four things

A while ago over on Clare’s blog I found this four by four bit of fun, and after popping it in my drafts folder, thinking that’s a great idea for a post, I promptly forgot about it; which is a reflection on my brain, not on the source or the activity! 

Then the other day I saw another bloggy pal had posted her four responses and I thought, hey I was going to do that! 

So here’s my four by four, which you can play along with too if you have a blog or Facebook/Instagram/Twitter account.  

Four names that people call me, other than my real name.


Nettie Spaghetti 

Miss Nettie 


Four jobs I have had (not counting current jobs)

Schlepper of lipsticks, perfume and aromatic soaps on the production line at Nutrimetics 

Film reviewer (that was a nice perk of an admin role) 

Legal secretary 

Office coordinator

Four movies I have watched more than once

The Holiday 

Dead Poets Society (oh how it pains me not to add the apostrophe) 

Something’s Gotta Give 


Four books I’d recommend

The Collector by John Fowles

Broken Music by Sting 

The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss 

The whole Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton – from A to W (so far!) 

Four places I’ve lived

St Kilda – in the early 1990s, crazy times! 

Elsternwick – I loved that flat! 

Nunawading – in a trifecta of great homes 

Mordialloc – where if I stood on tiptoes in the kitchen, I could see the sea

Four places I have been

I’m a girl without a passport! 

Rosebud West – location of many idyllic childhood holidays 

Radelaide – loved visiting the Barossa Valley with Treena & Andy 

Daylesford – great scenery, food and browsing, and fabulous company – on ya Sueby 

The glitzy Gold Coast – stay at QT Hotel if you get the chance people! 

Four places I would rather be right now

I am perfectly happy where I am, but I’ll play along…. 

Auckland – at Rachel’s

London – I’d love to be sharing a cheese platter with Priscilla 

Via time travel, back at Rosebud as a carefree kid on summer holidays

On the set of a Nora Ephron film 

Four things I don’t eat

Who am I kidding? I LOVE chips!

Four of my favourite foods

cheese – soft, French, served with wine 




Four TV shows that I watch

Who Do You Think You Are

Location, Location, Location

Sarah’s House – or anything Sarah Richardson does 


Four things I am looking forward to this year (and into 2015)

New opportunities – with words, creativity, employment, friendships

Another birthday – life is precious 

Autumn – my favourite season 

Continuing the ride with I Give You The Verbs 

Four things I am always saying



I love that skirt/hair/blog/photo 

Spontaneous mutterings a of a person who lives alone