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1. In two or three sentences tell us what Veteran's Day means to you?
It’s a time to remember all those who fought and died, or survived to make our world a better place. We can debate the rights and wrongs of war but most of those veterans were just doing their jobs and hoping they would make a difference.
2. What's your favourite film with a patriotic theme woven into the storyline?
I hardly ever go to the cinema and am useless on film trivia.
3. Flu shot-yes or no? If you answered no, do you plan to get a flu shot? If not, why not? Have you ever had the flu?
Yes. I've had mine for this year. I had the flu years ago and would not want to repeat the episode. I ended up with a chest infection and it was a good month before I had a day where I thought “Today was a good day – I feel better.”
4. I've seen lots of people posting pictures of their Christmas trees up and decorated. Many stores have had Christmas on display since well before Halloween. Red cups are back at Starbucks, sans the holiday decor, and that has some people up in arms. What are your thoughts on all the holiday ruckus this second week of November?
It’s way too early. Seems to get earlier every year. Whatever happened to the advent season being just in advent? As for the cup saga – not entering into that debate. Being politically correct these days is like walking into a minefield.
5. What 'critter' are you most afraid of encountering unexpectedly? Why that one?
Probably a rat or maybe even a fox. Mainly because they have become so commonplace in urban London and they are quite fearless and wouldn’t always just turn tail and run at the sight of you.
6. Do you like building things? What's the last thing you 'built'?
Well that would probably be self-assembly furniture and yes it’s quite satisfying when it all comes together and there are no pieces or screws left over at the end. (And it doesn’t fall apart when you stand it up!)
7. In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude...what are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?
The changing seasons. The trees on the common are turning gold right now and falling. The sunsets are pretty. Even the fog we experienced last week was good to look at when it came down in the late afternoon.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I need to improve and apply my time management skills to full time home life!