Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest

Today I'm taking part in Nicole Ducleroir's Bernard Pivot Blogfest. Here are my answers to ten questions.

What is your favorite word?  Serendipity. I love the way it sounds when you say it and the dictionary definition matches it lovely sound;  an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

What is your least favorite word? I can't even type it on here. It's a nasty nasty word. 

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally. Open spaces. Beautiful sights of the planet and quietness. 

What turns you off?  Hate. It's a negative emotion that benefits no-one, and hurts the person carrying it. 

What is your favorite curse word?  Crap. Having children, I have to think about what I'm saying and if I am going to accidentally swear in front of them (for instance at the point of injury) I want it to be pretty low key. 

What sound or noise do you love?  My children laughing. It can cure all. 

What sound or noise do you hate?  The sound of fairgrounds - people screaming and jangling bells. 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  Volcanologist. I would love to go and work in an active volcano. I think the planet is an amazing place. 

What profession would you not like to do?  Accountant. I'm not a numbers person and sitting shuffling numbers all day would bore me to tears and give me a headache!

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  Your loved ones that are already here are in that direction. 

Visit Nicole's blog to see fellow bloggers responses.


  1. Fellow blogfest participant and new follower here. I really like your answers and I look forward to reading more from you. If you have a chance, please visit my blog at:

  2. Love your answers. Anything with children is wonderful. well except when thy're screaming. ;)

  3. in a volcano? That's so cool.

  4. Great answers, Rebecca! I especially like the profession you'd like to try. Haven't seen volcanologist yet today. Love original answers!

    Thanks so much for playing along!

  5. Good ones--
    Re #5, I try to keep it low-key in front of the kids too, but it doesn't always work out. :0(

  6. Love your favorite word. Great word.
    I love fairs. I like to play State Fair Bingo where the squares are descriptions of people you see at fairs.

  7. I like the word serendipity, and love the sound of children laughing. Nice responses. :)

  8. Thanks for visiting me :-) I like serendipity too.

  9. I like the way Serendipity sounds too, and like the word Epiphany! In fact I'm with you on most of your answers!

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  11. Numbers I couldn't do for a living, but volcanoes? I have to admire your adventurous spirit!

  12. I love seeing pictures of volcanoes at night or the lava hitting the water. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your answers.

  13. Sylvia - Thanks for following! You also have a new follower :)

    L.A - Yes, the screaming does tend to put you off a little doesn't it, especially when it's siblings screaming at each other in the house.

    Becky - I love volcanoes! I would also love to see the San Andreas fault and glaciers. The worlds natural beauties.

    Nicole - Thank you for starting the blogfest. I've thoroughly enjoyed it :)

    KO - No, it's not always easy is it.

    Carrie - Eep at fairs. The rides terrify me as well as being annoyed by all the bells and whistles :)

    Shelley - I can't remember the first time I heard serendipity, but I think it was on a TV programme or film, and I've loved it since.

    Eliza - Such a sweet word isn't it. Thanks for dropping by :)

    Denyse - Epiphany is also a great word and matches it's meaning as well as serendipity does. Lovely :)

    J.L - Numbers are one of those things you either love or hate, but have to get your head around in some way shape or form just to live, but that's my limit. It would be my worst career choice!

    Heather - The world is an amazing place and yes, the images captured of it are stunning.

    Thank you everyone for stopping by and saying Hi. I hope to see you again soon.