Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ella's Midsummer Night's Meme

Ella has come up trumps again with a new meme for us to enjoy. 
(Is 'trumps' a bad choice of word at the moment?) 

Here's my shot at it.

1. Name a place where you have always wanted to make love with your partner.
Somewhere warm, on a blanket, under the stars.

2. What is your least favourite implement for a discipline spanking?
Although I recently had a narrow escape, punishment isn't part of our dynamic. "Discipline" in our house means reminder, RA, and reset type spankings. The horrid wooden paddle always makes its presence felt on those occasions. Thankfully, it isn't used for the whole spanking.

3. Name or describe a piece of lingerie in which your husband loves to see you.
Corset, stockings and heels does it for Harry too. I think most men love that look.

4. Do you favour silver jewellery or gold? Besides a wedding ring, do you have a signature piece that you wear often or even every day?
I'm a pearls girl and have some beautiful pieces. Harry bought me a sapphire and diamond ring for my 60th birthday, which I wear every day with my wedding band.

5. What was the worst job you ever had?
I took a part-time job as an assistant accountant a few years ago. The couple who ran the company were financially illiterate and not open to suggestions on how to improve. I got so frustrated, I had to leave. They went into administration not long after.

6. Is there something your husband does (or doesn't do) around the house that drives you crazy?
Harry piles his clothes up on the chair in our bedroom, which drives me nuts. If he can't find something, it's a safe bet that it's creased up in the pile somewhere.

7. What is the hardest thing you ever had to learn? Could be school, career, life, or even ttwd.
I needed maths A-level to be a computer programmer. Although I only needed applied (logical) maths, the subject could only be taken in tandem with pure maths. I was good at the applied subject but much of the pure maths was beyond me. I gave up after failing to plot a parabolic graph from a quadratic equation and mark points x and y on it - or something like that anyway, it was a long time ago.

I became a successful life insurance underwriter instead, changing tack to accounting after my daughters were born.

8. Besides a spanking, tell us something that always brings a tear to your eye. Could be a movie, a song, a memory, or something else.
There are songs I can't listen to in my car because they make me cry; I've sobbed at the cinema and wetted the pages of books. And don't ask about children's Nativity plays!

9. What was your favourite grade in school (K through 12) and why?
I can't say I had a favourite time at school. I stayed on until I was 18 but never went back to visit. My younger sister picked up my examination certificates for me.

10. As a child, did you have a favourite stuffed animal or doll that you took to bed?
Marmaduke, my Teddy bear. Most of his fur has been loved off and the straw is poking out of his left paw where I sucked it. I don't take him to bed now but he sits in our room on a cushion.

11. What was a make-believe game you loved to play when you were a kid?
When I was four or five, I used to love dressing my cat up in bonnet, matinee jacket and booties and wheeling her around in my doll's pram. She didn't seem to mind.

12. Look in your closet wardrobe. Is there a lot of one particular colour? Are you drawn to that colour when you shop?
My staples are all neutral colours, black, navy and grey; easy to dress up with brighter pieces. I love purple but there's not a lot of it in my wardrobe. 

13. What is your favourite alcoholic beverage? What is your favourite soft beverage?
Harry and I make regular trips across the Channel to stock up on Champagne, which is our favourite alcoholic drink. I am a coffee drinker; can't get through the morning without it.

14. If you could have your dream job for a day, what would it be?
My dream is not to have a job! I want to retire but Harry isn't ready yet.

15. Describe your wedding gown. If you were going to get married again, what would you pick today?
Harry and I had been together eleven years by the time we married and, much to our parents' chagrin, were living in our own home without benefit of bell, book or candle. We opted for a civil ceremony, so a white dress and veil was never on the cards. Harry chose my dress, a lovely, floaty, confection in cream silk crepe de chine, with lilac smocking around the neckline and a matching rouleau ''goddess'' belt at the waist.

In the unlikely event that I married again, I'd wear a pale dress and jacket combination with a big hat.

Incidentally, the word 'obey' did not feature in my wedding vows.

16. Tell us about your first car! How old were you? Did you give it a name? Do you remember how much it cost?
My first car was a Datsun 1600 estate. I called it Blue Streak because it was blue and went like a rocket. It wasn't running too well at one point and had to go in to the garage. In those days, you handed your keys to the mechanic who was going to do the job and explained the problem to him. I said, very technically, "It's going chug, chug, when it should go vroom, vroom." Harry was mortified. When we went to pick it up the mechanic said, "I think you'll find it goes vroom, vroom, now." And it did! 

I was 22 years old and paid £450 for the car.

Mine was a darker blue

Thanks, Ella, this was fun.



  1. Hi Rosie, nice to find out some more about you. I am looking forward to actually being together on Friday :)
    love Jan, xx

    1. I really enjoyed our get-together; looking forward to seeing you again soon.
      Love, Rosie xx

  2. That was fun to read... I could have helped you with the math!!

    1. Eva, I could really have done with some help. I used algebra in the insurance job, so not all of it was in vain.
      Rosie xx

  3. Rosie,
    Your answers are just great! Once things have settled here after returning home, I own you a big email and it will be written soon.

    1. This was fun to do, maybe you'll give it a go... I'm glad you're home.
      Rosie xx

  4. I love reading these...math was my worse subject in school..always.
    hugs abby

    1. I like reading the memes too. I was good at maths until the last year.
      Looking forward to seeing your answers to the meme.
      Rosie xx

  5. Rosie Girl, you really did justice to my new meme! Glad you liked it. I am totally in love with your Marmaduke, and thanks for the sweet photo.

    The pearls are lovely, too. I have several jackets that always remind me of Chanel, and that is my favorite reason to wear pearls.


    1. I'm happy you liked the answers, it was fun to do. A collector fell for Marmaduke on a Teddy Bears' picnic once and offered to buy him from me. I may not have been very polite in my response.
      Yes, soon...
      Rosie xx

  6. I have my old teddy in my closet and it looks very much like yours! I'm glad you did this one.

    1. Can he breathe in your closet? I'm glad I did this one too, it was fun.
      Rosie xx

  7. Rosie such sweet answers to this meme. Oh my we have so much in common as your teddy looks very similar to mine. I worked in insurance and obey wasn't in my vows either on my dads say so. If I had my time over again I would have them in the vows.
    Hugs Lindy

    1. Lindy, I'm with your dad! It was very modern of him not wanting his daughter to be under a man's thumb. There's no way I could have promised to obey Harry back then, I find it hard enough now!
      Rosie xx

  8. I enjoyed this Rosie! I cry so very easily! However..... Shhhhhh tears come to my big manly guy when his kids or certain sentimental things happen!
    Math ugh..... Now I have quite the stories for that!

    1. We won't mention your Scotsman getting teary, we'll pretend he has something in his eye. Guys, huh! You have stories about maths? Did you spend the time drawing instead?
      Rosie xx