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. The global banking crisis, and the way the bankers continue to profit from it.
A. Definitely the ability to fly.
A. I had a trip book to go see my mum but I got the worst flu I've ever had, and couldn't travel. Five weeks later she died.
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.