I've been reading Friday Feasts and Thursday 13s for a few weeks now, and have found that they provide a wonderful way to get to know fellow bloggers. So I thought it was time to give it a try myself. Here is my offering, I hope you enjoy it (the dessert is particularly yummy...).
What does the color pink make you think of?
A dress I had when I was a little girl. It was pink with white starfish. I loved it so much and was devastated when I outgrew it. In fact I tried to convince my mother to let me wear it as a top, but she wouldn’t have it. I still have the dress though, along with some other old clothes. One day I would like to make a quilt from them.
Name something you thought you had lost, but later found.
Trust in my body. Following the death of a friend in 2000 I began suffering from panic attacks. For several years I was in a constant state of stress and fear, and looking back I don’t understand how I managed to cope. It was absolutely exhausting. It took a lot of work to eventually come out on the other side and the feeling of relief when you realise that yet another week, another month has passed without one is tremendous.
In 3 words, describe this past week.
Tears (lots of them)
What are you obsessed with?
I frequently suffer from bouts of obsession. I am the sort of person who gets insanely enthusiastic about just about anything, and for short bursts of time I will be completely focused on that one thing. In the past these obsessions have ranged from quantum physics, ancient Greek to speed walking and learning Turkish… At the moment I am quite obsessed with my hamstrings. I’m determined to one day be able to do the splits, but it’s an uphill struggle, I have the shortest hamstrings in the world.
What kind of perfume or cologne do you like to wear?
I don’t wear either; I find their scents too sharp and artificial. I do use a body oil called Hei Poa, which is a refined Polynesian coconut oil infused with Tiare flowers. It smells absolutely divine. I also like the smell of pure amber.