Share Your World – 2014 Week 4
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Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?
That depends on what you mean by a good time.
I like to go out at the weekend with my husband, nothing too energetic these days, just a quiet pint & maybe a tapa or two. I feel that after a week at work we’ve earnt a couple of hours of self-indulgence. We find that being in a different environment encourages us to communicate in a way that we don’t indoors. It’s very easy to get into a habitual way of life at home & forget to share some special moments. We’ve had some of our most interesting & funny conversations on our evenings out.
One of our favourite evenings out is having a fire on the beach & eating burnt veggies & drinking gritty coffee lol, but we haven’t done that in a while. Having said that, we both enjoy a quiet evening alone sometimes as well. I like to curl up with a book & he likes to play computer games.
What is the most number of blankets you’ve ever had on your bed?
What a curious question! When I was a kid we would have a couple of blankets topped by an eiderdown, but that was in London. Nowadays I don’t have a real bed, just a mattress on the floor & I use a duvet in winter & a sheet in summer. In fact even a sheet can be too much in summer here, some nights we just need a fan lol.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
Absolutely yes. I love a good party & I love meeting new people, but I probably wouldn’t stay as late as I used too.
Do you like talking to people on the phone? Or do you prefer voice mail or email?
I don’t mind talking on the phone if there is something relevant to talk about & I am not busy doing something else. I really hate those calls in the middle of cooking dinner from someone who’s called because they’re bored, but really has nothing to say.
I don’t do voicemail in either direction. I can’t stand talking to machines & I have the service disabled on my phone, so no one can leave one for me. I find email is the best for quick & efficient messages. It’s non-invasive & almost 100% reliable.
If I have to communicate long distance then I’d choose Skype any time. It’s free, you can see the other person & you don’t need to be attached to a handset. When I am in London without my other half, we sometimes have Skype on all day. It’s just like he’s in the next room. We can both go about our business freely & communicate when we need to.