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i've been tagged, not once, not twice, not three, but four times ...

Today the weather is perfect, sunny with a gentle warm breeze. A welcome relief from the terrible weather we have been having of late. This morning I took this photo of a strawberry, I've been outside sharing them with the woodlice, luckily there are plenty to go round!

While having a coffee I was having a think about the tag I had been given by Indigo Blue, Mille Fiori Favoriti, Rose Colored Glasses, and Vintage, Pretty & Shabby. They may not remember as it was a while ago, I do like to deliberate and cogitate over things!

What was I doing 10 years ago?
That's easy, we were on the move. We had lived in our flat for 12 years and it was the right time for us to put another foot on that rung of the ladder. A little reluctantly I must add, we put it on the market and it sold straightaway to the first viewer! I was sad to say goodbye as we had spent such happy years there together.

Five things on my to do list today.
Make a mango trifle and coconut my Lamingtons!
Finish off housework.
Iron one load of clothes.
Do some work in garden.
Eat strawberries before they decay!

Five snacks I enjoy, or is it three?
Cheese Nachos
Milk Chocolate
Cheese & Onion Toasties
Matzos crackers
Cherry tomatoes

Things I would do if I were a millionaire, or is it billionaire?
Return to the country where I belong, with enough land to grow vegetables, keep a cat, and have a scarecrow.
Buy J a carp lake.
Treat my family and friends.
Donate to all Cancer charities.

Places I have lived.
Clapham Village


Simone said...

That's a great strawberry photo. My strawberries are still green at the moment.

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Louise, very interesting tag, I like reading them but not doing them so I'm keeping my head down!
Hope you're enjoying the weekend,
Lucy x

Thru Pink Curtains said...

mmmmmmm that strawberry looks so good i like all your hearts too and i can tell you are from australia by the lammingtons i am going to make some tooo !!!!!

Rosezilla (Tracie Walker) said...

Love the strawberry photo, I want to try growing strawberries. By the way, you asked about the psuedonym (sp). I had two reasons for using one - first, I have a computer-phobic mom, who, when she found out I was, as she said "baring my soul to the world" in a blog, was sure I'd be axe murdered if anyone found out who I was, so I didn't put my name out there to comfort her. Also, there are lots of people named Tracie, albeit of various spellings, so if you get a comment from Tracie it may or may not be from me, but if you get one from Rosezilla, you can pretty much bet it is, that moniker being somewhat less common! But I'm so used to using my real name, it slipped out there, and now both names are swirling around, confusing everyone. sorry for the confusion! (and the over long explanation!)

Unknown said...

Honestly Louise, I love reading other people's tag, but I am SOOO Lazy in doing tags, and I have 3 tags pending undone! May I ask which is the country that you belong,or am I the only who doesnt know the answer. Donating to Cancer charities, very thoughtful, I lost my dad years ago due to cancer.

take care and pleasant weekend, hugs always :)

Acornmoon said...

This is my first visit to your blog, very enjoyable. Love the turkey photo.

Anonymous said...

Strawberries are so much nicer grown in your own garden aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Mango trifle - now that sounds lovely
Lisa x

Summer by the sea said...

I love strawberries - yum! - Enjoyed reading your meme too - Natalie x

Ragged Roses said...

What a wonderful strawberry photo, our strawberries seem to be very late developers. It's been good to read your tag answers and find out more about you. Hope this weather continues

Carol said...

Great meme...nice to learn a little bit more about you Louise.
I have just seen my first strawberry and it is a big double one! I hope that I get to eat it in day or so - before some bug! I have them in hanging baskets this year...I am hoping that they are out of reach. Just found out that Michele can mend these chairs!
Carol x
ps If I won a million Mr N would want his own carp lake too!

prettyshabby said...

I'm with you on the cherry tomatoes..I feel one day I may wake up a dubious shade of red from eating so many!
I'm being lazy and doing a comment for top middle and bottom postings here!..
that kitty in the photo below looks so sweet..she has the sadest little face do you think its a ploy to get bits of everyones pork pie?! I loved the darling buds of may, how nice to visit that area..and lastly.. macadamias and dogs dont go?..well I never!

Chelle said...

I can't imagine what it would feel like to leave a place we had lived for over 12 years. I don't know that I will ever feel that luxury married to my sweetie. I bet it was kind of a bitter-sweet moment when it sold.

Eat a few of those gorgeous strawberries while thinking of your loving blogger friends!

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am not sure what I would do with a carp lake but I am with you on all the others...
Cherry tomatoes are one of my faves too and despite the fact that I was not allowed to leave the table until I had eaten my raw toms as a child.. I love them now!