Questions, Questions, Questions!

There is something of a voyeur feeling on the blogosphere at the moment. It started with ‘My Write Room’ where Melinda at Her Melness Speaks asked to see where we create all our wonderful posts. I have now been tagged twice to tell even more about my life. Those nosey bods are Chris over at Thinly Spread and Fay over at Glass Half Full 

It has been dressed up as something intellectual as it hailed originally from the Guardian (so it must be OK – right?) Anyway, don’t hold your breath for any sort of intelligence with these answers but here they are!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

This is tricky because there are so many great folks out there but I don’t really know them apart from the little bit they show the world. So, I’m going to choose someone I do know AND admire. It is my dearest hubby. I admire him for taking me & DS on when things were quite tough for us. I admire him for sticking with me through all my trials & tribulations & most of all I admire him for still loving me. I think I’d have left a long time ago!

When were you happiest?

Again, difficult to answer because there have been so many. Most of them were small times like sitting on the beach or watching a sunrise.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I was at a big cricket dinner in the days when you wore long frocks & were quite posh. I’d gone to the toilet & was very surprised when I came out of the cubicle to see my husband there. ‘What are you doing here?’ says I bewildered. ‘What are YOU doing here?’ says he pointing to the urinals. The embarrassment was having to walk out with all the cricketers waiting outside the door to applaud my mistake!

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?

A car

What is your most treasured possession?

A necklace my father bought me many, many years ago.

Where would you like to live?

In my house but in a different street!

What’s your favourite smell?

I have a list & just can’t choose but they include: freshly baked bread, mown grass, tar, coffee

Who would play you in the film of your life?

I was once told I looked like a young Shirley McLaine (that was YOUNG please notice!)

What is your favourite book?

The Lord of the Rings

What is your most unappealing habit?

Always having to go to the toilet as soon as I arrive anywhere

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?

When I was a head teacher I always joined in with any dressing up so I’m happy to dress with the crowd. Always fancied one of those crinoline type frocks though

What is your earliest memory?

Sitting on my brother’s shoulders walking down the Avenue in Southampton

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

I love Friday evenings. Pub, meal cooked for me, wine & chocolate. Heaven!

What do you owe your parents?

Seeing things through to the end

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

I like to think that I apologize as I go but I’d like the chance to explain  a number of things to my father

What or who is the greatest love of your life?


What does love feel like?

You can’t breath & minutes are hours

What was the best kiss of your life?

The first time hubby kissed me. It was only a peck but it had been coming all evening!

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Apparently it is ‘Sorry’

What is the worst job you’ve done?

I was once an usherette in quite a seedy cinema. Very embarrassing when people you knew came in!

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

I’d meet hubby sooner

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

Thankfully that has not happened to me (fingers crossed it doesn’t)

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Becoming a head teacher

When did you last cry, and why?

Today. It’s that time of year

How do you relax?

Doing jigsaws, walking, being driven in the car doing a crossword with hubby

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

A car that goes back to hubby’s seating & mirror positions automatically after I have driven it! Rear Mirror Angst

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Only you can make it better

Now in the true tradition of memes & the like, I’m supposed to tag some more bloggers to tell you their inner-most thoughts. However, this has been going round for a while now & I’m sure you have read most of the interesting ones by now. If you haven’t been tagged but fancy baring your soul please feel free to pick up the baton & run with it! If you do, it would be great to link back here if this is the first one you’ve read (where have you been though?)

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