She sells sea shells by the sea shore!

No, this isn't a post on tongue twisters, this is part of an awesome meme as seen on Hope Dies Last. The letter Hope gave me was S!

The rules:

You leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

1. Smoothies from Shakeaway! It's the only place I know in NZ that will make you a vegan smoothie. I've missed thickshakes so much since I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance and now I can have them again!

2. Samoa! I've never been but my grandfather was born and raised there (although not a native Samoan) so it holds a special place in my heart. I intend to visit there one day and track down where the plantation he lived on was.

3. Schools - just as well as I'm going to be a teacher :D

4. Satay Sticks from the local bakery. I've had an addiction for so long that I don't even need to ask for it when I go into the bakery now, they just get one out of the cabinet for me.

5. Sarcasm - my humour tends to be rather scathing and dry. Back when FirstLove and I were dating, our group of friends had a really bad habit of sarcastically commenting with the prefix "I wish I..." - say if one of our friends fell over a small child in the mall, we'd say "I wish I could fall over infants in the mall and make a complete ass of myself. This all ceased one day when we were watching TV with FirstLove's parents. There was an insurance ad on that had a young man walk in on his mother-in-law whilst she was bathing. FirstLove pipes up "I wish I could walk in on my girlfriend's mum in the shower..." - his mum cracked up laughing and his dad would not stop giving him shit "Really [FirstLove], do you really wish that? What does [Scribble's Mum] have to say about that? Have you told her how you feel?"... Sarcasm FAIL.

6. Smaggle Style - Lady Smaggle always looks immaculately put together whereas I'm lucky some days if I wear the same shoes on both feet as I head out of the house. I'm in awe of all of you that manage style post and ashamed at my own lack of style - thus there will never be any outfit posts on Scribbles... well, that and also that I blog anonymously - not so anonymous when you can see my face :S

7. Sushi - anyone who thinks that globalisation is a bad thing has to realise how boring and monotonous our diets would be without ethnic foods. St. Pierre's Sushi rocks the schizznit!

8. Shopping - of any kind but it's been particularly nice lately to finally do some "fun shopping" for myself. I got a gorgeous snuggly cardi and a ginormous handbag that already appears to have been nicknamed the "Tardis" by Mr.Rock.

9. Scents - I'm super-excited about the bottle of Viktor & Rolf "Flowerbomb" I'm getting for Christmas but I also love the scents of freshly cut grass, sheets after you bring them in after drying them on the line and the smell that rain makes on an extremely warm pavement... delicious. Other favourite smells are chocolate chip cookies baking and pork roast - yum!

10. Smiles - wear one plastered on your face whenever you can! It will make people wonder what your secret is...


  1. Great idea! I'd love a letter too!

  2. even though I don't have a blog can I please have a letter too and will post my answers here! that way you can learn some about one of your lovely readers!!! 'S' was an awesome letter for you and I loved reading your answers!

  3. That's a wonderful idea Alla! Your letter is L. Any other blog-less readers are most welcome to take a letter and answer it in the comments.

  4. 1. Love- has played a big part in my life over the last few years. I have gone from loving someone with everything I had to not being in love with them at all. I have learnt to love myself because that was my biggest problem- I didn't love myself first. I also have the best friends and family who I love very much.
    2. Learning- With love comes learning. I have learnt a lot about myself over the last few years. I have also completed my bachelors degree and am doing postgrad study in 2009, and hopefully 2010.
    3. Lollies- I am a major sweet tooth!
    4. Lillies- are a beautiful flower and water lillies are a wonderful reminder of my latest family trip to Bali in September because they were in every pond I saw!
    5. Letters- I have always loved writing and recieving letters ever since I was a tiny girl. My grandma has every letter I have ever written to her and I have a lot that she has sent me. In someways I think it is a shame that emails have taken over the tradition of letter writing.
    6. Life- This year I have learnt the value of life after my Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Luckily he has been given the all clear. This scare, however, has definitley taught me to live my life to the full, and to love my life. I hope that everything works out for your Mum scribbles, xoxo.
    7. Luck- I feel that this year, even with all of the ups and downs that I have been very lucky.
    8. Lust- I love the feeling and power of lust when you first meet someone... it is the possiblity of something wonderful.
    9. Language- I love language, and also listening to other languages. While mine grammar may not always be precise, I am working hard on improving it. I also love the power of language and how it can convey any meaning you want.
    10. Lazying- I love to laze in the sun and read, especially when there is nothing else to do!

  5. This was great! I loved the sarcasm one especially. And also? Satay sticks sound yummy. What are they?

  6. Oh Hope, you haven't lived until you've had a satay stick. Tender chicken breast on a skewer, coated in peanutty sauce which is then crumbed and deep fried. No wonder my butt should carry a wide load sticker, but DAMN, they are delicious. Merry Christmas!!

  7. oh oh oh! Give me a letter too next time you comment on my site! I like this tag very much! And also being mentioned is rather lovely as well. Blush!