This is a cool idea so thanks to TJ for taking the time to come up with the questions. It’s also a welcome distraction at the mo 'cos I'm watching Sky Sports News and the Reds are getting beat, so not good.
Anyway here goes, I'm thinking this is going to be quite lengthy so feel free to speed read and skip over if you get bored!
Desire, mmmmm, TJ, Mr B, desert island ME! Ok I need to behave; seriously this tends to fluctuate depending on the circumstances.
Sometimes it’s to have my Mum back even if only for a quick chat in the kitchen after work to put the world to rights.
Sometimes it’s simply PJs, eating chocolate on the couch watching fluff on the TV.
Sometimes it’s going somewhere far, far away, just for a while, by myself with no means of communication with home, so no-one can hassle me.
More often than not though it’s the desire to do something more creative and valuable in my life instead of the mind numbingly boring job I do now. I know that’s all down to me though (see question three).
I know this is really boring, but when I was younger, it used to be spiders, and I'm talking absolute terror, until…..
On holiday in Turkey I went to take a shower and there was this large, hairy, eight legged monster staring back at me from the shower tray. We had this stand off situation you could almost hear it saying ‘don’t mess with me sunshine’.
Unfortunately I have this thing about me that can’t kill anything. Worse than that, I actually quite often rescue things, i.e. picking the odd worm or snail up off the pavement to put it somewhere safe. Bizarre I know but that’s how it is. Fortunately for said monster it was this side of me that won out that day and somehow I managed to pick it up and remove it from the hotel room. So now, I wouldn’t want to get warm and cosy with a spider but the terror is a bit less.
So now the major fears left are being buried alive and dying. The idea of being buried alive really freaks me out so it wont surprise anyone to know that ‘Aliens in a Spaceship’ was really hard to watch, not quite as hard as ‘The Vanishing’ though which actually made me feel physically sick. I try not to think about dying but it kind of comes to the surface when things like losing my mum happen obviously. I'm agnostic so I'm not sure what I believe comes next, if anything, and I find the thought of just nothing, no seeing, hearing, laughing, speaking, no anything really disturbing.
Ok now I’m freaking myself out, and probably depressing everyone so on to the next question….
I’m happy to write this down ‘cos the person that most stops me from achieving things is me. I’m really, really stubborn and have a very short attention span, a combination of which has always stopped me reaching my potential.
That said I never regret anything, if I’d taken a different path I wouldn’t have a lot of the friends in my life that I’m lucky enough to have and I’d be poorer for it.
Over half way there now, the next one’s easy to write.
I’m a born and bred ‘Scouser’. That’s a native of Liverpool, England as in ‘scouse’ a local stew. Scousers are generally opinionated, funny, scary and loyal, dependant on the situation and I am definitely all of these.
Not that I’m biased or anything but it’s the greatest city in the world. Famous for ‘the Beatles’ and hence ‘Merseybeat’ obviously, also for football, both the Reds and that other team in blue!
Other well known people from Liverpool, Clive Barker, George Stubbs, William Gladstone, Alan Bleasdale, Willy Russell, Kim Cattrell and many, many more.
But there is more to this city, one of the highest numbers of listed buildings outside London including the dock area which has been revitalised particularly with the new 10,000 seat arena and Liverpool One close by. Liverpool One is a new forty two acre site with over one hundred shops, bars, restaurants, apartments, a cinema and two hotels, its brought a whole new look to the city.
So the city has changed a lot since it was founded in 1207 and became a city in 1880 and some of its fortune was unfortunately based on the slave trade due to being the nearest port to the Atlantic crossing. However, being a port has made it a cosmopolitan city; we’ve got the oldest Chinese community in Europe for instance. There’s a huge Irish population of which our family the Plunketts are members.
Anyway, currently the city is moving on from its success as European Capital of Culture last year, onward and upward hopefully and you may just get a glimpse of it on a screen near you, it has a successful film and television office and is the most filmed UK city outside London.
One more thing I'm not aware of any topless female aquariam assistants as per Vincent Nigel-Murray although I must admit I haven't been looking, now male ones maybe!
I could go on but I won’t so the final question.
Ok I’m gonna cheat here, there is no way I could pick one moment so I’ve chosen a few:
The ‘Be My Love’ moment in ‘Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House’ sooooooo romantic.
The reindeer antlers and egg nog in ‘The Man in the Fallout Shelter’, hysterical.
All the moments in the car in ‘Aliens in a Spaceship’ but particularly ‘it’s been a pleasure Dr B’
The removing the image from his mind moment in ‘Double Trouble in the Pan Handle’
One word which, for some reason, I found hysterical.
‘Bummer’ said when Daisy broke the skull in ‘The Skull in the Sculpture’; hope I’ve got the right episode with this one.
Note to TJ: I have to say I do like your funny moments you do mischievous really well!
OMG that was really long but hey blame TJ for asking the questions!
To use a famous line ‘That’s All Folks’
Catch you later
p.s. the Reds got beat 2-0, not impressed.
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