Thursday, 18 August 2011

Chats on the farmhouse porch

Once agaiin, I am going to link up with Patrice.  So a few more questions....

  1. Have you ever colored your hair? If so, what colors have you tried

     - once,as a teen, I got all brave and did a wash-in wash-out one.  Well, I doubt anyone noticed the difference, because I was so chicken about the whole thing, that I chose a colour not far removed from my own, so that the difference was negligible! I like the colour God gave me, and have no desire to change it! :-)

  2. What's your favorite kind of music?

    I love classical music.  I particularly love Chopin's piano music, Rachmaninov's Piano concerto's, Elgar's cello concerto.  I also love Phil Coulter's Winter Crossing. I remember hearing "home away from home" for the first time, and falling in love with it.

    Listen to it here - sorry I can't get it to embed.

  3. What are the last three movies you watched?

    I hardly ever watch movies.  I kind of watched Mary Poppins with the children the other day, on and off.  Other than explaining to the children that we are not women's libber's, and that Mum's should look after their own children, it's a fun movie, with lots of singing!

    I also watched "KJB" with the children.  It's a docu-drama about the translation of the King James Bible.  It was very good, and Daniel can't wait to watch it again (he's 5!).

    Oh yes, I watched Avatar.  It was a bit strange, but I liked the whole self-sacrificing, redemption theme.  I also LOVED the concept of little plants that are fluorescent at night-time.  Not so keen on very large, strange looking blue people!

  4. Do you remember your first pet?

    How can I forget.....we had a little Jack Russell....Robbie.  He adored my Mum, but saw the children as a threat.  I was 3.  I had been warned NOT to go under the table and touch Robbie, especially NOT during grace, before the meal.....enter Caroline emerging from under the table, screaming, with blood pouring from the bite on the end of her nose....and exit for Robbie....via the road  from which dogs will never return....I kind of feel bad about it...a little....sometimes....but mostly I just can't go near Jack Russell's, without feeling VERY nervous.  I still have the scar to show for the whole experience. 

    If we are talking about MY first pet, we all got goldfish, at one point in my childhood.  They didn't last that long, as is the character of goldfish.  Other than that, I have never personally owned a pet, nor having a burning desire to do so.  I have 6 children
    ...I have no time for a pet!

  5. What was the best or most interesting "back to school" thing from your childhood?

    I always liked getting my new shoes.  Our local shoe shop had enormous, automated macaws, that moved on their perch.  I was always rather fascinated by them!  I also particularly remember my burgandy coloured tights, in primary school.  They were so thick and warm, in our Scottish autumn and winter (and spring, and, actually we were forced to wear summer, gingham dresses, which I also loved wearing, but we didn't exactly live in the Maldives......).  I don't think my Mum was best pleased when I fell over in the playground, bot a whole in the knee, and then decided to sit and cut it a bit more with my scissors, in class.  I can remember my Mum asking me "what on EARTH made yo cut it bigger with scissors?!?"  I have since had cause to ask my children the very same question, at which point I feel (as I often do), just like my own mother! 
So, there you have it.  A little bit more about me today! 

Why don't you link up with Patrice, over at 


  1. Too funny!! Haha, cutting it bigger with scissors!!

  2. It's funny that we don't remember 'what made us do...' when we're the mums!
    Nice chatting on the porch with you.