Yay … tis Friday.  Time for some Friday Five meanderings …

1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?

Heck no.  Shopping is a hobby that I haven’t yet mastered.  I have to know what I want to buy before I go.  I like shopping for presents.  Finding that perfect gift for someone is quite important to me.  But just generally I despise it.

2. What was the last thing you purchased?

Um.  I bought some make-up (concealer and eye-shadow from Boots) for myself tonight while on my way to the bus station to catch the bus, which was about fifteen minutes late.  Humph. 

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?

That depends entirely on what I wish to buy.  And whether there’s any special offers on.  Clothes shopping must be done in an actual store though. 

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?

A what?  I got pocket money.  Sometimes.  But I had to do chores for it.  I think that mine included putting the milk bottles out.  We were poor (mumsy was a single parent on benefits until I was fifteen) so there wasn’t much money to spare really.

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?

Oh crumbs.  I’m usually quite good and only buy things I need or desperately want so I can’t think of anything in particular.  I suppose I have a few clothes complete with price tags still attached in my wardrobe. 

We popped along to the cinema last night to see Love Actually.  Oh the moistness of my nether regions upon seeing Alan Rickman .  It was a fantabulous film and I totally recommend it.  It had everything … humour, intelligence, sadness, hopefulness, nudity, and a wonderful array of British actors.  And why can’t we have a Prime Minister like Hugh Grant who won’t accept being bullied by the main men of other nations?!  It was definitely a feel-good film.  Made me feel proud to be British .

Ah, God Bless Alan Rickman’s glasses xxx Elsabeth


  1. Ahh, yes. Alan Rickman. I’ve never had an actual attraction for him, but there is something…magnetic…about his aura, isn’t there?And I loved Love, Actually too. Though I was a little miffed when they kept referring to Hugh Grant’s love interest as fat. If she’s fat I’m a house.

  2. Ok, I’ve just finished reading every post on your site (had to catch up with you somehow!) and you’ve said quite a few provocative things I wanted to mention, but now I can only remember three.First, I’m one of those people you talked about who have a fascination with England. Yes, it’s rainy and the underground is busy and slow, etc. etc. But…I don’t know, for me it just feels more like home than anywhere else ever has for me with the exception of my college).Second, you wanted to know why HP and the Philosopher’s Stone was changed to Sorcerer’s in America. It has long been my theory that they probably changed it because the idea of the philosopher’s stone is so controversial and it’s something scientists actually searched for at one point. We have a lot of religious conservative freaks over here. Guess they didn’t want to offend.Third, halloween. Of course it’s a family tradition! It’s not all about going out and demanding candy from neighbors and strangers. It’s pumpkin pies, cookies, and spending time with the ones you love. As for dressing up, it’s an excuse for kids to use their imagination and be someone else for a change. I’m often amazed at the creativity the kids (and admittedly, their parents too) put into these costumes.It’s also based on culture, too, due in large part to the Spanish Day of the Dead.I wish I could remember the rest, but sadly, I have a memory like a sieve. Have a great weekend!

  3. Ohh that reminds me! I promised to go see that with my sister, but ohhhh…Alan Rickman…ohhh! *goes wobbly* what a fine figure of a man…*sigh*  In sense and sensibility though…*slides across floor* lol!
    I tend to have a funny turn when watching Hugh Grant films though, I tend to drool a little…hmmm, he’s not my type at all, but in his films….
    it must stop right HERE.

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