I was tagged by Lightening to do this “A-Z of Me” meme:
Attached or single? Attached. C and I met in 1973 and we celebrate 30 years of wedded bliss (mostly) next June.
Best Friend? Can I say my daughter? I will. MissN.
Cake or Pie? Cake. Rich brownie flat cake.
Day of Choice? Sunday. Family day. Sleep in. Church. Sunday afternoon tea (new family tradition).
Essential Item? I SHOULD say My Bible.
Flavour of icecream? Coconut and kaffir lime sorbet (it’s dairy free!)
Gummy Bears or Worms? Neither.
Hometown? I was born in Johannesburg and lived there my first 29 years. Been in Sydney ever since.
January or July? January. It’s summer. School holidays. MissN’s birthday.
Kids? MissN who is 13, going on 23 and such a blessing.
Last Movie I saw in a Theatre? I think it was “The Other Boleyn Girl” with MissN.
Middle Name? Joy. MissN has it too. MissNJ. My mother was Dorothy Joy. Her mother’s name was Geziena (she was Dutch) and my grandfather called her Joy as she was his joy. She died in 1934 before my mother was 4.
Number of Siblings? 3. I’m the oldest. Glynis (lives in Johannesburg) is 15 months younger. Neville is next (nearly 4 years younger) and he lives in Cape Town. Derrick is nearly 7 years younger and he lives in Brisbane (he moved to Cape Town, then London, then Auckland and now Brissie. MissN is very happy to have an Aussie cousin!) It’s a pity Brisbane is 10 hours drive away.
Oranges or Apples? Apples.
Phobia or Fear? Serious mental illness.
Quote? “These are the days of miracle and wonder, this is a long distance call…”
Reason to Smile? I am redeemed!
Unknown fact about me? I have studied Afrikaans throughout school (it was obligatory in South Africa), Latin (I took Latin for my matriculation), German and Sotho at university and have done a bit of Italian and French at evening college. I’m only fluent in English maar ek kan nog Afrikaans lees en ‘n bietjie skryf!
Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals? Semi vegetarian. I love seafood. I didnt eat any meat for almost 20 years but have been eating prosciutto again.
Xrays or Ultrasound? Ultrasound. What a weird question. But ultrasounds hurt less than mammograms do.
Your favourite food? I will resist saying chocolate. Vegetables.
Zodiac? My uncle had a Zodiac I think.. or was it a Zephyr? lol I steer clear of astrology.
Enjoy “my” song: