The A - Z of me.
Has it been done before or have I dreamt it up? Suspect I've read it on another blog but cannot find where....anyway, here's my very own personal A - Z.
A is for... well, quite clearly A is for A. My A. That's all that needs to be said on the matter.
B is for... Blonde - both in hair colour and in the brain.
C is for... Choirs. I love them. I run one, sing in one, and help coach in others (mostly for children). The feeling you get from singing together in harmony is awesome.
D is for... Determinism. I'd like to think I have a fair amount of this. It could also be called stubbornness.
E is for...Excitable; I have a tendancy to become far too over excited and need to go for a lie down (sad but true).
F is for... Friends. I have some that are absolutely invaluable; I don't know where I'd be without them.
G is for... Glee. I wish people in my life would burst into song or know the harmonies automatically when I do.
H is for... Hope. I think it's pretty damn important to have hope in your life; when in a difficult situation I'm always craning my neck looking for the rainbow.
I is for... Imagination. I have a vivid one, which is not always a good thing.
J is for... Jewellery. I am a bit of a magpie and have a huge assortment of big sparkly necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I like sparkly stuff.
K is for... Kettle. OK cheating here as I'm trying to get to Tea. A strong hot cup of tea can work wonders in most situations. I probably drink too much of it but it's my only real caffine fix (not a big coke or coffee drinker)
L is for... Life. It's a wonderful wonderful thing.
M is for...Music. I come from a musical family and can't imagine a day without it. Music is food for the soul.
N is for... Nurture. My family are a big part of my life, always have been, always will be.
O is for... Optimism. I am an optimist, however with a good healthy dose of realism. I rather like Peter Ustinov's quote on it: "I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day."
P is for... Pink. Because I love it.
Q is for... Quotes. Quotes about life, about love, about hope or motivation. I collect them for rainy days, as exemplified above.
R is for... Reading. I was brought up in a house piled high with books, with parents who would read us a variety of stories (with all the voices) from a very early age. I love getting lost in a good book, but am notorious for returning to my beloved old favourites.
S is for... Shoes. I love them, but am completely incapable of walking in heels in an attractive womanly way.
T is for...Teaching. I teach a variety of ages, and I absolutely love it. I find it extremely rewarding and each day is refreshingly different from the last.
U is for... University. My years at Bristol University were some of the most exciting and happiest in my life so far. That is despite my, by then, extremely poor health. University taught me a lot (mostly in the school of life), and gave me some wonderful friends.
V is for... Vitamins. CFers have to take vitamin supplements due to absorbtion problems, and along with my enzymes, I've been on these since I was born and always will be.
W is for... Waterworks (of the teary nature). I am not an attractive crier and unfortunately cry at the drop of a hat.
X is for...X-rays. On guestimation I've had around 200 X-rays in my lifetime so far. Probably more in fact.
Y is for... Youth. I still feel like I am in my teens, and that I could wander into a high school classroom, sit down in a lesson, and feel perfectly at home. This is despite the fact I teach this age-group...
Z is for... Zzz - I love my bed. I love curling up on it just to lie and read.