Saturday, September 24, 2011


Because I am the only celebrity in my own life...discovered the Q&A column in the Guardian and so I have decided to apply it to myself (why not?). Now this is unlikely to be of interest to anyone, but it was an interesting exercise in honesty with myself...

When were you happiest?
The years I lived in Geneva, somehow I made sense then...

What is your greatest fear?
Not having anyone to talk to or laugh with

What is your earliest memory?
Standing in my cot, waiting for someone. (Always thought it is ironic!)

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My impressive ability to not do anything

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
When people can barely have a conversation without explaining everything to you as though you are newborn...

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Still remember to this day crawling into the lap of some poor gentleman at church, thinking he was my father! Was probably four or five.

Property aside, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
Etro bag I saw in a window in Rome - still surprises me but I do not regret it. (Yet to every buy property!)

What is your most treasured possession?
My ipod probably...

What would your super power be?
knowing the future

What is your favourite smell?
Freshly ground coffee

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
my idealism

What is the worst thing anyone's said to you?
"you're not"

What does love feel like?
Rather lovely. (stealing Roger Moore's words on this one)

Have you ever said "I love you" and not meant it?
Don't think so...

Which living person do you most despise, and why?
I may despise someone in a particular circumstance, but usually I try to find compassion for them too.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
At this precise moment in time - just good friends would be a dream :-)

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Absolutely no idea...

Which word do you most overuse?

What has been your biggest disappointment?
Waiting for the right guy to come along!

How do you relax?
Listen to music apparently

How often do you have sex?
At present, I don't!

What is the closest you've come to death?
Leaving the house while living in South Africa? (Not very close really :-)

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
A social life

What is your greatest achievement?
Not giving up

What keeps you awake at night?

What song would you like played at your funeral?
Take my hand Precious Lord

How would you like to be remembered?
I would be happy to be remembered!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
It could have been worse :-)

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