Sunday 30 March 2014

Sunday Social (95)

Linking up with Ashley and Neely

1. What is your ideal way to relax?
Anything which involves the Sofa of Sloth and a dose of 'Pointless' with Husband is pretty good (currently what we're doing whilst I'm writing this). Alternatively playing the Xbox with K-cat for company; or on a really can't be bothered to sit up day lying in bed reading my Kindle.

Casper 'helping' pay the Xbox

2. Where is your favourite place to be?
At home on the Sofa of Sloth is right up there. Known as the Sofa of Sloth because once you sit down you don't want to get up again.

My end of the sofa
Husband's end of the sofa

If I have to choose somewhere that is not at home then I will go with Maritime Greenwich. Greenwich is a fair sized chunk of London - it ranges from North Greenwich on the peninsula where the Millennium Village is located (almost New Charlton in reality) to East Greenwich (an up and coming area where the old hospital was knocked down and a new community is now being built to the edge of Greenwich (South West?) where the mainline station is located. Maritime Greenwich is the centre; where the Cutty Sark is to be found, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) often seen in movies (played parts of Paris in Les Miserables, London in Pirates of the Caribbean and passing moments in such diversity as Gullivers Travels, Thor 2 and Star Trek). It has a wide selection of coffee shops (with Wi-Fi of course) and great places to eat, the park and the river.

Spring near the Maritime Museum
Ship in a Bottle
Inside the Museum - very maritime
Poem by Lemm Sissay on some hoardings
The Cutty Sark seen by one of the many coffee shops
Greenwich Foot-tunnel will take you to the Isle of Dogs
Coffee shop in my favourite branch of Waterstones
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
My mother. Without hesitation. She is everything that I hope I am and more. She is genteel, educated, she has great deportment, she is kind and thoughtful, she is a great friend to many and somebody to be relied upon in times of need; she is my friend as well as my mother. I also hope that I get her amazing skin and as my hair is as fine as hers I hope that it stays without grey as long as hers has. (I'm not mean enough to reveal another person's age, but I'm forty next year, so do the math - she looks good on it doesn't she?!).

4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
I sincerely hope pretty much like it does now. I can't think of anything in my life that I would want to change.

5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
I wouldn't. Look forward, not backwards. Every decision and pathway that I have taken (even the bad ones) have led to where I am now; and where I am now is a pretty great place to be.

6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far?
Dealing with MS. I like to hope that I have risen up and dealt with the challenges it has dealt me in the best way that I can.