Tuesday, July 7, 2009
EOTWQ- Summer Special No. 1
Start of summer special.. the questions are written in Czech on the two A4 pages shown in the photo... what, you can't read them? OK, here's a precis..
1.Hot, humid evenings, too much alcohol, overheated flats... nerves tend to get frayed when the mercury is rising. I like to think I'm pretty tolerant online, but face to face I've been known to roll my eyes if someone ever chews with their mouth open.. which (other) inexcusable breaches of etiquette get your goat?
2.Favourite ice-cream flavour? Optional extra- are you a cone or a pottle person?
3.We'll possibly be heading to the beach at some stage, where I'll lie around in the sun and wonder what it's like being able to swim properly, rather than just take a few unconvincing strokes before stopping to gasp for air... I think this dates back to school swimming lessons in early autumn, in an unheated, uncovered pool in the deep south ... what basic life skill do you lack, and why?
4.Summer fashion.. Open toed shoes, sandals, flip flops... do you wear socks or not? (Be very careful with this one- your continued presence on the Guardian website could depend on it)
5.Summers in NZ, at least on the west coast, aren't complete without sandflies, which appear in swarms and leave very itchy bites.. everyone has their „secret“ insect repellent, whether it's Vitamin B in industrial quantities, running around the whole time, or smearing yourself in a mixture of garlic paste and petrol.. what's your failsafe insect repellant, or do you simply take a more holistic view and try to ignore the little buggers? In which case, I suggest you don't visit Milford Sound between October and April..