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I’m thinking Cee has a hankering for a holiday this week…

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What is the most famous landmark or building you have ever seen?

Big Ben, Stonehenge and Ben Nevis.  Phew, that was one exhausting day.

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Do you like long vacation or lots of mini-vacations?

Both, please.

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What is your favorite National or State Park?

The Lake District but only because the Scottish Highlands and Islands are not one.

What is your fantasy vacation?

I’d like to sail in some sort of lovely little yacht (with a small crew because, crikey, I can’t drive this thing!) all around the west coast of Scotland, stopping off at various islands and deserted beaches to indulge in a bit of beachcombing, creation of sand sculptures and photography.

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Bon voyage!

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Let’s talk while we eat…

Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?

My middle name means ‘Peace’ but I am named after various family members and have ended up with the initials – JIF. I wasn’t half cross when they renamed the cleaning product CIF.  Hey, maybe with the wonderful opportunities afforded to our newly-fractured country (thanks Cameron) we’ll get JIF back on the shelves.  Every cloud…

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Music or silence while working?

Sshhh!

Music for dancing, silence for working.

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If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?

If I could drive it would be my VW campervan, which I haven’t got.  Then I could take my special possessions to the beach.  Three special things?  It all depends on my moods.  I’ve got a couple of rather lovely tarot decks featuring classical works of art, which I’d probably run into a burning house to rescue as I paid so much for them.  Ditto my bloody gorgeous six volume boxed edition of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (which, ironically, I can never find the time to continue reading).  And, thirdly, the pile of chaos on and around my desk, which includes all the crap I need to draw, paint, create and craft all the various things I feel the urge to produce at any given moment.

The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?

Get married, have children, move to the USA, vote Conservative, climb Everest, swim the Channel, wear anything orange.  I feel especially strongly about the orange thing.

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See, I haven’t even got a proper orange pen.

Cee’s Share Your World

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Little Monster Girl suggested I join in with Cee’s Share Your World so I thought I would have a bash and see how it goes.  Each week there are four questions –

Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle? 

My legs are my vehicle and yes.

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Which are better: black or green olives?

Broccoli.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?

The human psyche.

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Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?

I have a number of these on my desktop for permanent motivation.  I struggled to whittle it down to five.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”- Milton Berle

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

“A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon with no springs. It is jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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Jifosophy – just shut up and laugh.

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