Sunday 17 February 2013

Sunday Social (36)

Linking up with Ashley and Neely for the Sunday Social
I missed last week's Sunday Social - so here, to catch you up...

  • What was your first car?
    My first car was a company car; it was a red Vauxhall Astra (I had two of them before I moved companies). My/our first (and only) car was a blue Ford Fiesta. My MS makes it very hard for me to drive, so we don't have a car any more, and honestly living in London you can do without one!


    All cars in my family have always been given names that will help you remember their number (registration) plates.

  • Who was your favorite childhood teacher?
    That is a really hard question to answer. Probably my music teacher as that was my favourite subject. I did it up to A-level, and the only way that they could schedule the classes so that all the five of us taking it could be there at the same time was to have them all day or half a day at a time - so very intense and we saw a lot of him, he also conducted Senior Choir and Senior Orchestra. I really liked my history teacher too because she intensely knew her subject (she was a PhD and the only 'Dr' at our school).
  • Were you involved in any sports/extracurricular activities? Share pictures if you can!
    Sports, categorically no. Even when I was fit and had no mobility problems I had no love of sport and was absolutely terrible at them (without exception). I did do a lot of theatre and music. I sang in the Senior Choir, played percussion in the Senior Orchestra (as well as violin - badly - in Junior Orchestra), and was Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" and "The Man in the Bowler Hat" - for which we'd team up with the Boy's school across town.

    Senior Choir Tour - I'm middle front in the green trousers!

    Ready to be Eliza Doolittle in concert

  • What was your favorite birthday party?
    My 18th - both the one for my friends which was a picnic lunch in the garden, with legal drinks and party games; and the one for my family, a big meal with all the folks - which my family excel at!
  • Leo joining in the games at my party

    Leo and me at the family party
  • Who was your teen celebrity crush?
    Oh dear. Now is the time to show my age! At school we had exercise books for every class (they were different colours and everything). You also had a 'rough book' which was never handed in and used for taking notes about homework assignments and deadlines and so forth. Rough books were typically covered in cut-outs from teen magazines of the crushes you had, and anything else that took your fancy. In contemporary terms - Christian Slater and in not so contemporary (not least for the fact he was dead) the young John Lennon.
  • What show/movie did your parents not allow you to watch?
    What did they allow us to watch?! TV was not a big part of our lives growing up. We watched about half an hour a day after school before homework, and some family shows in the evenings. Strictly off-limits, 'Grange Hill' in case we got bad ideas about how to behave in School; for many years also 'Scooby Doo' after as a very young child one of the episodes scared me. For a few years the Australian soaps 'Neighbours' and 'Home and Away' - although those were finally relented upon; I suppose we were a bit older by then!