This Life

island life

I’ve received another tagging.
Manicmama, not content with knowing what’s on my desktop, now wants to know what my ultimate life would be.

I will be (mostly) honest.

Q1. Where would you live?

A big old granite Jersey farmhouse, set around a courtyard containing a circular apple crusher overflowing with trailing geranium. It would have a large garden, a gardener, a tennis court and swimming pool, and good weather all summer.
It would be in the countryside, but near the beach, and also near a bus route so I don’t have to ferry the children around all the time once they’re old enough to read a bus timetable… next year hopefully.

On the other hand, maybe I should go for a castle, a Napoleonic fort, or even a French chateau?

Q2. What would your job be (or if unrealistic) what would you do all day?

I would earn enough through writing, not to have to do any other paid work.
I would work five half days a week, term-time only, and would spend the rest of the time fetching the children, cycling, swimming, surfing, and drinking coffee at Big Vern’s.

Q3. Who would you spend your time with? Doing what…

I’d spend time with my family, with visiting friends, and with fascinating people met during the course of my work.
I’d have long, leisurely, fruits de mer lunches, go for walks along the cliff paths and in the French countryside, and I’d travel for six weeks every summer with the family in a massive Wild Thornberrys type RV.

Q4. What kind of holidays/vacations would you take?

Ski-ing, regular visits to France, maybe a cruise if I got really tired with all my taxing tasks.
Or perhaps I’d just stay put.

Q5. What luxury items would you own?

A very fast, vintage sports car with a soft top and no space for the children.
And maybe a boat, if I could find someone to pilot it.

Q6. What charities would you support or represent?

Alzheimers Disease Association.

Here are the rules;
1. Answer the questions as realistically or unrealistically as you want.
2. Copy the rules into your meme post or link to the rules here.
3. Linkback to the person who tagged you.
4. Tag 5 others.

About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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4 Responses to This Life

  1. Vicky says:

    The reason I picked you again is because I don’t read many blogs – so take the tag as a compliment ;)

  2. Erica says:

    Great ultimate life, I’d like to visit Jersey some time.

  3. Hi, popped in after finding you on other bloggers comments pages! Really enjoyed your list, some of it I can definitely relate to like the job!

    Best wishes, Crystal xx

  4. Beta Mum says:

    Vicky – I did take it as a compliment, I was just being flippant.

    Erica – e-mail me if you come when we’re there and I’ll show you Big Vern’s.

    Crystal – nice to meet you. Will pop in to see you.

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