Thursday, 14 July 2016

Catching Up On Tags

I love being tagged, I really do! However, actually getting around to do the tag is a bit harder for me. Mainly because I need time to formulate the answers in my head and then I forget, and new projects take over.

But after this very, very long post, I should be up to date on my tags.

Sisterhood Of World Bloggers Award

Cordy tagged me with this back in February! Yes, you read that right, February as in 5 months ago. But I told her I would do it, so here goes:

1. Do you have a favourite fictional couple? (If so, why do you like them?)
One of my all time favourites are Margaret and Mr Thornton from North & South. What I particularly love about their love story is that none of them had to change much, their journey was simply to truly get to know the other and not let preconceived ideas get in the way.


2. If you could have any animal (safely), as a pet you would have a...
A Cheetah!! 
They are so graceful and slender, and a documentary told me that they are the only big cat that can become completely tame, if you get them as infant cubs.


3. You get to live in Middle Earth, what race are you a member of?
I'm not familiar with the LOTR universe so I don't know.

4. In an ideal situation (you don't have to worry about living to far from family or money concerns) where would you live? (It can be fictional.)
There are so many places I would love to live. The Scottish Highlands, The English Countryside, Southern Germany and New England are a few that spring to mind.


5. Do you have a favourite 'vintage' movie? (As in, filmed before 1960.) What is it?
That is really not a fair question! Movies filmed before 1960 is my new favourite genre! How can I choose only one?
One of my favourites though, is State Fair, I could watch it every day without getting bored.

6. When you were a little kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a writer and a housewife.

7. You can be 'the best' in any sport (e.g. gymnastics, curling, synchronised swimming etc.) what do you choose?
I'm don't really consider myself a sporty person. However, one sport I wouldn't mind mastering is Figure Skating. To glide gracefully and confident across the ice must be really something.


8. List three things that you wish people knew about you but will never ask. (Or just three random things. ;))

I'm gonna list 3 random things.

1. One of my dreams is to get to wear pretty dresses every day.
2. I'm very addicted to soup at the moment.
3. I couldn't live without my bicycle.

9. Share a favourite quote!


10. What is your favourite thing about wintertime? (Besides Christmas.)
The twilight sky! I don't know about other countries, but in Denmark it's the most beautiful thing ever. If you time it right, you can look to one side and see bright day light, and look to the other side and see black darkness. And everything in between is what I like to call A Study in Hues of Blue.


Furthermore, I've been tagged twice with the Liebster Award, once by Abby P and once by Miss March.

Abby's questions:

1. What is your favourite decade of the 20th century and why?
Do you even have to ask? The 1940's all the way! I actually wrote a whole post on why I love that decade, you can read it here
Some of the things I absolutely love, are the clothing, the hair, the music and the movies.

                                   1940s Pin up curls + Victory wave hairstyles:

2. Would you rather visit a giant library or a giant museum?
A tough choice. 
I would visit the library, I think.


3. Do you drink soda, and if so, what is your favourite flavor?
I drink it occasionally. 
My favourite is Fanta.

4. Would you rather tour a famous castle or a stunning garden?
A castle! Always a castle!


5. What kind of dancing do you like best? (Ballroom, swing, ballet, etc.)
I would really like to learn ballroom and swing dancing. But I also love watching ballet.


6. Do you have a hope chest? What sort of things do you have in it?
I have my own apartment, so I don't really have a need for one.

7. Have you ever owned/used a typewriter? How about a quill pen?
I had to use a typewriter when writing out checks at work, but all I remember was a crippling fear of mistyping, because then I would have to start all over.
I haven't tried a quill pen.


8. Do you go to the library often, and do you have your library card number memorised?
Why, yes I do. At least a couple of times a month. And yes - I need to use it to get into the library outside the opening hours. (For the only thing that beats being at a library, is being at a library when there's no one around)

9. What is your favourite piece of makeup you own?
My red lipstick. I don't feel properly dressed without it.


10. What is your favourite blend of tea, and do you prefer iced or hot?
I love peppermint tea.
And in my opinion the only way to drink tea is hot.


11. Do you share your birthday with anyone famous, past or present?
I have no doubt that I do, though I have never checked. 
However, my birthday is the day that the Danish flag was discovered, according to legend, so it's a national flag day.

Miss March's questions:

1. What is your personality type?
I'm an INFP. According to the site I took the test, I'm an idealist (which I disagreed on at first, but after some introspection I realised they knew me better than I did). 

2. What is one of your newest favourite movies? (As in one that you recently found, not necessarily a newly made film.)
Captain America: Civil War. I watched it by myself in the cinema and spent the 2+ hours shifting between a blissful state of awe and full blown fangirling.

3. Have you ever been prejudiced against a certain movie before watching it, but then after seeing it decided it wasn't so bad?  What movie was it?
Yes, it's been known to happen a few times. 
The most notable cases are Phantom Of The Opera (I didn't get the hype about it. Now it's one of my favourite musicals), Les Miserables (I thought with that title it could only be depressing. I was right, but it's depressing in a good way) and Fried Green Tomatoes (I thought it would be sad, but it turned out to be such a great movie).


4. If you could meet any author in person, who would it be?
Most of my favourite authors are dead, but if that isn't an obstacle I would love to meet Jane Austen. 


5. How many siblings do you have, and where do you fall in the lineup?  (Sorry if that's a rather nosey question.  You may answer it or not as you so choose.)
I have a younger brother, which makes me (you guessed it) the oldest one:)

6. If you could be related to any fictional character (from a movie or a book), who would it be and what relation would they be to you?

7.  What is your favourite household chore, and what is your worst?
My favourite chore is doing laundry, but in particular ironing. (My mom didn't like ironing, so I was glad to do it all.)
My least favourite is probably vacuuming, not because the task in itself is streneous, but because it takes me so long to clear the floor beforehand.


8.  Anne and Diana (from Anne of Green Gables) are a classic example of best friends.  Do you have a best friend, and if so which one of you is more like Anne and which is more like Diana?
Yes I do, and if I have to honest I would describe us both as being Anne:)

9. What was one of the first chapter books you ever read?  (You know, the one that made you feel so proud because you were reading a "big kids' book"!)
The first book I remember reading, was the ending of On The Shores Of Silver Lake, and I know I read Farmer Boy as the next one.

10. What is one of the yummiest, most delicious desserts you can think of at the present moment?


11.  If you could be a character in one of your favourite movies, which movie would it be and which character would you choose?
I want to be Peggy Carter! 
The only movie she is in, is Captain America: The First Avenger, so that must be the one (also, it's set in the 40's, so could it be any better?)


There, if you've managed to get this far, I commend you:)
You now know a lot of random things about me.

In turn, will you tell me 3 random things about yourself in the comments?
Consider it my very lazy way of continuing the tag.


  1. Oh, thanks for filling out the tag! It was fun to read you answers. :) And I agree, peppermint tea is very good!

    1. Thanks again for taggeing me:) It was great fun to do:)

  2. Hi Rose! I read this post last week and was meaning to comment but between one thing and another it totally slipped my mind. And I just remembered it yesterday! So...sorry I'm late. :/

    I have yet to see North and South, but I like what you said about Mr. Thornton and Margaret. That is really cool that neither of them has to go through a huge change themselves, but rather they just have to come to a better understanding of each other. I like that. :)

    I guess I really should watch State Fair sometime...

    Ohhh! Figure skating. We used to watch a lot of figure skating. That really would be a fun sport, too, if you knew how to do it.

    Wow! Your description of the twilight sounds SO cool! I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.

    "I have a younger brother, which makes me (you guessed it) the oldest one:)" Haha. A logical deduction. ;)

    Ohh! I like ironing, too! Also, vacuuming, though I get what you mean about having to move all the stuff on the floor. That isn't so fun. I think dusting is probably my least favorite chore.

    That ice cream picture is delicious!

    I'm afraid I haven't seen any of the super hero movies, so I don't know a whole lot about them, but it sounds like Peggy Carter would be a good choice for you. Yes, exactly, she lives in the 40s! So you're right, what could be better? (Also! She's wearing red lipstick. It's a win, win! Haha! ;))

    Lovely post, Rose!! Thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions. :D

    ~Miss March

    1. Miss March! Your comment litterally made my day:)

      Oh, I understand, I always mean to comment on posts and then forget it.

      North & South is the best, I think you would really like it:)

      I always used to watch World Championship in figure skating with my mom, and it inspired me greatly - though, up til this day I still don't know how to skate. Me and the ice simply don't get along.

      The twilight sure is something special, to this day I haven't found a photo that properly shows it.

      I hate dusting too! Again, having to move everything around - it's just so time consuming.

      The reason I love Peggy Carter so much, is that she is part of the super hero universe, but she's a normal woman living in post WW2 New York, working hard and proving her worth to everyone. I think she's such a good role model - all fierce and determined, but still very feminine with impeccable hair and make up:) (Sorry for the rant, I have a lot of feeling on the subject)

      Thank once again for your delightfully long comment:)


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