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12 August 2015 20:31
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1. Marmite- love or hate?
2. Marmalade- thick cut or thin cut?
The thicker the better
3. Porridge- made with milk or water?
Milk. Definitely not water.
4. Do you like salt, sugar or honey on your porridge?
Honey, or golden syrup
5. Loose tea or teabags?
Teabags. Especially if it's really nice tea that incidentally comes in teabags

6. Where on your door is your letterbox?
In the middle
7. What's your favourite curry?
Generally, a nice lamb rogan josh or jalfrezi, but depends on what specials are on the menu. Oh, and saag panir on the side.
8. What age is the place where you live?
Built 1854
9. Where do the folks running your local corner shop come from?
No idea, it's not really any of my business. Probably from around here.
10. Instant or fresh coffee?
Instant. Except in cappuccino.
11. How far are you from the sea?
Define "sea"? I'm about a mile and a bit from a major river estuary, which is brackish. At some point it becomes sea but I'm not sure where the line is.
12. Have you travelled via Eurostar?
Yes, but only started recently
13. If you were going to travel abroad, where's the nearest country to you?
14. If you're female (or possible even some males) do you carry a handbag?
Female, and I have a little brown bag that I got for free off the Korean Tourism Authority, so yeah, I guess
15. Do you have a garden? What do you like growing?
Yes. Wildflowers and pollinator friendly plants, and South African flowers. I especially like to have a big ragwort.
16. Full cream, semi skimmed or skimmed?
Full cream, the creamier the better
17. Which London terminal would you travel into if going to the capital?
We have a choice: St Pancras, Victoria or, occasionally, London Bridge/Cannon Street at commuter time
18. Is there a local greasy spoon where you live?
Yes, but I've never been
19. Do you keep Euros in the house?
Yes, and Trinidadian dollars, Jamaican dollars, US dollars, Kenyan shillings and possibly some Korean won, and a couple of Qatari riyals. I should do something about this, really.
20. Does your home town have a Latin, Gaelic or Welsh alternative name?
Not that I know!
21. Do you have a well known local artist or author?
Um...Gary Rhodes went to a local secondary school, as did Rik Waller (the large but incredibly whiny guy off Pop Idol many years ago)
22. Do you have a favourite Corrie character?
Can I name a single Corrie character?
23. Are your kitchen sink taps separate or a mixer?
Mixer, thankfully
24. Do you have a favourite brand of blended tea?
Twinings English Breakfast, as a happy medium, but teapigs is lovely
25. What's in your attic if you have one?
We went up there once and there were some black sacks, but we don't know what's inside
26. If you go out for a cream tea, what jam do you like on your scone?
Strawberry or raspberry
27. Talking of scones- scon or scown? Jam or cream first?
Scon, cream
28. Barth or bath?
Depends who I'm talking to, but usually with the long a
29. Carstle or castle?
See above
30. What flavour of crisps do you favour?
Salt and vinegar, prawn cocktail, sweet chilli
31. If you go to the chippie, what do you like with your chips?
Haddock. And ketchup.
32. Take away, take out or carry out?
Take away
33. If you have one, what colour is your wheelie bin?
Brown, but it's for garden and food waste
34. What colour skips does your local skip hire use?
No idea
35. Do you celebrate Guy Fawkes?
Not really, but if the council are putting on a display we like to go for Nigerian food beforehand and then go and watch the fireworks after
36. Dettol or TCP?
37. Do you have a bidet in the bathroom?
No. How many people actually do...?
38. Do you prefer courgettes or aubergines?
Depends on the dish. Courgettes, generally, but aubergines have their place
39. In the 'real world', do you have friends of other nationalities? Which nationalities?
Indian, Welsh, German, American, Pakistani, Swedish... Do work colleagues I would choose to socialise with even if I left my employer count? In which case...add French, Dutch, Italian, Canadian, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Mexican, Greek, Mauritian...and if I can count collaborators who I actually enjoy seeing for their own sake, then Trinidadian and Tanzanian (although I am not sure if my Tanzanian friends count as we don't actually share a common language)...and if people I like and have been close to in the past but don't socialise with much any more count then Taiwanese, Polish, Japanese, Swiss...
In the end, though, my diverse online friends are very much as real and beloved to me as the ones I see in person.
40. Do you have a holy book of any sort in the house?
I think there might be at least part of a bible in here somewhere. Lord of the Rings. Tolkien is a religion, right? Also Lovecraft, apparently. :)
41. Do you prefer a hankie or tissues?
42. Are you a fan of crumpets? What do you like on them?
Yes, when I can be bothered. Butter and honey
43. Doorbell, knocker or both?
Anything that works. If our doorbell worked I'd be happy with that
44. Do you own a car? What sort?
Yes; Toyota Aygo with which I am mildly obsessed
45. What sort of pants do you guys prefer? Y fronts or boxers?
I do not normally identify as a guy and will happily wear underwear that doesn't give me a wedgie
46. Anyone still a fan of suspenders?
Of the sexy stockings variety, or the American braces variety? I love suspenders and stockings on other people but would never have the patience for them myself
47. Do you have a favourite quote from the bard?
Not that I can think of. I quite like the opening lines to Twelfth Night
48. Do you like toasted muffins?
They're OK
49. Do you think a traditional trifle should contain jelly?
I have no idea what a traditional trifle should contain, but if I am offered a trifle containing jelly, I am happy to eat it
50. Do you attend regular religious worship? Of what kind?
No, unless listening to the BBC Radio 4 Midnight News counts
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