Words Crush Wednesday – Gwyneth Paltrow Edition

Last night while making cream cheese frosting, this gem of a quote popped into my head. Gwynnie has a way with words. In this case, however, I agree with her.

“I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin” – Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow


Words Crush Wednesdays will never be the same again…

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-awardI. Am. Stunned. Last week I had the honour of being nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by two lovely ladies, Jillypopmusic and Random Bits of Trial and Error. No words. Well, that’s not entirely true since I’m clearly typing this post but you know what I mean. Thank you so much, Jill and Dawn. You made my week! It’s taken me several days to answer since there’s quite a lot going on (namely kitchen renovations; hammers, angle grinders, drills etc) but here it is. Again, thank you so much.

The rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions sent to you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate seven blogs.

My answers:

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

I really like my name and I like that my Mom named me after a queen (an adulterous queen, but a queen nonetheless). If I were to change it, it would be Willow or Summer. Something laid back.

What is your favourite painting?

Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ but not just because of its resplendence. That he created such beauty in the midst of such pain is deeply profound. (He painted it whilst in an asylum after the famous ear incident.)

What is the first record you purchased with your own money?

It wasn’t a record, it was a tape cassette of ‘Kylie’ by Kylie Minogue. I now have ‘Loco-Motion’ on repeat in my head.

What language do you wish you spoke fluently?

I would love to speak French but for practical purposes I wish I spoke Xhosa fluently. I know enough to get by (barely) but I would love to be able to speak to Xhosa people in their mother tongue.

If you could transform into any animal, what would you be?

Gwyneth Paltrow is my spirit animal.

What was your favorite candy as a child?

I lived for Cadbury’s Sweetie Pie chocolate. Once a week Gran would treat my sister and I to a chocolate of our choice and that was it for me. I also loved Chomps. Still do, always will.

How does your star sign reflect your personality?

I don’t believe in star signs but one correlation is that I love water and I’m Pisces.

What character in a book is most like you?

I can relate to most of the characters who captivate me. They all seem to have at least one trait or habit that resonates within me.

If you could only have one of the five senses, which would you choose?


What film is your guilty pleasure?

Silver Linings Playbook. “You say more inappropriate things than appropriate things.”

My questions:

1) Are you a morning person or a night owl?

2) Savoury or sweet?

3) Favourite holiday destination and

4) Why?

5) The person who’s had the greatest influence on you

6) Favourite meal

7) Has 2015 started off well for you?

8) Favourite movie genre

9) Three words that best describe you in general

10) Three words that best describe your mood right now

I nominate:

And Just a Touch of Crazy, Undiscovered and Exposed, Juliacastorp’s Blog, Rebirth of Lisa, Suddenly Sonder, Itchy Quill, Faraday’s Candle