Wednesday, 25 June 2008

What's in a name...

I'm not meaning to post once a month, it's just turning out that way. I've been tagged and awarded and I have a list of people that I need to reciprocate and I will... I have a little project going on which is very exciting but it takes up brain space... we all know what that means. Anyway Aidan tagged me to "list one fact, word or tidbit of information that is somehow related to your life for each letter of your first or middle name". It was fun and quick so here it is...

A - Amused - I like to be amused, it's not difficult to amuse me I laugh at most things, even perhaps when it's not appropriate occasionally.
M - Married - happily, to the most amazing person I know. Take your fingers out of your throat - please!
A - Adoring mother - the children come before everything. Shall I get you a bucket now?!
N - Northern in body and soul but not verbally - I was lucky enough to spend two days in the North East of England the other week, staying with my Mum and Stepdad. Although I speak with a few plums in my mouth nowadays and I've lived in the South since I was a young child, the North East is definitely in my soul. When I arrived at Newcastle airport, there were marketing signs up saying Passionate people, Passionate places and it's SO true.
D - Dizzy - sometimes on purpose, sometimes because it comes naturally. If people think you're a bit dizzy their expectations go down and you can just be yourself. Makes life much simpler.
A - Amusing - comedy genius that's me. I just missed my vocation!

I also liked what Aidan did so I've done a food one too...

A - Asparagus, white, cooked like this... This boy is going to be a super star, I've said before he already has Super Hero status in this household!
M - Married food - Got married, flew to Bali, days later on a certain famous beach - Jimbaran Bay, the best seafood dinner I've ever eaten. In a shabby shack we chose the fish we wanted from big water tanks, they then cooked it while we sat drinking at tables and chairs sunk into the sand, oil candles burning, sand between our toes, the sound of the sea, a bottle (possibly two) of chilled white, watching the sun go down. Perfect.
A - Avacado, made into any type of dip like guacamole or cut in half, then baked in the oven with a spicy tomato sauce and mozzarella on top.. or with prawn cocktail on top for fond memories of my 70's childhood.
N - Noodles, any sort, rice noodles, egg noodles, pasta noodles.... Oodles of noodles.
D - Damp cake is what sprang to mind first of all... haha! Then I changed my mind... Dark roast coffee cupcake.... maybe two - fat cow!
A - Aubergine, made into a dip like baba ganoush. I loves me a dip I do!

I will tag others but will have to come back to do it... Later, or sometime soon, I will also load the pics from the Lebanese bbq... May even write some words about what we made, including the flat breads from scratch.


Cottage Smallholder said...

Hi Amanda

Great to see you back blogging!

Loved reading about the married meal in Bali!

Flat breads from scratch! Wow.

Trig said...

Thanks, Amanda. I was beginning to think nobody was going to respond and then you make me all embarrassed. Say hello to the boys for me and ask when I'm going to see some more cooking from them.

Cynthia said...

Hi Hon! It is lovely to see you.

Culinary Cowgirl said...

Love your answers.

Comedic genius? Hmmm...are you going to use those talents to amuse us in the future???

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh I do so know what you mean: takes up brain space.

Michelle said...

Amanda, welcome back! What a lovely little way of sharing things about yourself. Bali sounds amazing and you've got me craving avocados too!

Aimée said...

Great post! Glad too see you married the best guy you know. That's the only way to go!!

Marie said...

Wonderful tags Amanda!!! Loved reading your answers! Looking forward to seeing some food posts from you soon too! (((hugs)))

Kelly-Jane said...

A project - sounds exciting!

Lovely to see you :)


David Hall said...

Amanda - where are youuuuuu?!? x

african vanielje said...

love that meme. I can so relate to so many parts. The dizzy thing seems like you stole it from me, you dizzy thief, you. Love avocados too, and damp cake.

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