Diane has tagged us for a bit of Meme. Well let’s have it then.
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1. Ten years ago
Tournesol: Ten years ago I took my first steps back into life after being struck by CFIDS 12 years ago (I didn’t know it was CFIDS at that time tough), I went on holiday to Paris with my friend A (something we promised ourselves we would do if we ever recovered from our respective illnesses – and yes, it was a very dark winter night when we made the promise, and we tried to be up-beat by thinking we’d make it through this!), I was busy living my ‘second life’, started on the auditions/competitions circuit again, looked for a new singing teacher (only would find him a year later), made one CD recording of a Mozart Mass and worked as a singing teacher for a school choir.
Tigerduck: I had just moved to Tampa, FL working with a Christian ministry (helping churches locally, going into Juvenile Detention Centres working with the young people there, sending Polynesian dance teams all over the place, and many more things). I also went to Australia (near Brisbane) for 3 months – hmm lots of things come to mind, but the years already start to blur a bit. I was only 23 then!
2. Five things on today’s “to do” list (in no particular order)
* eat lunch
* doing some admin work for our singing ensemble
* have a look if I can fix the external hard drive
* do my laundry
* go over that list of music for three voices and see if I can track down the sheet music
*get up at 6.30am and don’t fall asleep again
*find the right clothes to wear to work and don’t curse too loudly when my hair does what it wants (clearly against my will and the higher powers of blow drier and hair straightener)
*stay calm at work and get as much done as quickly as possible while enjoying myself as well
*buy some yarn to knit baby garments (cotton and RYC CashSoftDK)
3. Snacks I enjoy
Tournesol: Difficult, depending on the time of day chocolate (the sugar free version), carrot sticks with houmous, muesli bar (I recently discovered a sugar free version at home), and lately rice cakes with Amaranth and Apfelschmaus, salty black licorice (sugar free)
Tigerduck: Chocolate (sugar free = headache free!), crisps with guacamole, carrot sticks (!!) with Humous, cherry tomatoes, Lärabars (esp. lemon!), Salzstangen, salty black licorice (again of the sugar free variety – has to be)
4. Things I would do if I would be a billionaire
Tournesol: Buy flats in London and Paris (and probably somewhere else too but I can’t think about it now), send my parents on that holiday they dream of, do the same for my sister, do a lot of charity with kids and music (and not be worried about being paid for a change), give to research, enjoy life without the pressure of money – wow that sounds good!
Tigerduck:Yes. Me too – although I don’t really think my parents would actually enjoy going away all that much (they just got a dog in February) – but there is always time for that. There are so many fantastic things to do and to give to, projects that allow people to build up a living and have hope in their communities. The possibilities are endless.
5. Places I have lived
Tournesol: Really lived in (like in stayed for more than 3 month), Hamm (Westfalen), Dortmund, Münster, Paris and London
Tigerduck:Hamburg (Germany), a ship (while in Dakar – Senegal, Lome – Togo, St. Vincent – Caribbean, Jacksonville, FL, Wilminton, NC and Norfolk, Virginia – USA, France), Salem, OR (USA), Tampa, FL (USA), Budapest (Hungary), Rostov-on-Don (Russia), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Carbrook (near Brisbane, Australia), Big Island of Hawaii, London (UK)…. hmm might be a few more – point is I have moved around a bit.