Yes, I know it's really three but I'm running low on ideas today!
Alison and Starry tagged me for the seven random things meme a while back but since I did something similar last year I'm going to cop out of that one. Then Ruth tagged me for the four things meme and I reckon I might have enough brain to manage this one, with its guidelines and all that. (I have the most awful feeling someone else may have tagged me too - if it was you, I am sorry! I am rubbish!)
But before I do, in case I bore you rigid and you run away, here is a sneaky peek at some embroidered buttons I have been making for a swap. Some of these may feature in a long overdue giveaway soon ...
Right, here goes.
Four films I would watch again
Four Weddings and a Funeral - How many times have I watched this? I've lost count. I first saw it when I was a postdoc in North Carolina and 500 miles away from Mr Dottycookie and watching a charming British comedy was exactly the tonic I needed. I even scrounged the poster from the cinema once the run was over. Hmmmm.
Some Like It Hot - "Nobody's perfect". Snort!
Shaun of the Dead - Perhaps I have a sick sense of humour but I cannot hear "Don't Stop Me Now" on the radio without bursting into loud guffaws.
Starter For Ten - Very lightweight, very silly, but with a brilliant mildly alternative 80s soundtrack and James McAvoy in virtually every scene - I mean, really, what else could you ask for?
There are many more. Loads and loads.
Four places I have lived
Purley - Where I grew up. So did Derren Brown, apparently. And of course, it was the home of Terry and June. Ahh, Purley. Say no more ...
Oxford - I spent eight very happy years here in the 80s and 90s and always love going back to visit the city though it has changed enormously. Mr DC's claim to fame is that he appears briefly in an episode of Inspector Morse (you have to know where to look!)
Ballston Lake - A tiny, tiny village in upstate New York where we lived in a little house on the shores of the lake. The house was really quite grotty, but we could get home from work, and be swimming in the lake within two minutes. Bliss.
Cambridge - Where we are now, and where we'll hopefully be for a while yet ...
Four TV shows I watch
Only four? OK. Actually, I'm pushed to think of four current ones I really like which begs the question, why is the TV on so frequently?
How about four that are old but that I've watched recently anyway?
QI - I really hated this when it first started - it seemed so very smug, but I have been lured in and will watch it any time I can find it in the schedules. Which, let's face it, is more than once every week.
Shameless - I recently discovered this on 4OD having missed it the first time round (I was rather busy having baby number 2 I seem to remember) and the first two series make me laugh a lot. Later series, not so much. (And I know Kim knows why I like it ;-)
Spaced - Again, I missed this first time round but rented it after watching Shaun of the Dead and it really is very funny.Well, I think so anyway.
House - Lest you think I only watch comedies. Well, actually I do find this quite funny in parts. There is no hope!
(Better speed this up)
Four places I have been (and that left a lasting impression)
The Keats Shelley House in Rome.
The top of the Empire State Building (especially for Mr DC)
Key West - we honeymooned here. Sigh.
Helvellyn (we took the easy route up - I have no head for edges!)
Four things to eat
Home made bread
Four places I'd rather be
Actually, I'm quite happy here thanks!
Four things to look forward to
Spending more time at home with my littlies
The wedding of a very old friend in June
Holidaying by the seaside
Finally finishing writing up a paper at work!
Four people to tag
This has taken so much longer than I had expected it to that I'm reluctant to pass it on to anyone who doesn't want to do it. So, grab it if you want it - and maybe leave me a comment to say you're going to have a go?