I haven’t taken part in Cee’s Share Your World challenge for quite a while, and I’ve missed it. If you fancy joining in the fun, head on over. Cee in warm and welcoming and has some amazing photographs to share.
Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family?
I don’t have a signature dish, but I get a few requests for my strawberry cheesecake! My family also particularly like my parkin* though I haven’t made any for the past few years. My dad used to make an awesome chocolate cake, and that was definitely his signature dish (he was an awesome cook). I miss them on my birthday and at Christmas. We have the recipe, which was passed down, but it just doesn’t feel right to make it – it wouldn’t be the same.
*Parkin or Perkin is a gingerbread cake traditionally made with oatmeal and treacle, which originated in northern England
Do you have a favorite board game?
I love board games, but unfortunately my family do not share my enthusiasm! I usually bribe them to play a few at this time of year, but they complain bitterly the whole time! My favourite is probably Scruples, but I don’t get to play it very often and the last time it caused a family argument! Fun times 🙂
Is there a household chore that you enjoy?
Yeah right! I can safely say that I conduct every household chore like I have a gun to my head – I do it because I have to! If I could give the housework a ‘sweeping glance’ and get away with it, I would. It is better when I have an audiobook on the go, then I get lost in another place and time and before I know it…hey presto – clean house!
What is one thing you will never care about?
Whether or not I have a ‘fashionable’ wardrobe. I don’t care what’s hot and what’s not – I look smart when I need to, and that’s about as much effort I put into my wardrobe choice.
As for the bonus question, and the things I’m looking forward to – it goes without saying that I’m excited about spending time with family and friends this week. I have a number of books on my wish list and as I’m mostly deserving of my name being in the ‘nice’ column, that means there will be plenty of reading for me!
Merry Christmas, everyone.