From This Side of the Pond. Why not go check out Joyce's list of questions and answer them on your own blog, then link up? Here are the questions and my answers, interspersed with pictures from summers past.
1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you'd put on your list of quintessential summer activities? Will you try to manage all ten this summer?
1) A picnic at Wellington Beach
2) A visit to Story Land with grandkids
3) Ice cream at Frosty Scoops
4) A lobster bake
5) A visit to the science center with grandkids
6) Tram car to the top of Cannon Mountain, then hiking the rim trail
7) Enjoying fried seafood or other takeout at a picnic table at Riverside Dairy Joy
8) The Fourth of July get-together at the home of friends
9) Sitting on the screened porch of a cottage by a pond or lake
10) Playing miniature golf with grandkids
I would like to think we could manage all ten this summer, but I would settle for seven or eight, I guess!
2. Do you collect seashells when you're at the beach?
I am more likely to collect sea glass.
What do you do with them once you get them home?
Sand dollars and sea glass would be displayed or used in craft projects.
What's your favorite place to comb for seashells?
The beach at Cabot Provincial Park in PEI for sea glass; the same beach, plus Popham Beach in Maine, for sand dollars.
How many of these 'best beaches for hunting seashells' have you visited? Which one would you most like to visit?
Calvert Cliffs State Park (Maryland), Jeffrey's Bay (South Africa), Sanibel Island (Florida), Shipwreck Beach (Lanai Hawaii), Ocracoke Island (North Carolina), Galveston Island (Texas) and The Bahamas
I haven't visited any of those places. I would probably like to visit Okracoke Island in NC if I had to choose one of them.
3. At a snail's pace, shell out money, come out of your shell, go back into your shell, drop a bombshell, happy as a clam, clam up...which 'shell' phrase could most recently be applied to some event or circumstance in your life? Explain.
Tasked with settling an estate and having to deal with legalities and paperwork, I would very happily go back into my shell. And wish I could do so right. now.
4. What summer activity do you dislike? Why?
Trying to think ... Summer tends to be pretty short here, so there probably isn't anything I truly dislike. There are things I don't personally enjoy, but nothing I can think of that I absolutely dislike.
5. What's something you see as quickly becoming obsolete? Does that bother you?
Maybe handwritten notes or letters. I hope that doesn't happen, but it could. And that does bother me because handwritten letters can be real treasures.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Having trouble thinking right now ... any coherent thought at all. Everything just feels like too much. However, God is in control and this is on my plate so -- in His strength alone -- I will manage to deal with it.