Thursday, 18 March 2010

all by myself... don't wanna be...

I have been playing with this personality test which is based on the Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology. I found it particularly interesting because it suggests careers and lists famous people who share the same personality type as yourself.

Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %

I came out as an INFJ and was reading through the description when I got to the bit where it said that INFJ is the rarest personality type, only 2% of the population have it, and suddenly I felt very alone.

Now feeling like a bit of a freak I read on to suitable careers for this personality type - web designer came up (which is closest to the path I have taken and something I'd like to learn more about) along with literature/writing, archaeology and counseling. Some famous people who have/had this type are Nicole Kidman, Robert Burns, Beethoven and Shakespeare. Although how they know that I have no idea! Fascinating! Give it a go and if you come out the same as me please let me know won't you?!
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."
William Shakespeare

P.s. The photos are of Anglesey. This house looking over the beach at Rhosneigr is a holiday let. It was so striking against the blue sky and seemed wildly romantic.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

the sea calls to me

A few photos from our weekend wanderings. I would like to live in that house!

Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

Monday, 1 March 2010

weekend wanderings and giveaway winner

Always trying to think of new places to walk Floss where we can let her off the lead for a good run, we spent an hour or so at Astbury Mere yesterday.

Although it was bitterly cold I liked it straight away as it reminded me of the seaside with it's little sandy beaches.

Floss decided that she's scared of swans. The swan wasn't scared of Floss.

Any sticks in the water must be fetched out and if there's bread around you'd better be quick before Floss eats it.

Now, onto the giveaway results...

I just want to say thank you to everyone who entered. It was fun reading through the comments with some clever and funny suggestions which I never would have thought of.

I'm using I have given each comment a number from 1 to 20 (if you commented twice your second comment will have a number but won't count if it's drawn). And the winner is....

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Penelope, because she held so many keys, to Odysseus's heart, to patience and to being an amazing weaver. Even the hair is right!

Thanks for playing everyone! Julie, I'll be in touch.