Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
When I was young it was probably breakfast, full English breakfast, fried eggs, bacon, maybe a fried tomato and fried bread. It still is one of my favourite meals although these days I rarely eat it at breakfast time. If I go to a cafe that serves all day breakfast I am often tempted and occasionally even cook it for myself for dinner.
Who do you admire most in the world?
I wouldn’t say the most in the world but I do admire our Queen for her devotion to duty. I remember the celebration they had for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. They had a parade of boats on the Thames and the Queen and Prince Philip were on the Royal Barge. The journey took a couple of hours and the weather was absolutely dreadful but both of them stood up where they could be seen for the entire journey. I think the Queen was in her late 80s and Philip must have been 90 by then. I don’t know how they did it. I couldn’t stand for that long and none of the younger Royals did either.
With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year?
What I regret most not doing is going out with my camera more often. This is not a totally covid related problem. I live in a place with no public transport so I can’t just hop on the bus and go somewhere like I used to. I can organise rides with neighbours but I haven’t really done it because it would involve going out early in the morning when they go to work and not being able to come home till they finish. I would have to leave Cindy at home alone all day and that is far too long. I do miss being able to go off somewhere for a day.
GRATITUDE SECTION: (Optional)
Feel free to share something you’re grateful for.
I’m always grateful for nature, even when everything else seems grim. Last weekend the weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold, not windy or wet. I have buds on my potted roses, last year they didn’t flower due to weather conditions and attacks by the local wildlife. I hope I’m going to get some roses any day now. Actually I’m grateful that I’ve managed to keep them alive for four years.