So let's see what questions Donna asked me.
1. What was your best Christmas present as a child?
My best present was a Sindy doll. I had wanted one for a long time and had to make do with a cheap and nasty version,but Santa brought me the real thing with her stripy jumper and denims,I also got a ski outfit and an air hostess outfit for her and I thought all my dreams had come true. Looking at the box on the right I can still remember the advert for,
"Sindy,the doll you love to dress" Anyone else remember it?
2. How old were you when you first began to suspect that Father Christmas may not be real?
I think I was about eight or nine and some boys at school were going round the playground mouthing off that Santa was your mum and dad. I remember being shocked at this. I asked my mum one night when I was having a bath and she kind of confirmed it without actually telling the truth. I went on a mission that year to see if I could find presents hidden in the house, and I did, I found most of them. A dressing gown, nightdress, slippers and Spirograph and the Bunty and Judy annuals. I was so disappointed on Christmas day to have no surprises but I never told my parents I had looked. I learned my lesson and from that day I never went looking for presents again.
3.What would your perfect Christmas involve?
I don't think there could ever be a perfect Christmas because that would involve having all my loved ones back with me who are no longer here, how I would love to share my granddaughter with them all.
4.What is your favourite part of the festive season.
This year I enjoyed dressing the tree with my friend's two year old who I look after. Seeing his face when I switched the fairy lights on was lovely. I enjoy wrapping my presents while sipping a glass of Baileys. This year my granddaughter will be 17 mths so I'm really looking forward to watching her open her gifts although it won't be until Boxing day.
5.Have you ever watched the Queen's Speech?
It was always on when I was growing up and it was always so boring, so no I don't rush to sit down and watch it but if It's repeated on the news later I will listen to it then.
6. Does the Christmas prep fill you with dread or excitement?
I must admit when I had both sets of parents coming for dinner and young children to organise I did get stressed and it seemed a huge amount of work. This year my daughter and her partner will be skiing in France, building snowmen, sipping mulled wine at an open fire (remind you of anything?) and my son and his partner will be at her mums so it's only my hubby and I. I suppose it means that this year I have no one else to please where food is concerned as hubby and I have similar taste. So I think it will be lovely. My granddaughter will be here with her parents on Boxing Day and we'll have Christmas all over again.
7. What would you LOVE to find under your tree this year?
The winning ticket for Euromillions!
9. Is there anything you eat at Chrismas that you never have at any other time of year.
Like everyone I buy far too much food and eat far too much food at Christmas, but it's the law, you have to stuff your face. Like Donna I buy those tins of cheese balls and drink Baileys Irish Cream. At any other time of year I avoid that drink because I like it too much and it's very,very fattening,but at Christmas who cares?
10.You have one wish on a blessed Christmas star, what is it?
This is the hardest of the 10 questions. Donna wished for health and a cure for M.S.
I wish for health too and a cure for Cystic Fibrosis because I am one of the lucky ones, I'm still here.
Thanks Donna for these questions It's been fun thinking of the answers.
I'm supposed to pass this on to a few other people but I know everyone is busy right now, but if you would like to carry this on and answer the questions please fell free to do so and let me know so I can read it.