Saturday, May 15, 2010

5 Answers to 5 Questions

Thank you to Niamh Boyce for passing on this challenge. I've got to give 5 answers to 5 questions as follows.

Where were you 5 years ago?

1. Sitting here in front of this computer. Is it really five years old?
2. Working in Navan Education Centre looking forward to retirement.
3. Just beginning to send poems to magazines. First one published was The Sally Basket in Crannóg 10 in Winter 2005
4. Thinking of setting up a writers group in Trim. I did that.
5. Thinking of taking up golf in advance of retirement. Didn't do that.

Where would you like to be in five years time?

1. Sitting here in front of this computer. I am getting on a bit!
2. Visiting Perth, Australia.
3. Walking around Florence.
4. Actually walking around any town or city.
5. Playing golf.

What is on your to do list today?

1. Start writing a satiric poem for the Battle of the Books against Meath Writers Circle. We have to retain the trophy. I have a great idea for - well I'd better not say - spies everywhere.
2. Try to finish a history talk I have to give at a summer school in June - difficult.
3. Do some gardening - easy, lots to do, take your pick.
4. Prepare a top twenty list of poems for reading at a local event at the Bealtaine Festival.
5. Don't eat any chocolate or crisps.

What snacks do you enjoy?

1. Black pudding
2. Chocolate - fruit and nut.
3. Crisps - any flavour.
4. Cocktail sausages.
5. Home made popcorn.

What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?

1. Keep it secret.
2. Buy more books.
3. Buy a really good fountain pen.
4. Give all except one million to third world charity.
5. Give all except ten thousand of that million to domestic charities.


Niamh said...

Enjoyed the read Michael, so if I ever see you sporting a really good fountain pen.....

fiona colgan said...

Wow, a revelation! thought you were joking when you ask for a nice pen every Christmas dad!!

Michael Farry said...

Don't take it too seriously Fiona. Still a good pen would be nice.