Rainbow Dreams was "interviewed" and I said I would be pleased to play along. First let me thank Rainbow Dreams for giving me questions that have an amazing potential to make me sound shallow. Now, on with the show:
1. Do you have any unfulfilled dreams and what are they?
Dreams rather than things I want to do? I would like to run a coffee shop with a secondhand bookshop (or vice versa), I would like to own a B&B somewhere wild, travel to Japan. But "dreams" implies something a bit more. Things that would have a deep effect on me, would alter my view of the world, would help me understand.
Go to Canada to see Polar Bears and the Aurora Borealis (I have already been there to see Orcas and that was an intense experience)
Swim with dolphins - but there is a caveat, these need to be wild dolphins, not the semi-tamed ones
2. Desert Island discs...which three songs would you want with you on a desert island and why.
I don't like the idea of limiting myself to only three songs, that is really really hard. And I need to avoid the obvious ones like Chasing Cars, Hallelujah (the Jeff version not the X-Factor version), Pachelbel. I have 446 albums (over 11 days worth) on my iTunes, and I have to pick three. I will have a sleepless night, wanting to repeatedly change my choices.
Chris Rea - "Stainsby Girls"
Cowboy Junkies - "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning"
Indigo Girls - "Mystery" (just, also considering "Power of Two" and "Language or the Kiss", but at the end it has to be "Mystery")
As to why, that makes it sound as though it has to be something meaningful. It is simple, they are great songs, and I can lose myself in them.
3. What is your biggest fear?
What, other than being stuck on a desert island with only three songs! Maybe wishing I had done more, I don't want to have regrets. But probably biggest fear, losing my daughter, a few days away from her because of work is bad enough, I can't imagine a world without her that isn't empty
4. If you could swap your life with anothers just for one day who would you swap with and why?
I am going to assume this has to be someone alive because otherwise, if they are dead, technically I will be spending the day in a coffin, which doesn't sound fun.
So, White House Press Secretary would be good, I'll swap with whoever has the job at the moment. Some of my best times at work are working with the media, responding to issues, developing communication campaigns. The White House Press Secretary takes it to another level, the ultimate in handling off the cuff, rapid response, being able to think on your feet, and I would love the adrenalin rush for 24 hours.
5. What is the nicest/ kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Is it sad to say I am struggling with this one? Makes it sound as though no-one likes me. I have been blessed, and my life has been filled with kind people but, put on the spot, I draw a blank. Except one thing that keeps coming to mind. And it is every time my daughter spontaneously runs up to me and gives me a hug, every time she greets me when I get home, every time she writes me a note to say she loves me. The love my daughter gives me, unconditionally, has got to be the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.
now the rules if you want to play....
•Leave me a comment requesting an interview.
•I will e-mail you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
•You then answer the questions on your blog.
•You should also post these rules along with an offer to interview anyone else who e-mails you wanting to be interviewed.
•Anyone who asks to be interviewed should be sent 5 questions to answer on their blog.
•It would be nice if the questions were individualized for each blogger.