A few days ago, Lorna tagged me with this. I was nosey enough to enjoy reading other people's responses, but it was quite hard to find the time to think seriously about these questions, and I have to admit I didn't enjoy the process this time...something about the degree of self absorption involved that I didn't find comfortable.
Having said which, I'm nothing if not obedient (walk on the grass?? they might be cross with me if I did) so here are my attempts at the "quint"essential Kathryn....
5 things I plan to do before I die
1. be part of an accessible church that is serious about sharing God’s love with its community
2. visit the Holy Land
3. play the organ
4. take my children to Venice
5. learn to arrange flowers
5 things I can do
1. sing…though not as well as I used to
2. relate to children of all ages
3. really listen to people
4 . initiate 5 new projects before breakfast
5 things I cannot do
1. tidy up as I go along
2. say No
3. leave a conversation till I’ve wrung every drop out of it
4. concentrate on one thing at a time
5. make meringues
5 things that attract me to other people
3. willingness to be vulnerable
4. silly sense of humour
I know, that’s only 4…the 5th is indefinable….maybe its something to do with the spark of God in them?
5 things I say most often
1. love you
2. Sorry…I’m late already
3. Help! Keys?!?
4. Will you shut UP Dillon! (D is our Jack Russell terrier)
5. It’s at the top of my list….
5 celebrity crushes
Sorry…don’t really do celebrities…crushes, yes, celebrities no. As a teenager I had a poster of the young Simon Rattle on my bedroom wall, because all my friends had pop pinups and I really couldn’t make myself pretend I cared about them. Hugh Grant and George Clooney are very decorative, and I could seriously fall in love with Jeff Buckley’s voice,-or Ian Bostridge, come to that, but beyond that…
5 people to tag…anyone who wants to, I guess. As I said, I didn't find this easy, so I wouldn’t want to demand it of anyone else. Having said which, there are lots of people on my blog roll whom I’d like to know better, so do have a go if you're willing.