A Hello From Bee

Hello Everybody, my name is Bee Halton and some of you might know me from “The Bee Writes…” and “Bee SelfCaring”. Carol Anne introduced me yesterday but I thought I say a couple of words too. Carol Anne was so kind to answer the Proust Questionnaire on my blog so I thought I do the same for “Therapy Bits” and I do that first.

What is “The Proust” Questionnaire?

(Some links in this entry are in German)

In the 19th century, there has been a kind of party game which meant that guests had to answer a list of questions in the host’s guestbook. Marcel Proust answered it twice in his life and after a while, it got accredited to him.

A similar questionnaire is regularly seen on the back of Vanity Fair answered by celebrities. They even launched an interactive version in 2009.  The magazine of the German newspaper FAZ asks celebrities for years to answer it too.

So here are my answers:


Where do you want to live?

Exactly where I live. I was born in the South of Germany but always wanted to live in the Uk and close to the sea. Both are the case where my husband, his children and our rescue greyhound Sherky and I live. I believe North Norfolk is the best place to live in the whole wide world. Well, maybe Glastonbury would do too. And Ireland, of course. And Sweden….. Oh dear… 😉

What is perfect bliss for you?


I am not quite sure there is only one answer to that for me. But one answer certainly is to travel with the husband, his children and our dog wherever the road leads us…

Which fault do you excuse the easiest?

There are no faults. Just lessons we have to learn. (Well, at least that is what I try to teach myself 😉 )


What is the biggest disaster for you?


Losing loved ones

Your favourite characters in a novel?


There are sooooo many: Pipi Longstocking, Sam Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings”, Herman in “The Magicians Curse” (she’s a girl by the way 🙂 ), Georgia in “Georgia Pine”…

Your favourite figure in history?


Rosa Parks

Your favourite hero/heroine in real life?


My gran, my mum, my step-mom, my mother-in-law and all ladies who make a difference in our lives

Your favourite painter?



Your favourite author?


Too many to mention :-): J. R. R. Tolkien, Linda G. Hill, Cheryl Fassett, Regina Puckett…

Your favourite composer?


Mozart and Vivaldi

Which quality do you appreciate the most in a woman?


Kindness and honesty

Which quality do you appreciate the most in a man?


Kindness and honesty

Your favourite virtue?


Your favourite activity?


One that is too rude to talk about but otherwise reading and writing

Who or what would you like to be?


A blogger who can earn an income with her writing

Your main characteristic?


Red-haired ~ ginger!!!!!!!

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?


Kindness and honesty

Your biggest fault?


Acting without thinking

Your dream of happiness?


A world in which colour of skin, land of origin and religion doesn’t matter and all can live a life that makes them happy

Your favourite colour?


Red and Green

Your favourite flower?


Rose, Marigold and Sunflower

Your favourite bird?


Crow and Owl

Your favourite poet?


Erich Fried

What do you hate the most?


Bigots and Hypocrites

Which historical figure do you hate the most?


Any leader who doesn’t give a damn about his/her followers

Which is your favourite reform?


Any that made life easier for all of us

Which natural talent would you like to have?



How do you want to die?


Oops another rude one but otherwise while sleeping

Your current state of mind?


Happy and terrified at the same time

Your motto?


Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
– Doris Lessing


So, who am I otherwise? If only I knew LOL well, I am a blogger and self-care explorer who tries to make a living with a new blog. I have left my day job in March and were looking for a new job ever since. It didn’t work out so I decided to make my passion “blogging” and “self-care exploring” my new career. I am currently building up a page that leads to my mug shop, to my stock photos as well as a new blog that concentrates on easy and affordable self-care. Let’s see where that leads.

And I am also a wife, step-mum, rescue greyhound mum, poetess and a European immigrant to the UK. I might be more than one but I will be exploring this idea more in debt in further posts for Carol Anne and all the others.  I might be a writer, am definitely a spiritual person and I love to make the people around me happy. And I am looking forward to getting to know you all!!!

Author: Bee Halton

Hello, nice to meet you! Please come in, have a cuppa of your favourite beverage and make yourself comfortable. My name is Bee and I am your hostess on an extraordinary journey: the exploration of self and of self-care if that is what you are looking for. I blog at "Bee Selfcaring" and "The Bee Writes..." and I am curious: Where have you come from? And where are you going? You have no clear answer to that? Well, you are not alone. That is exactly the point that I found myself in on a cold January evening in 2018 at my old day job: Sales Assistant in a British supermarket. I was filling up shelves and tables with bread and rolls and suddenly knew I could not do it anymore. I knew I had to leave this job and discover why I was born and what the purpose of my life was. And at the same time, everything inside myself revolted against this knowledge. “I can’t do that! I can’t let Andy (my husband) down!! How would I pay the bills? What on earth am I thinking?!” So I left and called in sick the next morning. It extended to several months after which I tried to come back and just do what I used to do: Subdue my inner voice and keep paying the bills. It didn’t work, as you probably guessed. Since then I have had a thousand ideas of how I could make a living and many job applications which all led to nothing. I have been through fear, frustration and resentment of a situation I felt that I have brought myself in. Most of all, I felt guilty. Guilty that my family struggled/struggles with money and that my husband works like a donkey to keep us going. I felt that I let my loved ones down and that at last, I have shown who I really am: A total loser! I am at rock bottom. I don’t really understand why I am in this place (well, of course, I left my job without having another that’s the obvious bit) however, I believe there is always a reason why we experience certain things. There is a lesson to find in this and I have decided to find the lesson and to find the answers. When I left the day job I was utterly exhausted. Not only on a physical level but on a mental level too. I used to deal with the mental exhaustion with getting help from the Wellbeing service which usually was cognitive behavioural therapy. This time around I could not get therapy. So I decided to work with what I have: A brain that is capable of thinking and the internet which can give me the information I need. And an un-denying connection to powers that are not obviously seen in this physical reality. However, they look. The tools I am using currently to find the answers are daily meditation, working with positive affirmations, daily walks with the dog, gardening, self-help and self-improvement books and writing. Blogging more correctly. And a huge part plays creativity: photography and creating mugs that motivate writers and bloggers to write. My life is a work in progress. Or maybe it is just a proper midlife-crisis. It definitely is a journey and I want to take you with me. Come and see what’s out there. Come and share your experiences and let’s go together. Because journeying and discovering is always more fun together. I = BEE HALTON On a spiritual journey Self and self-care explorer happily married 2 best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in world blogger occasional book reviewer poetess, constant book, quote and blog sharer & proudly owned by @Sherkshound, Also certified Teacher of English as a Second Language Teacher, Sales Assistant with an NVQ in Retail & Diploma in social work with main subject work with the elderly Compared by NARIC as British Bachelor degree standard, Currently learning to code via freeCodeCamp

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