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I prefer the term childlike to childish, it had a more mature ring to it. To me I'm me. Determined, understanding with a little bit of a temper. I'm married and have children. I also have a brother and two sisters, I work in a school with various kids who need a little extra help, one way or another. And to all those people I imagine that I'm someone slightly different, depending on their needs. Once you read me I will become, to you, who you need me to be.

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Flint Lockwood.

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subtitle: Fish in a Former Life 27.  Favorite simple pleasure? (Aside: while on long hikes, when we’re nearing the end I find myself walking faster and faster, no matter how tired I am, just bec...


26.  What was a difficult decision you once had to make? What did you consider when deciding? -Manon Phew, only a few, short days to go. Right then. Difficult decision. Well, I can be pretty im...


25.  Tell us about your pet or pets. -Manon I don’t actually have nine jumping mammals as pets, but I do have two. We’ll start with Oreo: She likes to think she’s the boss, trying to put Amba i...


24.  What is the greatest compliment anyone ever paid you? What made their words so meaningful to you? -Manon No effing clue! I give off an aura of confidence (no matter what I’m feeling) and I d...


23.  Give 3 song LYRICS that speak to you. Bonus points for any backstory about why they are meaningful. -Darkest Days, Brightest Nights I’m one of those people who burst into song at any given m...


22.  How do you feel about mental health? I’ve really enjoyed the majority of the prompts this year but this one is nonsensical. How do I feel about mental health?! That’s like asking how I feel ...


21.  What is something you miss doing that you can’t do now? I have binge watched the American Office over the past few months (I never finished the U.K. one because I can’t stand Ricky Gervais)....


20.  What is a news story (other than Covid) that surprised you this year? New revelations from the fossil record show that somewhere between 40 and 55 million years ago, sabre-toothed anchovies ...


19.  What can you remember as your first adult achievement? Ahh, first adult achievements. The thing that springs to mind is the day I realised I couldn’t just call my mum to help and that I need...


18. What is an opinion you have that a majority of people would find upsetting. After getting to know a new colleague recently I really don’t know!! The politics in this town (which this colleagu...


17. What song can make you cry and why does it make you cry? Stille Nacht, Bridge Over Troubled Water and anything from West Side Story. The first one was my mums favourite Carol, the second des...


16. What is one taboo thing you don’t think should be taboo? Nudity. As Frank (of Sinatra fame) used to croon through the speakers of my dad’s record player: in olden days a glimpse of stocking ...


15. What holiday holds your fondest memory? (I’m going to answer this as an English person not an American where holiday means something different). Nope, no idea!! Are we talking camping in Scot...


14. What would you do during “The Purge”? Or who are you going after? (I don’t know if these movies are in other countries. If not, it’s basically a “what if” where all crime is legal for 24 hour...


13. What book/movie do you recommend to others and why? Let me cast your mind back cue wibbly wobbly music that denotes a flashback It’s1998 and I live in Isleworth, West London. I’ve popped into...


(Sorry, sometimes I can’t allow myself to be mature…) 12. What has someone else taught you that you never would’ve learned otherwise? Aside from the basics, like walking and dressing/feeding/clea...


11. How old were you when you got your first job? What was it? Did you like it? Aahhhh, in days of old, days gone by. In the wee small hours at the beginning of the world… I grew up in a ruraly i...


10. What is a skill or activity you’ve tried during the restrictions and NEVER want to do again. Why? -thesunnyabyss and Lis I thought this ‘ere website was supposed to automatically save entries...


9. Make a compliment to someone you hate/dislike. -From Darkest Days, Brightest Nights This makes me chortle with mirth as the diarist who suggested this theme has blocked me for being too liber...


8. Tell us about your most unusual skill. Where or why did you learn it? My most unusual skill aka my superpower? Yeah, I think so. I’ve been lying in bed thinking about what I could put and I th...


Monkayink was youngest’s name for Monsters Inc when she was little. She absolutely loved that film (although we always had to start watching it from when Boo appeared). 7. What was a moment that ...


6. How have the past 2 dark years of the pandemic era changed you? -From The Abbie Blimey, the last (20 months in the U.K.) two years. I don’t know where to start!! Well, I suspect that my fami...


5. Do you believe happiness can be created? Created happiness. Self created I assume that means making happiness for yourself? What is it you think you need for happiness? I would love a big hous...


4. Describe how you faced a fear, or fears? I have had two main fears and they fit in two parts of my life. BC (before children) my big fear was that of arachnids. Eight legged creatures of a var...


3. What do you consider betrayal and how do you handle it? Betrayal. That’s a tricky one. I don’t get ‘betrayed’ as easily as other people I know. I have a friend who has cut off half of her fam...