"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, May 30, 2008

Try this one for size

Yorkshire Pudding has a meme on his blog and an open invitation to anyone to borrow it and put their own stamp on it. I'm not usually over fond of memes, but this one looks harmless enough, so here goes:

My ex... headteacher, one of them, made several years of my teaching life a misery.
Maybe I should... hoover upstairs... tomorrow.
I love... a certain eccentric Welshman, my children and grandchildren and... sitting in the garden listening to the birds.
People would say... that I am a bit on the bossy side - and they would be right!
I don't understand... people who don't grab their chance of happiness when they can.
When I wake up in the morning... I am thrilled that I am no longer teaching.
I lost... faith in the education system several years ago.
Life is full of... highs and lows, happiness and sadness, freedom and constraints.
My past is... another country about a different me.
I get annoyed when... BMX drivers behave as if they own the road.
Parties are... sometimes boring, sometimes enjoyable, depending in who else is there.
I wish... that Keith could win the lottery, just enough to ease his worries about his business.
Dogs... wonderful companions, especially my Lucy.
Cats... a delight, although Keith wouldn't agree!
Tomorrow... I shall be going to my Gestalt course and then to the hairdressers, followed by a visit to some friends in the evening.
I have low tolerance... of selfish people who couldn't care less about anyone but themselves.
If I had a million dollars... I would take Keith on a long holiday, wherever the fancy took us until the money ran out.
I'm totally terrified... of spiders, of course!
Over to you, folks, whoever feels the urge to make this their own.



3 comments:

  1. So, you really are a Demob Happy Teacher, then! No less than three of those are about your unhappiness with the teaching profession in some way! Interesting. Sounds as if you had a bad time at the hands of a bully. :(

    But I love the meme. I'm gonna steal it! Ta luv!

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  2. Yes to both, Jay and you're welcome. I'll pop over to read yours when you've done it.

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  3. Like you, I don't always like memes, but I think this one's rather interesting so I'm going to do it too!

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