Graham unlocks the door, leans on the handle and gives it a nudge to see if it still works. The door slowly creeks open to reveal an old and dishevelled blog. Dust and cobwebs strewn across the walls and ceiling, the occasional rat and cockroach scurrying along the floor.
He walks into the room, his hand reaches out and precariously pulls open the shutters to allow the sunlight to burst through. "My goodness, it has been a long time!"......
Over the past few days I have been trying to think of how rediscover my inspiration and creativity for maintaining this important piece of my life. There are so many moments that I want to write about. There are so many photographs that I want to capture and share.
There is no better place than to kick off with a couple of memes that have been floating around the bloggesphere:
A) "Your Life To Music" Meme
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the “next” button to get your answer.
3. WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
IF SOMEONE SAYS “ARE YOU OKAY?” YOU SAY?
"Make me smile" - Steve Harley
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
"Delayed Devotion" - Duffy
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
"Never Say Goodbye" - Bon Jovi
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
"Baloney Again" - Mark Knopfler
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
"Patience" - Take That
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
"Make You Feel My Love" - Adele
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
"Pie Jesu" - Angelia
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
"Great Escape" - Moby
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
"This Old Heart" - James Brown
WHAT IS 2 + 2?
"Who's Been Talking" - Howlin' Wolf
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
"J'en connais" - Carla Bruni
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
" Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" - Vanessa May
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"Feel like making love" - Bad News
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
" Superwoman" - Karyn White
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
"Con Te Partiro (I'll go with you)" - Andrea Bocelli
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
"When a man loves a woman" - Percy Sledge
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
"Subterranean Homesick Alien" - Radiohead
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
"After the war" - Gary Moore
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
"Something" - Lasgo
WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
"About a girl" - Nirvana
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
"Nightingale" - Nora Jones
B) "That Darned ABC" Meme
A - Allergies: Work.
B - Bed size: Double
C - Chore you hate: Washing & Ironing
D - Dad's Name: David
E - Essential start-your-day item: A cup of tea and a bowl of Greek Yoghurt & Honey
F - Favorite actor(s): too many to mention
G - Gold or silver: Gold
H - Height: 5'10"
I - Instruments you play(ed): Guitar (badly!)
J - Job title: Strategic Workforce Planning Manager ~ Honda
K - Kid(s): No.... not yet! But like practising ;)
L - Living arrangements: Live on my own in my own house
M - Mom's name: Jackie
N - Nicknames: Cracker (thanks to Chica!...lol!)
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: So many times it doesn't even bare thinking about. Last time was to have my shoulder removed and replaced after an accident 2 yrs ago.
P - Pet peeve(s): Noisy eaters, lateness and dishonesty (oh, and people who have a differing opinion to mine...lol! 'cause I am never wrong...lol!)
Q - Quotes you like: "We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view." - Mao Tse Tung
R - Right- or left-handed: Right
S - Sports you played: Football (soccer) & Rugby at school, Golf, Badminton
T - Time you wake up: Usually about 6 or 6:30a.m.
V - Vegetable you dislike: Parsnips... eeewwwww YUK!
W - Ways you run late: Never late (except once a couple of years ago when I completely over slept).
X - X-rays you've had: Way too many to list here, mainly on my head and my arms.
Y - Yummy food you make: Where do I start with this one? Hung Shao Pork, Chili, Spaghetti Bolognese, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Carrot cake, Lancashire Hotpot, Sunday Roast, Oven Roasted Trout/Sea bass, Sponge Cake, Tiramisu, Homemade Rice Pudding, Chocolate Mousse, Haggis Neaps & Tatties.
Z - Zodiac: Gemini
Version 2 of ABC Meme:
A. Attached or single?
B. Best friend?
I have a few.
C. Cake or pie?
Pie (as long as it home made)
D. Day of choice?
E. Essential item?
My camera of course
F. Favorite color?
No specific colour, but I do like autumnal colours (browns, golds and oranges ettc)
G. Gummy bears or worms?
Swindon Wiltshire (however was born in Stratford Upon Avon)
I. Favorite indulgence?
A glass of port, cabernet Sauvignon or champagne
J. January or July?
January, because I love the cold weather!
L. Life isn’t complete without?
M. Marriage date?
Kinda given up on that one at the moment.
N. Number of magazine subscriptions?
O. Orange or apple?
None. I have a bit of a problem with heights but it doesn't stop me falling off the edge of mountains...lol!
"We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view." - Mao Tse Tung
R. Reasons to smile?
S. Season of choice?
T. Tag 5 people -
Most people I know have already completed this Meme, so I tag anybody who wants to give it a whirl!
U. Unknown fact about me?
I can curl my tongue.
W. Worst habit?
Being too shy
X. X-ray or ultrasound?
Y. Your favorite food(s)?
Any Asian food.
Z. Zodiac sign
It's good to be back!!
Bye for now