I didn't get the canoe :O(
At last, at long long last, after years of wearing my nails down to the quick typing answers to personality test after personality test in hopes of getting some decent feedback I've found the one, the ONE test that's got me to a tee!
Here it is: Tickle: Tests, Matchmaking and Social Networking and below is my result.
The devisers of this test are geniuses!
Altho I have to admit to a sneaky suspicion that taking personality tests is a bit of a giveaway that I'm a bit short on the err....ummm.... personality front. Even so, lookee here!! :O))))
Jane, you're a Chosen One!
You're warm, giving, knowing, and patient. Chances are you're not afraid to actively pursue your goals and dreams. As if all that weren't enough, you pretty much set the standard for emotional health by being filled with positive feelings and energy.
You'd be a great person in an emergency and you always return phone calls. You're no fair-weather friend.
And that's just scratching the surface!
Oh yes, geniuses!
Mind, the 'patient' bit isn't guaranteed :O)
In the very early hours of Sunday morning I got out of bed, pulled a jumper and my dressing gown on top of my nightie, put long socks and slippers on, donned my husband's big gardening jacket and his beanie, grabbed a cup of coffee and ventured out into the night. I took my dog in the car through the silent lanes and climbed through brambles that wrenched at my nightie to the highest point in our local country park where I sat all alone and frost frozen on a bench and gazed upwards for the next 90 minutes.
No-one saw me, which was a relief, but I saw 5, yes 5 falling stars. Y'know, that's the best pre-dawn thrill I've had in donkey's years <gg>
A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."
"You must be in Information Technology," said the balloonist.
"I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."
The woman below responded "You must be in Management."
"I am" replied the balloonist "but how did you know?"
"Well" said the woman "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you've no idea how to keep and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met but now, somehow, it's my fault"
" We are all hoping that Churchill keeps to his promise and gets us relieved sometime this year. I notice that both his and Chamberlain's son keep getting home after a few weeks out in the Middle East.. I wonder what Lady Astor thinks of the Reservists who she said were 'basking in the Red Sea' now!
Well I am now one of Haw Haw's 'Desert Rats'. The name he gave us has stuck and we all wear a cloth rat on our shoulders. The prisoners whom we take back are all very envious of all who wear it. They must think we are the ones who ate all the malt, especially when we drink their wine and eat the tinned food we have captured from them. Poor blighters, they are mostly a pitiful sight and resemble the English tramp who is in a bad way for want of food and clothing.
We are now getting all the kit we want, tanks, guns, trucks and everything that we need thanks to the gallant women of England. They are doing a man's job as well as any man and we intend to use it all in a way that shows our gratitude to our beloved country's women heroes.
I hope Fred is getting plenty of leave and that he's able to stay in England for a long time yet. There are no laurels out here. He's better to stay with the ones he loves so much, as I wish I could."
10th Armoured Division, Monday March 8th, 1942. Family Archive.