Tuesday, 28 April 2009

I'm It

I've been tagged by A Modern Mother and 4 down, Mum to go so have decided to answer the call, but with a Bosnian flavour. To complete the meme I need to answer the following questions:

1. What are your current obsessions?
Are Bosnian girls are given lessons at school about how to get into their unfeasibly tight jeans?

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often?
Can't fit into any Bosnian clothes as they are all an xxxs. So, it'll have to be my extremely lovely very soft Toast jumper. Now it is summer and the weather is getting hot in BiH, I won't see it for at least 6 months, which I am a little sad about as it is a thing of great beauty.

3. What's for dinner?
Some form of stew, burek (meat pie) and Baklava. Or pizza - the other national dish.

4. Last thing you bought?
Some Bosnian honey from Herzegovina with figs and raisins in to give as presents back in the UK (from Mercator for the Bosnian readers who might be interested, it is really really good!)

5. What are you listening to?
The neighbour's turbofolk

6. If you were a god / goddess what would you be?
The one who is obeyed without question by all the others

7. Favourite holiday spots
Croatian Coast, Eastern Bosnia

8. Reading right now?
The Girl In the Film by Charlotte Eager (about journalists in wartime Sarajevo), Bridge over the Drina - by Nobel prize winner Bosnian author Ivo Andric and Evil Doesn't Live Here, a collection of posters of the 1992-95 Bosnian War.

9. Four words to describe you
Fraught, lucky, headstrong, Bosniaphile - most of the time.

10. Guilty pleasure
Some krompirusa (potato pie) for lunch. Occasionally, if I'm really lucky the bakers will still have some zeljenica (spinach and cheese pie) but that is only about once a month. Sooooo good.

11. Who or what makes you laugh?
My children. The coat peg of the Bosnian child in Adam's class called Denial (Daniel)

12. Favourite spring thing to do?
Picnics in Illincica.

13. Planning to travel next?
New York, New York!! An old old friends wedding. I am very excited.

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Pad Thai and English sausages, but not together. And a glass of really good Sancerre wine. It has been a while since we were back in England - any glass of any wine that wasn't Krstic or Vranac would have had the same reaction.

15. When did you last get tipsy
Last night. More old friends. Chewing the fat. What can I say?

16. Favourite ever film
Moulin Rouge, but if this has a Bosnian flavour then it has to be No Mans Land which won Best Foreign Film Oscar and is a great great film.

17. Care to share some wisdom?
There is always a police check as you come out of Celibavici (village about 45 minutes north of Sarajevo on the Tuzla road).

18. Song you can't get out of your head?
The call to prayer. I live just opposite a mosque and find myself humming along to it like a Britany Spears song

Rules of the meme. Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 8 people.

Not sure I'll make 8 but here goes. Bosnian ones - did I miss anything out? Poobah, this is to entice you back to the blogosphere.

BiH Bound
La Grande Poobah
Bad Mommy Moments
My Little Brown Book
Bella Foxx's Life
3 Bedroom Bungalow


Maternal Tales said...

Yeah saw that you had been tagged by AMM so didn't tag you - but would have done!! Are you back from England yet?? Hope trip went well...

Love baklava. Am feeling a bit peckish now!

Bella Foxx said...

Hi, glad you are having a 'lubly' time.

I did the tag, but I am afraid I may have messed it up some. Take a look here.

A Modern Mother said...

Hopefully you can pick up another favourite piece of clothing while you are here...

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

MT - Bosnian baklava is a thing of beauty. As is their coffee. Missing that already!

BF - post looks great. Hope you enjoyed doing it.

MM - will be looking for another favourite piece here, but have in mind an enormous shopping trip when we are in NYC without kids at the end of the month. Words fail to convey my excitement at the prospect of this trip.

TeacherMommy said...

You already know I did it, I think. Anyway, I did.

Have I realized before that our boys are the same ages?

I keep finding bloggers with whom I have a great deal in common.

The word verification for this comment is "glerb." This is pretty much what's been coming out of my mouth all day.

I'm very tired. Those kidlets might have something to do with it.

Bella Foxx said...

Thank you. I did.

Andie said...

Have just been exploring your blog - so nice to read! My fiance and I are in Sarajevo for 7 days as part of our 3 month Europe trip (we're at the end of it though). It's nice to read some real insights, not just tourist websites.