Procrastination is always one of my favourite things to do and guess what I found? Another pleasant waste of time. Play along if you wish.
Favourite time of day
I don’t get to enjoy my favorite time of day very often because I have to wake up too early and teach the teens but I love after midnight when the house is quiet and I can pad around and write, read, talk on the phone. I love the night, the dark. Unfortunately I am in bed long before midnight these days. So on a school day I would have to say that I love climbing under crisp, freshly washed sheets to read a book and enjoy the sensation of a day well lived.
Where and when did you meet the love of your life?
Dahab, Egypt 1992. We are still married and he is still handsome. See here for the full and rather romantic story.
What three words would your friends from outside the blogging world use to describe you?
Honest, loyal, funny and Fairy Godmother of birthdays.
What country would you like to visit and why?
Argentina. The people are beautiful, the music is beautiful and I have always wanted to learn to Tango.
What’s your favourite dish to cook?
Lasagna and brownies. They are my specialty, and my friends have come to expect and depend on them.
Salt or sugar?
Sugar, in the form of chocolate. Preferably Toblerone. I have a long and complicated relationship with Toblerone. The only thing that might get in the way of our relationship is Crème Brule. Which is cream and sugar with more sugar on top.
What are your favourite make up and beauty items?
Not long ago I unpacked my bathroom and having spent a good long year in a Shoebox with no shelves to display my “spa” I am now shocked to see how many products I actually have. I might have a problem here that I had hidden in boxes and bags! So my favorite things are hard to choose but here is my effort: OPI nails ( I like We’ll Always have Paris), Bare Minerals powder foundation, Estee Launder moisturizer, Shu Uemura eye liners and Diptych perfume. Oh and I am recently addicted to Morocco Hair Oil.
What are your favourite flowers?
Orchids. I just adore how they look and how stubborn they are to grow and love.
What are your worst vices?
Can I publish that here? There are parents and teachers and students reading! Okay, I’ll find one or two. The odd cigarette, but only after dark with red wine ( I have my rules), Impatience, Handbags, hating exercise.
At what time of your life were you happiest and why?
Hardest question of them all. I believe that life is like a pearl necklace and we collect perfect moments as pearls as we move through time. I have had extraordinary moments of joy which may arise in a pretty dark period. I was very happy when I was 22 and traveling, having my babies, beach days in Trinidad, vacations just the four of us, my 40th birthday party in Montreal, surrounded by my sisterhood, this past summer in London, driving in the passenger seat of a 1973 VW orange Beetle through the Manitoba prairies, laughing in the Trini Sin room with good friends. When I am with the people I love in beautiful surroundings I am happy.