A little bit overwhelmed I have debated how to handle the need to answer 22 questions and provide additional random facts, as well as pass on the prize to other fantastic bloggers……
I’ve decided to answer all the questions,by which time I’m fairly sure I will have run out of steam and you will have lost interest. In ‘old’ days of chain letters, I was often the end of the line, usually too idle or distracted to pass them on. Now it’s all electronic, I’m even worse, so I will suggest a list of my favourite bloggers, even though I know that some of them tend not to participate in the awards round robbins; that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a little visit.
Both Jackie and Louise are new friends whom I met (both online and in the ‘Real World’) indirectly through Twitter, and the networking skills and tremendous generosity of Jane Rusbridge, Isabel Costello and Gillian Stern; one in the eye for the naysayers still doubting the benefits of social media networking.
So to Jackie’s questions first:
- Cheese or chocolate? Both, although at the moment I’m trying to avoid cakes and sweets, so cheese has the upper hand just now.
- If you had to go on Britain’s Got Talent, what would you do? (Apart from run away …) Play dead.
- What’s your best childhood memory? Too difficult….one of my earliest is wandering off on my own at Butlins and winning a penny out of a one armed bandit. The shine was taken off this at the time by being arrested not long after by the busybody woman from the chalet next door who took me to the nursery from which I had to be liberated by my mother.
- Favourite song lyric? I’m hopeless with lyrics; I like the sounds of the words in my favourite songs rather than the meaning, which I frequently mishear anyway. If pushed it would have to be Mary Chapin Carpenter’s ‘He thinks he’ll keep her’, or anything by Stephen Sondheim, my particular favourite from Follies being: In the depths of her interior, Were fears she was inferior,
And something even eerier, But no-one dared to query her superior exterior.
- If you could ask one question of your great-grandmother, what would it be? Tell me a story from your childhood.
- Have you ever lived abroad? When I was a child my family lived in the US, first in Bethesda, Maryland and then in St Louis, Missouri for two and a half years. I lived and worked in Moscow for a couple of years in the mid 1990s.
- What’s your dream job? Casting director
- What job couldn’t they pay you enough money to do? Call centre ‘operative’
- If you were prime minster, what would be your first priority? Find some people who’ve had proper jobs to work in government.
- Twitter or Facebook? Twitter for the people I have met through it; but there are a couple of people with whom I communicate mainly through Facebook.
- What would your perfect day look like? Leisurely breakfast on a sunny terrace by the sea, a walk along a high ridge for fantastic views, jolly conversation with friends, champagne and oysters and finally a night at the theatre seeing an engrossing play which might bring a discrete tear to the eye before the lights go up.
And now, if you’re still with me, Louise’s questions: