Today is the first day of the new class with Shimelle called True Stories.
The first lesson begins with the words 'writing things down takes guts' and goes onto discuss how we are no longer part of 'the pen and paper culture' as we text, email and use modern technology to communicate. So we are encouraged to go back to basics and use a notebook and pen to literally scribble our ideas in for the course.
We were asked to consider the questions that others ask us, our FAQ's or Frequently Asked Questions. Today I was reminded of one of my FAQ's as we had a new hairdresser cutting the childrens hair and mine. She asked the classic ''Where do your children get their hair from?'' DD has the most beautiful auburn coloured hair and DS is a strawberry blonde. The question always tempts me to either laugh (where does hair come from generally??) or to say something flippant like 'it's from their real dad' or 'it's amazing the range of children's hair dyes that available these days!!' The reality is that I am half Scottish, DH is quarter Irish so there is a lot of Celtic blood we both have redheads in the family although we are both brunettes!!
I am also frequently asked about my job as a nurse and what my speciality is/where do I work. When I explain I work in G.U.M (Genito Urinary Medicine) also known as Sexual Health, people then want to know why!? Several years ago, a lady I met said in front of a mutual friend that she recognised me from somewhere. We ruled out a few possibilities then she asked where I worked, when I said the local G.U.M. clinic she went on to tell me (in front of her friend) a story about a one night stand that she had had and how she had come into the clinic for a check up because of x and y, all somewhat embarrassing for her. When I asked her when this was she replied '5 years ago' to which I said 'oh it can't be from work then I have only been there 3 years'!! Whoops definitely a case of T.M.I.!
So what are your FAQ's??? Hope to read what you are doing with the class on your blogs soon xxx