I thought it was about time I updated my "100 things about me", as it was 3 years ago that I last completed the meme! Happy readings!!!!
Q1: What is your first name and what does it mean?
A: Graham (‘Gra’ = gravel/stone, ‘ham’ = Home/house).
Q2: What is your last name and what does it mean?
A: Ettridge (originated from a place in Scotland and means ‘the land between two waterfalls’). Therefore my full name means “The stone house on the land between two waterfalls”.
Q3: How old are you?
A: 37yrs old (3 years older than the last time I wrote 100 things...lol!)
Q4: Where do you live?
Q5: Any Hobbies?
A: Travelling, Photography, Cooking, Swimming, Reading, Walking
Q6: What colour socks are you wearing?
A: A mixture Red, black, blue and yellow stripes...lol!
Q7: Club or Bar?
Q8: What time did you get up this morning?
A: 07.05 (is that precise enough?)
Q9: When is your birthday?
A: June 17th (Gemini)
Q10:What is your favourite TV show?
Q11:What did you have for breakfast?
A: A Slice of toast and a cup of tea
Q12:What is your favourite cuisine?
A: Any Thai, Italian or Greek food
Q13:Your favourite potato chip?
A: Cream cheese and chives
Q14:What is your favourite album at the moment?
A: ‘Do you want the truth......’ by Paloma Faith
Q15:What kind of car do you drive?
A: Honda Civic 5dr SE Executive (now, there is a surprise...lol!)
A: A hot 'Bacon and Brie Cheese' Panini
Q17:What characteristics do you despise?
A: Lateness and dishonesty
Q18:Favourite item of clothing?
Q19:If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
A: Serengeti Safari
Q20:What colour is your bathroom?
A: Pale green with a minging avocado bathroom suite
(soon to be changed...hurrrrrayyyy!!!)
Q21:Favourite brand of clothing?
A: Fat Face/Big Fish/Ralph Lauren/Polo
Q22:Where would you want to retire to?
A: Anywhere but here!
Q23:Favourite time of day?
A: Around 6.00pm when I slowly sink into the hot jacuzzi at my local country hotel and relax after a crappy day at the office
Q24:Where were you born?
A: Stratford Upon Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace too!)
Q25:Coke or Pepsi?
Q26:Are you a morning person or night owl?
Q27:What size shoe do you wear?
A: 10 (UK) 44(EUR)
Q28:Do you have pets?
A: No, but I would have a dog if I spent more time at home.
Q29:Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone?
A: Yep, I'm young(ish) free and single!!!
Q30:What did you want to be when you were little?
A: Older....oh and a Pathologist...then an accountant...then.......
Q31:Favourite sweets/candy bar?
A: I love dark chocolate and my favourite brand is "Black Magic" Chocolate...mmmmmm yummy!
Q32:What is your best childhood memory?
A: Having the stabilizers taken off my first bicycle....my worst memory was 2 seconds later when I fell off...ouch!
Q33:What are the different jobs you have had in your life?
A: Shop assistant, Accounts clerk, HR Admin Co-ordinator, and currently Strategic Resource Planning Mgr
Q34:What colour underwear are you wearing?
A: You can't honestly think that I am going to disclose that one whilst I'm sober
A: Brown (or bloodshot, if it is a Sunday morning)
Q38:Ever been to Africa?
A: Yes - Morocco, but would love to see more of it sometime soon!
Q39:Ever been toilet papering?
A: Don't know what that is.
Q40:Love someone so much it made you cry?
A: Yes...once upon a time...sob
Q41:Been in a car accident?
Q42:Who do you work for?
Q43:Favourite day of the week?
A: Three Crowns (Brinkworth, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire, England)...This place should be placed on everybody's "MUST VISIT" list, whether you live in England or anywhere else in the world.!!!!!!
A: Self raising.....oh flower....an English Rose of course
Q46:Favourite ice cream?
Q47:Disney or Warner Brothers?
Q48: Favourite fast food place?
A: Any chinese takeaway
Q49. What colour is your bedroom carpet?
Q50: How many times did you fail your driver's test?
A: Zero, I think I scared the instructor so much that he wanted to avoid seeing me again
Q51: From whom did you get your last email?
Q52: Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
A: It would have to be a travel agent
Q53: What do you do most often when you are bored?
A: Go for a walk in Savernake forest
A: Usually 11.00 p.m on a work night
Q55: Last person you went to dinner with?
A: Scarlett Johansson(come on guys...I'm allowed to dream aren't I?)...It was with some friends to celebrate New Year 2010.
Q56: "Ready cooked" meals or fresh ingredients?
A: Fresh ingredients of course! I lurve cooking!!!
Q57: What are you currently reading?
A: I'm rereading Philip Pullman's "His Dark Material" Trilogy
Q58: What are you listening to right now?
A: "Within you" from the fantastic and emotional album "Till the sun turns black" by Ray Lamontagne (go check it out if you haven't heard it before)
Q59: What is your favourite colour?
Q60: Lake, Ocean or river?
Q61: How many tattoos do you have?
Q62: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
A: The egg..it's soooo obvious
Q63: Which seven famous people would you invite to your dinner party?
A: Mahatma Ghandi, Michael Palin, Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson, Charles Darwin, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino
Q67: Which animal best describes your personality?
Q68: 'Centre of attention' or 'on the sidelines'
A: On the side
Q69: Ideal partner: Blonde, Brunette or Redhead
A: It doesn't matter (as long as it doesn't come off at night).
Q70: Claim to fame
A: Related to Emmeline Pankhust (Founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement - Equal voting rights for women)
Q71: Bank or spend?
A: Bank then spend...
Q72: Mend or throw away?
A: Don't break in the first place!
Q73: Hot climate, cold climate?
A: Like both, but it is easier to warm up than cool down.
Q74: What would the epitaph on your gravestone read?
A: "...at least he tried"
Q75: Are you left or right handed?
A: Right handed
Q76: On what side of the bed do you sleep?
A: Left hand side
Q76: Cinema or sofa?
A: It all depends who with :)
Q77: PJ's, shorts or nothing?
Q78: A day at the Mall or a day by the river?
A: A day by the river of course.
Q79: Have you ever lied?
A: Would you believe me if I said no?
Q80: Purpose in life?
A: To be happy and to make people happy...to love and to be loved
Q81: Favourite Drink?
A: A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon
Q82: What would your ideal house look like?
A: Old cottage with a thatched roof in the Cotswolds of England
Q83: What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
A: Their eyes
Q84: Are you comfortable with your height?
A: At 5'10 yes I am - but it gets a bit cold up here sometimes.
Q85: Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die?
A: Yes, tumbling 50 ft down a hill then falling over the edge of a quarry and free falling 40ft on to my back...my life did flash before me..something I will never forget.
Q86: Any regrets about anything?
A: I try not to regret, just learn...but yes I do have a few.
Q87: Is there someone or something you really want?
A: Yes, but I haven't met her yet :(
Q88: Does anybody like you?
A: I do hope so...
Q89: Do you believe in God?
A: I do believe...but just not sure what...
Q90: Have you ever kayaked?
A: Yes, in the Amazon
Q91: Fireworks..love'em or hate'em?
Q92: When was the last time you were hugged?
A: At new year 2010
Q93: Do you speak any other language other than English?
A: A very small amount of French, German and Japanese
Q94: Are you allergic to anything?
A: Just the tax man
Q95: Favorite Saying?
A: I'll respect your opinion if you accept that mine is right
Q96: Are you close to your family?
A: Yes, they are very important to me!
Q97: When was the last time you went swimming?
A: This evening, I try to swim most evenings after work.
Q98: Can you curl your tongue?
A: Yes...can you?
Q99: Were you ever rushed by ambulance into an Emergency room?
A: No, I went by helicopter instead...Lol!
Q100: Is there a question that you would like visitors to your blog to answer?
A: Yes, please can you let me know 100 things about you?