Sunday 5 May 2013

Sunday Social (48)

Sunday Social
Linking up with Neely and Ashley again
This weekend it is all about things of four! 

1. 4 favourite things to do on a weekend
Do things on a weekend! I aim to do as little as possible.  If I need to have four things though I suppose: 
1.playing some Xbox
2. movie night with the Better-half 
3. Sunday on the sofa-of-sloth - watching rubbish TV, talking with the Better-half and pottering with the internet!
4. not getting up at 6am!
2. 4 favourite things about your best friend
It's difficult for me to say that any of my friends is my 'best' friend above others. Anyway, I think the things I love about my friends are pretty universal!
1.  always there for me
2. can pick up conversations weeks later as if they'd just stopped a few minutes ago
3.great for shopping, coffee, lunch or other pass-times 
4. have the cutest kids.
3. 4 things you would do with $100,000
Well that is just under £65,000. 
1. I'd pay off some debt
2. I'd get a cat enclosure in the garden for my scaredy cat, so he can enjoy the garden from a place of comfort and safety
3. I'd replace the computers which are beginning to get elderly 
4. the Better-half and I would go to Boston (or New York) to see a Yankees/Red Sox game!
4. 4 favorite books you've ever read
I've read so many it is difficult to choose just four, but I'll give it a go (I'm going to enjoy having a look at other 'Socialers' to see if there are books I should be reading!)
1. Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell). I was about 9 or 10 when I first read it, it was the first 'grown up' book I ever read, and I just adored the South and of course I wanted to be Scarlett!
2. Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Ablom). I read this when I was on a business trip to Kiev. There wasn't much to do at the hotel except read as all the TV was in Ukrainian and so where all the magazines and papers; this was before the common advent of free hotel wi-fi (and before smart-phones and tablets too). It was such an unusual, but deeply touching story... perhaps more so when you're miles from home. The movie is good, but the book is better. Unlike the other books on this list I've only read it once.
3. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery). This book has been in my life so long I can't even remember when we first met. I adore the story, and the illustrations. I read it first in English but also the original French. Nobody can fail to love the Little Prince and his rose.
4. Dragon Prince (Melanie Rawn). A whole other world where dragons roam, and sun-runners weave light and use magic. A sort of mediaeval world with all the associated wars and intrigues. There are six books in total and I've read all of them several times! The first time I read them I was a student working a summer job as a cleaner/tea-lady. In the mid-morning whilst waiting tea orders and putting the dish-washer on I would sit in the attic kitchen and let the stories take me away!
5. 4 favorite snack foods
Due to the losing weight before my wedding regime I don't really do snack foods much anymore. However, when I allow myself a treat these are my choices
1. Guylian chocolates. Gift from the Better-half at anniversaries, valentines and similar. Strictly rationed!
2. Wasabi peas. I like savoury snacks, and the crunch bite of these little bits are fantastic, especially when you get an over-seasoned one which hits the back of your nose!
3. Beef jerky. I actually like Biltong better but it is much harder to come by. Lasts for ages that chewy, leathery meat!
4. Popcorn. Not often had but so easy to make in the microwave. Buttered flavour is the best!   
6. 4 things that you must do daily
Ah, to cut the list to just 4, that is the trick here! I'm going to ignore all the dull things that make me ready to get through the day!
1. Play with, brush, or pet the cat
2. Spend an unreasonable amount of time on Twitter and Facebook 
3. Call my mum, my gran, my god-mother... speak to family
4. Be kissed goodnight by the Better-half, I even have an embroidered pillow that says so!