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Ask the Mama!
Topic Started: Jul 4 2016, 05:22 PM (12,841 Views)
MamaFrankie
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Guv'nor's Other Woman

So ask me!

Go on, you know you want to!
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CJ
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Sausage Brain

Do you have any pets?
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MamaFrankie
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Yes, I have an 11 year old tuxedo cat called Mister, short for Mister Ellis. He was born on the day of the tsunami.
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CJ
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Sausage Brain

Sounds lovely :) !

Would you like to get any other pets, either now or in the future?
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MamaFrankie
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Yes, a budgie. I already have the one in mind. I want a male so that he can learn to talk. I will name him Tomas.

I can't have a pet now as Mister wouldn't like it.

I would like a snake but the local council won't let me.
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CJ
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That's a pity :( .

What's your favourite food?
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MamaFrankie
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Mushroom risotto and Thai food. Vegetarian Thai though. I have been vegetarian for 20 years.
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CJ
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Sounds nice :) .

When you first became a vegetarian, did it cause any difficulties, or was it easy for you to give up meat?
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MamaFrankie
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It was easy as I've never been that much into meat. I also have a pretty strong will. I gave it up because I worked at an animal sanctuary at the time and couldn't reconcile working for them with eating them.
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CJ
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Yeah, that's completely understandable.

What would your dream job be?
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MamaFrankie
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Personal assistant to Mr Ledin! Failing that, a songwriter or record producer. I don't have the confidence to be a performer although I have the talent.
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CJ
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Yeah, I can certainly relate to the lack of confidence :( .

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate 2016 so far?
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MamaFrankie
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8.
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Nilvafefe
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Do you like doing anything artsy? Such as knitting, crocheting, etc.
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MamaFrankie
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I cannot knit and stuff like that as I have no talent in that direction! I am dyspraxic and cannot coordinate my hands into such work (although I can play piano). But I am mentally creative. I write stories and songs and have designed clothes and jewellery. My drawing is, quite frankly, rubbish but you can see what I'm attempting to do. Someone on another site even asked me if I could make her one of the designs I uploaded.
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CJ
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What kinds of things do you like to write about?
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MamaFrankie
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In songs, I write mainly political stuff with the occasional love song. In stories, I have written several stories about a jelly called Mr Wobbly for children (one was read out at the local nursery), the Fruit People of Berryville (a lot of fruits with names such as Adam Apple) and a clarinet called Clarence from Tunechester. I am currently writing a spoof autobiography of my fictional Great Uncle Manfred, an Irish wizard and exotic animal breeder. I created him for a laugh on another forum and he was very well received. He is currently 143 years old and runs a Magic Academy and an unusual farm!
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CJ
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Sounds like quite a range, then!

What kinds of animals live on this unusual farm?
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MamaFrankie
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The Kangabuffulant (a kangaroo/buffalo/elephant cross), the Ocelrus (ocelot/walrus cross), the Jagupard (jaguar/leopard cross), the Snark (snake/aardvark cross), the Amsigax (cat/antelope cross), the roachion (cockroach/scorpion cross), the Nine Headed Covonia, the Griffosaur (griffin/dinosaur cross), the Huskmute (husky/malamute cross) and the Green Spotted Aardwolf (aardvark/wolf cross with green spots). Plus other weird and wonderful creatures.
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CJ
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Wow, some of these are very weird :P .

Have you drawn pictures of any of these? (Or, since you said above that drawing isn't really your thing, have you got anyone else to draw them?)
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MamaFrankie
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I use pictures I found on a colouring website as my examples.
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CJ
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Ah, OK :) .

Do you have a good memory?
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Nilvafefe
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MamaFrankie
Jul 5 2016, 08:49 PM
I cannot knit and stuff like that as I have no talent in that direction! I am dyspraxic and cannot coordinate my hands into such work (although I can play piano). But I am mentally creative. I write stories and songs and have designed clothes and jewellery. My drawing is, quite frankly, rubbish but you can see what I'm attempting to do. Someone on another site even asked me if I could make her one of the designs I uploaded.
I know how you feel. I cannot do any knitting or artsy stuff with yarn myself.

How long have you been playing piano? :)
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MamaFrankie
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@ CJ: I have an excellent memory. I can still remember what I had for Christmas 50 years ago!
@ Nilla: Since 1985.
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CJ
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Wow :O .

Do you still own any of the things you got for Christmas back then?
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MamaFrankie
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Sadly, no. And I had some really cool things. I had a projector, a camera and a microscope amongst others.
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CJ
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Those do sound great! It's a pity you don't still have them :( .

Do you know yet what you'd like for Christmas this year?
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MamaFrankie
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Tomas Ledin! Seriously, I'd like a 2017 diary (am having to use a notebook for my current one) and a stapler.
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CJ
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Sounds like that would be useful, even if it's not quite as exciting as a microscope :P .

What's your favourite thing about Christmas?
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MamaFrankie
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The Christmas lunch I eat with my brother and the general atmosphere there. The Danes have a word for it - hygge (hooga). I also like Christmas Eve with all the anticipation.
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