What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal, drawing, cartoon or character in a movie or TV show)
The family dog – which isn’t very helpful when you consider how many of those we’ve had over the years from my childhood to my grandchildren’s. They came in all shapes and sizes, some with impeccable lineage, some whose ancestry was decidedly dubious, but they all had one thing in common: once they arrived, they outshone every other dog on the planet.
The current title-holder is a cavoodle, a recent addition to my second daughter’s household.
Name one thing not many people know about you.
I have webbed toes. Will that do? Not like a duck, you understand. Just a touch of webbing joining the base of my second and third toes. Perfectly normal, I always thought, until my grandson was born with a similar eccentricity and the paediatrician pointed it out. Who knows? Perhaps people have been sniggering behind their hands all my barefoot life, but if so, I wish them well. Don’t think it bothers my grandson, either.
Have you ever gone scuba diving? If you haven’t, would you want to?
No, and no. The idea of gliding among fishes and drifting above coral reefs is definitely enticing, but I have an equally vivid vision of stuffing the whole thing, turning off my air by mistake, or getting stuck under a rock. There’s a reason I tend to bob to the surface like a cork: I’m not meant for underwater exploration.
What was the most important event in your life last week? (anything goes it can be a good nights sleep, finished a reading book,winning the lottery, or getting married