Great questions from Sparks this week. Here is my contribution.
What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune?
First I’d have to buy a ticket to win the lottery – so hopefully there is a very wealthy long lost relative that’s pissed off with his offspring and would rather leave his fortune to me!
My generous side says I would use it to alleviate the poverty around me BUT you can’t help others until you’ve helped yourself
The first thing I would do is buy property in Greece or Italy and start the ball rolling to get permanent residence/citizenship there. Then I would become a human swallow – summer in Europe April to September and Summer in Africa – October to March
while I languished in the lap of luxury I would consider how I could help the poor! The more you give the more you get, Right?
Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?
I rather like the 1920s fashions. Stunning hairstyles for men and women and the clothes were awesome.
Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?
Well – if I were half my height of 165cm I would be 82.5cm which is probably what I measured at 18 months old. And then I would have weighed between 11 and 12kg. I weigh 52kg now and if I understand the question correctly, I can’t adjust both height and weight so I would be 82.5cm tall and 52kg fat. That simply wouldn’t work. I would be 5 times as fat as I should be and probably unable to move or lead a normal life.
Doubling my weight to 104kg would at least be manageable if not desirable. I could still function as an adult and live a reasonable life. The possibility of doubling my weight is definitely there – halving my height – that can’t happen. Thank Goodness I am in control of the former! With a healthy lifestyle, I guess I can stay in the fifties for a long time yet to come!
If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?
Probably the best place to hide would be somewhere in the bush. My choice would be The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There is no internet connection in most of the camps and I could hide out there without anybody being able to contact me. At the same time, I would be in a place that I simply love. Usually, I go with my husband but if even he is excluded from this question then I could survive perfectly well on my own for a while. I would take the Ford Everest, pack a pup tent and what I needed to survive and enjoy the peace until I started to miss him and then return home!
What do you do that you love?
I try to enjoy everything I do while I am doing it. If it’s doing chores that are boring, I listen to a BBC Podcast while I’m doing them and then I have the added pleasure from the completed task that I hardly noticed doing as I was distracted.
I love interacting with my family and friends. I love bird watching and going to game parks. I love blogging and reading blogs. I love going to Yoga. The list goes on. Basically, I’ve reached an age where I am just very happy with my life. I am full of awe and wonder that I am privileged enough to live in a beautiful place, have a comfortable lifestyle and good health that allows me to travel both locally and abroad. I feel very lucky and grateful that Life is Good.
Right now we are camping in Addo Elephant Park! I adore my caravan!