What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Does painting count as a household chore? I’m over it. I don’t love any of them. There are far more interesting things to be doing than housework. However, I think the one that I procrastinate about the most is vacuuming. It seems that no matter how often I vacuum up the pet hair it’s there again before I can turn round. I just got new carpets though so I am trying to keep them nice.
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
I think the answer to that would be the times when I felt I was making a difference. Usually I like to just quietly do my own thing but if I feel strongly about something I will participate in a community event. The times that particularly stand out for me are three or four years ago now when I attended anti government protest rallies in Hobart. It felt good to know that lots of ordinary people felt the same way as I did and felt strongly enough to say so.
How many times have you moved in the last ten years?
That is easy, not at all. David and I bought this house 15 years ago last May and moved in on 20 June, 2002. We had lived in our previous house in South Australia for more than 25 years. I think that people who own their own homes probably don’t move as often as renters.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
It might sound rather silly but I really appreciate the ladder I bought to replace my old step-ladder. It is so sturdy that it has enabled me to reach areas that I would not have been able to get to without it. I thought I would not be able to reach across the bath to paint the upper part of the wall but I feel safe enough on this ladder to try.