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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Questions, Questions

Angela, of Rural North at http://northernhills.blogspot.ca/  nominated me for an award. While I do not participate in awards, I thought I'd answer the questions Angela posed and invite readers to pick one of the questions to answer on a blog or in reply.

What is your favorite color? I am partial to cool colours, shades of blue, especially the darker shades.

Where would you like to go for a vacation? I dream of a vacation in Iceland now, though I live in a land which sees lots of ice. The geology and culture of Iceland has always fascinated me however. Then again, I'd like to visit southeast Asia and China. Truth is, I like to go anywhere!

Crochet or knitting? I am not good at crafts, lacking the patience for long projects and manual dexterity. Besides, while I have the desire, I cannot sustain either of these crafts due to issues with my back.

Favorite food? Roast turkey or chicken would top my list of favourite foods, simple food, cooked beautifully. I enjoy any meal with friends or family. I am not a fussy eater.

Favorite author? Right now I am reading Canadian authors, especially any which are nominated for awards. I enjoy reading about the Canadian experience which is so varied due to our multi-cultural nature. Indigenous writers are of particular interest, in an effort to understand their issues and culture. In my opinion, we have treated the Indigenous people of this land terribly.

Favorite movie? One of my favourites is Christmas Vacation because it is funny and a family must-see over the holidays. Watching it together has always been fun. However, I am a movie lover thanks to my dad and enjoy many genres.

Favorite city? New York is on the list of favourites, but all cities intrigue me. Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Marrakesh are all beautiful, each in its own way. I have never been as wild about Paris as others are, though I see its beauty.  Any city has its wonders and I always look forward to the next city adventure.

Which season do you like best? When I was teaching, I would have responded summer. Since I retired, it is spring and autumn too. I have never been a lover of winter though we live in a northern county.

Coffee or tea? Both have their merits and place in my life.

Prefer the ocean or mountains? I love both oceans and mountains though I was born and grew up by the sea. The tides have been a part of my being from the beginning.

 

Would you answer one of these questions in the comments, or focus on one or all of them for a future blog post?

Thank you for nominating me, Angela.




20 comments:

  1. I am right with you on the Canadian author answer. I have been enjoying a fair number of books.. all of which are by local writers. And the award nominations help to sniff them out.

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    1. I've learned so much about this country from the books I've been reading.

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  2. I like colours and food, not necessarily in that order.

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  3. I am currently reading my way through Alice Munro's short stories and enjoying them very much. She is Canadian, too.I guess my favorite city really is Paris, because of the Eiffel Tower and the Left Bank. :-)

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    1. Alice is a master of the short story I think.

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  4. I'm very keen to go to Iceland too. I'm hoping next summer . . . ?

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    1. I am looking forward to it in the next year I hope.

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  5. That was fun. Thanks for sharing. I'll try to answer a few too.

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    1. I look forward to your answers, Barbara.

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  6. Japan does not belong to southeast Asia. I hope you put Japan in your travel list.
    My favorite movie is "Driving Miss Daisy". Daisy is my ideal of senior lady.
    Have a good day.

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    1. Japan is definitely on my travel list, before anywhere else in Asia and during spring when everything is in blossom.

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    2. I will welcome you to Japan!

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    3. Maybe we will meet someday!

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  7. Thank you Marie for answering the questions, it is so much fun to learn about another person. We have a few things in common. Although I answer that I like ocean first I must say that I also like mountains, we lived in Zimbabwe-Africa in the high mountains and that stayed in my soul forever. However ocean is in first place :) I too would like to visit countries that have ice and cold...Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland. We worked with the Indigenous population in Chile - South America for 2.5 years. We have friends in New Hazelton, BC who works with the indigenous population of Canada. They used to work in Brazil for many years. Wishing you a great day!!

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    1. Angela, you have lived in so many wonderful places, experienced so many cultures. It must give you a tremendous world view. How fortunate you have been!

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  8. HA! I'm the same way about these memes, Marie...always loving to see the answers of others but never fancying doing it myself. So weird, i know.

    BUT, having said that, my favorites colors are in the orange, yellow, saffron hues. I feel the same way about Paris as you do...though I've been twice and will visit it again when my Michigan sister comes in July. It doesn't do as much for me as it does for her/others I know. Indeed. I have many OTHER cities I'd prefer to go back to, like Prague, London, Barcelona, etc.

    And that's why we're all different and similar, both! I love it.

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  9. I love Prague and London as well. We haven't been to Barcelona.

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  10. Well, green is the colour, and my vacation would be the Highlands and Outer Islands of Scotland. Favourite author Nigel Tranter, who wrote about Scottish history.

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  11. I envy your trip to Scotland. We loved Edinburgh but didn't get any further. Have a wonderful trip!

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