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Thursday, May 20, 2010

some answers

Elephant & others Luangua
leopard Luangua (12)
hen day three 055
Hippos Luangua (59)
These photos illustrates my answer to the first question posed by Mel:
1. Where in the world did you spend your most memorable day ever, and what did you do? Zambia, Africa. I was on a safari holiday with my parents, sister and two nephews. Up at dawn to tour the park (elephants, zebra, giraffe, hippo, antelope, birds) then yum food and lazing at the camp and sitting overlooking a river and watching hippo. Then another drive as the sun was setting, including some night driving when we saw a leopard. Amazing.

2. What is your favourite time of year, and why? Summer, love the long hours of daylight and the heat and wearing fewer layers of clothes

3. What is your favourite time of day, and why? during summer early evening, in winter any bit of daylight.

4. What food would you find it very hard to do without? Coffee and bread

5. What colour makes you feel happiest? Purple in all its variety (in part because some people think it is eccentric or weird)

6. What's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to you? (Or the most recent nice thing?) Recently I was one of the facilitators for a workshop for indigenous Australians who would be doing work in their communities encouraging participation in elections – at the end one of the participants said it was the most interesting, welcoming and useful workshop he had attended in 26 years working for the public service.

7. What's the nicest thing you've ever said to anyone else? (Or the most recent nice thing?) Recently I was able to talk positively about someone’s skills and enthusiasm at work so that they got a new interesting challenge.
8. Who would be guest of honour at your dream dinner party? So hard, could think about this for ages but an immediate response – Cathy Zielske or Bob Geldof. In different ways I like their approach to life.

9. What's your favourite bird? after the last few months in Australia has to be the raucous cockatoo

10. What word or phrase do you find yourself over-using? ‘clearly’, ‘also’ and anything that leads to a ‘?’
And to find out even more about me come back at the weekend when I’m part of Mel’s bloghop where we have all done something prompted by the BPS ‘All About Me’ free class. For my mini I responded to the prompts in relation to the last 12 months when I was a nomad.

2 comments:

Deb said...

What a fun list, Helena. I particularly like your answer to #5 regarding WHY you like purple. You and I are kindred spirits. ;o)

humel said...

Love your answers :-) Thanks so much for sharing! Those pics are amazing xx