Friday, 13 November 2009

Melissa’s inquiring minds want to know

Melissa posted this a few days ago and I thought I would answer it tonight.  So before I start, thank you Melissa for the questions.

1. What was your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subject at school was performing art.  But generally only when we were doing drama.  Or maybe English.  Particularly once my Year 7 English teacher got over the fact that I was stupid and had actually read most books in the school library.  Oh I loved the term we did photography but I now suck at taking photos!
2. Did you have a favourite teacher? What was it about them that you liked?
I really liked a number of my teachers at school.  Remarkably given I am so uncoordinated I really liked my Physical Education teachers. They were very supportive and very impressed when I achieved something that came easily to most.  Plus my male PE teacher for at least Year 10 and maybe 9 was gorgeous both in looks and personality.
3. What do you like most about yourself?
It really depends on the day.  Some days absolutely nothing.  Some days its the fact I am apparently quite resilient.   Other days it’s the fact that I can create beautiful children.
4. Why did you start blogging?
I think it was because I felt a need to communicate outside my immediate circle but in a sort of way where I could let out my angst and not feel any repercussion I guess.  I’m not really sure. I’d been reading Melissa’s blog and others which I guess made me want to try my hand at it. 
5. Can you show us your 5 favourite blog posts?
5 blogs posts that I have done? My favourite out of the whole 14 I have posted?  Hard. Very hard.  Perhaps I can just choose the ones I think suck the least?  I wonder if that would work….
Okay in no particular order:
Lazy Sunday
The real meaning of Christmas
An Aspie moment in time
What I hate MOST about this mothering gig
The adenoidectomy and its aftermath
6. What do you love most about your partner?
Lots of stuff.  Probably that he has put up with me and my baggage for a start. A stand out example is that he has seen both of my parents when they were dead (that takes a lot to do says me who saw a dead father figure at age 5 and was more than a little traumatised by it).
7. Next to your husband/partner/significant other/children, who do you speak to most often?
Probably Girl Child’s teacher.  I generally help out in the class  4 hours a week and then there is the drop off /pick up chat too. Sad isn't it?
8. What are your 5 favourite books?
It really does depend on my mood and my eclectic taste.  However, if we are talking about the books that either I have read over and over or I feel that impacted my life in some way, they would probably be:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien. Yes I have it as one book and read it every year from the age of 12 until about when Boy child came along.
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Kiss Me while I sleep by Linda Howard
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Mary Stewart’s Merlin series… I can’t just choose one book from it.
9. Do you have a favourite work of art?
Not really but Monet’s Waterlilies is pretty good.  I didn't realise there were 250 or so in the series.
10.If you could live for a year anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Wales and Cornwall.  To immerse myself in history and legend, and maybe, just maybe because of Torchwood!

1 comment:

Rammi said...

I wish I had had a decent PE teacher... But then again, I'm shockingly uncoordinated and can't do the basics that come easily to most; I was never taught how to skip, and cannot do gymnastics at all.


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