1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
What was I doing 10 years ago?
This time 10 years ago I was studying for a degree in British Sign Language Interpreting. I worked odd shifts and nights at a psychiatric unit to afford the childcare so I could study-hoping that as an interpreter I could earn enough money not to have to work full time while I had three children.
On March 25th I learned my dear friend had died of his alcholism. It was a very sad time.
My oldest had his 9th birthday a few weeks later.
Five things on my to do list.
I don't have a list, but I do have a 'Brain Book' where I put all the things I am supposed to remember and thoughts and ideas for homeschool.
It's Sunday evening and the five last things I have to do are:
read story to the little ones
change the babe and get her ready for bed.
breastfeed baby so she sleeps
make a cuppa
sit down with the biggies
Snacks I enjoy
jaffa cakes and choc hobnobs though I try and avoid them because I could easily enjoy them a little too much.
For a real snack: blue cheese and ham on toast, or chedder and marmite on toast, or chedder and Worcester Sauce on toast...
Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
I would by a canal boat and name it Heron's Flight and I would have another which would be a floating chapel for mission work. A lot of people live on the canals these days, especially with the price of housing being the way it is-and may more live and work a good deal of time on the canals. When we spent a week there were no churches within walking distance wherever we moored up! So a mission would be useful.
I would fund a Catholic drama company to make plays, drama series and drama documentaries for children and adults that would teach the faith in a high quality TV and radio way. These plays would NOT be sugary sentimental efforts and the acting and production would be good enough for mainstream TV.
I would set up scholarships so those who wanted to train for the above could do so.
I would train and establish proper marriage prep with NFP and theology of the body for parishes...
A billionaire can do a lot of stuff.
I would have a chauffer so I wouldn't have to struggle with the DVLA over needing a crip-adjusted car!.
And I would buy a house with enough rooms so I could have a classroom-you know all homeschool mums want one really-and a library...
Three of my bad habits. (only 3?)
Forgetting I've said something so I repeat the same thing over and over. Drives the kids mad (hehehe)
Leaving half drunk cups of tea all over the place.
Whizzing the wheelchair down smooth slopes and taking my hands off the wheels. (That is naughty. I have to behave.)
I've lived in two places in Wolverhampton.
I've lived in the nurses home of a psychiatric hospt in Birmingham.
Then in a rented house the other side of the city in Stirchley
And then a bought house in the same street.
Finally we moved to our family home.
Five jobs I have had.
I've been a psychiatric nurse (RMN)
A tutor for young people kicked out of school - worked in a college.
An integration assistant for a deaf child in a primary school
An Avon Lady (I hated that)
A Sign Language Communication Assistant and trainee interpreter in BSL
Kit at her Brookside
Ttony in his muniment room
Karen that sparkling ocean gem
Swiss Miss at St Monica's Kneeler.