One thing I did manage to do in my week off was erect the lazylaces Christmas Tree, which for the more observant of you may look familiar. Yes - it's exactly the same tree as last year - I spurn real trees for plastic tree goodness. The really observant among you may notice that this year it is situated on the otherside of my living room - it's this kind of detail that really spices up my life.
Meanwhile the photos of me in black tie at my awards ceremony lurk on my hard drive waiting to be commented upon. When I buck up a bit they'll be on-line too. I know some of you (well one of you anyway) waits with baited breath.
What time did you get up this morning?
Alarm got me up at 04.55, a couple of snoozes later I got up at 5.30.
Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds (bit of a girly one this I thought, my jewellery actually consists of a steel watch and that's it).
What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I really can't remember, it's been far too long since I went to the cinema. The last film I watched was School Of Rock which I highly recommend.
What did you have for breakfast?
Black coffee, no sugar. Multiplied by 3.
What is your middle name?
Fascinating fact #1 - I have no middle name.
What is your favourite cuisine?
Pizza. Domino's to be precise. You might not think they are cuisine. I know they deliver. I win.
What food do you dislike?
Brie. Don't ask. It sends shivers down my spine just looking at the stuff.
What is your favourite crisp flavour?
Golden Wonder sausage and tomato. They're damn hard to track down though.
What is your favourite CD?
Big Calm by Morcheeba is an all time favourite. I'm currently listening to Jamie Cullum, Snow Patrol and The White Stripes though.
What kind of car do you drive?
In men/women what characteristic do you look for?
Just that I like/get on with them. Most people would agree I don't have a 'type'. Especially at the moment when I'm a sad singleton.
On a friday/weekend/bad day it would have to be bacon (hot). Any other day of the week Pret chicken caesar.
Favourite item of clothing?
G Star jeans that are 5 years old if they're a day.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
Cape Town. When I was in South Africa everyone insisted I had to go there but I never did.
Where would you retire to?
The Somerset countryside just outside Bristol. Great memories.
Favourite time of the day?
Early summer morning in London by the Thames. Sometimes it can take a long time to walk to work.
What was your most memorable birthday?
21st - also the most unmemorable - you know what I'm saying.
Favourite sport to watch?
Sunday village green cricket. As long as there's a village pub.
Who do you least expect to send this back to you?
Any relation of mine.
Person you expect to send it back first?
Daisy - except I think she might have posted something similar a while back.
What fabric detergent do you use?
If you could choose any animal as a pet what would it be?
I'm not to be trusted with pets.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
A little bit of both, but I definately get more work done in the morning.
Do you have any pets?
1 fake cat. It's quite realistic.
Any new and exciting news you would like to share with your friends?
A project I did most of the development work for has been nominated for an award.
What did you want to be when you were little?
A train driver if I remember rightly. You wouldn't believe how much I hate trains now I commute every day though.
What are you meant to be doing today?
Working about 11 hours on 3 different projects. I have a week off starting on Friday though.