Get To Know Me Tag

The other day Sandra invited me to take part in a Tag Challenge, and so I stored the email, ready to have a go. Then today my blog Sis Erika, decided to also name me as someone to answer this series of questions… so I figured I had better do it, now two people want to ‘know more’about me!

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1. Who are you named after? I don’t believe I was named after anyone specific. But what I do know is that my name, Ratinder, was meant to be! It is a custom  in the Sikh religion for the parents to go to the temple after a baby is born. Prayers are done, and then a random page is opened in the Guru Granth Sahib (our holy book) and the letter that starts the first page is the letter that the baby’s name should start with. My parents already wanted to call me Ratinder, Ritu for short, but the rest of the family were expecting this tradition to be upheld. Pops went, and R came out, but his sisters didn’t believe him, so it was done again with one of his sisters as a witness, and lo and behold, R came out again. So you see, I was destined to be Ratinder/Ritu!

2. Do you like your handwriting? My writing never stays the same… I was like this as a child too, always experimenting with styles, so sometimes I hate it, and sometimes I love it, but can never keep it the same!

3. What is your favourite lunch meat? Chicken

4. Longest relationship? 20 years next month!

5. Do you still have your tonsils? No… they departed when I was 4! I still remember the hospital, and the cot my mum slept on to be with me. I remember the tomato soup I had to eat, and the fact that I could have untold amounts of ice cream to soothe the throat!!!

6. Would you bungee jump? I would love to try!

7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?  I only possess trainers with laces, and I have to admit I never tie or untie them unless they are really loose!

8. Favourite ice cream? Mint Choc Chip!

9. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes and smile.

10. Football or baseball? Oh Lord, neither! Give me a good book anyday!!!

11. What colour pants are you wearing? Pants in the American sense or the British sense? I was wearing navy blue leggings today, (American) and dark peach pants (British!) 😉

12. Last thing you ate? Birthday Cake!


13. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Lilac!

14. Favourite smell? Fresh baked bread

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My mum ❤

16. Hair colour?  Brown at the moment, but naturally, black!

17. Eye color?  brown

18. Favourite foods to eat? Oh so many, Pasta, chocolate, Chinese, chocolate, Indian, chocolate… did I mention chocolate??!!

19. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy endings definitely, but a good old scarefest once in a while is great!

20. Last movie you watched? Jenny’s Wedding – About a lesbian who needs to tell her strait-laced folks she’s marrying a woman!

h21. Favourite Holiday? I’m a teacher… if it says holiday, it’s my favourite!

22. Beer or Wine? Not a big drinker, but if I had to choose, wine is my tipple of choice!

23. Night owl or early bird? I’m afraid I do a bit of both… Naturally get up early, and am brighter then, but like to stay up late too!

24. Favourite day of the week?  Sunday. I have nothing to rush to, so can relax with my little family totally!

24 1/2. Which three of your favourite bloggers you would like to know more about? Rich, Judy, Syl

25. Who were the latest three people to follow your blog (link to their about page)?
Thank you guys and each one of my followers for following me!

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  6. amommasview
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 07:49:56

    Thanks so much for participating, Ritu 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  7. syl65
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 19:14:52

    Nice to learn more about you Sister! Thank you for tagging me and I will give it a go 😀

    Liked by 2 people


  8. Buffy Devane
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 17:05:08

    Fun questions and great answers, Ritu… nice to meet you! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  9. Traci York
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 16:03:26

    The story behind your name is wicked awesome, Ritu! I love the idea of doing this for a blog post – I’ll have to add this to my list. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  10. angelanoelauthor
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 15:24:51

    I love the story behind your name. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


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  12. April Munday
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 13:27:47

    I can’t tell you how jealous I am of your naming story, which is lovely. Not only did my parents name me after the month in which I was born, but they also didn’t think it through.

    Lovely to learn a bit more about you.

    Liked by 2 people


  13. Parul Thakur
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 11:11:02

    Very cool to know about you and that story of the name is fantastic. Btw – I like Ratinder too. It’s unique. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


    • Ritu
      Feb 12, 2017 @ 11:32:16

      Thanks Parul! It’s funny though… I couldn’t wait to start university where I could be known as Ritu from the beginning. I was always Ratinder, or Ratty, at school!!!



  14. Erika Kind
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 10:44:12

    Yay! Thanks for participating, Sis! I loved your answer about your favorite holidays 😄So cool that you also tagged our blogiliy. Now they have to do it 😁

    Liked by 1 person


  15. The Indecisive Eejit
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 10:29:51

    That’s so funny you mentioned Jenny’s wedding, I stuck that on my list of things to watch the other day. I thought it looked good, was it? Lol

    Liked by 2 people


  16. Osyth
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 09:39:20

    Loved reading this …. and no surprise that you are an experimentalist as witnessed by your handwriting …

    Liked by 2 people


    • Ritu
      Feb 12, 2017 @ 10:24:03

      Lol! I really can’t believe that at the age of 41, I still don’t really have a handwriting style I can stick to! In school I have to do cursive, it’s school policy, but it doesn’t stay with me all the time!

      Liked by 1 person


  17. IreneDesign2011
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 09:35:19

    Nice to get to know more about you, Ritu 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  18. Judy E Martin
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 08:33:40

    How strange that ‘R’ came out so many times, destiny certainly got to work, there! I enjoyed reading your answers sis and will definitely have a go at doing this myself 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  19. Jennie
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 04:28:46

    Nice, Ritu!

    Liked by 2 people


  20. Sandra J. Jackson
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 02:05:25

    That was great.

    Liked by 2 people


  21. willowdot21
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 02:00:09

    All very interesting Ritu especially about your name! ❤ 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  22. Miriam
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 01:30:15

    Great to find out a bit more about you Ritu. I love mint choc chip too! 😊

    Liked by 2 people


  23. Ritu
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 01:14:42

    Yes… but not who I was named after!

    Liked by 1 person


  24. Khadija "dishdessert"
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 01:14:24

    Nice to meet you👐😊😊

    Liked by 2 people


  25. pranabaxom
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 01:03:31

    Rati is the name of the wife of Hindu god of love, Kama Dev.

    Liked by 1 person


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