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A to Z of Vivh.

Gakked from moth!

A - Accent: British. There's a touch of Scouse in there having grown up on Merseyside, and a hint of kiwi too after living there for 12 years.

B - Breakfast Item: Weetabix and milk, toast an orange juice.

C - Chore you hate doing: ironing. Leave it till there's far too much, because it's so boring. Must have music while I iron. My mother likes ironing

D - Dad's name: Donald Garnett. Garnett was a family name.

E - Essential everyday item: Trio card, good for travel any where in Wirral.

F - Flavour ice cream: Rum and raisin, but I also like coffee, cookies and cream, maple and walnut, hokey pokey etc. And I like waffle cones, German and Italian ice cream is best.

G - Gold or silver: Gold now, but I used to be a silver person when I was younger!

H - Hometown: Bebington, Wirral, born and bred, though I've had quite alot of home towns, some a long way from this one, along the way.

I - Insomnia: Not at all though some times I like to stay up very late.

J - Job Title: Don't have one, what's work?

K - Kids: Three boys, 16, 14 and 11, all on lj at times

L - Living Arrangement: All 5 of us in a detached house, in a nice area, garden backs on to a wood.

M - Mom's birthplace: Walton, Liverpool

N - Number of significant others you've had: Well, only one, the one that I married 18 years ago.

O - Overnight hospital stays: Maternity ward (three times in 3 countries) - obvious reason. Once after a miscarriage and once after a car accident

P - Phobia: Don't think so.

Q - Queer: Strange yes, gay no.

R - Religious Affiliation: Christian, mostly have gone to Anglican Churches, but I don't think denomination is important, my faith is!

S - Siblings: none

T - Time I wake up: 6am on week days, later than that at the weekend!

U - Unnatural hair colours I've had: None. Grey streak currently appearing seems unnatural to me! Might consider doing something about it.

V - Vegetable you refuse to eat: None, though there are some types of beans I don't like much.

W - Worst habit: Humming songs for hours on end!

X - X-rays I've had: Little ones from the dentist, some after the car accident and one before we got residence in NZ.

Y - Yummy: Mushrooms, cheese, curry, scampi, red jelly... I love food!

Z - Zodiac sign: Pisces


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Feb. 4th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
It's a clever way to listen to a friend chat about themselves, huh! Thanks for sharing. Where did you have the car accident? Sounds nasty.

Feb. 4th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
The car accident was in Vanuatu on the road around the island, a few kms from Port Vila. A car coming towards me was driving right down the middle of the road, forcing me to move right to the side of the road. The roads there are made from coral, and the road in question had just been resurfaced, so there was masses of coral dust at the edge, the car went into a skid which I couldn't control and the out of control car hit a very big tree. I really thought that I was going to die that day and was amazed, and very relieved to find I was still alive when the car came to a stop. David(age 2) and Matthew(age 6weeks)were both strapped in car seats in the back and suffered only bruises. My head went through the windscreen and the steering column broke and pulled a huge flap of flesh away from my knee. There was blood everywhere, but I was just so glad to be alive. It was 15 minutes before any one else arrived on the scene, and the first people didn't want to help me in case they got blood on their hire car and lost their deposit! The next couple to arrive were really nice and took me into town, wrapped in towels in the back of their hire car. My GP, a little Jewish guy came to the hospital to stitch me up. I've still got the scars but I'm very lucky to be here.
Feb. 4th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, that would have been so terrible! With two babies in the car. And yes, that's worth appreciating life over, for sure. Gosh. What a story. So obviously the car going in the opposite direction, which caused the crash, didn't stop. You think they were tourists? Poor Viv OMG
Feb. 4th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
The car going the other way would never have known what had happened, he passed me at a bend in the road and would never have seen me crash. It probably was a tourist, but I'll never know and it doesn't really matter. I did get to know the people who rescue me though.
Feb. 4th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you were rescued. It must have been hard, with the boys in the back though. Gosh. I'm glad that never happened to me when the children were little.

And these days you'd maybe have a cell phone to call someone for help, huh.
Feb. 4th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
It was hard, but we coped, David didn't like red cars for a while(the car I crashed was red) and the damage to me meant I had to stop breastfeeding Matthew. But we were all okay, and my leg and head healed really quickly considering. But the whole incident changed my outlook on life forever though, I just want to make the most of every day, because you just never know...
Feb. 4th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
A cell phone probably wouldn't have helped, there is almost certainly no signal any where near there!
Feb. 5th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
I like food too. Though I think on balance it's bad for me!

I have been married twice as long as you. I find this an amazing thought.

Scary reading the account of your crash.
Feb. 5th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I like food too. Though I think on balance it's bad for me!
Me too! It would be so much easier to lose weight if i didn't enjoy food so much!

I noticed that you had been married twice as long as me, I also was amazed how much we had in common!

The car crash was really a pretty life changing experience, though living in Vanuatu at all was pretty life changing, it just gives you a different perspective on things!
Feb. 5th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
I think all accidents/serious illnesses are life changing. They force us to consider our own mortality and that of other people, and to make resolutions to change things, even small things. And to value life more. Not that I'm arguing in favour of these events! Life would be much nicer without them!

I've found that a number of online friends have a lot in common with me - odd, because I can't say the same about my 'real life' friends.
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