These are the rules to follow:-
1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
2. Make a post of the award (with a photo of the logo).
3. Post the rules.
4. Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
5. Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
So, without further ado, here are some answers.
1. If you could fix one environmental or natural crisis, what would it be?
Oh, this is a tough one to start! I’d love to say global warming, ending poverty or some other massively important one, but I’d like to start with something really simple. I just want to stop people littering. This is such a small step, there is no excuse for ANYONE to not be able to to do it – every single person can solve this in a second – so why is there so much rubbish everywhere? PICK UP YOUR RUBBISH!
2. Should stay at home parents be compensated by the state at the same rate as a nanny or nursery worker?
A basic income would be lovely, wouldn’t it? What is the rate for a nanny vs. a nursery worker though? What would it depend on? Public nursery workers get paid a very low wage, they are seen as ‘low skilled’ in the UK. Nanny work – more profitable, also private nursery workers. So where would we set the rate? Because we all know if you’re at home you doing *everything* – how do we assess that for worth? So many people under-value the stay-at-home parent – it’s only when we take that away that we appreciate what is happening in the home! Perhaps we need to take a leaf out of Iceland’s book – and stage a strike!
3. Is making your own sour dough all its cracked up to be?
Nah, can’t be bothered to make sourdough. I’d rather make fresh white bread rolls, or tortillas. Sourdough is okay but can be a bit chewy….
4. What are your thoughts on proportional representation?
Argh, well I had to go back and look into this a bit more closely. A few years ago, here in the UK we had a vote into AV voting – which was quickly shut – down. “We’ve always had FPTP and that’s how it’ll stay!”* (*I imagined people shouted). I think I voted for AV. I like the idea of changing things up and so when I looked into it – I think I’m definitely agreeing with the idea of proportional representation. Basically, anything which gives more people a voice, is good for me. Especially in the climate we have at the moment. The only worry I have is that here in the UK, we’ve still got a Conservative Government – no matter how bad they are (and they’re BAD), people keep on voting them in. How? That’s another question entirely.
5. Ketchup or mayo? Or something else?
Depends on the food. Mostly mayo. But I once went to Amsterdam and had a peanut sauce on my fries that was so incredibly delicious that I given the chance, I’d have that.
Nom, Nom, Nomination:
Now time for our 5 questions……
- If you could live in another time/era, what would it be and why?
- What would you like to be known for, after you die?
- What are your thoughts on benefits systems/SSI/State aid?
- What has been the biggest disappointment of the millenium (The year 2000 onwards)
- Marvel or DC?
We look forward to hearing your reponses!