Are you a country mouse or a town mouse or do you have a foot in both camps?
|What kind of car do you drive?||Latest spec 4 x 4||Five year old 4 x 4||Ancient Land Rover Defender|
|What’s in the warming oven of your Aga?||The instructions||Meringues||An orphan lamb|
|What do you shoot with?||My new iPhone has a marvellous camera||My godfather left me quite a decent pair of shotguns||Depends what I’m shooting.|
|When you don’t want to cook what do you do?||Does Deliveroo deliver outside the M25?||Take a casserole out of the freezer.||Pop down to the chippy.|
|What colour are your wellies?||Navy and tan Dubarry||Green||No idea – too muddy to tell|
|What do you do if offered a brace of pheasants?||Refuse – you’ve no idea how to cook them.||Ask if they are oven ready.||Accept with thanks.|
|What do wear on Sunday?||Tomato red cords with blue jumper||Suit and tie – must look tidy for church||Overalls|
|What do you wear during the week||Suit and tie – must look tidy in the city||Tomato red cords with blue jumper||Overalls|
|How do you get on with your neighbours?||Fine – don’t know them.||Fine – they know my children.||Fine – they knew my grandparents.|
|Do you eat seasonal vegetables?||No idea- is asparagus in season?||Always get mine from Waitrose and try to buy British.||Get mine out of the garden.|
|What eggs to you buy?||Burford Brown Free Range||Local Farm Shop||From own chickens|
|Dogs||Labradoodle||Lurcher||Several Labradors and a brace of Springers.|
|Go to London (or other major city)||During the week||Once a month||Never|
|Holiday destination||Caribbean and/or Verbier||Lodge in Scotland||Day trip to Country Show|
|Belt||Gucci||Old school one||Bailer twine|
|Magazine||Country Life||The Field||Farmer’s Weekly|
|Do you wash your hands after touching animals?||Always||Sometimes||Only if they look dirty|
|What is Quorn||Healthy Meat substitute||Laboratory created vegetarian option||A hunt|
|How many birds can you identify||Swan, peacock and probably a robin.||About 30 with the aid of Collins book of Garden birds||Those that are legal to shoot, when they are in season and if the are good to eat.|
|What do you do for cultural stimulation||Go to the opera||Go to the theatre||Go to the pub|
Mostly As – You are definitely Tommy Town Mouse. You like the country from a safe distance. A luxury country house hotel or staying with friends who have efficient central heating and rooms with en-suite bathrooms. A nice walk on a sunny day in the dry – otherwise it is better seen from behind glass. The countryside is very noisy and draughty.
Mostly Bs – You straddle the fence on this. You are keen to be part of the country squirearchy – but wouldn’t want to give up all ties to the city. Where would you get your hair cut for one thing? The countryside would be improved if there were more people like you living there, then it wouldn’t be quite so muddy and disorganised. You will probably stand for election to the Parish Council so that you can try and sort things out
Mostly Cs – You are a dyed in the wool country person. You don’t approve of change and resent these incomers who are only here five minutes before they are trying to improve things. What’s wrong with the old ways – they were all right for our ancestors. Too much health and safety putting notices up everywhere to state the bleeding obvious ‘Danger Deep Water’ ‘Now Wash your Hands’ ‘Beware of the Dog’. Just leave well alone.