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Questions Answered

Wow. I’m so behind in my post reading. I just read Awardification written last week by one of my favourite bloggers, Goldfish. There was some talk of awards and whatnot but I saw my name in there somewhere and a list of questions to answer, posed by Goldfish herself.

There may be more award-related stuff to do but it’s all very confusing so I’m just going to answer the questions, and take the consequences! ‘Cos I’m a rebel.

Goldfish asks:

Foxglove Massive

“The Foxglove Massive” by DraliDoodles(TM)

Do you remember what it was like to be short? I don’t mean adult short, but kid short, like 2 feet tall. (I don’t. That’s why I’m asking.)
I have one vivid memory of being little. We had foxgloves in our front garden and I remember that they towered above me. Years later, when I’d grown up, I saw more foxgloves and was surprised that they were shorter than I remembered. Very disappointing.

How tall are you?
I’m around 5 foot 8 inches tall. That’s right. Feet and inches. The UK is a confusing mixture of Imperial and metric measurements. Officially I’m 1.7 metres tall. We used to be all Imperial and then along came Europe with their directives and now we’re metric. Sort of. A pint of beer is still a pint. If asked my weight, I’d tell you 9 stone. Which is a massive lie, but I’d give it in stones and pounds rather than kilogrammes. Everything is officially metric apart from road-related stuff, which is miles and miles per hour, though all car speedometers also have km/hr on them in case we go driving in Europe. Damn you, Europe, and your modern ways.

What is your favorite genre of movies?
Tricky – that depends on my mood. Sci-fi, fantasy, action, comedy. Something like that.

Do you drive to work or take public transportation? How long does it take you?
I drive to work. It takes me around 8 minutes (5.4 miles). A little too far to walk. Cornwall is not great for public transport. Last time I checked, to get to work I would have to take a train into Truro and then find a bus. It would take around an hour to an hour and a half. And I’d either be really really early or slightly late.

What is your favorite moment of an average work day? For example, mine is getting home to see my dog.
I don’t play favourites. It starts. It ends. I guess maybe the end.

What was your favorite candy as a kid? Is it different now that you’re an adult?
Yorkie bars. Big chunky chocolate. I don’t eat those any more because I get addicted to chocolate and then I have to buy bigger trousers.

If you could pick one food item to eat as much as you want without any health consequences for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
Easy – pizza! Mmmmmm, Pizza.

Talkin to Drali

“Talkin’ to Drali” by DraliDoodles(TM)

What actor or actress would play you in the story of your life?
I have absolutely no idea. Who could possibly be more qualified to play me than me? Okay, maybe Robert De Niro. He wouldn’t be right playing me, but he could keep saying “You talkin’ to me?” all the way through. That would be cool.

How far do you live from where you were born?
About 7 miles. I’ve lived and worked in Surrey (near London), Stuttgart (South Germany) and Cork (South coast of Ireland) but for various reasons I’ve returned to my roots!

I’m going to write a check to your favorite charity. To whom should I make it out?
Wow, that’s really generous of you, thanks! Please make your cheque payable to me and I’ll, um, make sure the money reaches its destination. No? Okay, Macmillan Cancer Support then.

Do you like your first name or do you wonder what the H your parents were thinking?
Hmm, “Alistair”. Tricky to spell is the problem here. Alistair, Alister, Alasdair, the list goes on. “Fred” would have been easier. However, “Ali” does lend itself to “Dr” on the front and “man” on the back – draliman! Yay, thanks parents!

Thanks for the the questions!

  1. April 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    You go on with your bad self, rebel. 🙂


    • April 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Yeah, I will ‘cos I scoff in the face of rules, me.


      • April 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        Yeah, you tell ’em.

        I particularly liked your take on measurements. The metric system confuses me.


        • April 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

          I like the fact that everything is in units of 100 or 1000 but it’s tricky when you first switch to it. Some produce in the UK still has the Imperial equivalent on the packet somewhere (there was a big hoo-hah when Europe forced the conversion on us).


  2. January 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    No way!!! You’re from Cornwall?! (For some reason, I thought you were in Scotland.) My daughter and I have Cornwall on our list of “must sees” for our UK trip this summer!


    • January 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      My mum is from Scotland – also a lovely place to visit.
      Let me know if you visit Cornwall (if you like) – I can make some suggestions 🙂


      • January 2, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        Absolutely! We like to avoid the touristy things and do what the locals do! Will definitely check with you for restaurant info and fun stuff to do!


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