Friday Five: Recreation Edition

Sally gave us this great vacation Friday Five:
It is a holiday weekend here in the UK, and the weather forecast for much of the country is not good!!! But we can still dream and so with that in mind I bring you this Friday Five.

1. Getting ready for summer, do you use the gradual tanning moisturisers ( yes gentlemen you too can answer this!!!), or are you happy to show your winter skin to the world?
I hate wearing stockings, so I'm thrilled to have found a really good tanning lotion.

2.Beach, mountains or chilling by the pool, what/ where is your favourite getaway?
I'm absolutely a beach girl. When I think of the vastness of the oceans, I'm reminded of Hopkins line, "the world is charged with the grandeur of God." The hugeness is somehow deeply calming and comforting to me.

3.Are you a summer lover or does the long break become wearing?
Break?!!? What break? Actually, this summer will be the first in a long time to really be a time of respite. Though maybe not... I've just discovered there are no fewer than SEVEN Gilbert and Sullivan companies in the greater Philly area. And several have summer shows...

4.Active holidays; hiking swimming sailing, or lazy days?
I love to pack my running shoes when I go to a new place-- I'm looking forward to it on our upcoming honeymoon. It's a nice (slow) way to see detail that I might ordinarily miss. Otherwise, I'm up for everything... provided there's someone around who actually knows what they're doing.

5.Now to the important subject of food, if you are abroad do you try the local cuisine, or do you prefer to play it safe?
I ABSOLUTELY eat the local food. What a waste to miss that opportunity! Maybe this is the result of having to USMC parents: it's very, very hard to be picky when you're either eating local food, or in the chow hall.

1 comment:

  1. "Friend, Wife, Reader, Laugher, Dreamer, Thinker, Spiritual Director, Postulant for Holy Orders"

    I am almost all of those, too! :)

    In training to be a spiritual director.

    I hate wearing stockings, too! Not having to wear anything on my legs or feet is what I love best about summer.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins