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share-your-worldAnd it’s time for another round of Share Your World, courtesy of Cee’s Photography.  This is week three for me – and so far I’m enjoying the quick post, the questions, and the camaraderie of this hop.

Each week Cee asks four questions; you answer; and that’s that.

Part of me is also curious how many week’s I’ll go before I run out of appropriately themed post titles containing the word World.

I struggled a wee bit today, until my favourite band came through for me!

So here we go:

How many places have you lived?

I’ve lived in three towns/cities.  I was born and raised in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario, Canada which is where I currently live.  I fall into that stat that I can’t be bothered to look up or properly cite at the moment.  You know, the one that says a large percentage of the world ends up spending most of their lives living in basically the same place (or something like that – if anyone knows the actual quote/stat, please comment!).

That said, I did two school terms while in university that got me out of our lovely nation’s capital.  The first: I spent four months living in London, England interning at Westminster for a backbench MP.  I lived in Earl’s Court and shared a two-bedroom apartment with three other interns.  It was cozy.  And expensive.  The second: I spent four months living in scenic Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada, interning at the now defunct Pearson Peacekeeping Centre at the former CFB Cornwallis.  I had a huge room to myself.  Room and board was covered.

And that was apparently enough for me.  I came back and settled permanently – and happily – in my home town.  That said, I was pretty excited when I found a blogger a few months ago who posts an awful lot of photos from in and around Clementsport and the Annapolis Valley.  Such a beautiful part of Canada!

What type of music relaxes you the most?

My life runs to a perpetual soundtrack in my head.  As for calming?  I played piano quite seriously for years and enjoy some piano music for when I need to calm down – particularly Chopin.  Although I never mastered the proper “touch” to play Chopin well enough to satisfy my teacher.  I was more a Daquin fast and furious kind of piano player.  So I resigned myself to appreciating Chopin played by others.

I also find returning to my favourite bands calms me.  My favourite of all time is Depeche Mode.  Here they are with the song that inspired my post title tonight.  It’s from their 1990 Violator Album:

Dora If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would that language be and why?

Spanish.  Over the years I have tried (unsuccessfully) to “pick it up” a number of times and, if I add it all up, have taken about four years worth of classes.  I figure now that I have two daughters, a certain little explorer who is forever nattering away in the background might also help me out on this front.

If you could fly or breathe under water what would you prefer?

Ah! I use to be a competitive swimmer.  And a lifeguard.  And a swim instructor.  And a swim coach.  And I scuba dive.  And back in the day my email sig file use to be:

So this one was a no brainer.  I’d breathe underwater.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week I was grateful for four days away from the office to rest and recharge with my family.  This week I am looking forward to the weekend getting here one day sooner than usual!  Yippy!

Until next time!