the eleven challenge

A few days ago, (possibly longer), I was tagged by Delores, who writes over at The Feathered Nest, to follow this meme and pass it on.
The idea is for me to answer the eleven questions set by Delores, then make up eleven new questions and tag eleven new people to answer them.
They in turn would do the same and so it would go on.

Now I'm completely hopeless at making up questions to ask people, (I'm uncomfortable with asking personal questions), so I made up a few and asked my daughter K for help with the others.

Here are the questions Delores asked, with my answers in italics.

You are going on a picnic:
1. Will you make the food yourself or get takeout?
I would make my own salads and/or cake, but get takeout for the hot food/meat portion, such as a barbecued chicken.

2. Will you use paper plates or pack real plates?
Paper plates, but the strong ones that can withstand having chicken or steak cut on them.

3. Country or city park?
My favourite inner suburb park that has electric public barbecues and a shallow kiddy wading pool.

4. Invite some friends to come along or not?
Friends of course, what good is a picnic on my own?

5. Use a bug spray or a screened dining tent?
Both. The screened tent to keep bugs off the food and the bug spray to keep the bugs off us as we waqtch the kids in the pool.

6. Bring a ball and bat?
Maybe, it depends on the kids and dads. No point if they're not into ball sports.

7. Pack the kids bikes?
No. There's enough to do at my favourite park.

8. Laze around for the day or have an activity planned?
Definitely laze around, that's what picnics are for.

9. Hope to find a picnic table or bring your own folding table?
Always bring my own folding table, just in case lots of other families are also picnicking and using the available tables.

10. Decide at the last minute to go to a restaurant?
No, no, not after all the planning and salad making!

11. Throw up your hands in defeat and stay home for a picnic on the deck?
No, the park is a much better option. There's the pool for a start and more running around room.

Now I'm supposed to tag eleven other people to answer the questions I (we)  made up.

1. JahTeh
2. Kath Lockett
3. Frogdancer
4. Andrew (and R too)
5. Kim
6. Joanne
7. Jayne
8. Joni
9. Eva
10. Melissa
11. Windsmoke

I'll have to let them know they've been tagged, then hopefully they'll all play along and answer these eleven questions.

1. You're taking a three month holiday, no expenses spared, do you cruise the oceans or fly the skies?
2. If you could ask God for one world-wide miracle, what would it be?
3. Would you choose sky diving or deep sea diving? (why?)
4. Would you choose having your wishes granted or having the power to grant wishes?
5. If you could pick a song to be a world anthem, what would it be?
6. Do you dream in black and white or colour?
7. Three-course meals or one-pot dinners?
8. Do you menu plan, shop for two weeks worth of ingredients, then serve up toast and jam for dinner?
9. Do you dye your hair a totally different colour from what nature intended?
10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
11. Do you change your home decor to suit the seasons or do you just leave things  as they are year in year out?

Practical or fanciful with your answers? That's up to you.


  1. Great answers and fabulous questions. I just can't resist questions.
    1. neither...road trip.
    2. to heal the minds of the perpetually evil
    3. I'm scared of heights and water but I love to find treasure so I'll go dumpster diving. Someone give me a boost over the edge.
    4. Well if I could have my wishes granted one of my wishes could be to have the ability to grant wishes right? Then I could have both. I'm not greedy.
    5. Born This Way
    6. Full technicolour and 3D with surround sound.
    7. One pot..full of flavours. Just like a community.
    8. yup...breakfast for supper every once in a while and put that fish back in the fridge for the next day.
    9. nope...I yam what I yam
    10. mars
    11. decor? what?

  2. Brilliant answers and questions both. You would be a wonderful person to have a picnic with.

  3. I think I'd like an invite to your picnic, River, it sounds lovely!

  4. Greetings River,
    Ah yes, our dear friend, Delores, has tagged you.
    And a swim in the pool and the very thought of a picnic these days, would be the stuff of dreams. With all the rain we've been having, I might have an indoor picnic.
    Your follow up eleven questions are certainly varied. I reckon question number two will get your participants minds working overtime. All the best to those you have chosen.
    Have a peaceful weekend.

  5. Delores; last time I checked Mars wasn't in our world, but if that's where you want to live, go for it.

    EC; since I'm not such a sociable type, I'm not much fun at a picnic, but I do bring good food.

    Jayne; if you're happy just eating and lazing without stimulating conversation....just bring your appetite.

    klahanie; indoor picnics are good, we had a few of those during school holidays when the kids were really little and it was cold and wet outside. lunch on the floor by the TV instead of up at the table.

  6. Haha! Can't wait to see how they all answer #9!!!

  7. This is really a good idea. Back in January i realised i was addicted to blogging and left a note at the end of one of my posts explaining the changes i was making to the way i blogged. These changes have only made a slight difference but could be better. I thank you for thinking of me but i'll have to pass because i feel i could become addicted again :-).

  8. It made me want to go on a picnic with you ....

    .... and now I'll accept your challenge and work on my answers!

  9. Red Nomad; I'm more curious about #5

    Windsmoke; it's okay, you're excused.

    Kath Lockett; We'll have a picnic when you return to SA, we can invite Jayne and some others along. BYO chairs/rugs.

  10. This is a charming virtual social gathering :). It's an amazing way to met new bloggers ...not just any bloggers...interesting and creative bloggers. So lovely to meet you :)

  11. unikorna; thank you and welcome.

  12. I am yet to think of my 11 questions!


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