I found these questions on Pinterest (the magical place — and frequently rabbit hole — where you can literally find anything).
I want to write something more about me and you should do it too!
Write your answers in the comment section below
Q 1. Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen?
— Black ink.
Q 2. Would you prefer to live in the country or the city?
— Oh the country definitely preferably on an island!
Q 3. If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
— Learn to play the Hurdy-Gurdy.
Q 4. Do you drink your tea or coffee with sugar?
— No sugar or milk in either coffee or tea.
Q 5. What was your favourite book as a child?
— Hard one! The Hobbit? Or anything by Enid Blyton.
Q 6. Do you prefer baths or showers?
— Shower followed by long bath.
Q 7. If you could be a mythical creature, which would you choose?
— Faerie of Seelie Court (more beneficently inclined, but still dangerous).
Q 8. Do you prefer reading paper or electronic books?
— Both. Though I tend to read more non-fiction on my device than fiction.
Q 9. What is your favourite item of clothing?
— Biker jacket.
Q 10. Do you like your name? Would you ever change it?
— Already changed it. My “real” name is Mark (I was in a group of people with 5 other Marks in it which was confusing).
Q 11. Who is a mentor to you?
Q 12. Would you ever want to be famous? If so, what for?
— Famous? Too much hassle!
Q 13. Are you a restless sleeper?
— Yes – I average 4—5 hours a night (that is after taking sleeping tablet and pain killers). Too many years on night shift messed up my Circadian Rhythm.
Q 14. Do you consider yourself a romantic?
— A hopeless romantic.
Q 15. Which element best represents you?
— Water. Flowing water usually represents change and the passage of time.
Q 16. Who do you want to be closer to?
— My friends.
Q 17. Do you miss someone at the moment?
— Yes. My parents and a certain person I care deeply about but doesn’t know it.
Q 18. Tell us about an early childhood memory.
— When I was 14, on holiday near Wakefield and meeting my first real love.
Q 19. What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
Q 20. What can you see outside your bedroom window?
— Car park, playing fields, houses — live on 9th floor.
Q 21. What are you most thankful for?
— My late parents, my true friends, and being alive after heart attack and several suicide attempts.
Q 22. Do you like spicy food?
— Oh yes!
Q 23. Have you ever met someone famous?
— Several — including Lemmy, Yoko Ono, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman.
Q 24. Do you keep a diary or journal?
— I keep a Bullet Journal and an Art Journal.
Q 25. Do you prefer to use pen or pencil?
— Pen – preferably a fountain pen.
Q 26. What is your star sign?
Aries as far as I remember.
Q 27. Do you like your cereal crunchy or soggy?
— Well, as I eat porridge 6 days a week – soggyish with a bit of crunch – crushed nuts etc.
Q 28. What would you want your legacy to be?
— “They did their best”.
Q 29. Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read/are reading?
— Reading is all! Always have 2 books on the go — one fiction and one non-fiction. Curently both books that I’m reading deal with the topic of loneliness. Adam Thorpe’s Missing Fay (Fic) and A Certain Loneliness by Sandra Gail Lambert (Non-Fic).
Q 30. How do you show someone you love them?
— Being there for them. Letters postcards etc.
Q 31. Do you like ice in your drinks?
— Yes, I do – but not in Hot Chocolate!
Q 32. What are you afraid of?
— Being forgotten.
Q 33. What is your favourite scent?
— My favourite scent is freshly baked bread.
Q 34. Do you address older people by their first or last name?
— It depends on the person, how well and how long I’ve known them and also their preference.
Q 35. If money was not a factor, how would you live your life?
— Travelling the world – meeting new people, learning about Social Change in different places.
Q 36. Do you prefer swimming in pools or in the ocean?
— The ocean.
Q 37. What would you do if you found £50 on the ground?
— Hand in to police and if not claimed give it to charity.
Q 38. Have you ever seen a shooting star? Did you make a wish?
Yes, I have. Yes I made a wish (didn’t come true).
Q 39. What is one thing you would want to teach your children?
Q 40. If you had to have a tattoo, what would it be and where would you get it?
— Already have some. Though I do want more. Thinking of a Tolkien inspired one or maybe a Fuchsia from Titus Groan one.
Q 41. What can you hear right now?
Traffic nine floors below me. Plus Grateful Dead on my music system.
Q 42. Where do you feel the safest?
— Home – sometimes.
Q 43. What is one thing you want to overcome/conquer?
— My shyness.
Q 44. If you could travel back to any era, which would you choose?
— The Renaissance
Q 45. What is your most used emoji?
Q 46. What is your favourite season? Why?
— Autumn for the colours.
47. How would you spend your ideal day?
With friends having food, drink, chatting, or in companionable silence.
Q 48. Describe yourself using one word.
Q 49. What do you regret the most?
— Not telling people how much I loved and cared for them often enough.
Q 50. Invent your own word. What does it mean?
— Frontagery – when you put on a front/attitude that all is well when in fact inside you are a mess.
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