I have just read Pondside's contribution to this fun ABC meme. After I had read it, I pulled my just-published post for today and decided to join in with this instead. Black Rocks will wait until tomorrow :)
An A-Z about H
A: Age - As my Dad says, I'm 'As old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth".
B: Bed size - Double. Even when I'm camping, I prefer a double airbed.
C: Chore I hate - Ironing. There always seems to be some to do!
D: Dogs - not any more because my work commitments wouldn't be fair on a dog. On the days I work, I'm out of the house for around 10 hours. When I was young, we had a Jack Russell. If I were to choose a dog now, I would look for some sort of border collie sheep dog, but I would search in places like RSPCA centres and animal welfare homes.
E: Essential start to your day - a cup of fresh ground coffee and a bit of time to think
F: Favourite colour - This is hard because it depends on my mood. It has to be somewhere in the blue/green/purple range. A strong colour; not too dark, but rich!
G: Gold or silver - Silver every time (unless it's a medal, in which case...)
H: Height - about 5' 4", and now officially the shortest in my household.
I: Instruments that you can play - Guitar and flute
J: Job title - School teacher; which means that everyone automatically thinks they know exactly what I do.
K: Kids - Two sons, great lads, both taller than me :)
L: Live - Derby UK
M: Mum's name - Sheila
N: Nicknames - H :)
O: Overnight hospital stays - Childbirth by Cesarean section (twice)
P: Pet peeve - Able bodied drivers who park in disabled spaces. Grrrrrr! Don't get me started! x-(
Q: Quote from a movie - 'If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth'. Gandhi
R: Righty or lefty - Right, but my mum was left
S: Sibling - Nada
T: Time you wake up - This really does depend on the day. On work days, the alarm is set for 06.10, on college days 06.45, weekends...
U: Underwear - oh yes!
V: Vegetables you dislike - celery. The smell is enough to turn my stomach! Apart from that, I like all vegetables.
W: What makes you run late? - not much because I hate to be late. Of course it's a lot easier to be on time when you are travelling solo than when accompanied!
X: X-rays - many years ago, I was burgled. When I discovered that they had taken a silver bracelet which was a present from my parents, I kicked the wall in fury. I was wearing trainer boots and I believe that, sub-consciously, I didn't think it would hurt. Ooops! No breaks, but a very interesting range of colours!
Y: Yummy food you make - parsnip soup, Mars bar cake
Z: Zoo favourite animal - I prefer wild animal parks. I love British wildlife like pole cats and pine martens, but I do also love meerkats!
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