Monday, 25 October 2010

Digging Deep

I've just been over at Coco Rose Textiles and she has a lovely post for today. Its a blog I visit often and always feel warmed by.
She has posted a list of questions for us all to have a play with and as I'm suffering with a bit of bloggers block since my return I thought it would be a fun thing to do - I find it sometimes helps with inspiration and direction to do a bit of soul searching - so here goes :

What age were you when you were at your most happiest?

I think I probably am at my happiest
right now, I didnt really enjoy my teenage years, three of my grandparents died, two of my friends (one who committed suicide) and two acquaintances- both teenagers died suddenly all when I was between 13 and 16. I think it made me very nervous and edgy about life. I married at 20 and though it was a happy time it was also stressful, my husband had his own garage which meant he worked loads of hours and I hardly saw him, then when the two children came along within 2 years it increased my isolation for a while. My grandma was very ill and living with my mom so she had her hands full and with hubby out at work all the time I found it hard. This is starting to sound like an answer to When were you the unhappiest !!!!!!
Now, I'm approaching 40 - very quickly, have been married for almost twenty years, the children are happy and healthy, I think I have a much better focus on w
hats important in life - we downsized so that we have very little mortgage and finsihed the garage business so that we have a lot of time together as a family.This means hubby only works part time and because of my illness (not going to bore you with this one) I can stay at home - we home educate our 12 and 14 year old, have a gorgeous new doggy and two cuddly cats, our parents are still going strong and so I feel really blessed.

What is your most played song?
This is a really tough one as I go through phases - I love Michael Buble, The Black Eyed Peas, Elgar, Wham.................................
Think it may be the theme from an Officer and a Gentleman - love lift us up, or Theme from Armageddon by Aerosmith.

What is your most favourite food and least favourite food?

Most favourite food is Steak and Pepper sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes and least favourite - my dad used to love sheep brains - the smell of them cooking was disgusting - I used to rush up to my bedroom and put towels at the bottom of the door to stop any of the smell getting in - I never wanted to even attempt to eat them - oh they looked pretty disgusting as well !!
One regret?

That I didnt work harder on my French in school - I love France so much and their craft books and magazines are amazing - I would love to be able to read them properly. each year I'm getting a bit better - I did enrol at the local college for an adult learning class - I know I sound a bit ageist but I was the youngest there by a good twenty five years and after three weeks we had only learnt - Je suis retraite - which means I am retired !!!!!

Favourite tv programme or film?

I often say I dont watch much TV but then thinking of this answer I realised its probably much more than I thought. I love Masterchef (all versions), The Apprentice, Emmerdale, Mastermind, X factor, University Challenge, Strictly Come Dancing, Antiques Roadshow, Lie To Me and at the moment I'm loving Downton Abbey.

Ideal job?

I would love to be a buyer for a large store chain of all things Christmas - the thought of travelling the world looking for Christmas decorations would be amazing.

Favourite flower?

I love flowers that look happy - michelmas daisies, red geraniums, gerberas, daffodils, tulips - i think Chrysanths and some other flowers often look sad ( the men are here to take me back to the home and give me my medication now) My friends dont really get the happy / sad thing where flowers are concerned !!

I've really enjoyed doing this and it has certainly made me think - hope some of you do it too so i can be nosey.


Serenata said...

A great post! I think I'm at my happiest now as well. Seems to creep up on you.

Floss said...

Wow! Thanks for all the interesting facts, which really got me thinking. Crysanthemums are sad in France - they are put on family graves on All Saint's day. Therefore I deduce that you have a natural affinity with France and should try a different French course - clearly you could go far!

Sheila said...

I love that post, i love reading these things from other peoples makes me really think of the answers too.

♥coco rose♥ said...

Thank you for playing along! It was great to read your post and find out about you! I too regret not paying enough attention in French class at school. I decided that I hated it. When I had ballet exams and had to have extra lessons before, everyone had lessons on dance and footwork and I had lessons on the french...I was that bad!!!! Have a super day!

Vanessa xxxxxxxxxx

Mary Poppins said...

Super Post, thank you so much for sharing. You know, I think one of my dream jobs would be to be a buyer too, right up my street :0)

Thank you for your lovely comments, yes on occasion he drives me crazy and yes there have been times where I have thought maybe the grass could be greener, but we have always worked things out, I haven't got the perfect marriage, but do my best to keep the romance in there and know I would be lost at sea without him.



Tilly said...

I think I'm at my happiest now - or perhaps it's because I finally feel 'settled'. I've had easier times but I still think that 'now' is better.
Your mention of brains reminded me of my dad eating tripe. Vile stuff! Used to put me right off eating my tea!

Simone said...

A lovely post and nice to read a little more about you.x

delia hornbook said...

A lovely post do you think its an age thing ?im 40 next year and im the happiest i have ever been as well, i think its being at peace with ones self and excepting certain things and life well for me it is. Wow can you imgain being a buyer for someone and being able to search out and look at all the lovely stock before anybody else it would be like christmas every day ;-)) Dee x

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