Mar. 5th, 2017

thismaz: (GoldenDove)
[ profile] kazzy_cee reminded me that there were no [ profile] thefridayfive questions this week, so rather than stop posting just after I started again and always in need of a prompt, I went and looked at the first question ever posted to [ profile] thefridayfive, back in 2004, and am going to recycle them. They are good ones.

1. If you could live in any city in the world, where would you live and why?
Oh, that is a difficult one. I have visited a number of cities that I enjoyed, but as places to live permanently? No, I am where I want to be. But... *g* If I were able to move anytime I liked and had a house in every place, I think I would commute with the seasons, between Sydney, Australia (during their spring, not their summer), Bergen, Norway, for part of the northern winter (for the skiing), San Francisco, USA, in the spring before it gets too hot, Larnaca in Cyprus and Gibraltar, during the Mediterranean summer, and in the spaces in between, V in Canada, so I could regularly see [ profile] sparrow2000.

2. If you could speak any language fluently, what would it be?
You mean besides English? Because that would be good *g*
Umm... After English, I guess French or Spanish would be useful in a lot of places (oh, the legacy of empire) as would Chinese (but which one? Modern Mandarin/Putonghua, I suppose.) Hmm... actually, I think maybe Japanese, because it is a country I have not yet visited, but one I have always been curious about.

3. When was the last time you rode a ferry and where did you go?
The last time? Umm... I took the ferry across the river a couple of weeks ago, to visit South Shields Market. Hardly an epic voyage, but it is a ferry. You can even take bicycles on it.

4. What was the longest plane ride you've ever taken?
London to Sydney. It was in two parts, but I don't suppose that matters for the purpose of the question. Oh, yes, and back again.

5. If you discovered a country, what would you name it?
Traditionally new countries often get named after the monarch or other sponsor of the voyage of discovery, don't they? I wouldn't want to do that. I am not vain enough to name it after myself, like Cecil Rhodes did.
I am assuming this is a real, really empty country (unlike the terra nullius the British government declared Australia to be so they could take it over with no need to worry about legality) because if it wasn't, I think in a sprit of fairness, I'd have to ask the natives.
*thinks* It's a bit like naming a child, isn't it - you have to consider how they will feel when they grow up (and I haven't had nine months to think about this question). On the whole, and subject to change when I've got to know it better, I think I would name it either Ultima Thule or Atlantis.


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