Aug. 15th, 2015

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1. Marmite- love or hate?
Dislike as a spread, useful as a seasoning
2. Marmalade- thick cut or thin cut?
Thin, when I could eat it, but my liver seems to object to citrus these days.
3. Porridge- made with milk or water?
I'll pass on porridge, thanks.
4. Do you like salt, sugar or honey on your porridge?
n/a
5. Loose tea or teabags?
Teabags.
6. Where on your door is your letterbox?
Centre.
7. What's your favourite curry?
None, sadly. Never learned to like Indian food at all. It either hurts, or it's too bland to be of interest.
8. What age is the place where you live?
1970s.
9. Where do the folks running your local corner shop come from?
The "corner shop" is a small supermarket, with quite a lot of staff, and no group origin.
10. Instant or fresh coffee?
Ground myself.
11. How far are you from the sea?
About 34 miles. Ipswich seems to no the nearest point on the coast.
12. Have you travelled via Eurostar?
No.
13. If you were going to travel abroad, where's the nearest country to you?
France.
14. If you're female (or possible even some males) do you carry a handbag?
I have a satchel that I take almost everywhere. It's effectively a handbag.
15. Do you have a garden? What do you like growing?
Yes, but only because you can't get houses without gardens.
16. Full cream, semi skimmed or skimmed?
Semi-skim lactose-free.
17. Which London terminal would you travel into if going to the capital?
King's Cross.
18. Is there a local greasy spoon where you live?
The nearest thing I go to is an extremely unpretentious sandwich shop, where I get lunch each working day.
19. Do you keep Euros in the house?
No, don't think I've ever had any.
20. Does your home town have a Latin, Gaelic or Welsh alternative.
Yes: Cantabrigia, based on the Anglo-Saxon Cantebrigge.
21. Do you have a well known local artist or author?
Several.
22. Do you have a favourite Corrie character?
I have never watched Coronation Street. As in, genuinely never.
23. Are your kitchen sink taps separate or a mixer?
Mixer.
24. Do you have a favourite brand of blended tea?
No.
25. What's in your attic if you have one?
Old fanzines, suitcases, computer boxes.
26. If you go out for a cream tea, what jam do you like on your scone?
Raspberry.
27. Talking of scones- scon or scown? Jam or cream first?
Scon. Jam, no cream.
28. Barth or bath?
Bath
29. Carstle or castle?
Castle
30. What flavour of crisps do you favour?
Paprika.
31. If you go to the chippie, what do you like with your chips?
Fish or Steak-and-Kidney pie.
32. Take away, take out or carry out?
Take away.
33. If you have one, what colour is your wheelie bin?
Black for landfill, green for compostables, blue for other recycling
34. What colour skips does your local skip hire use?
No idea.
35. Do you celebrate Guy Fawkes?
No.
36. Dettol or TCP?
Supermarket own-brand.
37. Do you have a bidet in the bathroom?
No.
38. Do you prefer courgettes or aubergines?
Neither.
39. In the 'real world', do you have friends of other nationalities? Which nationalities?
Yes, mostly Anericans.
40. Do you have a holy book of any sort in the house?
No.
41. Do you prefer a hankie or tissues?
Handkerchief.
42. Are you a fan of crumpets? What do you like on them?
Yes. Butter or raspberry jam.
43. Doorbell, knocker or both?
Doorbell.
44. Do you own a car? What sort?
No.
45. What sort of pants do you guys prefer? Y fronts or boxers?
Y-fronts.
46. Anyone still a fan of suspenders?
I have a set of braces I wear with a suit. Maybe once every couple of years.
47. Do you have a favourite quote from the bard?
This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit, / Which gives men stomach to digest his words / With better appetite.
48. Do you like toasted muffins?
Not really.
49. Do you think a traditional trifle should contain jelly?
Once a pudding has sherry and custard in it, I've lost interest entirely.
50. Do you attend regular religious worship? Of what kind?
No.

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