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. Better ask someone else!
A. I think I conveniently forget certain things I've done, but I'm not sure, I can't remember!
A. Count Dracula, from the novel 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker