Question Time Over Coffee 25th November

Hang on, will just go and make myself one then settle down to answer Rory’s questions this week. Quite a mixed bag again.

You have a dinner party and may invite four guests from the following categories one fictional, one dead and one alive, and a naked chef [wearing an apron only but no clothes underneath – or if you wish for whatever reason your chef can be wearing underclothes – pants/top].

Who will you invite to eat, and who will you ask to cook for your dinner party?

Inspired by I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 

I’d invite Paddington Bear, James Stewart, Dame Judi Dench, and my chef would be James Martin who can wear an apron and swimming trunks. I always liked what he could do with sugar to top his desserts, Dame Judi Dench is just so interesting and I love her voice, Jimmy Stewart is one of my favourite actors, and Paddington Bear because he made The Queen happy.

Have you ever slept on / in a hammock?
No. It doesn’t appeal, but Hubby has and says it’s really comfortable.
Do you find it easy to maintain friendship with other people?
I know a lot of people but have few friends. We have been caught with those we believed to be friends who were far from it which in turn made us wary and doubt ourselves. A friendship of over 30 years went sour and has never recovered to the extent of Christmas card exchange only. We have two neighbours who we now consider to be friends and are still in touch with friends we made off the water when we were on the boat. It depends on the people.
Are you a person of ethics?
If so, how does that impact your daily life?
I like to think so and do my best to be honest, fair and considerate to others.
Are you decisive or indecisive as a person?
That depends on what I have to decide about. I usually weigh everything up when it comes to buying anything and ask myself three questions:
Do I want it? Do I need it? Will my life end if I don’t have it. This was modified on the boat to Can I wear it? can I eat it? Where am I going to put it?
Why do people hold double standards?
The ‘Do as I say not as I do’ scenario comes to mind, and I find politicians the worst culprits.
Inspired by Kristian and That Really Burns my Biscuits #10
What is your most unhealthiest but guiltiest pleasure and why?
Chocolate or fruit pastilles. I can’t stop at one.
What is your process of writing a new post for your blog?
Something I read, a challenge, or just something that happened will be enough to inspire and start me off then I go with the flow.
If you were asked to create a Top Fifteen Book List holding books that you felt everyone should read at least once in their life and would never regret reading what titles would you include?
War and Peace
The Railway Children
The Virgin Soldiers
Dances with Wolves
Little Women
Woman in The Polar Night
Wuthering Heights
The Abyss
Pride and Prejudice
Bridget Jones Diary
Marley and Me
Winnie the Pooh
The Diary of Anne Frank 
How important is it for you to know a person’s real name?
[Be this online, off line, social media or blogging]
This depends on whether it’s an alias, nickname or deliberate avoidance of the truth. In blogging, several writers do not use their own name to maintain anonymity but this is not done in malice or to mislead.
When at school what were your top five subjects that you were passionate about?
I hated grammar school and all lessons, but at junior school I loved music, reading, maths, writing, and sport.
Why was this – what did you love about them?
Teachers at junior school saw their pupils as children with potential, not ones to be ridiculed because they were not as good at some things as their classmates. I was encouraged in my music and writing, was naturally good at sums and mental arithmetic, and sport was encouraged to take part, not the intense desire to win.
Are those five subjects still present in your life today in any form?
Sport definitely not, but maths, music, reading and writing are still constants in my life.
Are you a photogenic person?
I don’t think so and do not like having my picture taken as I feel self conscious and awkward.
Are you eager to appear in family or friend snaps?
No. For every one picture of me growing up there are about 20 of my sister.
Are there many photographs of you from and over the various stages and ages of your life?
We have recently completed a collage for the hall where the dartboard used to be which is of our life together since we met in 1989.

With regard to the paranormal do you choose to not believe because there is nothing to believe or because you feel it is safer to not believe?
Are you a non-believer or a believer?
I have had some ‘experiences’ in the past so keep an open mind.
How are you with meeting strangers/new people who might or could become new friends?
I try to be open and friendly and can hold my own in conversation on most things.
Is there a process you adopt to identify if they are the right fit for you?
Not as such. I rely on my gut instincts, which Hubby says can be pretty scary and accurate!

Point of interest folks…………….. this was my 15,000th post!!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Question Time Over Coffee 25th November

  1. I do like your dinner guests. I read Dame Judi’s autobiography and found it very interesting. She would be a great guest as would Jimmy Stewart. I read a good book about him too. Paddington would probably make a mess but that’s OK. A lot of your books could easily been on my list too. I considered “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Heidi”. I liked “Marley and Me” a lot too. It’s always hard to choose just a few books for a list like this.

  2. Lauren says:

    Great answers Di. Mazel tov on reaching your 15 thousandth post. Wow!

  3. glyn40wilton says:

    I’d invite The Incredible Hulk (he’s got green fingers, so he’d make a great gardner). David Bowie would be dead good company (he was a thin white duke like me). Sarah Milligan would be a laugh a minute. I’d get curvy model/actress Kelly Brook to cook dinner, but not in her birthday suit….although I wouldn’t argue if she wanted too!

  4. Reaseaorg says:

    Thanks for this q and a style post. I now know you a little better 🙂

  5. Some awesome responses to the answers here Di – well done and that deserves this !

    “I’ll never be like other people, but that’s alright because I’m a bear”…

    I think PB would make a marvelous dinner party guest also.

    Fruit Pastelles did make me laugh, what was that challenge, l dare you not to chew or something? I am the same or was, sucking a pastelle would have made me a legend, alas l couldn’t!

    Grtz on 15k published.

    Also what a brilliant book list – l was going down through them and realised l had read 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 only.

    Nicely done and received as always with thanks 🙂

  6. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, your 15000 post, that is quite an achievement

  7. murisopsis says:

    Loved the answers – especially who you would invite to dinner!

  8. Carol anne says:

    Great answers! 15.000 posts? Coolness! Way to go Di 🙂

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