A. My mother was a great one for maxims, me less so. However, I'm a great believe in optimism, however unfounded. Plus I always like to have my next holiday booked and planned.
A. I went through a phase when I kept saying 'crikey' which is an English expression, meaning 'gosh', that no one uses any more. My English husband (I'm Canadian) made me stop.
A. The global banking crisis, and the way the bankers continue to profit from it.
A. Definitely the ability to fly.
A. Count Dracula, from the novel 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker