As you will know, I am relatively new to blogging, so I hope I can make sense of being tagged - I feel very priviledged anyway - so here are my answers:
- At what time of life were you happiest and why?
Apart from the sad times (and there have been more than a few, mainly because of the ill health of family members) I am happiest in the present moment - I have been taught by life's ups and downs to live for the day, often hard because I am someone who loves to have plans and look forward to things, but also I really appreciate my home, the beautiful Welsh countryside, cooking good food and sharing it with friends and family. I think I am really lucky to have loved and been loved by my man for 37 years (I'm not that old, we just met at school!!). My very happiest days were when our children were born - both on beautiful Indian summer days, which felt like all of life's Christmases rolled into one.
See previous answer - we met in the first year at grammar school in Yorkshire, we started "going out" in the third year, we managed the separation of different universities, we got engaged and married when I was 21 and he was 22.
I am going to answer both of these because it's such a good question - my favourite item of clothing is a timeless Blumarine cardigan which I still wear now, bought in Saronno by my man whilst I was ill in bed at the hotel with tonsillitis - I had seen it in the boutique and loved it, it was hugely expensive for us at that time but he still appeared with it having gone to pick up a prescription for antibiotics - how romantic! My most treasured possession apart from my children is my engagement ring - bought as a surprise, a two diamond twist which I wear every day since being asked to marry him (with my hair in heated rollers, whilst preparing a family Sunday lunch - still romantic but not how I had dreamed it would be, although if he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me knowing how I look in rollers, that's ok with me).
- Must have make-up or beauty item?
I love to have semi-permanent natural looking eye-lash extensions, but having recently been introduced to contact lenses (fantastic!) I don't know if I can do the two together - and there's more - I like well manicured nails (difficult with the contacts) and I love a good pedicure, and wouldn't be averse to well done botox and filler - but you only notice the badly done stuff - those who have had a good practitioner just look great. I also have high colouring (which my GP likes to call rosacea) so either a tan, or a fake tan, or a good foundation would be a priority too.
- What do you think is your worse fault or vice honestly?
It's either vanity, or being a bit of a slut when it comes to tidying - if I have a wardrobe dilemma and am in a hurry to get somewhere, then our room looks like a jumble sale.
- Would you tell your friend if you knew her husband/wife was cheating on her/him?
I think this one would really depend on the circumstances, I am sure if it was me I would want to know, but I don't know if I would want to be the messenger - it's being part of a chain of events outside your control isn't it?
- What ambitions, wishes or desires for your life do you still hold close to your heart?
My biggest hope is that my family and friends stay healthy, and that my marriage stays happy. I hate the thought of slowing down physically - like Wilderness Chic I am a morning person and take a nap in the afternoon when possible, usually in bed by 10.30 (probably why I wake so early), once I am up I tackle the day head on - I like to do some form of exercise every day, mainly to hold off the middle age spread, but since a friend broke her leg in 4 places and is completely immobilised, I am really appreciating the ability to get out and about when I choose. I think as an ambition it sounds trite, but I am living the life I dreamed of when I was a little girl, happily married, two children, lovely home and lifestyle.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now
Hopefully living the same quality of life as we are now, although I have thought about renting out our home for 6 months and taking an apartment somewhere in Italy just to try a different lifestyle not as a holiday as a resident. I also have a business venture idea which may be off the ground by then - watch my blog!
Great questions Ruth, thank you for tagging me!
Now, my questions for you:
- Eat to live or live to eat? and your favourite dish (to eat or to cook)?
- One thing you wish you had done?
- One thing you wish you hadn't done?
- Your favourite place?
- Worst thing about being a woman?
- Best thing about being a woman?
- Winter holidays or summer holidays?
- One wish for next year?
and would like to tag the fellow bloggers below and anyone else who feels like answering some random questions!
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