I found this one floating on the blogs some weeks ago and kept it for a lazy Friday.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
There is not one specific person. I admire many, many people all for very different reasons.
When were you happiest?
I am happier now than I have been in a long time. I am happiest when I am at the beach – my happy place. I am happiest when I am well rested, have a full tummy and have a plan for the day. I am happiest when my kids are provided for and have everything they need and more. I am happy when my DH is happy.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Goodness me! There are so many. This is a blog post on its own.
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
What is your most treasured possession?
I didn’t think that I was really into stuff until last month when it looked like I needed to sell my keyboard and electric guitar. I was devastated at the thought. So I would say that these are things that mean a lot to me. And obviously my computer and my phone. How else would I blog, tweet or FB?
Where would you like to live?
What’s your favorite smell?
There are many but I can’t think of them all right now. Freshly baked bread. Bacon frying. Wet grass after it rains.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Mmmm….Sophie Okonedo – not sure if you know her. She starred in Hotel Rwanda and Skin. And she also had a small role in The secret life of bees.
What is your favorite book?
Again. Too many to mention. Definitely a blog post on its own.
What is your most unappealing habit?
I am lazy to do the dishes and may actually leave them until they start to annoy either me or my DH. I really need to invest in a dishwasher at some point.
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
What is your earliest memory?
Being chased around the lounge coffee table by my Dad. I was about 2.5 or so.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Time alone. Eating out by myself. Going to the movies by myself. Spending an entire Saturday (or Sunday) in bed watching series and just getting up to eat or use the loo.
What do you owe your parents?
Goodness me! I owe them everything. My parents are literally my arms or something. I would never be able to cope without them. I wrote about my Mother here and I’ll probably write about my Dad this weekend.
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
Nobody. I am very intuitive and extremely conscious of how I treat people. I tend to say sorry as soon as I feel that I might have offended someone.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What does love feel like?
Being complete. Being comfortable. Being free to be emotionally intimate. I shall write a post on this soon.
What was the best kiss of your life?
There are so many. And they have all been with my husband.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Goodness me! Eish! Oy! Oh my HAT!
What is the worst job you’ve done?
It was the job I was in before my current job. As a matter of fact, I have a blog post in drafts about it. Will publish it next week sometime.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Mmmmm…..I wouldn’t have let myself get so fat!
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
There has been an occasion or two. I do battle with Depression if it is untreated so I will leave it at that.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Getting to the point where I realised that certain things had to change and then taking steps to make those changes.
When did you last cry, and why?
Last weekend. I was in pain and had 1 times whiney Toddler, 1 times Tween that needed help with schoolwork and 1 times DH who couldn’t help me because he was studying.
How do you relax?
I write. I play on my computer. I read. I watch series. I listen to music. I dance a bit (even without rhythm). I have coffee or breakfast with my girlfriends.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Obviously more money. It would give me plenty of options as to what to do to improve my life.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Mistakes cost money. You need to crawl before you walk. Love is never enough. Hope is NOT overrated. Neither is gratitude.