Sunday, 6 September 2009

You Asked & I Answered.

Hello all =)

Sorry it has taken me a while to get round to posting these answers. I haven't had the best of weeks since coming home from my holiday. One of my family friend's Jill was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. We are really shocked and my Dad who hardly ever shows any emotion is very upset. Also, one of my university friends was diagnosed with cervical cancer this week and she has to start treatment immediately which means delaying her senior year of nursing. I feel like life really is dealing myself and more so others a lot of heartache this week =(.

I thought the questions were really good and I enjoyed answering them so thank you =)

1) Would you like to visit America? by Anne-Marie.

Oh yes! I would love to especially when the USA have their holiday seasons. I'd love to visit Florida/LA in summer. New York at Christmas! I would love to go to Texas to see the space stations and Washington for it's history. Some of my close bloggy friends live in America and would love to meet them - we'll see!

2) If Wal-Mart sold happiness, where in the store would it be placed and why? By Jennie.

In the UK we do not have Wal-Mart but I want to go. I hear the deals they have all the time but we have a store called Debenhams over here which is similar. Happiness to me would be by all the smellies like perfumes, sprays and hair products etc. It is only because I love to smell good and yummy! I remember at school people would say 'If you were a flower I'd pick you!' well my take was 'If you were a good smell I would pick you' =)

3) If you could travel to any place in history where would it be and why? By Kaylee.

Two places and I cannot choose between them. I would go back to the civil rights movement that MLK led. I really enjoyed learning about it and would have loved to have been apart of something so defining for everyone, particularly Americans. The stories are amazing and I feel such pride knowing that one man and his dream made such an impact. I would also go back to the pre 1900 era purely for the clothes and the idea that women had to be seeked out by men. The mannerisms and demeanours by people back then are nothing compared to now. =)

4) Favourite book as a Kid and now an Adult? By Sam.

My favourite book as a kid was James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. This author captured my imagination in a heartbeat and when I finished I so wished peaches could fly! My favourite book now could not be any more different haha. It is a close call between To Kill A Mocking Bird and Pride and Prejudice which both reflect the eras in history I would love to go back to! I think Pride and Prejudice I like a bit more though because of the love story =)

5) If you choose anywhere to live where would it be an why? By Suki

Home is where the heart is and that is here in England. I love my home and I would be quite happy to live anywhere down south in the UK. I love living here but I think a nice place by the coast would be my ideal.

6) Did you enjoy school? How did you set about getting your qualifications? By Kristen.

I loved school!!! It took me a while to settle in but once I found my feet I loved every moment. I really do believe school are the easiest and best days of your life compared to the 'real' world as they say. I knew I wanted to go into healthcare so I made sure I got good grades in my sciences, math and health education classes. When I was 16 I had to go to college and I decided to do a Diploma in Health Studies rather than seperate classes called A-Levels. My diploma was the equivilent to 3 A-Levels. I am so glad I did it as it had 18 classes in it and it paved the way to Nursing. Then I applied to do my BSc Honors in Nursing at university and got in on the highest distinction level. I have been doing that for two years and I have one year left =)

7) How were the 'Birds and Bees' explained to you? (I only ask this because my 9 year old niece is asking me all sorts of questions!) By Kristen.

I'd say make sure her mum tells her first haha! I remember I was 8/9 when my Mum told me the full story. I had heard bits here and there at school, by friends, comments from the family etc. I remember it was a Saturday night and I was watching Casualty with my Mum and a girl on the show had been raped and not consented to sex. It was then I turned round to my mum and asked her. She told me it all but nothing too graphic (I learnt that in sex ed at 10 years lol). It wasn't the sex 'thing' that got me though as I kind of a had feeling that something had to happen between a man and woman for a baby. It was the period that scared the hell out of me! But I was pleased to find out that tampons weren't for nose bleeds that my Mum had been telling me haha!

8) How do you define love? By Kirsten.

Whenever someone asked me this I had a different array of sentences each time due to different experiences with guys. However, the 'definition' I go by now is this 'Love is just because...' I feel this rings true for me because in my last placement I was caring for a lady who was dying from cancer. Her husband had brought in a bunch of flowers and she asked him why he had done that. This was his reply 'I bought you a bunch of flowers just because I love you.' I just wanted my heart to burst because to me that completely defines love. I kissed you just because I love you. I held your hand just because I love you. I waited outside in the rain just because I love you. Love is just because...

I enjoyed that. It was fun and I hope you are all have a great weekend! x


Colette said...

Firstly I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend and your uni friend. Sometimes life seems really unfair.

It was always my dream to go to NYC at Christmas too. I'm not particularly interested in travelling (I'm a bit weird) but I'm fascinated by New York. I'm going for New Year this year and I'm so excited.

I love all the civil rights movement stuff too! One of my modules last year focused on the early years of it and it was really interesting. There's a 4th year module which focuses specifically on MLK but I can't do it because I have to pick up a 3rd year module (as I'm changing honours path). Boo!

I wish I could live in England lol.

sunnyme said...

You're so right. Love is just because. I've seen those just because-moments between some people too and I love it. Love it how much people love each other.

I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend and your friend from uni. Life is totally not fair to some of us.
Big hugs to you!

p.s. You can come and doggy-sit anytime if you feel like it. :)
Hope that brought a smile to your face ;)

Callie Nicole said...

I enjoyed reading your answers! This is a fun way to get to know you better! *smile*
I'll be praying for you - it sounds like alot of not-so-great stuff has been happening with you lately.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

I love reading posts like this! You answered the questions very well!! Maybe I should do something like this again. We'll see.

I do what I want! said...

I LOVE how you define love. It is "just because" and I totally agree with you! I also loved hearing all the answers to your questions. Some of the places you want to visit in America I haven't even been to and I live here! I hope to visit those places someday too and England also. I just love English accents and maybe I can find a hot English man ;) He could talk to me all day and I would just fall in love with his accent haha. That and Australian accents....yum!

You better add Vegas to your list of places to see! Wait until you are 21 or older though so you can experience everything about Vegas!

I'm sorry to hear about your friend with cancer and your family friend. My thoughts are with your family as you go through this rough time!

<3 April

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

i am so sorry to hear about your family friend! that is horrible! i love to kill a mockingbird

Janet said...

Sorry your week has started out so badly :(
Nice questions and good answers. What a great way to get to know you!

Kristen said...

I really enjoy this becca!!!! I love the honesty you blog has. Thank you for the answers, i think my sister is going to let the school teach my niece about sex ed and that.

Keep the great posts going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candy Hart said...

Two thumbs up on your blog!! Excellent answers - all good places to visit - but April is right, you really should add Vegas to the list, that place is something else!!

What - no WALMART?! How do you live?!

I am really sorry about the bad things you and your family are dealing with, I will keep you in my thoughts.

Brooke said...

So sorry to hear about both of your friends. I hope that your uni friend can gain some strength from those around her.

Thanks for answering all those questions. It's nice to get to know a little more that you would usually share in a post.

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