What a stunning spell of weather we've been having, Patrice. Apart from Saturday, which was wet and windy, the past week has been so beautiful. Blue skies, gorgeous sunrises, little winds - enough to blow the creases out of my washing on the washing line (have I told you my tumble drier is broken? For the past months... yes, months. I only mention it here in case my beloved happens to read this. Ahem - my readers now know it's broken: any chance you might have a look at it? Pleeeease.)
Anyway, the weather has been so amazing this past while, all the clothes are being dried outside, and most of them come in crease-free.
So, on to our questions:
1. Where would you take the blogger group for a chat, if they came to your house?
Ah well, Patrice, that would definitely depend on the time of year and the weather on the day. If it was one of the three or four summery days of our years, I may take you to our sand dunes, down the road.
In the dunes, although we're on the beach, it's more sheltered from the breeze, so it's certainly a lovely place to sit and chat. We'd take a picnic basket down and have our cuppa there.
Er, yes.... I said 'cuppa'. We'd take the flasks of hot water, take some teabags, our china mugs and have tea on the beach. Y'all got a problem with that?
It it was windless as well as sunny, we could sit on the beach itself.
If you were determined to be outside and we didn't go to the beach, you could end up looking like this:
Alternatively, we could stay inside, sit in the lounge ...
(Jackson, don't you dare tell the Builder you were up here)
out of the wind and the cold, and enjoy the view from inside.
All in all, I'm not sure the place would be important. The company is what would matter.
2. How do you handle 'toxic people'? They're the ones that are very difficult to be around and generally don't bring out the best in us.
Mmm, I don't really know many of them. I think I'd just keep clear of them if I was able to. Thankfully, I don't have them in my family circles, so I can choose that option.
3. In high school, were you the athlete, the cheerleader (actual or just your personality), the geek, the social butterfly, or lost?
The athletic cheerleader.
Er.... Why did y'all choke on your tea? And WHY are y'all rolling about the floor, laughing??
Okay, okay. Option 4: Lost. I hardly even have memories of high school, and if I do, they are not particularly great. They aren't awful, horrendous or traumatic. Just ...nothing, really.
4. What's your favourite thing made from apples?
5. Do you do most of your shopping in stores or online?
Well, seeing as we have such a variety of huge shopping malls just down the road from us here......
Yep, you guessed it: online. I love that I can do so much of my shopping online and have it delivered to my door. I long for the supermarkets here to begin doing online shopping for the groceries. That would be fan-tas-tic. No shopping trolleys; fewer trips to town; no loading into bags and the checkout and then into the car (in the driving rain, often!). Grrrreat!
We were buying a new freezer a couple of weeks ago, and discovered that we could shop online from one of our local electrical stores, and they delivered the freezer to us the following day. That was our ideal situation. We really wanted to support a local company, but I do love the convenience of online shopping. Here, we found both could be done. So, good for you, Lighting and Electrical. Best of both worlds.
I'm off now, Patrice, to do some work. The Wee Guy is doing his Maths; the girls are doing Maths too, and I'm gonna get a bit of my translation work done. So, much as I'd love to stop and chat longer, I've just gotta go.
See y'all next week.