Monday 28 July 2014

Answer Me This...

1. What’s your favorite thing on YouTube?
I have loved this advert Samuel L Jackson did for Barclays Bank for years. I downloaded it in case it vanished from YouTube, but it is still there! I am not a huge YouTube user; sometimes trailers, occasionally music videos and the odd funny bit here and there.

2. Who taught you to drive?
A combined effort if ever there was one. Sometimes my Dad - he was the chilled laid back option and on occasion fell asleep before we got home (!); also my Mum - she sympathetically braked whenever she was in a car with me, even when I'd been driving for years. Mostly a driving instructor. I was never an enthusiastic driver (I learnt because I grew up in a village where the bus service stopped at 6pm). When I stopped driving for health reasons I didn't (and still don't) miss it.

3. What’s your favorite thing to cook?
I quite like doing my sweet potato curry; it's nice and easy. Peel and dice the potatoes (about one medium sized one per person); but them with a small bit of oil in a large pan and add a teaspoon of madras curry paste. Cook for a few minutes and then add a can of coconut milk. Cover the pan and simmer for fifteen minutes and serve with rice.

4. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why?
I hug friends and family; but I have to have know them a good long time. I'm not terribly comfortable with sharing my personal space with people I don't know well.

5. Where do you pray best?
In church. I'm a lapsed-Anglican and I don't pray very often.

6. When is the last time you saw/spoke to your grandparents?
I saw my grandmother back in about May. She is my only living grandparent. She lives a good way from us down on the South Coast; and as I don't drive and she doesn't much it is special occasions that usually bring us together. I do speak to her a lot though; I aim for once a week.

Granny at my wedding (maternal side) - fabulous at 92

Granny Nita with our dog Lucy (paternal side)

Grandad and me (maternal side) - we had a lot in common

Eugene (paternal grandfather) died when Dad was a baby