My favorite qualities in a man:
sincere, loving, funny and adventurous.
My favorite qualities in a woman:
Ditto for women.
Qualities I most appreciate in friends:
sense of caring and support for each other.
My main fault:
Impatience and being over anxious sometimes and too sensitive.
My idea of happiness:
walking and talking with friends and sharing meals with loved ones.
Later on after my shower: A massage from a young lover and breakfast in bed!
My favorite occupation:
wrestling with languages in all forms, teaching, learning, doing.
My idea of misery:
having no one to share time/stuff with when you want to.
If not myself, who I'd like to be:
My sister Siobhan perhaps because she is wonderful in so many ways but I like being me, I like my curiosity!
Where I'd like to live:
by the sea but near enough to a good size town/city.
My favorite writers:
Hilary Mantel, AS Byatt, Seamus Heaney and Colm Toibín.
My favorite characters in fiction:
Queen Maeve of Connach ( powerful woman in celtic
folk tales), Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Alice in Wonderland, and Oscar in Die Blechtrummel(The Tin Drum).
In real life: Nelson Mandela.