- Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
I like some surprises but not others. I like not knowing what I am getting for my birthday or Christmas for example.I enjoy the fun of trying to guess and the anticipation of something pleasant.
I don’t like surprise guests. If people are coming to see me I prefer to be able to prepare for them, making sure I have a clean house, something nice to offer them to eat and that I am not wearing my dressing gown when they arrive. I guess I don’t like my day to day plans being disrupted either.
- What’s your favorite zoo animal?
As I have no chance of ever seeing them in the wild I would love to see the Giant Pandas at Adelaide Zoo. I haven’t visited a zoo in decades but when I did I always liked stopping to watch the apes and also otters are great fun to watch.
- What three things do you think of the most each day?
Well I am probably going to think about this question now! I think about the news a lot more these days than I used to, it’s been such a year. I think about things that I have to do and sometimes how long can I put them off , like vacuuming for example. I also think a lot about blogging. What am I going to write about next? What photographs shall I use and can I take any new ones? How will I answer that SYW prompt?
4. When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?
I would say only in self defence or the defence of others. By that I mean actual immediate, physical threat, not supposed or imaginary threat like fear of opposing political parties or other races or religions. I don’t believe in the death penalty and I don’t believe in civilians carrying guns for self defence.
Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)
Do small miracles exist?
I believe they do. Not in the religious sense so much although I keep an open mind about that. I think that sometimes life can surprise you and it seems miraculous.