I’ve been tagged by randomreasoning, so here I am, rising to the challenge. Do go and check out her honest and humorous blog, which she describes as being her “journey into the daunting and exciting world of the empty nester” and as giving “a little insight into how (she’s) learning to define (her) life without children underfoot”.
The rules of tagging are:
- you must post the rules
- answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
- create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged
- tag eleven people with a link to your post
- let them know you tagged them
The questions I must answer are:
1. What happened on the best day of your life?
A whole day? This isn’t paradise. You know what families are like – if you choose a best day and they weren’t a part of it, they’ll sulk and be jealous of the people you have mentioned. So I’ll say, the day we brought our Labrador puppy home, as she made everyone happy.
2. What is your greatest talent?
That’s for others to judge.
3. What have you done in your life that makes you the most proud?
Instilled a love of reading in my children.
4. What do you believe in that others might doubt the reality of?
That UFO and alien sightings are psychic projections into our own world’s future.
5. If you could travel in time, where would you go?
Jerusalem 31-33 AD. I’d especially like to shadow Doubting Thomas, and have concrete proof of Christ’s resurrection.
6. What’s your favourite holiday and why?
I’ve not had many holidays, but my ideal holiday doesn’t involve airports, traffic jams, or crowds, but is about beautiful countryside, long walks, and not having to do any cooking.
7. Any time in your life that you’d like to have a ‘do-over’? Explain if you can.
I try not to go down that route, if possible. I once apologised to someone in my family for a choice I’d made ten year’s back that I perceived as hurting them, and their reply was, ‘yes, but if you’d done things differently, I would never have met the people who are my friends now’.
8. What’s your favourite movie and why?
Dances with Wolves. I love seeing a man transformed, as he becomes absorbed into a culture he once regarded as the enemy.
9. If you could spend one day doing anything you wanted, what would it be?
I’d like to spend it in the company of someone who could one-hundred percent prove that a loving God existed and that Hell was a figment of human imagination, but only so long as the proof didn’t involve it being my last day on earth.
10. What are your views on social media?
It saves on travel fares. It can distract the undisciplined from work. Great for recluses. Not good, if it becomes an addiction, or prevents you from social interaction with your real-life friends and family.
11. Have you ever broken the law and what did you do? You needn’t answer if it will get you thrown in the pokey?
When I was fifteen, I tried to fare dodge by whizzing past the ticket barrier with my finger over the place-name on my student railcard.
And my eleven questions are:
1. What’s the naughtiest thing you did at school, and did you get caught?
2. What’s the worst grade you got in an exam, and was it your fault or someone else’s?
3. Have you ever farted at a really embarrassing moment?
4. What do you feel about writing Christmas cards?
5. Do you sleep on your back, front, left side, right side, curled up in a ball, straight out, recovery position, or upside down?
6. What percentage of books on your bookshelves have you read?
7. If your computer is running slow, or your internet is down when you’re in a hurry, how do you react?
8. Have you ever been to a party and wish you’d behaved differently?
9. If someone you know and like has written a totally crap story, poem, or song and says they’re going to try to get it published, do you tell them it’s crap or leave them to learn the hard way?
10. If you won or inherited a vast sum of money, would you feel happy or burdened by it?
11. Is there an occasion when you spoke up about something and wish you hadn’t, or didn’t speak up about something and wish you had?
Time to tag the others: