What type of music relaxes you the most or do you prefer silence?
I hadn’t seen the quote included with this question before but I think it is an interesting one. When I was young I liked to have music going all the time either records/CD’s or the radio. Now I often enjoy silence. Hubby watches television a lot so it’s not often that I can listen to my favourite music without hearing the sound of the TV in the background.
I used to like to listen to my favourite songs on headphones while travelling on the bus. I don’t have a music player at present but when I do I usually have Australian rock music from the 1980’s. At home I also play music from the sixties and seventies.
I don’t listen to the radio much now because I don’t really enjoy listening to annoying DJ’s or people who phone in and I don’t really care for today’s music. Although I do enjoy silence the other night, after three weeks of being alone in the house, I turned on the radio and tuned it to a classical music station. It was very soothing and helped me to fall asleep.
Show us a two of your favorites photographs? Explain why they are your favorite. If you are not a photographer, think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.
I can’t show it to you but one of my favourite photos ever is one that I took of my sister on our first trip to Sydney back in the 1980’s. She had treated herself to a new hair colour and style and later that day we went by ferry to Birkenhead Point to a shopping centre that we wanted to visit. I took the photo of her on the ferry and I’ve always liked it as I thought she looked terrific. I have the photo in an album I made of the trip. If you want to imagine the look think of the “New Romantic” era and bands such as Duran Duran.
It’s really hard to single out particular photos from a lifetime of taking pictures of people, places and things so I’ll nominate two more favourites. One was taken by Hubby of me with our first dog Tammy at the beach probably in the mid 1980’s. Tammy was a hugging dog, she would hug you the way a person would. Cindy is a hugger too. I like this one because it shows the bond we had. Tammy was a lovely dog, we had her until she was 16. The other is of our third dog, Tessie, when she was a puppy; she had real “aah” factor. You just wanted to pick her up.
What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)
My favourite tradition is making mince pies for Christmas. I’ve done it since I was in my teens and I don’t think I’ve missed a year. I have a favourite recipe from my Margaret Fulton cookbook and I always make enough for us, for my sister and some extra ones to give away or share with friends.
If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself? Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 50?
Remembering myself at age 18 I guess the advice I would give myself is “Don’t be too scared to try things.” I still have to remind myself of that sometimes.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful that Hubby is continuing to respond to treatment and improve and I’m looking forward to him being moved to a Rehab ward this week as it is a step closer to him coming home.