Monday, 29 April 2013

Blog award

An award has been doing the rounds of late attached to a short meme and Scarlet has offered it to me.

To accept it I simply have to answer four questions and then nominate several bloggers who've recently inspired/moved/touched me.  Although I'm not sure about that, most people seem to have been sent it already and there aren't many of you left.  But I'll come to that later and answer the questions first ...

1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
I'd give the Sage perfect health.  I'd trade anything I might want for that.  I have to say, this is something I worry about far more than he does, but he brushes aside all signs of ageing, says he feels as well as he ever has and takes little notice of my attempts to look after him.  He does let me do the heavy work in the garden and carry the shopping though, so it's not all bad... 

However, something for myself - I'd love to regain my ability to lose myself in books.  It grieves me immensely that after half a century of being immersed in reading, I've simply lost that quality of absorbedness and, try as I do, I can't get it back.  

2. If you could repeat any age which would it be?
I can be very specific here.  It would be the first six months we lived in this house: that is, July 1986 to January 1987.  

3. What really scares you?
I'm terribly afraid of deep water.  I've tried very hard to overcome it but I'm getting worse and I can hardly even manage a swimming pool any longer.  I simply can't go out of my depth and have to hold on to the side at all times.  As you can imagine, sea bathing is out of the question - that is, going in any deeper than the waist.  Such a nuisance. 

4. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?
Oh darlings, I'd be a dog of course.  In fact, I might never change back.  

As I said at the start I think most of you have been nominated already.  So I'll go at it from a different tack - if you are a reader but not a blogger, please give your answers in the comments.  Because I know some of you and the REALITY acronym certainly applies to you.  Thanks, darlings.


Z said...

Daft thing. It told me it had published this hours ago. But it had only saved the draft.

dinahmow said...

Right! That settles it - I do NOT want to come back as Blogger!

Liz said...

Blogger is being a bit temperamental of late, isn't it? Still, it costs nothing so I don't feel in a position to complain too much about it.

Those are some fairly probing questions right there. I'm not sure I would want to answer them.

Unknown said...

1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I don't think i'd change anything. Things are what they are meant to be!

Unknown said...

2. If you could repeat any age which would it be?

1986, Arcachon on the bikes with my mates!

Unknown said...

3. What really scares you?


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Unknown said...

1: I wouldn't change anything, what is meant to be will be.

2: I would be 26 again in SW France, (Arcachon), on the bikes with my best mates!

3: Losing my Dad worries me, but other than that, nothing.

4:If I could be someone else, i'd be me!

Ms Scarlet said...

I'm not as good at losing myself in books as I used to be... but let's blame the books we're picking and not us!
And I quite fancy being a dog for a day... so long as I have an owner who spoils me silly.

Z said...

I know, that was my first reaction, Liz.

John, I admire courage above all things. Respect, dear heart xxx

I agree, Scarlet, I know it's been award-winning books that didn't deserve it that started the rot. I also know that re-reading classics has been nothing but a pleasure...I also know that it's sometimes me. And yes, I actually want to be my own dog, because I do understand dogs and can look into their eyes and we know each other.

Wendy said...

I think I would like to be Queen Elizabeth II - to see if being a queen is all its cracked up to be. And to get into her head and find out if she thinks we are all a bunch of gullible idiots and buffoons. And I wouldn't mind a walk around Buck Place either.

I've just read your copyright notice - it's in exactly the right position on the monitor to have caught my eye...and hell how I have laughed. I see so many pompous declarations on this subject and yours is simply the best. And so true.

Z said...

Thanks, darling xx