Tuesday, 14 September 2010

I've Been Tagged!

Well this is a first for me - I've just been tagged by the lovely at Hannah at Hannah & Bryan! She's come up with eight different questions for 8 recipients to answer. Then we are to come up with 8 questions and tag 8 people to answer them. (After posting the post, we have to make sure to let them know that we've tagged them, so that they can see their questions!)

After much deliberation - here are my questions from Hannah...

1. If you could name yourself, what would be your name?
I've spent MANY years thinking about this one, as I was Christened Paula - which is fine. However, my parents also Christened my older brother Paul, and my younger sister Paulina - note that NONE of us are twins - you won't BELIEVE the endless ribbing this has caused throughout our entire lives!
Anyway, I used to think I'd like something cute and fluffy like Fifi Trixibelle - but that was when I was seven. Then I had an obsession with the name Elizabeth, which I thought was rather simple but elegant. As I grew older and fell in love with everything vintage - I loved the name Daphne! Daphne would be me dressed as a 1920's flapper, driving around in a vintage car listening to jazz all day (which I do - the jazz anyway) and dancing the Charleston while wearing a cloche hat. Yes - I think we'll stick with Daphne the flapper!

2. What is your favorite vacation spot?
I ADORE France, so it would have to be an old French farmhouse, with shutters, beautiful views and an orchard, a local farmers market and brocante full of decorative antiques - bliss - rather like Sharons life at My French Country Home.

3. What is your ultimate dream job?
In my younger days I thought that it was working for a fashion magazine - well, I did that, and although it was brilliant at the time, I realise now that I wished I'd studied interior design!

4. What is your favorite thing about fall?
I've said this before - the clothes - because I look FAR better in a cardigan than in a bikini!

5. What is your favorite item of clothing?
The afore mentioned cardigan! (I wont mention the unhealthy abundance of Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Prada shoes I have stored in my cupboards from my previous life - as I'm more of a wellie girl now!)
6. If you could eat only one more meal, what would you eat?
Monkfish in a garlic butter, potato Dauphinoise, french beans and a cupcake for pudding!

7. What is your favorite holiday?
I've had the most wonderful holidays in France, but perhaps the most memorable was a last minute trip to Beijing when my parents lived there. Shamefully, I had been reluctant to go because with three young children under the age of 10, it all seemed like such a hassle. But when we all stood together on The Great Wall of China, it was one of the most mind blowing experiences of my life - SO worth it!

8. Are you a loser or a finder?
I'm getting rather good at finding bargains for the house - but bargains still add up, which ultimately means I'm also good at 'losing' money!

Now, it's my job to tag 8 people also, so here's my 8, followed by my 8 questions - happy reading! (I've stolen a couple of questions from Hannah, as I'd love hear other people's answers)

Chic Little Shop
Modern Country Style
Design Addict Mom
September Cottage
Wild Acre
Not Perfect But Nice
French and Larkspur
Nice Day At Rosies

1) What is your ultimate dream job?
2) If you could live anywhere where would it be?
3) If you could wake up tomorrow during any period in history - when would it be?
4) If you could eat only one more meal, what would you eat?
5) What made you start a blog?
6) What is your favourite item of clothing?
7) What is your favourite film?
8) Is there anything that you would love to achieve/do/see before you hit 100?

Have a great day! x


  1. Hello Daphne(smile), It could have been your name if you could pick your own right? I think its a very cute name, very vintage. Lovely posting. Thank you for tag. It will be fun to think about all the anwers to the questions. It might take some time but I will try my best. Thank you Mrs. Sutton.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Julie xx

    Julie xx

  2. Hi
    I'm going to have to think about this one,and it is a little late for me now, I think we are going to snap with the favourite meal as I adore potato dauphinoise. Thank you Mrs Sutton for tagging me.
    have a lovely day.

  3. I enjoyed reading your answers to the tag. Thanks for tagging me too. I can't help but smile because i just answered questions to a tag that i had received almost a month ago. I'll do my best to answer these, but it may be a while:-) xx

  4. Thank you so much Daphne, I love your messages, they cheer me up !! I hope you have a wonderful Autumn. Here it is a bit windy today, but as long the sun is shining I am happy :)

    In a friendly way,

  5. Thanks for the tag, reading yours was fun. Will give it some thought, how to choose??xx

  6. :)

    Dear mrs Sutton!!!!

    NO! I don't mind AT ALL, I feel quite touched that you picked me. that I am one of your 8! So yes, I will answer them....might take me a while, but WILL get there? Missed loads here too...so will be back, lots to catch up here - just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU for your lovely comments..

    ANY news on your puppy yet? HAve you looked at any? Be warned, once you LOOK at them, you will have to have one...:)

    HAve a lovely evening -isn't it cold? )I am making pumpkin soup...need it tonight!)


    Nicola x

  7. I love how you answered "what's your favorite holiday". To you that means vacation. To us in the U.S. it means Christmas or Valentines Day, etc. What do they call those kind of days in England?

  8. Hi Susy! yes - it didn't occur to me that "holiday" meant a 'day off'!! For us they're simply Bank Holidays I suppose. Valentine's Day is simply, well Valentine's Day! Does anyone else know what these days are collectivly called in the UK? xx

  9. Just popping by to say that i haven't forgotten:-). Happy Monday! xx

  10. I like your elegant house, Mrs Sutton - very stylish windows! Bookmarked now for a closer look. I used to live in Norwich...

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