But today I thought I would kick the whole thing off by answering those questions myself. So...
Question 1: Ideal man? - Well hubby, of course... Is he out of the room yet?... Okay. For me this is going to have to be Richard Armitage's portrayal of John Thornton (North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell): Noble, hard working, devoted, I could just go on and on. *big dreamy sigh*
Question 2: Childhood crushes? - Strangely enough, my walls seemed to have been covered with Michaels. Michael Praed as Robin Hood (big poster, right by my bed), Michael J Fox (moving rapidly on before anyone reads that) and Jan Michael Vincent as Airwolf. *Embarrassed blushes* - I was young!
Question 3: Ideal job at age 11? - Policeman. The stubborn, judgmental side of me still thinks I would have made a great policeman... apart from the whole 'being afraid of confrontations and the dark' thing. Unfortunately I was too short. (And the world breathes a sigh of relief!)
Question 4: 3 memorable books from my childhood? -
The owl who was afraid of the dark, by Jill Tomlinson - Must have read this a hundred times.
The Moomins books by Tove Jansson - Read loads of these.
Audrey Rose by Frank De Felitta- This book introduced me to the possibility of reincarnation at a time when I was very curious about religion.
So there you have it, a glimpse into the things that helped shape the way I turned out today. Next time I'm hoping there will be somebody else in the hot seat, so I can point and laugh at them instead.