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?
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?
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
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!!!