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English: A Yorkshire Dales' farm

English: A Yorkshire Dales’ farm (Wikipedia)

In my early days of blogging I did a meme that asked questions to which my answers showed a lot of anglophile symptoms, e.g. To ‘What is your current obsession?’ I answered the English countryside!

To ‘What is your favorite weather?’ I said 28 degrees C, clear blue skies, when actually I was thinking of myself alighting from the car to a patch of smiling daffodils. The sun was bright but the morning air was crisp. From where I come from, if the sun is shining brightly, it is fair to assume boiling temperature. Not England. While approaching Burton Agnes Hall my lips were turning violet.

To ‘If you were given a free house that was full furnished, where in the world would you like it to be?’ I quickly answered definitely in the English countryside!

The mind can only cup a thousand different inter-lapping things. You wouldn’t want to know what I wanted in my hands when I breathed that answer. What business do assault helicopters have buzzing like dragonflies over the English countryside? Or what does anyone care if eating alone at expensive restaurants is a guilty pleasure?

To ‘What are you currently reading?’ I jotted anglophile blogs. Next to that I said “becoming a bottled pear in Bangkok” to ‘What do you fear the most?’ Bottled pear is Ursula’s (Judi Dench, Ladies in Lavender).

Sense and Sensibility. How fond I was of the film and so glad they asked ‘What’s the best movie that you’ve seen recently?’ I fall in love over and over at how quaint the English countryside is.

And when I saw the final question, I decided to finish the meme and submit my entry in the linky: ‘What’s your favorite book from the past year?’

‘Harry Potter 7.’

Predictably.

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