A scattergories meme

I usually save the memes for a day when I’m struggling to think of what to write, but I’m going to use one for today’s post. The rule is that each answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer. Here’s my contribution:

Name – Andrew
Animal – Wolf
Girls name – Fiona
Colour – Aubergine
Movie – Empire Strikes Back
Something you wear – Kilt
Drink – Tequila
Food – Apricot
Item in the bathroom – Toothbrush
Place – Honduras
Reason to be late – Slept in

Well, that gives me a 100% posting rate for #blogjune so far. Don’t think it will last though.

Travel meme

Thanks to the Bun-toting librarian for this travel-related meme:

How old were you when you first travelled?

I think it would have been when I was about 2½ or 3, and my parents took me to Port Macquarie. They didn’t have a car, so the trip involved a plane ride.

What is your favourite form of travelling: car, bus, train, or plane?

I’m a bit of an aviation/aircraft fan, so I’d have to say plane. However, with two young boys (aged 2 and 4½) I think car is the easiest because you can stop when you like. We haven’t taken the boys on a plane yet – I don’t know how well that would go.

Where did you go on your first road trip?

As a kid, we did a big driving holiday once every couple of years or so. There’s a map at my parents’ house which has a pin stuck in each of the places that we visited, and there’s not many parts of New South Wales that we didn’t get to. I think my first driving holiday as a driver would have been to Geelong for the Australian International Airshow in either 2001 or 2003.

Where did you go on your first bus ride?

My parents didn’t buy a car until I was about 10, so most of my local travel as a kid was by bus. It was probably to Parramatta or somewhere exciting like that.

Where did you go on your first train ride?

Probably from Parramatta into Sydney as a kid. My longest train trip in Australia was from Sydney to Melbourne (and back) for yet another Australian International Airshow in 2001 or 2003. Overseas, I took an overnight train from Washington D.C. to Orlando, Florida during a holiday to the US in 2006.

Where did you go on your first plane ride?

Port Macquarie, when I was about 3.

Motion sickness? Treatment of choice?

Not applicable, luckily.

Where would you like to go that you haven’t been?

New Zealand, Europe, and Antarctica.

Where would you like to go back to?

Yellowstone National Park, New York, and Hawaii.


Travelling alone or with someone?

Much nicer to share experience, so with someone.

Your ultimate travelling dream?

The time and money to spend a leisurely few months travelling around Australia.


Scattergories Meme

Thanks to @ironshush and Bun-Toting Librarian for this one:

1. What is your name? Andrew
2. A four-letter word: Able
3. A vehicle: Aston Martin (I once went to a fancy-dress party as James Bond)
4. A city: Adelaide (I went there for NLS2 in 2004)
5. A boy’s name (other than your own): Albert (my grandfather’s middle name)
6. A girl’s name: Andrea (feminine version of Andrew)
7. Alcoholic drink: Apple Schnapps (I’ve tried a few flavours of schanpps over the years, and I think apple is one of them)
8. An occupation: Academic Librarian (technically my position is Research Librarian, but it’s in an acadeic institution)
9. Something you wear: Anorak (well, I own a raincoat which I think is close enough)
10. A celebrity: Adam Sandler (I saw him during a movie studio tour in LA)
11. A food: Artichoke
12. Something found in a bathroom: Acne cream (during my teenage years)
13. Reason for being late: Accident
14. Something you shout: Ahhh!
15. An animal: Adelie Penguin (my sons love Happy Feet)
16. A body part: Ankle

I was able to think of answers that related to me for most of them, but some were just too hard.