Thank you so much The Doubting Thomas for nominating me, I’m really honoured and touched that you thought of my little brain dump to pass the Vincent Ehindero Award baton to.
You can see the The Doubting Thomas award here.
These are the rules to follow:-
1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
2. Make a post of the award (with a photo of the logo).
3. Post the rules.
4. Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
5. Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
Before I ask my questions, here are my responses to The Doubting Thomas.
1 – Who is your childhood hero and why?
When I was 8 or 9, I wanted to be Fred Astaire or worst case, Ginger Rogers. That probably says a lot about me and my childhood, feel free to interpret however you like. I think it reflects how protected I was, naive and unaware of the horrors of the world. I once asked a very baffled hairdresser for a cut and style like Ginger Rogers in Shall We Dance.
2 – What is your biggest fear/phobia?
Boring answer and predictable: anything happening to my or himself that left the boys alone. Second to that, anything happening to them. And third, another pregnancy would be the scariest thing.
3 – Do you believe it’s healthy to have regrets?
If we don’t have regrets either we haven’t made any mistakes or we haven’t learnt from them. If we haven’t made mistakes, life must have been pretty dull. So long as we learn to do things differently, regrets are healthy – but only so long as they don’t overwhelm us or dominate happier memories. I think it’s better to regret a mistaken deed than an action not taken.
4 – In your opinion, is social media healthy or damaging for the future generations?
Wow, proper essay question here! I think without the right attitude and approach social media can be damaging. I know I find it tricky at times and I’ve written about that elsewhere (Unintended exclusion hurts too). But it’s also a real comfort and a community. I think some regulation of unquestionably false information is needed because its hugely damaging (anti-vaxxers, I’m looking at you). However, I wouldn’t be without it. I’ve maintained so many friendships purely because social media has allowed us to stay in touch and even made some friends through my Twitter.
5 – What is your favourite holiday destination?
France, preferably near a river and far enough South to be hot without being totally sizzling. So long as there’s cheese, wine, pastries and some interesting places to visit I’m not fussy.
6 – If you had full disclosure, what would be written on your tombstone?
Will you please just shut up and eat your dinner nicely?!
7 – What is your stance on religion?
We aren’t religious at all: married in a barn, kids not baptised, don’t attend church. That’s our way. If you choose a different way, go for it we don’t have an opinion so long as you don’t judge us either. We are careful to educate the boys about how many different belief systems exist and that we always respect someone else’s beliefs. Just please don’t force your views on me or us. When the boys are old enough to weigh things up, if they choose to worship that’ll be fine too.
Lastly, here are my questions:
1. If you could fix one environmental or natural crisis, what would it be?
2. Should stay at home parents be compensated by the state at the same rate as a nanny or nursery worker?
3. Is making your own sour dough all its cracked up to be?
4. What are your thoughts on proportional representation?
5. Ketchup or mayo? Or something else?
There you go, there’s mine! I nominate the following bloggers for the award! I’m going to try not to nominate people I’ve suggested for other awards and just pick some folks from my reader feed.