1. Favourite meal to eat? I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time… almost twenty five years! (*gulp*). If I’m cooking for myself then my favourite meal is anything that doesn’t make a mess and won’t have many dishes to wash – so tea & toast is a popular choice when I’m on my own. I also love to make pesto – the basil freshly picked from my garden – so this tends to be my favourite ‘special occasion’ food. I tend to make lots of days ‘special’ when there is plenty of basil to be had. When I’m eating out I love Indian food. Love it, love it, love it.
2. Do you have a quirky eccentricity? I don’t really think so… but perhaps if you asked the people closest to me they might beg to differ. I feel like I am the most normal, most average person on the planet. It really is all about perspective.
3. My middle name is Anne. Really – can you get any more dull? Although I do get a kick out of the fact that Sally means princess and Anne means grace … so that kinda makes me Princess Grace! … sans her luxurious wardrobe and fine lifestyle.
4. I am passionate about … ??? I’m not really sure. I’ve been thinking about this all day. I’m not sure that I have the energy to be passionate about anything these days. There are lots of things that are important to me, my family is paramount. Social justice is important to me too. I am interested in the creative arts, I like to eat fine food and drink good wine. The passing years are turning me a little disillusioned and cynical and so I am no longer as interested in politics as I once was. I guess though if I was to be passionate about any one thing it would be learning new things – ideas, skills, knowledge, experiences, people and places.
5. Thongs or Birkenstocks? Birkenstocks all the way! Perhaps I’d wear thongs if I had to use a shared shower at a caravan park or at the local swimming pool but other than that you’ll find me wearing Birkenstocks. There was a time when you’d have found me wearing blundstones in the winter – but my most recent pair didn’t last long at all – the sole fell apart – so I have fallen out of love with this ol’ winter friend.
6. Who was I before I had kids? A person who went out to dinner lots and enjoyed glasses of red wine. A traveller. A reader. A theatre goer and a movie watcher. An observer of politics and world affairs. I used to love wearing high heeled shoes.
8. This weekend I
will have looked after sniffly children sporting high temperatures… again!!! To say that I am completely over looking after sick bubs is an understatement. We took them to the beach this afternoon get some fresh air into them. If we were in a Jane Austen novel we’d be moving to Bath.