Goodness, it’s been a week here in Bristol! I still haven’t fully processed everything yet but I’m getting there, how are we all? Safe and well, we hope! For now though, let’s get on with today’s questions!
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1. What was your first job?
Helen: I was a newspaper delivery girl for the Bristol Observer (no longer publishing). Really funny story, I was on one round with my brother (we shared a round) and we saw two cats fighting in the street. We didn’t know what to do and so I suggested that we hissed at the bully cat and it might make it stop and let the other cat get away. Yeah… great idea, at least in theory! What actually happened was that I hissed, both cats took fright and the instigator ran off, only instead of running off down the street and away from me, it ran the other way and into the side of an oncoming car! The cat was fine – dazed, confused and publicly humiliated – but otherwise fine. I’ve never forgotten the *donk* of a cat’s skull colliding with the car door, though. There’s a lesson there, kids. Don’t bully!
Matt: I was a server in a chain restaurant here in Bristol.
2. In your next life what will be your job?
Helen: I don’t think I’d do anything different. Now that I’m writing, I love writing!
Matt: I’d be a football manager!
Helen: A real one, or just pretending on the computer screen again?
3. What’s a favorite item in your workspace and why?
Helen: Probably my bee map pins that Matt got me for Christmas. Seriously, look how cute they are! Bees are really special to me because my Dad was a beekeeper and we made bees a big part of his funeral, so for me, where the bees are, my Dad is.
Matt: The door so I can leave once I’ve finished!
4. What can you not stop thinking about?
Helen: All the sh*t I have to do! I bought a planner last week because I was struggling to remember it all. It’s helped a bit but I don’t think I’ll ever be without a planner again!
Matt: Probably likewise! My mind is always running.
5. What are you holding on to that you cannot let go– a person, a show, an item, a career, a book–anything?
Helen: Definitely my Dad. He’s always with me, spiritually.
Bonus: Do you have a Twitter problem?
Helen: I sort of did have. You know, I used it last the other day after the ‘Kill the Bill‘ protests here in Bristol because I felt, like many Bristolians, that the behaviour of those who attacked police officers and burnt police vehicles was absolutely disgusting. I praised a couple of police officers who came out to support their colleagues here in Bristol (some of whom had made the trip over from London and beyond!) and some dude, who used the obviously-fake name of ‘Jesus H. Christ’ commented that “they aren’t going to shag you. Honestly”, and I know that, obviously, but the police do an amazing, relentless job restoring and maintaining law and order on our streets and I wanted to thank them for bringing order back to Bristol. I grew up with the police in my life (in the right way!) and I love them. I’ve gone fishing with a riot cop, had a lift to school in a police car because my ‘uncle’ (same guy, he was my primary school mentor and my Dad’s fishing friend) wanted to make sure my bullies knew what’s up, I’ve visited the forensics building which my ‘uncle’ organised for me personally because I wanted to work in criminal forensics… yes, I love the police! Anyway, this obviously-not-Jesus guy said that I was a bot, and some other girl commented, also calling me a bot, I guess because the picture I had on my personal Twitter is the same one as is on our ‘Who We Are’ page, which is really and genuinely me and was taken by my Dad (hence, I love it so much) a few years ago and pre-lockdown on a day trip to Paignton, Devon, UK. Now, of course I’m really flattered that he thinks it’s pretty enough for me to be a bot, but really – I’m the real deal! It just seems to me like Twitter is just a place for whipping up drama and hating on complete strangers and drama and hatred is one thing I don’t really want in my life, so yeah, I just deleted it off. I’ve gone on a Facebook hiatus as of today, too. I much prefer blogging, where I’m not limited for characters with which to express myself. Can you even imagine that?!
Matt: I don’t. I use it to read from celebrities and TV shows, but I don’t post.
Alright lovelies, that’s it again for this week.
Until next time,
Stay safe & have fun,
Helen & Matt xx