so I'm probably a bit outdated ...

49 last time you hung out with anyone?
Last week. Long walk with husband and daughter.
Before then, joining the People's March for the NHS with the greatest bunch of people! (See previous blog post)

50 Who should answer these questions next?
@SaritaAgerman @KeithHebden @beingboth
(Have tried to look for tweeps who I know also blog)


  1. Wonderful...I loves A Thousand Splendid Suns ... But cried at the ending

    last sport i played Badminton... Lets have a game sometime too


    1. I'm better at solitary sports. Love running and walking on my own. But I'll have a game of Badminton with you. (I'm a bad loser tbough...)

  2. Shouldn't that Gandhi quotation be "change"?

    1. Yes! Thank you for pointing it out. Edited now.

  3. Well, shall I try this for the 2nd time!

    God forbid I would ever get it right the first time!! Strange I can say this without fear of offending you...Don't have many I can, although some atheists just accept it as me!!

    You have a lovely life with a soul mate and family, walks in the park.and such enthusiasm for everything that you become involved in! I kept an eye on your March and the photos you posted! You made such a difference and had a blast doing it!!
    I was much impressed!! It would appear that you are as posh as Deana and that you share the same .taste in books....

    My smutty trilogy had many redeeming.qualities but never made me cry. At times like that I wish I had lied and put in something educational and.cosmopolitan...but then it would have been too obvious!
    You have a mischievousness about you and I'm sure you're great fun to spend time with....we could go to mass together??

    It was so lovely to get to see little more of a lady & friend that I much admire & have for a very long time! Sorry my original was lost in transit but hope this shorter version will suffice?? God bless! Fx

    1. I feel the same, Frankie. It seemed a silly little blog entry, but you see a new side of people. Easy to hide our true selves in places like Twitter.
      The March for the NHS was very powerful for me. More importantly it has made me realise that there is *real* work out there to be done to make this world a better place. We might call it building God's Kingdom on earth.

      I am less interested in pointless theist/atheist discussions now. Let's put our differences aside and do something meaningful.
      After all, we are all OK, aren't we? So let's quit the arguing...

      I might blog on that one day.

      Love to you xx