Without further ado, here’s my contribution to Cee’s Share Your World Challenge for week 34…..
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?
I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say that my school days were the best of my life, but I liked them well enough. I was fairly bright, I did well academically, my friends were a pretty cool bunch and I was reasonably popular. So yeah – school was easy and I did well. Whichever way I look at it, I was lucky because school opened doors for me and, in one way or another, got me to where I’ve gotten to so far.
By the time I got to university I was really struggling with what was happening in my head and I hadn’t quite figured out how to get the support I needed – most of my darkest days happened between 1997 and 2000. That said, I still loved learning and again, I was lucky enough to have awesome friends in my life.
My undergraduate degree was difficult but I pulled myself through with an awful lot of help from my friends and family. I left university with a good honours degree DESPITE being well and truly bonkers for the duration of my studies and I’m proud of that.
I went on to get my masters degree and another undergraduate degree into the bargain so, safe to say, I like learning…..
What is your favourite animal?
You’d be forgiven for thinking that my favourite animal is a penguin because I do so love them. My mild obsession with penguins started with the book ‘Death and the penguin’ (I can’t recommend it highly enough) and just sort of spiralled in that uncontrollable way that all mild obsessions do. Here I am feeding some baby penguins:
One of them shat in my shoe and it hardly grossed me out at all. THAT’S how much I love penguins.
Nevertheless, no matter how much I love penguins I will never love them more than I love this not particularly little guy:
Gryff is the apple of my eye, and the love of my life and a VERY NAUGHTY CAT. But of course, that’s half the charm…..
If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather have glasses or contacts?
I’m extremely short sighted and I’ve been wearing glasses since I was fifteen years old. Every so often I come over a bit vain and decide I’m going to switch to contacts but I feel slightly naked without my glasses now. They’re pretty much a part of my face……
Name at least five TV shows, past or present, you enjoyed
I chose ten – WeeGee’s top ten ‘TV box sets that will change your life for the better’. I’ve listed them in no particular order, apart from the first one which is the BEST piece of television ever made and is therefore deliberately at number one:
- Breaking Bad (see above)
- House (I resisted watching this and then I started and I COULDN’T STOP)
- Monk (This has a special place in my heart)
- Dexter (Don’t bother watching the last episode. Your imagination can do a better ending)
- True detective (The good one. Otherwise known as the first one)
- Orange is the new black (and not just because I am a little bit in love with Ruby Rose)
- The Walking Dead (because ZOMBIES and because…. Just because)
- House of cards (The original BBC one is just as awesome as the Kevin Spacey one)
- Jonathan Creek (and not just because I am a little bit in love with Alan Davies)
- The thick of it (Never gets old)
What are you grateful for from the past week and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
This past week I have been grateful for my friends, family, and of course, Mr Awesome Thing Number Five who fits in to both categories. I’m looking forward to the Bank Holiday next week, because what’s not to like about Bank Holidays? Plus it gives me a perfect excuse for this:
That’s all from me.
Love you all lots like Jelly Tots,