As ever, the request for questions threw up some interesting ones….here we go!
From Kaz: How far is the furthest you’ve ever ran without stopping ?
When I was younger I ran distance for my school. My event was the 1,5oo metres, so I could easily run a mile, and often did more.
Now, however, I don’t run. Running around here would be difficult to begin with (once I was feeling confident I’d totally bolt round Leyton, but to start with I’d be way too shy), and at the moment work and the Jubilee line are conspiring to keep me away from the treadmills at the gym. But when I was last there I was building up in ten second blocks of running (a miniscule amount, perhaps, but I’m all about the babysteps) and I’d got to three minutes. Not much, but something. At the moment running hurts – I’m hoping that as I get fitter generally (come on spring and Easter break!) I’ll find it easier.
From Sparkling Red: Do you wear fancy socks?
Alas, no. I tend to wear general girl socks – pink of blue or black with polka dots or love hearts or things. When I was younger I used to wear odd socks (I was a quirky wee thing), but grew out of this after a few years.
From Riot Kitty: What *is* your favorite pizza topping?
I used to be a Hawaii’an girl (ham and pineapple), but now I tend to go for vegetarian pizza (mmmm, veggies!).
From Hannah: I’d like to know what makes you really angry…I don’t mean racism or pollution or Ashley Cole, I’m talking about the day to day stuff. For example, yesterday a girl sat next to me on the bus and she was chewing gum in the loudest possible way, and it really wound me up. You seem like such a positive person, what ticks you off?
I don’t tend to get really properly angry very often, but little things can irk me sometimes as they do us all. Like when people spit in the street, or walk right into you, or don’t hold a door open for the person in front of them….I dislike bad manners, I guess. But then I tend to focus on the positive and the times when people are pleasant (it’s in my nature), so I’m never grumpy for long. I also know that good manners are a true gift, so I feel blessed when I witness the good side of people.
From Wiwille: Do you and your boy have a free celebrity cheating pass and if so who’s yours?
If George Clooney invited me for dinner, Matthew would totally let me go. I couldn’t cheat on Matthew though – I don’t know anyone as wonderful as him, so why would I?
(hee, I just read that back. True as it is, feel free to gag!)
From ‘Anonymous’: How goes the Bible reading?
Pretty well, actually, thank you for asking. I’m behind (February kept me in a dizzy tizz all month) but should be caught up by mid March. I could rush it but I’m trying to savour each reading and pray on it, hence the delay in catching up.
Do you attend church services?
At the moment I share Communion once a week at school – every Thursday breaktime I go to the Chapel with our Chaplain and we and anyone else who might like to join us share a quiet, beautiful, intimate service. I’m also in a prayer group at school. Other than that, I am waiting until I am sure of where I’ll be and what I want to do before I commit to a church.
I am quite strong in my belief that I will only join a church when I can commit to it fully. I believe that a church is a community, and I’d hate to join and then just rock up here and then. I’ve also had a bad experience with a church in the past and would have to feel utterly convicted before I overcame the fear, I guess.
Do you feel you belong to any of the Christian churches in particular?
What a great question! I’m an interdenominational, I guess. From my grandparents there are strands of Baptist, Evangelical, and Anglican. My parents are non-practicing. I am baptised and confirmed Anglican, and that’s the church I feel I belong to the most. I do, however, love a lot of the worship style and mission emphasis of the various Evangelical and Baptist churches, so am equally happy worshipping there. I like churches where people love God and try to live in a way that pleases him, really. I’m a Christian.
From Rityan: How did you come across my blog?
I was ‘bloghopping’ and happened upon it. Nice to meet you!
From Phil: Have you ever come across this website?
Nope. Have now. Cheers! 🙂
From Christy: 1) Where do you want to travel next?
Home! I miss Forres. And Bristol. I miss Mlle Wilson. And that’s about it….for now…. Canada, Hawaii, Italy and Germany would no doubt feature on the list.
2) What are your fave iPhone aps? (I need more.)
I love the Trivial Pursuit one. And for when I’m healthkicking, the Sparkpeople one. iPeriod is hilarious (because it exists)*and* useful. The facebook and twitteriffic ones are brilliant, and the Ikea one never fails to make me grin (not least because it now reminds me of this. Thanks, Ash and Rawbean).
3) Is there an *album* that you are currently digging?
I’m keeping it old school at the moment actually. But remind me to send you some Kate Miller-Heidke. She’s wicked.
So there with have it, another round. Thanks for all the questions, lovely folk. Have a great week!