Sunday, June 5, 2011



Juliana tagged me, so I'm going to have to answer these questions, and tag a few more of you! Just a warning, all you followers...

Do you think you're hot?
Well, not just at the moment. It's winter here, and we don't have central heating. So I'm not hot. Also, I'm in my robe, having just gotten out of bed, and nothing says 'hot' like bed hair and a rather dirty, worn blue robe.

Upload a picture or wallpaper that you're using at the moment.
My wallpaper is a revolving series of pictures of my kids. I love it because I never know which picture is going to pop up next, and when I'm at work, it's nice to see their faces, Especially on those long days where I drop them off at school and creche first thing in the morning, and don't see them again until the next mornings. Here's one of my faves...

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?
Hmm... That's going to take a little thinking on. I don't eat much meat because my partner's a vegetarian. I think I had chicken with my noodles from the new Thai place by the cinema on Tuesday though.... So, yeah. Tuesday.

The song(s) you listened to recently.
I listen to a whole lot of music I don't like at the gym, but I don't know what it is, so I can't say what it was. Last night I listened to some Bob Dylan because my partner was reading an article about him in Rolling Stone and thought he needed the appropriate soundtrack.

What were you thinking as you were doing this?
I was thinking about getting the kids dressed and out the door because we have a train to catch to my friend's house at the beach.

Do you have nicknames? What are they?
My dad calls me Katie, but he's the only one who's allowed to do that. One of my staff thinks it's funny to call me Katharine, so she calls me that. Otherwise, it's just plain Kate. Or Mum, which I guess is kind of a nickname.

Tag 8 blogger friends...
Ok. Trying to find new ones this time around. I seem to always spotlight the same people.
1. Tamara Hart Heiner
2. Cherie Smith
3. Kurt Chambers
4. Christine Murray
5. Annie McMahon
6. Rebecca Bradley
7. Sarah
8. T F Walsh

Who's listed as No. 1?
Tamara. She's the moderator of the first critique group I joined, and the first of my writing friends to get published. You should all read her book, Perilous.

Say something about No. 5

Annie is in my YA critique group and is a constant cheerleader for everyone in it.

How did you get to know No. 3?
Kurt is a stalwart of the YA critique group and one of the chattiest people in the forum. At Christmas I had the privilege of having a Skype conversation with him and Annie.

How about No. 4.
I met Christine through her blog and the ABNA contest. She made the semi-finals this year!

Leave a message for No. 6

I just met you recently through your blog, so hello! I hope to get to know you better.

Leave a lovey dovey message for No. 2.

I'm so enjoying reading Haven again. It's so much more complete and polished than it was last time I read it. It's almost like reading a whole new book!

Do No. 7 and No. 8 have any similarities?

Well, they're both aspiring writers, but then, most of the people I know online are writers. Does that count?


  1. Thanks for the tag Kate, and now I've learnt some new things about you:)

  2. you're awesome! I'm so bad about remembering to do these things. I'll try and get it posted on Wednesday!

  3. Kate!!! You think I talk a lot? hahaha!!! You should meet me in real life :D

    Thank you for the tag :) I feel totally honoured, and feel ashamed of myself for not visiting your blog earlier *blush* I've hardly been on anyone's blog for ages, not even my own LOL

    Thanks mate :) I'll shut up now so it don't look like I'm talking too much haha!!

    Oh, by the way, your children are beautiful :)

  4. Thanks, Kate, for tagging me! That will take care of my next blog post. :) Interesting questions.

    Aww, so sweet what you say about each of us. I didn't even know Tamara was a moderator. Learn something new every day! And yeah, Kurt talks a LOT. The proof: four paragraphs in one blog comment. Man! LOL

    And I agree with the other comments, your kids are sooo cute!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    My kids do look sweet don't they? Amazing how pictures can lie... Seriously, they're gorgeous wee boys, and very well behaved. Most of the time.

  6. I love the photo you put up. It's beautiful. No wonder you have it as your wallpaper.

    Thanks for the tag. I will put that up later today!