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10-06-2019, 20:07   #1
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Know More About Your Elves - #9 Caranica

Happy Monday everyone!

We have the ninth Know Your Elves- next time will be double figures!!

The June bank holiday has come to an end, and the weather continues to be...

Welcome, Carnica!

I'll kick off-

What's your favourite book?
Who is your favourite author?
Favourite Christmas tipple?
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10-06-2019, 21:00   #2
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Happy Monday everyone!

We have the ninth Know Your Elves- next time will be double figures!!

The June bank holiday has come to an end, and the weather continues to be...

Welcome, Carnica!

I'll kick off-

What's your favourite book?
Who is your favourite author?
Favourite Christmas tipple?
Hurray!

My favourite book, the one I've read over and over is Jane Eyre.

Favourite (current) author is Joanna Bolouri. It's chick lit, but it's gripping chick lit. She writes really well. I tend to read a lot of non fiction so when I go for fiction I want fun.

Favourite Christmas tipple, definitely mulled wine. Homemade and M&S premade. There's no joy like finding a bottle of the premade stuff in the press on a cold March evening and sticking a mug of it in the microwave. Best warmer.
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Hi Caranica, here are my few...

Any favourite tv shows?
What topic could you spend hours talking about?
Favourite sandwich?
What trend do you wish would end?

Thanks!
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Hello Caranica !

Here my questions:

-Which talent would you most like to have?

-What is your greatest extravagance?

-What is your motto?
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Hi Caranica, here are my few...

Any favourite tv shows?
What topic could you spend hours talking about?
Favourite sandwich?
What trend do you wish would end?

Thanks!
Favourite TV shows, I love legal, political and medical stuff so things like The West Wing, The Resident, Law & Order SVU are my favourites. There is a great show on Netflix called the Night Shift which is a medical drama set in a hospital where most of the staff are war veterans and I really loved that.

I could, and do, spend hours talking about rugby or theatre. My two absolute passions. Stick travel in there too and that's me summed up.

Favourite sandwich, it's hard to beat turkey on brown bread. I'm a really fussy eater when it comes to cold food, I can do cold food but not raw food so no salad. I also don't like cold sauces on cold food so give me butter (and none of that fake crap).

Trend I wish would end, lip fillers and HD brows. I like lip shaped lips not bulging rectangles and who wants a caterpillar over their eyes??
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Hello Caranica !

Here my questions:

-Which talent would you most like to have?

-What is your greatest extravagance?

-What is your motto?
Great questions!

I wish I could play the piano. My music teacher always said it was a very selfish instrument because you couldn't pick it up under your arm and bring it to other people. But of course you can now.

My greatest extravagance is travel, particularly rugby travel. But it's worth every cent for the friends I have made and the memories I enjoy.

My motto... I sort of have three variations of the same thing. "To thine own self be true" is the very basic one. It evolved a bit to "I am what I am, like it or feck off". But the final version is "I am who I am not what I am". I dislike labels and textbook definitions, people are people.
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If you could invite 4 famous people (dead or alive) to dinner, who and why?

Favourite place you have been holidays?
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My usual's ones......

If you could invite 4 famous people (dead or alive) to dinner, who and why?

Favourite place you have been holidays?
Judi Dench because she's just magic. Love watching her perform and I cried when I finished her autobiography because I loved reading about her.

Michael D... because he's just fab. Loves the arts and rugby and equality.

Jonah Lomu, I'd love to have a chat with him.

Paul O'Connell, legend.

Favourite place, New Zealand. Had the trip of a lifetime there in 2017 and can't wait to go back. Sometime.
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[QUOTE=Caranica;110407210] Jonah Lomu, I'd love to have a chat with him.
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That name brings back great memories. Never forget him running through Rob Andrew (?) on the wing in Twickenham.
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11-06-2019, 11:11   #10
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Jonah Lomu, I'd love to have a chat with him.
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That name brings back great memories. Never forget him running through Rob Andrew (?) on the wing in Twickenham.
Absolutely! I met him once but it was at a corporate thing so I didn't get to talk to him. Would love to be able to talk to him and listen to his stories.
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As a child, What did you want to be when you grew up? & How close did you come to achieving that?

Favourite cake?

Favourite alcoholic & non alcoholic beverage?
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As a child, What did you want to be when you grew up? & How close did you come to achieving that?

Favourite cake?

Favourite alcoholic & non alcoholic beverage?
I wanted to be an interpreter. Don't know why. Only had the option of French in school but didn't pursue languages in college, went all sciencey in the end. Work in something completely different again now, life is funny!

Favourite cake, I'm torn between lemon drizzle cake and chocolate biscuit cake. Love both but I'm more of a savoury treats person than sweet.

Favourite non alcoholic drink Cherry Coke Zero/Pepsi Max Cherry/Dr Pepper Zero. All variations on a theme!

Favourite alcoholic drink at the moment is Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla (orange flavored gin) with ginger ale but that's not easy to find so my go to is Vodka (not Smirnoff, I use that to clean) and slimline tonic.
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Favorite shop?
Favorite colour?
Favorite Car?
Favorite take-away?
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Favorite shop?
Favorite colour?
Favorite Car?
Favorite take-away?
Shop: Sounds boring but M&S. I'm petite but curvy. I have tiny feet (35.5/3)and Marks is one of the few shops that stock 35.5. Most places label an EU 36 as 3, and it's actually 3.5. Have a similar issue with bra sizes, I'm narrow but curvy, not widely stocked so Marks win again. Their food is amazing and see my first answer for my love of their mulled wine.

Colour: was always purple but red is fast on their tail. Ask me again in 5 years

Car: I'm a simple creature. I don't drive one any more but the only car I've truly loved was a Ford Focus.

Takeaway: chicken madras with garlic naan and in an ideal world coconut rice. You get coconut rice all over the UK but it is still a rarity here alas.
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