1. "You are given the opportunity to spend Christmas in any country of your choice - where would you spend it and why?"
I have always wanted to spend Christmas in New York City. Maybe because in every Christmas movie I have ever seen, from "Miracle on 34th Street" to "Elf", Christmas in New York City always looks so wonderful. There always seems to be plenty of snow, lots of Christmas lights, good cheer, sparkle and energy. And I would love to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and then spend New Year's Eve in Times Square.
2. "You are shipwrecked on a deserted island - what three articles would you most want to have with you?"
This is a difficult question, because there are so many things I would not want to do without, but I think in order of priority I would
3. "You are given One Million Dollars to spend - how will you spend it?"
I would give some to my favorite charity, I would divide the rest equally between the members of my family, and I would keep enough to buy myself a little cabin or cottage on a lake, complete with a canoe. We have lots of cottages in my neighborhood just like this, so I wouldn't have to move very far. And if I bought a cottage like this in my neighborhood, I probably wouldn't have much money left over for a canoe.
4. "You get to have dinner with your favourite celebrity - who would it be and why?"
I have always been fascinated by Queen Elizabeth the First. She reigned from 1558 until 1603. Like Queen Elizabeth the Second, she was only 25 years old when she became Queen, and in a patriarchal society, she worked hard to be a strong Queen. I once owned a book called "The England of Elizabeth" and the age in which she lived was one of the most interesting culturally and in every way. If you ever get the opportunity sometime, pick up a book of recipes from the Elizabethan Age. Amazing!
5. "What was your proudest moment?"
When I was in elementary school, and we were studying South Africa, my grandfather was invited to give a presentation about his experiences in South Africa. The presentation was made in the auditorium to the whole school. My grandfather was so funny and entertaining, and I had heard all his wonderful stories before, I was just proud everyone could see how handsome he was. Most of my friends had already met my mother, and after the presentation everyone said to me, "Your mother is so pretty and your grandfather is so handsome -- what happened to you!?" *sigh*
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