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The first instalment of Interview52 is now complete! It started on Friday 18th July 2008 and finished on 13th September 2009. A little later than expected, but we got there.


52 mobloggers from around the world...

Some familiar, some not...

Each will publish a unique self-portrait, accompanied by a short interview.

Candid portrait meets candid interview.

The Rules

Every Friday the next interviewee in line will publish a new portrait and interview, consisting of their answers to the ten questions they have been given.

After they have published, the interviewee will then become the interviewer. They will be responsible for finding the next participant, as well as compiling the questions that this next person in line will answer. Interviewers can change as many or as few questions as they like, but they should change at least one before passing them on to the next lucky punter.

Thats it! Simple. More detailed instructions will be given to each interviewee as and when they are approached, so fear not.

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Interview52 – Craft:

1. How did you choose your moniker?

CRAFT. It's an acronym which stands for Can't Remember A F*cking Thing. I used to work with this woman called Linda whose mother had Alzheimer's disease and she was terrified of getting it too. Whenever she had any kind of lapse in memory she would say *Whoops I'm having a CRAFT moment* a way I suppose of trying to make light of that which frightened her. Because my memory isn't all it perhaps should be, when I set up my blog I used CRAFT because much as I ended up disliking her, I liked the expression. She was a strange and not particularly likeable person. If I were her I would have been more alarmed by the multiple personalities than the possibility of getting Alzheimer's ....

2. What is your favourite word in the entire lexicon of English language? Please define and explain its significance to you.

This changes from time to time but at the moment it is heteroflexible. The Urban dictionary definition is: *A person who enjoys sex with both male & females but considers themself heterosexual in the sense that they do not relate with the same sex for an emotional relationship like a bi-sexual could. Heteroflexible is a heterosexual person that is beyond the bi-curious stage but would never engage in an emotional relationship with the same sex.*
The reason I like so much is that it makes me think of contortionists.... Ooooh yeah..

3. If you were a flower which would you be and why?

We saw some Calla lilies in a hot house earlier in the year. One was almost black , like a very dark aubergine colour. I'd be one of them.

4. If you could be in any movie, which role would you play?

I'd be the Tin Woodman in the Wizard of OZ. He is the one who asks the Wizard for a heart and the Wizard says *A heart is not judged by how much you love but by how much you are loved by others.* When he says goodbye to Dorothy the Tin Woodman says *Now I know I have a heart because it's breaking..* Awwww..Pass the Kleenex….

5. If you were to write an autobiography, what would you title it?

Shades of Gray of course and if it got made into a film I'd want to be played by David Morrissey, because he’s hot and sexy.

6. Where is the most unusual place you’ve ever made out with another person? With yourself?

I really can't disclose this. It is absolutely too shocking and too unimaginable. I would be getting hate mail for all eternity. With myself??? This is not something I do as a rule in unusual places. I like where possible to keep the right side of the law.

7. If you were going to speak the language of flowers to someone you wanted to get to know better, which posies would you include? And what specifically do they mean?

I think I'd choose sweet peas for blissful pleasure, a sun flower or two for wishes, and some white violets for taking a chance on happiness. Then some coral coloured roses for desire and a few dog roses for pleasure with pain and lastly white roses for secrecy. But the truth is, if I wanted to know someone better I’d buy them a pint and meet him in the boy’s bogs twenty minutes later.

8. If this were your last meal, what would you have? Please include dessert. Who would cook it?

I don't care who cooks it although I do quite like watching the TV chefs working, Ainsley Herriot is great. As long as it consists of a smoked salmon mousse starter, and rainbow trout as the main course, I'd be happy. I know that's a bit fishy but what the Hell, it's my dinner! I'm not sure about dessert because if I have the starter I can't always manage dessert but I do really like frozen yoghurt. Last summer I had a water melon flavoured gelato when we were on holiday. It was a very superior breed of ice cream and ZOMG, it was delicious.

9. Do you sing in the shower? If so, what song is your most frequently sung?

I certainly do sing in the shower, I sing duets with My Young Friend.. We quite often do stuff from West End musicals but this morning we did *Paradise by the dashboard light* which is an old Meatloaf song. Dear neighbours please take note (on the off chance that you have enough taste to be reading this), just once it would be really, really nice if you shouted "Bravo!" instead of "Shut the f*ck up you pair of poufs". If just once you gave us any indication that our efforts were appreciated, we would look for something else to share while we are showering...

10. Who’s your favourite queen and why?

John Barrowman. No hesitation there. He is just so kind to everyone and he seems to enjoy life. TV seems to be full of people being nasty like on those miserable talent shows and to be honest it gets a bit wearing. We've all but stopped watching TV but I'll always watch Barrowman.

This post originally had a photo of me at the top. I replaced it after a while for reasons of privacy. Craft

Posted by Craft

14th Aug 2009, 06:55   | tags:,,


Twiglet says:

*Shakes head and tuts....

And stop feeling up that wisteria....

Edit: Ok, ok, it's a Virginia creeper

14th Aug 2009, 09:00

Dhamaka says:

great interview, made me giggle

14th Aug 2009, 11:42

nige says:

I think I can see your roots... :)

I'm going to have to read this several more times before taking it all in, because the questions totally threw me. AF has certainly shaken things up.

14th Aug 2009, 12:52

Puddlepuff says:

I need a f-ing dictionary to understand most of the questions :)

14th Aug 2009, 13:07

540air says:

"Dear neighbours please take note (on the off chance that you have enough taste to be reading this), just once it would be really, really nice if you shouted "Bravo!" instead of "Shut the f*ck up you pair of poufs". If just once you gave us any indication that our efforts were appreciated, we would look for something else to share while we are showering... "

That had me in stitches, hilarious!! :)

14th Aug 2009, 13:09

Wendle says:

John Barrowman. I approve :)

14th Aug 2009, 13:19

Viv says:

the romantic schpiel on the flowers and then the pint and the bog that got me :) 540!

one wonders where it is going next :)

14th Aug 2009, 13:35

Sprocket says:

at some point today I will get off the floor where I am rolling around holding my sides in stitches

and I'm seriously hoping that the answer to no.6 is the Blue Peter Garden

14th Aug 2009, 14:19

Craft says:

Thanks for the comments.

No 6 is indeed a terrible tale Sprocket, but you know what they say:

All's fair in getting laid..

14th Aug 2009, 14:55

nige says:

Hehehe. He's not an alien, AF!

14th Aug 2009, 18:17

540air says:

Good call Viv :) I'm thinking we should definitely get Craft along to the next moblog meet, he sounds about as shy and retiring as our nige!! ;)

14th Aug 2009, 19:24

Euphro says:

That is awaesome; what a great interview! So many memorable, and hilarious, lines.

Well done both :D

14th Aug 2009, 19:33

SLG says:

Great interview, made me laugh (actually still laughing a day later)

15th Aug 2009, 14:58

Craft says:

Thanks everyone.

We did *You're the one that I want* from Grease this morning. I was Sandy...

*You better shape up
coz I need a man..
who can keep me satisfied....*

15th Aug 2009, 17:01

Dhamaka NLI says:

don't go Craft... this place would be poorer without you

15th Aug 2009, 17:03

Craft says:

D: If you knew what was going on you would be the first to say go, do it.

15th Aug 2009, 17:14

540air says:

haha Grease is one of my all time favourite films, would've loved to hear the rendition/crucifixion you came up with :)

And what is this go you speak of? Surely not a leaving moblog type one.

15th Aug 2009, 17:39

JXLatOCA says:

#4 aw, bless.
#7....and a Triffid for my ex-wife.
#9 pwpwpwpwffff!! Hahaha!

Well done CRAFT (or whatever you were called), great answers to some seriously tricky questions, AF, you're a one!

("you're the one that I want" just started up on the (Dutch) tv here, honestly, no bull)

15th Aug 2009, 21:17

Caine says:

Fab answers, Craft. I like the sound of heteroflexible too, but I'm firmly in the bi camp. :D

And uh, what's this about you departing moblog? Whatever you do, there's no need to leave us. You'd break my little black heart, you would.

15th Aug 2009, 22:24

Caine says:

Oh, forgot to add - I love John Barrowman. Right now, I have Torchwood: Children of Earth from Netflix sitting on my desk. It rocked, but I shed a tear or more over Ianto.

15th Aug 2009, 22:29

Craft says:

Thanks Joker, 540 and Caine.

I'm really having to cut some things out of my life right now Caine but when I get back the first place I'll go is the quotation moblog as MYF and I love it there.

John Barrowman is great whatever he does. Let's not get started on Torchwood which I think is brilliant. I have a good friend who is absolutely rabid about it and nearly wore black after Ianto died. Rumour has it that Russel T Davies actually moved to the states to avoid her wrath.. Much better to be a Cpt Jack fan say I, his survival is assured.

15th Aug 2009, 22:58

Caine says:

I wasn't pleased at all about Ianto; I'm crazy about Torchwood, and was bloody pissed they saw fit to kill him. Geez, kill Gwen, I wouldn't care a bit. I know why Davies did it, but I still don't like it.

16th Aug 2009, 00:24

Euphro says:

Just saw the final episode tonight on iPlayer. Wow!

16th Aug 2009, 00:33

Craft says:

Caine: I don't know why Davies did it but I think it's a shame because there are so few same sex pairings on British TV...

Euphro: Do you think there will be another series?

16th Aug 2009, 09:42

Dhamaka says:

I don't know, obviously, but do know things often look blacker from the inside. If you must go then you must, and moblog does take up a *lot* of time if you let it. But be sure and come back.

16th Aug 2009, 14:27

Gray NLI says:

Black enough but not without hope. I'm trying really hard to be upbeat : (

Sun's out we're going for a walk, wish you could all join us : )

16th Aug 2009, 14:40

Dhamaka says:


16th Aug 2009, 14:49

cariadus says:

Late to the party again...
Great questions and answers.
I'm a big fan of Torchwood too. I do hope they do another series.

17th Aug 2009, 00:56

Craft says:

: )

17th Aug 2009, 07:32

Twiglet says:

In my capacity as Ianto Jones' chief mourner on moblog and as I can't be arsed to look out one of me own Torchwood posts, I shall announce here that it is Ianto's birthday today. Or would've been if Russell T Davies hadn't killed him....

So to Ianto in an alternative universe: Happy Birthday!

19th Aug 2009, 19:13

stuff says:

Come on next interviewee! We know who you are!

21st Aug 2009, 17:42

Twiglet says:

Yeah! Reveal yourself!

21st Aug 2009, 18:30

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