Sunday, 19 June 2011

Cute and Tagged all in one week

A Seriously Cute Blogger

Yes, it would seem that I’ve had my cover blown. Under this serious, stern, assiduous exterior I am cute. 

It must be true because the lovely Pauline Barclay said so. All I have to do is to list out 5 books/films/TV prgrammes I've read/watched in the last 12 months so: 

1.  FILM: I’m not a film fanatic but I have recently seen Casablanca again. I love that film. “Here’sh looking at ya, kid.”

2.  BOOK: Wuthering Heights for my book group. I fell in love with it as a teenager but we all agreed that read through mature eyes it’s a brutal book rather than a love story.

3.  BOOK: The Hating Game by blogger friend, Talli Roland, was a great read and a good laugh. Looking forward to the next one, Talli.

4.  TV: Have I got news for you. I just love the banter between Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.

5.  TV: Strictly Come Dancing. Isn't it time for the next series yet?!

And here's my award, 'Aaah, cute!'

Tagged: And now Jemi Fraser has tagged me with 7 questions so here goes: 

Are you hot?
Yes, I’m roasting *waves face with hand*... no, I’m frozen *grabs jumper*... yes, I’m on fire *clutches burning cheeks*... [How long do I have to put up with these sweats!?]

Upload a picture or wall paper you are using at the moment.

Delphiniums from the garden. 

Mum used to read me the poem about geraniums red and delphiniums blue. I talked with her about it the day before she died and told her that the flowers would always remind me of her. 

They’re beautiful.

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?
Last Friday night. I’ve devised this great way of cooking chicken, potatoes and root vegetables in a large shallow dish in the oven. Hardly any washing up and it gives us chicken soup for starters too. Delicious.

Songs you listened to recently?
Loving You by Minnie Ripperton on my car CD.
Summertime by Cleo Laine to remind me of the Strictly Gershwin programme we went to see at the Royal Albert Hall last Thursday. Fabulous.

What were you thinking as you were doing this?
The Royal Albert Hall. It was my first ever visit and entering the auditorium brought tears to my eyes.

Do you have nicknames?
Dad used to call me Rosie. Rod calls me Petal. There’s a theme emerging.

Tag eight Blogger friends.
In keeping with my recent blog about childhood games, this tagging business has made me think about the game of tic tic in the playground. Quite often I’d be one of those kids running away from no one. I’d not even get ticked if I stood still. I’d try to pretend it didn’t matter but it did.

It’s lovely to be tagged but it’s hard to choose those who I want to tag because I’d like to tag you all. 
If you’re a regular visitor here then I may have recently sent you an award or maybe I don’t know you’re a regular. 
[Do please leave a comment. Just ‘hi’ would be great and then I’ll know you’ve popped by.] 
Or maybe you’ve just been tagged in which case I’m going to give you a choice...

So I’m going to pass either Jemi’s tag with its 7 questions or Pauline’s Seriously Cute Blogger with its 5 books/programmes [you choose] to:

Nutshell at The Writing Nut  

Mary at Giggles and Guns 

K. C. Woolf at The Woman Condition

Canyon Girl at Desert Canyon Living 

Christine at And so the story goes...  

Barbara at From my Kitchen Table 



  1. Is there a time when I read you Blog I don't smile... thankfully no! You are a cute Blogger and that is why we all love you.
    Hugs xx

  2. Hi! Your blog is always interesting. And cute :)

  3. Thanks so much, Rosalind. That seriously cute award is seriously cute. I love your answer to "Are you hot?" That's a sweet story about your mom and the flowers too. What beautiful wallpaper.
    Be well.

  4. I know what you mean about the temperature control thing - I do tire of all that putting on and taking off of clothes. I have had 6 years of it so far but some say it lasts for the rest of our your commentators I also appreciate and am inspired by your words...

  5. I agree with Robyn, the response to "Are you hot?" is my favorite! I'm so sorry that you lost your mum, but it's nice that you shared the delphinium poem with her. Congrats on being awarded a "Seriously Cute Blogger," and for sharing it with me! Julie

  6. Rosalind: that is so lovely of you to tag me. I love Casablanca, too, one of my favorites. Also Wuthering Heights, especially the Laurence Olivier movie. And The Hating Game was a lively read; I like it, too. So we're on the same wavelength.

    I just read your email that said WordPress wouldn't recognize you. I'm not sure what you mean by that. I went to the comments section. Since you're on Blogger, you would click Sign In as Guest. Your photo wouldn't come up because you're not on WordPress, but you should be able to comment. Try again and let me know what happens.

    Click on this signature link to take you to the blog.
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

  7. Cute answers! I really 'felt' the 'are you hot?' answer right down to my menopausal toes.

  8. I'm with Jenny & you on the hot question too! Love your answers Rosalind :)

    Casablanca is a great movie! I've avoided Wuthering Heights as an adult for just that reason - even though I enjoyed it a lot as a teen, it seems only harsh in my memory

  9. Thank you for thinking of me! I just got back from my trip and this was such a nice homecoming surprise. :)

    I love that your husband calls you Petal. That is the cutest thing EVER! Cuter than that cute little dog, even. :)


  10. Thanks for tagging me, I guess. ;-) I hope you don't mind I'm going to change the 'rules' a bit. They're probably more like guidelines anyway. ;-)

    Any chance you'll share that chicken recipe with us? :-)

  11. Hi Rosalind and I too think you are cute. I forgot to mention earlier that I like that new picture you are using. Since I just answered a lot of questions about myself, and since tomorrow I will be 71 years old, I think I will take you up on the Seriously Cute Blogger one. But at nearly 6 ft and skinny, I don't think I will ever be cute. It may be a while before you see my response and before I forward this. I'm working on a project that is not finished and my husband is coming back up here today plus birthday and Wednesday appointments in town.

  12. Ros, thanks so much for the tag - but I just love the cute doggie blogger so I think I shall combine the two - you'll have to pop over to my blog and see - but give me a day or two ☺

  13. Congrats on being such a cute blogger! :)

    I still haven't seen all of Casablanca, only bits and pieces. It's high time I sit down and enjoy the whole movie.

  14. Thanks for the tag Rosalind! I will definitely pass it on once I finish my crazy England Trip Series. Thanks for dropping by and reading my blog. I do appreciate it!
    warm regards,

  15. "Strictly Gershwin" in the Royal Albert Hall--now that sounds like a class performance. In fact you seem to be living a pretty classic life of late. Now that's smooth and cute.

    Tossing It Out

  16. Such a cute award! I love that you keep a wallpaper that remind you of your mother.

    I loved and hated Wuthering Heights. Loved the atmosphere. Hated the characters. Missed the romance.


  17. Hi Ros .. I've emailed you re commenting .. I'm now putting in my URL and name ..

    Loved the delphinium blue .. they are gorgeous .. and so pleased you got to the Albert Hall for the concert ..

    Well done on the awards, tags etc .. I must visit the tagged bloggers I don't know .. cheers for now .. Hilary

  18. Hi Pauline, I'm glad to be able to make you smile :-)

    Thanks Miriam, you're very kind.

    Hi Robyn, you're welcome. The delphiniums in our garden are truly stunning this year.

    Thanks Susan but surely you don't really think we'll be waving our hands over burning cheeks for the rest of our lives! No!!

    Hi Julie, you're very welcome.

    Hi Ann, how lovely that we've got such similar tastes. I've managed to comment on your blog now. Thanks.

  19. Hi Jenny, sooo many people suffering from those rotten old sweats. We should set up a pressure group to ban them!

    Hi Jemi, it's strange about Wuthering Heights. Until I reread it for the book group I remembered it as being so passionate.

    Hi Amy, you're welcome. Hope you had a good trip.

    Hi K.C. changing the rules is certainly not a problem. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I may well blog about that Friday evening chicken meal some time soon.

    Hi Canyon Girl, I too felt a bit funny about being called cute but it's not so much being compared to a fluffy little teddy as being a 'kinda cute blogger'... if that helps any?! ;-)

    Hi Ann, I'll certainly pop over and see how you've managed to combine the two :-)

    Hi kmckendry, you MUST see all of Casablanca. It's lovely.

    Hi Nutshell, you're welcome. Have a lovely rest of trip and a safe journey back home.

    Hi Arlee, smooth isn't the word. That show was magnificent. I dreamed I was Ginger Rogers... *sigh*

    Hi Misha, I've only just put that wallpaper up because our delphiniums have made such a wonderful display and Mum would have loved them.

    Hi Hilary, that you soooo much for emailing that advice. At least I now know what's wrong with my blog even if I haven't yet managed to make it easier for people to comment. I'm working on trying to get pop-up comment boxes... watch this space!!

  20. Smiling :)
    I enjoyed this post!

  21. Oh, thanks for the TAG Rosalind. I'm always popping into your blog.

  22. Hi Rosalind... thanks so much for the tag... I love dropping by your blog even though I dont always leave a comment. A cheery place

  23. Hi Rosalind!
    Thanks for the tag! I finally have the time to grab it and tag others. :) I think I'll take the seriously cute blogger tag--that dog is simply too cute to ignore!
    Thanks again and I'll be sure to pass it on.
    Much love,

  24. Thank you, thank you! I can't believe I missed this post.

    I really appreciate you taking the time to read my novel!