Hi Patrice! Well done for getting another chat sorted for your porch. I know this is such a busy time of year for you, so all us bletherers appreciate your efforts. Here we go with this week's questions ...
1. Do you have any fun plans for the summer?
Well, we are expecting some visitors, Patrice. Not sure if you heard .... ;)
Our summers tend to be fairly busy, and we are hoping to go to the mainland for a wedding during the Builder's summer holiday. It's also the Builder's 50th birthday during the summer and I think I'll treat him to a couple of days away with me.
After all, what more could he want that to have me all to himself for two whole days?
Oh, are y'all shocked he's fifty? Y'all reckon he looks fighting fit and in his prime?? Yep, me too.
Any excuse to get a photo of both the Builder and Jackson into a post, eh?
Here are the three men in my life.
Fighting fit? Yep, I reckon so.
2. Are you currently dieting or following a specific eating plan?
Oh yes, I follow daily eating plan here. It goes something like this:
Plan what to eat. Cook it. Eat it.
Preferably lots of it.
As for diets .... Nope. Maybe one day, that will begin. I have promised myself every Monday for the past year or so that I will begin a diet of sorts. But it never happens.
3. How often do you wear blue jeans (or any other colour of denim)?
Well, I haven't worn my favourite item of clothing for some time.
For the purposes of this question, it's the trousers I'm talking about. They are, what I call (Miranda moment - apologies to all who know nothing of Miranda. And even greater apologies to those of you who do know Miranda and think she's awful. I'm with you on the thinking-she's-awful bit. However, I digress ...) cut-offs. My kids call them too-long-to-be-shorts-and-too-short-to-be-longs.
I suppose on other (normal) people, they'd be half-way up their shins. On me? Well, you can see where they are on me.
Anyway, after all that, Patrice, I haven't even answered your question ... Not like me to blether on. My normal daily attire is denims jeans of a similar length to the trousers seen in the photo. Hang on - they're actually shorter, and they used to belong to my sister. I wear a lot of her cast-offs. My daughters tell me that if my fashionable sister doesn't wish to wear certain items of clothing any more, that this is a good indication of the fact that they ought not to be worn by anyone.
They are, of course, talking nonsense. These denim cut-offs are fabulous, and no one can convince me otherwise.
4. Who is your favourite singer?
I love Andrea Boccelli's voice. And this short video will endear you to him even more. I love Josh Groban's voice too - oh, there is something mellow and strong, deep and warm about his voice. He really does have the most wonderful gift.
I think Hayley Westenra has one of the clearest, loveliest female voices I've ever heard.
What a gift a beautiful voice is!
5. Have you cooked anything interesting lately?
I've cooked plenty, but I don't think I've cooked anything interesting! Daily meal times can become rather 'same-ish', can't they?
Have a great week, Patrice. I hope the weather is being kind to what you need for this time of year. Our weather is decidedly cool.
Aka Freeeeezing. Not technically, but the windchill over the past few days has been only one degree above freezing. Maybe this means a long hot June and July.
Or maybe it means nothing but a cold May. We dream on...