Sunday 25 August 2013

Sunday Social (64)

Sunday Social
Linking up with Ashley and Neely
1. What do you miss most about being a kid? 
Playing games. Lego. My Little Pony. StarWars (with my brother). All those imaginary worlds and adventures. 

2. Did you have a nickname growing up? What was it? 
Mostly just Tasha; sometimes 'Mac'. When I was very little my parents used to call me Pootle (as in 'The Flumps'). 

3. What was your favourite thing to do at recess? 
The sort of games you play in the playground... skipping (jump rope), hopscotch and 'It' (tag). 

4. What did you want to be when you grew up? 
An actress... a dancer... a teacher... the usual little girl things. 

5. Did you participate in any school activities? 
Very few. I tried the debating society once and didn't like it. I avoided sports altogether (I was rubbish at them). My only lasting one was the 'Animal House' where they bred rats and mice (for science classes) but we kept them as pets. I was also in the choir and the orchestra.
Me with some of those rats
Sign advertising our Choir Tour (France)
6. What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about? 
Both in the speech my brother gave at our wedding... the first day at our new house my brother and I broke out my mother's oil paints (we painted a lovely horse) but managed to ruin the carpet and the wall down the stairs with fingerprints of brown oil paint. When I was about three we had a mother and toddler group, and apparently the chaos outside led me to come in and warn my mother 'Don't go out there, it's pandemonium'.