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Hey everyone! Today I'm borrowing a blog post idea from Allie Lehman (you should totally check her out!) because I want to know a bit about you! I am so thankful that you read this blog - I'm pretty proud of it, if you don't mind me saying and it makes me happy that you might find something helpful, delicious or interesting in these pages. I would love us to be friends - so let's chat!

1. Are you a dog or a cat person? 

2. What's your signature drink?

3. You have an evening all to yourself - what do you do? 

4. If you could only eat one nationality of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

5. What are you reading right now? Would you recommend it? 

My answers: 

1. A bit of both. I know you're supposed to be one or the other, but I can totally see the appeal of both cats and dogs. Even though she hates me, I love Tuna Fey so much and having her around has definitely made our house a home. But if I had to choose? I would have a dog. They're just so much a part of the team and they give back the love you show them in spades. It's not a reality for us right now, but I would love us one day to have a little beagle puppy.

2. This is a bit of a Cosmo-ish question, I apologise. I don't think that your 'signature' drink says much about you other than your tastebuds really, if that helps. If you're going to the bar and I don't fancy anything in particular, my default is a glass of Pinot Grigio or a Hendricks & Tonic (although I'll take a different gin, in a pinch).

3. If we had a bath, I would take a bath. Instead I am stuck with just a shower and that is certainly no fun. If I'm home alone, I usually make myself a big bowl of pasta and catch up on all the TV that Paul hates. Sometimes I knit or blog. I usually go to bed early. It doesn't get much more exciting than that.

4. It's a toss up between Mexican and Italian. I think I'd have to go with Mexican, although I'm glad it's not a real life question because I couldn't live without pasta.

5. Right now I am reading Lolita by Vladimir Nobakov. I have read the first half so many times but never got to the end for some reason, so I am persevering. The prose is beautiful despite the haunting subject matter, but it is slow going because it's quite dense. I would recommend it if you're the kind of person who, like me, cares as much (if not more) about the language and the way the story is told than about the storyline. It's not a light beach read, but it is glorious.