Here are my answers to this week’s questions from Cee’s Share Your World
If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?
I’ll take the money in American Dollars please. If the uncle is distant he would definitely be in the USA as some of the Greek side of the family emigrated there from Ithaca. And the only way I could have been his favourite would be because he kept up with me via this blog!
Anyway – we’re in Share Your World Land so we can have some fun. So I would use this lovely inheritance to take a Mediterranean Cruise – The Greek Islands, Spain, Italy, France etc. I’d have a balcony suite which for my hubby and me would cost about $30 000 dollars for three weeks. The rest I would use for the air fares and still have some spending money left over! Yes – that would be the perfect way to blow $ 50 000.
What sound or sounds do you love?
The dawn chorus of birds on waking up. Nothing more cheerful than that. Children laughing, the school choir singing and the waves breaking on the shore are also rather lovely to hear.
What’s your middle name? Why?
I think middle names are unnecessary and can be embarrassing if they’re somewhat unusual – or rather they were when I was a kid. Today strange names are the norm and in my experience as a teacher I seldom found kids being teased for having an odd name – first or middle. I was given two middle names so that neither grandmother felt left out for not having me named after her. In the Greek tradition the first born daughter is supposed to be named after the Paternal Grandmother. My mother who was not Greek refused to comply so instead of being named Maria – I was given an Anglicized version of the name – Mary – as my second name and Edwina after my Maternal grandmother as a third name. I found these names cumbersome as a child but now I rather like them.
I did not want to give my child a second name but ended up doing so to placate her father who wanted it as a first. She doesn’t like her second name but is perfectly happy with her first – so at least that was a good decision.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Last week was busy and rather fun so I had a lot to smile about. But the biggest thing that made me smile was the completion of my bedroom extension. Being able to move in after more than two weeks in alternate digs was lovely.