I "borrowed" this post from Coffee on the Porch With Me. As I think, did quite a few other bloggers. It's such a good idea, especially if you're stuck for something to write about.
The hobby I could never give up is... Crochet. It really keeps me sane. I can pick it up and put it down whenever I
want. There is no expectation from
it. It really helped me when I was going
through a particularly hard time, as it kept me from dwelling on things I can’t
My biggest role model is... nobody. I’ve never been one to follow
a particular person. I try to live a
good, honest life and be kind to others.
I haven’t always managed that, but I keep on trying. I think we all fail at life sometimes, but we
pick ourselves up and keep trying and that’s what matters.
One of my favourite books is... I don’t think I have just one
favourite. I like to read (or listening
to someone reading) books that have been recommended or passed along, ones that
I see advertised and think it sounds interesting or ones I’ve read before. My secret pleasure is to listen to Stephen
Fry reading the Harry Potter books. He
has such an amazing voice that can keep you listening for hours.
I would love to learn how to... be more adventurous. I pretty much stick to the thing I know and
like. It would be nice sometimes to step
out of my comfort zone and go and experience the world.
I first travelled solo when I was... 17. I boarded a train at Liverpool Lime Street station
and headed off to Hereford to join the Royal Air Force. I had no idea where Hereford was, I just knew
I had to change trains at Crewe. I must
have made it there OK as I spent the next 13 years travelling the world.
If I won the lottery, I would instantly... Pay off my
mortgage. It’s one of those debts that
is acceptable but is a long time in seeing the end. I would then sell up and move to the
country. Win, win all around I’d say.
The best advice I was ever given... Always volunteer first and get
it out of the way. This was very true
when I was doing a management course in the RAF. We had to write a pen picture of ourselves and
then read it out to the rest of the group.
I went first and then felt relief that I could then sit back and relax
whilst everyone else did theirs. I went
first on everything after that. Drill
instruction, problem solving, night manoeuvres, you name it. My instructor commented on me volunteering
first for everything over the two weeks.
He seemed impressed and I passed the course, so it was definitely good