What do you consider is the most perfect food for you?
I eat anything really, except for tripe perhaps. It feels like rubber and tastes like it. I am usually the cook, so can prepare it to my taste. I like cooking stuff like casseroles (see my chicken casserole above). I can prepare and let it cook for a few hours and forget it. I do not use a crock pot, but just a normal pan with a lid, that is enough. I avoid any milk products where I can because of a lactose allergy, although I can mix cream into the sauce as small quantities are not such a problem. Otherwise I enjoy food and am just happy when I can digest it with no problem, and with age problems tend to appear.
Are you focused on today or tomorrow?
I focus myself on “me” time, when I can do something that I want to do. After almost 50 years of married life and bringing up the kids, I was always at the end of the queue. Everyone else came first. Today it is just me and Mr. Swiss. He comes first in his world and I come first in mine. I do not focus on any particular day, I focus on the time I have to write, to read or take photos.
If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?
That is obvious for me. It would be Jean Louis Camroux, my g-g-g-grandfather. He escaped from France with his family during the Huguenot persecution and arrived eventually in London by way of Germany. He met his Huguenot wife in London. I even have a copy of the original marriage certificate, in french of course. His descendent was eventually my great grandmother who died in 1911 at the age of 91. I would have loved to have asked him how his escape from France was. The protestant Huguenots were persecuted by the catholic French and there was a massacre in Paris. I imagine him to have been the great adventurer of the family, although it was his father that escaped to Germany with the kids, Perhaps I should interview the father.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Definitely Autumn with its changing coiours on the trees. It is an inspiration to take photos. You are surrounded by wonderful scenes of nature.