Patrice, you always think up fabulous questions!
1. Do you enjoy grocery shopping?
That question is almost on a par with 'Which exercise do you most enjoy doing?', Patrice. I say almost, because it's not quite as ridiculous, but ... almost!
I am longing for the day when our local supermarket begins online shopping. I am willing to pay the extra few pounds to have the bags delivered to my door. Of course, were they to begin offering to actually put the shopping into the appropriate cupboards, I'd happily pay yet another few pounds.
Until the stores begin this service, I shall continue relying on Catherine, who conveniently passed her test, and began working in Stornoway. The combination of both these means she can do most of the shopping for me.
At this stage of life, going shopping after work is still something of a novelty. As long as she's happy to do ... I'm happy to ask.
2. Are you following any particular news story?
Yes, I'm following the Edward Snowden story.
The tennis at Wimbledon doesn't count as news, I guess, but I am following it. Very closely.
3. How do you feel about all the technology we have today? Is it too much, just right, or not enough?
Dr David Murray recently blogged on his HeadHandHeart site on technology with How Technology Made me a Better Christian. I agreed wholeheartedly with what he said, and in the comments section, I wrote:
You can see from that comment how I feel about technology!
4. On a scale of 1 - 10 (1 being the least) how much do you worry?
I'm probably around 3 on any normal day. I have spells where I shoot up to around 8, but my default position is not to be a worrier.
I don't tend to worry about health issues - maybe because I saw in my own life how completely and utterly in God's hands we are.
I don't worry about crime affecting me personally, but that's probably because of where we live.
And, as I say, from day to day, I'm not a worrier.
There are a few things that ping me up that scale, mind you.
Most of them concern my kids and my nation.
5. Without any of your responsibilities or concern with how you would accomplish this, what would your three dream jobs be?
To perform surgery must be amazing! I do love most things medical, though I could never be a nurse. I can do blood and the inside of the body, but oh dear me! having to clean up pukey stuff..... *bleugh*. Even writing it is turning my stomach.
I really think surgeons do an amazing job. We watched some programmes recently about brain surgery.
Wow. These gifts these guys have been given.... Incredible!
I wrote author first because I was thinking books. But when I began to analyse what I would love about being an author, I realised that it was the reading-before-writing that excited me. Were there such a profession as Reader, what a job that would be! Imagine being paid to read (ahem, I'm assuming my own choices of books here).
Am I allowed to say this. Well, this is fun, and it's dreamland, so I reckon I can.
I would begin with my two main policies (I can actually see my sister's face at this point. Hiya, Marina!)
Policy #1: Without a doubt, it would be to legislate for the protection of life, both inside the womb and outside. I could not do any other thing in a nation if I was responsible for the deaths of unborn children.
Policy #2: I would take every school out of government control, and allow groups of parents, or community groups to come together and have their choice of system for their kids.
There you go! Who is gonna vote for me?
See you next week, Patrice...