Early Sunday morning, before I tackle the debris from a lovely dinner party …

My cake (dubbed ‘Willy Wonka’ by a friend, before it rose beautifully in the oven) was the star of the show …

There’s a chorus of birdsong outside, Dawn is lilac and moody; I hope she brings rain …

And here’s my regular little Sunday Quizzy thing:


Soundtrack in your car?

702 Talk Radio

Have you ever lived alone?


 What is the length of your longest relationship?

Sixteen years

 What do you do for a living?

Freelance writer, editor and proofreader.  I used to be involved in advertising and events, but the long, late hours don’t do it for me anymore.

 Are you a good speller?

I think so; there are some words that I always have to check, like embarrass.

 Do you get up to pee in the middle of the night?

Yes, at 11pm and 2.30pm, always.

How long is your lunch break?

Infinitely long, care to do lunch?

What was your last dirty thought?

I must wash the dog blankets today.

Do your parents have a will?

No, I am an orphan.

Are you close with your sibling(s)?

With my sister, my brother and I have drifted apart.

Do you think you have to be initially sexually attracted to a person to fall in love?

I think this is a question for the younger crowd.

Do you have more same sex friends or opposite?

50 / 50.

If you could retire (not quit) today, would you? Why or why not? 

I guess I am already semi-retired, I do miss the pulse of the business world quite a lot.

Is your life at all what you thought it would be like when you were a kid?

Absolutely not.

Have you ever stood someone up? If yes, why?

Yes, I just didn’t feel up to all the pomp and ceremony that particular day.

What’s the worst thing someone said to you?

“The saddest thing is not that you continue to paint, but that you hang the crap on your walls”.  This from a very drunk visitor who sells the occasional formulaic seascape watercolour in Fish Hoek.

Do you cry often?

Yes.  I believe it is very good for the eyes.

Are you having a good hair day?

My hair is extremely short, it is very much something I seldom think about.

What is your favorite fruit?


Are you afraid to fly?

No, I travel often, but every time at take-off I wonder …

Do you own any guns?

Yes, a glue gun and a staple gun.

Are you shy or outgoing?


Do you put off doing things because you are afraid of what will happen?


Do you long for someone you can’t have?

I miss my parents dreadfully and wish that they would come back just once, so that my daughter could spend a day with them

Do you spend more time naked or clothed?

Clothed, I am considerate of the public.

What is your favorite board game?



36 Comments Add yours

  1. nrhatch says:

    The cake doesn’t look a bit Wonky.

    Loved your answers . . . and your consideration for the public. 🙂
    Scrabble . . . me too!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Funny … I just didn’t get taken by the online version of Scrabble, you?

      1. nrhatch says:

        I’ve never played on line.

        I doubt I would enjoy it as much as sitting across the table from a worthy opponent, while trying to catch her spelling “embarrass” incorrectly. 🙂

  2. souldipper says:

    Oh, oh. 8:36 pm. It’s an awkward time for that cake to appear. It looks soooo good.

    I love your quick wit, Cin. I lost my tea on: “Clothed, I am considerate of the public.”

    1. theonlycin says:

      Enjoy your evening …

    1. theonlycin says:

      Who thinks them up?

  3. dustus says:

    Thanks for sharing about yourself through the quiz. The “Wonka Cake” looks delicious 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks for the visit, Adam 🙂

  4. Yvette says:

    Witty my friend…and cake looks delicious!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Cocolate cake, cream cheese frosting 🙂

  5. adeeyoyo says:

    Love your answers to the questions, lol! I also love scrabble and didn’t know one could play it online… The boardgame I absolutely hate is monopoly – I can never get anwhere!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Beware of people like Side View, she’s fiendish at Facebook Scrabble ;p

      1. I know! It’s terrifying how good she is at it!

  6. Cake looks yummylishous.

  7. I hope you don’t mind, I pinched this to post on my blog…I’m at work and looking for something fun to do.

    1. theonlycin says:

      What fun MTM, can’t wait to read your answers, Side View also pinched the quiz 🙂

  8. aardvarkian says:

    I’m going to pinch this too. I’ll write up my own answers later.

    I want a Chocolate Factory now!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Look forward to reading your answers 🙂

  9. Don’t think I’ll be doing this quiz. . .just the thought of me naked with a gun sends me around the bend (and should everyone else, too).

    Never even tried Scrabble online, but I’ve sen it available. I’m with Nancy in that part of the fun is sitting with your friends and shuffling those tiles, and hoping for a “Q” to go with your “U!” There’s a need for a physical presence I think. . .

    1. theonlycin says:

      Absolutely, the touch of the tiles and a shared glass of wine 🙂

  10. gospelwriter says:

    Re retirement… I was surprised to hear you’re semi-retired, you always seem to be working on some project. I don’t edit for a living any more and don’t miss it one bit. Well, maybe the money a little… 😉

    Re worst thing… god! I hope you threw that person out; being drunk is no excuse for such rudeness, especially from a visitor.

    The cake looks great – will we be blessed with a ‘Willy Wonka’ recipe one of these days? {nudge nudge} 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I didn’t throw the visitor out, but I never invited him back.
      Last I heard he was dependent on the kindness of strangers …

    2. nrhatch says:

      He’s apt to starve. Serves him right.

  11. buttercup600 says:

    So much fun doing these…I love them, might just use it at some stage 🙂 xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have a super week, my friend.

  12. slpmartin says:

    Oh..and I’ve given up desserts….well maybe I should reconsider that after looking at your cake. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      The cake was sinful 😀

  13. Tandy says:

    thankfully, bad hair days don’t happen for me either! have a great Monday

    1. theonlycin says:

      One of the best things I did was cut my hair short, I’ll never look back.
      Enjoy your week 🙂

  14. Jamie Dedes says:

    I could swear I smell chocolate …

    Clever quiz answers.

  15. Naomi says:

    Wonderful taste of your brilliant mind, Cindy 😀 Your drunken visitor’s comment is hilarious – I can imagine it attests a whole lot more to him/her than your art!

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