Sunday, January 13, 2013

UBC Day 12 - Five Question Friday

Day 12 of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge



and a day late for Five Question Friday but better late than never.



So here are the questions this week



1. Flu mist? Flu shot? Or take your chances?

I take the flu shot every alternate year. Do they work? I don't really know. But I know vitamin C works! Or perhaps both have the placebo effect.


2. Do your kids have iPads? What are some good educational apps? Price?

My kids are all grown so yes they do have iPads. 

But they learn a whole lot more by reading books. My son loves the atlas so I got him the latest edition of the Collins Atlas for Christmas. We spend each evening quizzing. He asks me questions from the facts sections on each page and I try to answer rather than the other way around. It serves 2 purposes. He reads and feels like he's in charge rather than the other way around. And we both learn something new everyday. 

It's also a great way to connect with him and spend time with him. These are the moments of my day that I love the most.

When he was young we used the Reader Rabbit series on CD and he loved that. He also learned a lot.  When he outgrew them I passed them onto my friend for her kids and they loved it too.  They are available for the iPad.


3. What are your favorite boy/girl baby names?

Girls - Ritika,  Shambhavi,  Meera

Boys - Jay, Ishaan, Rajeev


4. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, which apple do you choose to eat? (red/green, gala, red delicious...)

My favourite - Pacific Rose


5. What is your favorite place to escape to for peace & quiet, to think? Why? 

The shower. The water running down is very therapeutic, refreshing, cleansing, and relaxing. It's like washing away everything and starting with a new, blank page. 

Watching the hills and the birds in my garden also bring me peace.  One has to be quiet and still so that the birds don't fly away. 

Or I walk around barefoot in my garden. It's a great way to connect with nature. 

And if I can't find a place or if these don't bring me peace, then music is my haven. Listening to devotional music is very meditative, very peaceful.



Please join in and share your answers.

Have a peaceful day.

Warm Regards
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8 comments:

  1. Very interesting post. I like the the idea of 5 ? Friday.

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    1. Thanks Retha. It's very interesting reading everyone's answers. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. I get the flu shot if I happen to to go to the doctor and they ask me.

    I have the original ipad because I won it when it first came out.

    I don't really have favorite names for kids

    I love granny smith apples

    And I agree, Music is my escape. Wherever I am, I can plug in my headphones and enter my own little world

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    1. Hi Diane, I love the way you said "enter my own little world". I feel that way too with music. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Thanks for sharing..I like the idea of 5 question Friday :)
    I dont get flu shot
    No tablets here :(
    Fave Name : Girl Suzannah Boy: Zachery
    Love Granny Smith apples
    To escape- Hot bubble Bath, with a good book ...or just turn on music and relax

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    1. Thanks for sharing yours Audrey. Music seems to be a popular escape.

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  4. 1. Flu shot. One year there was a flu vaccine shortage in the U.S.; only time in years I couldn't get the shot and I did get the flu.
    2. One grown son, doesn't have an iPad, does have a laptop.
    3. Girl - Madison, Madeline, Sarah Boy - Andrew, Matthew
    4. I live in apple growing country in upstate NY. We have lots of apples to choose from but my favorite is the HoneyCrisp.
    5. Peace and quiet - sometimes my backyard (but not in the winter). Or, like Audrey above, a hot bubblebath with a good book.

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    1. Thanks Bookworm for sharing your answers. Madison and Matthew are lovely names.

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