11 Things about me…

26 04 2012

My favourite clothing item.

I’ve been challenged to reveal 11 Things by my good friend Cee Neuner, over at Cee’s Life Photography Blog.  She’s tagged me and asked me to play along, so here we go. The questions she posed are:

1. Where do you want to retire?
That’s easy.  I’d retire to Albany, on the South Coast of Western Australia.  It is a beautiful place with history, ocean, bays, forest, rivers and fresh air.  Ideally I’d have some land where I would live in a passive solar designed house made from straw bales, grow my own veges and live as self-sufficiently as I could including powering my electricity needs by wind turbines.  I’d have a studio where I’d write and paint which looked towards the Stirling Ranges and I’d plant the land based on permaculture principles to provide habitat and sanctuary for wild animals and birds.

2. Which country/city in the world (that you have never been to) would you most like to visit and why?
Well, I’ve already mapped out the plan for when my Long Service Leave is due. I’ll buy a Round the World Ticket and visit the following:  Fly Perth to Munich then overland to Berlin (always wanted to see it).  Overland again via Paris to London and north to Yorkshire to see my Fairy Godmother.  Manchester to New York and on to LAX then overland to Oregon to see Chris and Cee.  Leave LAX again to Auckland, NZ, then home to Perth via Sydney.  Quite a trip – all with one ‘carry on’ bag.  Hmm, better stock up on memory cards for the camera LOL.

3. If you could give $100,000 to one charity, what would it be?
I would donate it to Assistance Dogs Australia – they train Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people who have physical disabilities.  There are  Companion Dogs (at home) or a Service Dogs (out in public on transport etc).  They also provide “Facility Dogs” which are trained to support residents in nursing homes and hospices.  I know how much difference a dog makes in my life, as a companion and friend, yet these dogs help lead and guide people with physical tasks through their everyday life.

4. What is your favourite item of clothing and why?
My patent red Dr Marten boots (top).  Because they make me feel like me, with the added bonus that so many people disapprove of them (or me wearing them) – poor uptight souls. LOL.

5.  Do you take the shampoos and other sundries from your hotel room when it is time to check out?  No.

6.  What made you smile today?
A photo of my niece who has just lost her first tooth.  The Tooth Fairy is going to visit tonight and I suspect she will start wiggling more teeth.

7. For your computer – Mac or PC? Mac for sure.

La Trobe Reading Room, State Library of Victoria: Melbourne.

8. Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)
I like a mix of both.  Last year we visited Melbourne to see the touring Tutankhamun Exhibition and we planned several things around our ticketed entry times.  We visited the museum and the Melbourne Cricket Ground including a tour of the players’ rooms and the National Sports Museum (brilliant!!).  We also did some things on the spur of the moment and discovered some fantastic treasures of the city, especially the galleries on each floor of the State Library and the La Trobe Reading Room (above).

9.  What is your favourite comfort food?
Melted cheese on toast or porridge.

10.  Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
No.  I only push it once and only if I really have to (when no one else is around) and I try to push the germ smothered button with my key or my elbow.

11. What chore do you absolutely hate doing and you can’t say clean the bathroom or any part of it?
Ironing.  Absolutely.  I take mine to an ironing shop nowadays and buy linen shirts with gay abandon.  🙂

Thanks Cee!

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12 responses

27 04 2012
Balsillie & Associates

there was a guy in my high school that wore boots like that – which was scary since we supposed to wear black dress shoes with our uniform lol

27 04 2012
Cee Neuner

I so loved your answers Louise. You’ve got quite a trip planned. Thanks so much for playing along I enjoyed reading your answers!

27 04 2012
Louise

Thanks for the challenge! 🙂

27 04 2012
Imelda Evans

My sister has a pair of purple docs, and I covet them madly! Thanks for sharing the list! I came across the La Trobe Reading Room by accident too and it made my day as well. I still can’t quite believe that you can just wander in there and read or study at will. Love it!

27 04 2012
Louise

Get some! Break out! They are soooo comfortable!

27 04 2012
diggingher

Love those boots, hate to iron.

27 04 2012
dadirri7

dont forget to detour south of sydney and drop in here to check out the self-sufficient passive solar house with permaculture vegie garden and trees, bird friendly planting (works a treat)and marsupial lawns, plus have a great meal with possibly some good red wine 🙂 bring the boots!!!

27 04 2012
Louise

Fantastic. It’s a deal ! 🙂

28 04 2012
ingerma

Great list, but you forgot to include Scandinavia in your world tour 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

28 04 2012
Louise

Haha!! Yes, I should book a room in the Ice Lodge! Brrrr!!!!!

30 04 2012
Madhu

Great answers Louise! Can relate to several of them, but especially No.10 🙂 All the best with your world tour!

3 05 2012
eof737

Insightful post Louise! 😉

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