What was your favourite subject in school?
I liked English as I was always a reader and was introduced to many interesting books through school work. I also enjoyed History and I would find it hard to say which of these two subjects I enjoyed the most.
If you could have a servant come to your house every day for two hours, what would you have them do?
I would love to have someone to clean the windows inside and out, vacuum the carpets and clean all the high up things that I have to stand on a step-ladder to do, or low down ones that I have to kneel for. I don’t have a great deal of ironing these days but I would happily pass that job on to someone else as well.
Where did you live when you were in the third grade of school? Is it the same place or town you live now?
When I was in the equivalent of the third grade I still lived in England. It was the last year that we lived there as we came to Australia when I was eight and a half. The school year is different here as in England it started in September and here in Australia it starts in January so when I first came here I was put into the third grade with my cousin who is nine months younger than me. After a few weeks the school realised that they had made a mistake and put me into fourth grade. That was in Elizabeth, South Australia where I lived until I was fourteen.
In your opinion, list some places that are great for shopping?
Well of course that depends what you are shopping for. Some countries like Hong Kong and Singapore have a reputation for good shopping and there are famous stores in places like London, Paris and New York but I don’t have experience of any of those so I’ll talk about what I look for myself.
One of my favourite places to shop when I lived in Adelaide was Central Market where you could buy fruit and veg, meat, fish, cheese, coffee, pasta, ingredients for Asian cooking; in fact you name it and if it is edible you can probably buy it there.
For fresh produce you can’t go past local farmers markets and stalls
Op Shops and Thrift shops are great for a bargain and second-hand stores and markets are a lot of fun for collectors like me.
I like to patronise local businesses where I can for things for the home but increasingly I turn to the internet to find better deals and places that will deliver as in the country we don’t have such a variety of shops. eBay and Amazon are my go to stores for gifts and for my doll collecting hobby.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
As you know I have been away visiting David’s family in Adelaide and that was lovely. I’m so grateful to be part of that family and it was great to have time to really catch up properly. I was also able to visit with a couple of friends who I haven’t seen for some time including my friend Gillian who I flew from Melbourne to Adelaide with, David’s friend and co-worker Effie and our friend Sharon who is a fellow rail fan and goes back a long way too.
I’m grateful to my friends at home too for making it easier for me to go away by feeding Polly, taking me to the kennels with Cindy and picking her up after, picking me up from the airport and driving me home so thanks Manfred and Michelle, Matt and Ally and Dave.
Next week will be back to the normal routine. I’m just hoping for less rain because I’ve really had enough of it. .