Monday, 20 October 2008

Another Meme (aren't you bored yet?) about me .........

Daisy at Fresh As A Daisy did this meme recently and she left it open to whoever wanted to do it rather that tagging. I took on the challenge as I couldn't think of a damn thing to blog about!

Clothes shop: Kim Mendelson– a Canadian designer but available on QVC – fabulous, timeless clothes. TK Maxx – designer clothes and shoes (I love shoes) for a fraction of the retail price.

Furniture shop: A local furniture shop that imports from Italy

Sweet: I don’t eat much sweet stuff but on the rare occasion I feel the need I would plump for chocolate raisins.

City: I have to say London first (patriotic) but Sydney just blew my mind and Bangkok was just unbelievable.

Drink: A nice cup of tea during the day. If I’m out for the evening I like red wine or brandy and coke or a bloody Mary. If I’m in Greece or Turkey I’ll drink Ouzo or Raki. Basically I’m a lush!

Music: My taste in music is very eclectic. I love to dance, so anything with a dance beat will get me tapping my foot.

TV series: I’m really into Heroes – when I say into it, I thought I had it all figured out but the new series 3 has me stumped again!

Film: Shirley Valentine and The Green Mile – I could watch them both over and over and over again.

Workout: Pilates and occasionally, if I’m feeling energetic, my air stepper – though I don’t do nearly enough of either!

Pastries: I don’t really eat cakes much, preferring savoury, but if I had to choose it would be an Elephant’s Foot - huge Choux Pastry bun filled with fresh cream and coffee icing on the top.

Coffee: I prefer decaf Tea but will have Coffee if it's decaf  with lots of milk or cream and no sugar – I did the Atkins diet a good few years back and started drinking decaf tea and coffee – I had a headache for two weeks as I was detoxing from caffeine and vowed I would never go back to it.

If I keep doing these memes, soon you are going to know as much about me as I do! Once again I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to do it if you like and let me know so I can get to know you more too.


Elaine said...

Mmmmm. Tea and chocolate raisons. How yummy!

Dumdad said...

We'd never get bored of you, Akela!

I like your film choices.

cheshire wife said...

I hope Big Brother isn't reading your blog.

buffalodick said...

They do give insight! I occasionally do one... When I post a mini-meme, they are short enough for everyone to participate and leave a comment!

RiverPoet said...

I've never heard of Elephant's Foot. Interesting!

As for caffeine, I've tried unsuccessfully to give it up, as sometimes it is the only thing tat slows down a migraine. It's even contained in my headache pills! I don't let it worry me, though. There are worse vices I could have!

Peace - D

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i absolutely LOVE shirley valentine!

smiles, bee

Akelamalu said...

Delicious together aren't they Laney? :)

Aw thanks Dumdad x

So do I Cheshire Wife! :0

I like your mini memes Buff, short and sweet!

I always thought that caffiene was a trigger for migraines Riverpoet, just shows you can learn something new every day. :)

It's a great film isn't it Bee I love it too.

Daryl said...

I could do with an elephants foot right now .. yes indeed


San said...

I haven't seen Shirley Valentine in so long. One for the netflix queue.

I never had an elephant's food. Sounds a little like a bear claw but richer. And better.

Linda said...

I just love The Green Mile - great choice!

I so want to see London one of these days!!

The Choux Pastry bun sounds fantastic, too!!

Catch said...

Ive never heard of an elephants foot but they look tasty! Im drooling here!

Dr.John said...

I love reading memes. There is so much information. Glad I choose today to visit.

Ron said...

Ok...I'll bring over the chocolate raisins and RED WINE!

And then we can watch Shirley Valentine!

Hey...did you know that she did a one-woman show on Broadway???

Travis said...

But you are so interesting! And you know I love your taste in music.

Akelamalu said...

Sometimes an elephant's foot is the only thing that will do Daryl ;)

You need an elephant's foot to enjoy whilst watching Shirley Valentine San. :)

I do hope you get to LondonLinda, that was hopefully we could meet up! :)

Go get yourself one Catch, though they're no good if you're on a diet!

Your visits are always welcome Dr. John!

I didn't know she'd done a show on Broadway Ron. We'd have so much fun watching that film whilst enjoying the red wine and chocolate raisins!

Aw Trav, thankyou for your kind words. x

Gledwood said...

If you made that toffee and not coffee icing those profitteroles things would be perfect. In fact I'm hankering for a cup of tea + Greggs sugary cream donut right now. I love the way they sugar up their cream...

Eel Wind said...

yes yes yes! Heroes! High Five!

Anonymous said...

I actually don't get bored with these personal info memes - I think they are interesting. ANd this one is a managable size.

Akelamalu said...

Go on Gleds, treat yourself! :)

You like Heroes too Eelwind? My favourite characters are Hiro and Ando.

I quite like personal memes too Citizen and as you say this one is a manageable size. :)

Daisy said...

Yay you did it!! Loved it, and I never tire of reading more about my favourite bloggers... it seems from this that you're very abstemious with your decaf coffee and not too many sweets!

CrystalChick said...

Another cool meme. I don't think I could narrow down some of the answers, I have so many favorite things.
Now that our cream donuts are gone, I'll have to come over and taste some of those Choux pastries. They look pretty yummy!

Sandi McBride said...

Love learning more about you Akela, and have to tell you that diet or no I'd never go without my caffeine lol...I'd never get anything done! You and your Elephant Foot and me and my Bear Claw...yum...

Emmie said...

ooh fantastic meme :) I lvoe these things its a speedy way of learning more about someone! xx

Akelamalu said...

Yes I did it Daisy and I quite enjoyed it! I do not have a particularly sweet tooth but give me a pound of cheese and I'll scoff the lot!

Oh choux buns filled with cream and devine Crystalchick, you must try them.

LOL you obviously like your coffee Sandi! I really don't miss the caffiene because it's been so long since I gave it up and I still get hyper!

Glad you enjoyed it Emmie, does that mean you'll be doing it?;)

storyteller said...

Hmm … I’m a coffee drinker, but I do like Heroes (though I’ve got a couple of unwatched episodes recorded at the moment. Ah yez … that is the thing about memes … I’ve done so many that there’s not much folks (who read me regularly anyway) DON’T know about me. Methinks I’ll pass on this one … for now at least. Maybe once life calms down and/or I run out of ideas ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

Oh another Heroes fan , aren't they great Storyteller? :)

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