Who’s who Penelope

All about Penelope in the following Proust’s questionnaire
1.What is your greatest fear?
Electrical power cut for a long period of time
2.What is your favourite way of spending time?
Make jokes for my own amusement
3.When and where were you happiest?Early summer mornings in Greece with view of the sea
4.What is the trait you most deplore in others?Not take a joke about themselves
5.What is your favourite Journey?
Flying from England to Greece and driving back to England from Greece
6.What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My hair in the morning, it has mind of their own
7.What do you consider the most over-rated virtue?
Humility
8.Which word or phrases do you most over-use?
Move on
9.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Speak English with BBC accent
10.Where you would you like to live?Greece and England with occasionally breaks around the world
11.What is it that you most dislike?The predisposition to negativity
12.Who are your heroes in real life?
As Brecht said, “Unhappy the land where heroes are needed.”
13.What is your greatest extravagance?
Being with my best girlfriends at home drinking pink champagne and eating Leonidas chocolate watching ‘sex and the city’ on dvd, so we can repeat the ‘scenes’ we like and gossiping about them
14.What is your most marked characteristic?My Foreignness
15.What is the quality you most like in a man?
Gorgeousness, funny, smart and good at DIY
16.What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Smart, funny , optimistic and as Margaret Atwood said superlative gossipy
17.Which living person do you most despise?
I tend to despise human behaviour rather than human creatures.
18.What do you most value in your friends?
They like me in bad and good times
19.What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Reconciliation with myself
20.What is your most treasured possession?My Memories
21.What or who is the greatest love of your life?Johnny and the products of the Johnny and Me relationship
22. what are your favourite books?
I like books which depict real characters with human sensivities set in the present. I don’t like too much plot because I prefer things to be character driven . I like books where the characters tell to each other jokes and drink hot drinks
23.What is your motto?
There is no major case against life’s enjoyments (I liked it and I adopt it)
24.Who has been the greatest influence on you?
My traveller cosmopolitan grandfather

14 thoughts on “Who’s who Penelope

  1. Τρε μπιεν μα σερ, τρε μπιεν! ο Προυστ θα ήτο ευτυχής για την καλή χρήση του ερωτηματολογίου του🙂

  2. looking for tenderness???? Don’t think so… After many years of thinking about him and his lost time, I have come to the conclusion he was simply a spoiled and somewhat autistic boy…

  3. Having read it, is what makes me feel this way about him.
    P.S. That doesn’t mean I don’t think lost time isn’t a superb piece of work, a real masterpiece

  4. Καλημέρα!
    “έπεσα” πάνω στο blog σου πρώτη φορά σήμερα. Τι να πω….ditto στη ζωή? Είμαι κι εγώ παντρεμένη με Βρετανό. Είμασταν Λονδίνο και τα τελευταία 2 χρόνια Αθήνα. Σε 2 βδομάδες γυρίζουμε Λονδίνο μόνιμα με το 2χρονο γιό μας.
    I guess I must read your book!🙂

    • Πολύ ωραίο αβατάρ έχεις!!! Βλέπεις εγώ δεν είχα να διαβάσω καμμία οδηγία, κατιτις τελοσπάντων πήγα σαν ‘στραβάδι’ και τα έμαθα όλα στην πράξη που λένε. Και σκέφτηκα, αυτά πρέπει κάπου να γραφτούν για τους μεταγενέστερους κρίμα είναι😉

      • χαχα! κι εγώ στην πράξη έμαθα wordpress και μάλιστα εχτές τσακωνόμασταν με το εν λόγο προγραμματάκι(!#@!), απλά ξέρω πολύ καλό photoshop! Αν θες σου φτιάχνω ένα. Αν όντως θέλεις είμαι στο twitter σαν γαιτανάκι. Καλή σου μέρα!

  5. Eννοώ το βιβλίο και την Αγγλία και τους Αγγλους😉 Θα σε βρω στο twitter. Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ! Μάλλον να πω τώρα καλό βράδυ.

    • ναι, ναι! πρέπει να γραφτούν, θα βοηθήσει πολύ κόσμο! το λέω χρόνια τώρα αλλά όλο αναβάλω. Κάπως, κουτσά στραβά ξεκίνησα τώρα με το παιδί ένα μπλογκάκι, τώρα που τα πράγματα γίνανε λίγο ακόμα πιο πολύπλοκα! Να δω αν θα προλαβαίνω να γράψω όμως!
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