Willow interviews me!

Today I am being interviewed by the lovely Willow of the recently featured 'Blog of Note', Willow Manor.

1. Tell us about meeting The Hubster in person for the first time, after meeting him online.

I wasn't actuallly nervous on the long flight over, the nerves finally hit me as I walked up the concourse and spotted his cowboy hat! By the time I reached him I WAS NERVOUS and he barely got to give me a quick hug, before I was off and running (as he puts it) to fetch my baggage. He says he knew I was nervous as I was talking 19 to the dozen and he almost had to jog to keep up with me! He even says the thought went through his head (briefly) if she doesn't settle down I can always leave as she doesn't know what my truck looks like! Luckily for me he didn't and we went to Braums and had a drink, I calmed down and we actually got to chat. The moment I knew we were going to work in 'real-life' was as he was driving us home. I glanced across and distinctly remember thinking what attractive forearms he had, so I knew the physical attraction was there to go with the mental attraction. I think taking that first journey to meet him, was probably the bravest single thing I have ever done!

2. Being the cosmopolitan Brit, that you are, was it difficult adjusting to living in the Bible Belt?

Oh my goodness yes! Everyone thinks the UK and the USA are so similar, but I came from just outside London to rural Okieland and that's a big change. At times I honestly felt like I had moved to Mars it was so different. But I have always been an openminded person and friendly, so I just threw myself into my new life and went for it. You mention the Bible Belt, well that alone shocked me, just how many churches each smalltown has and how most people attend. I would say it took me about 6 months to feel settled and now this is home, I couldn't imagine ever returning to the UK permanently.

3. Apart from any people, what is your most treasured possession?

This was my paternal grandmothers date calendar and I truly treasure it and have done since I was a very small child. It was always in her hallway and whenever she knew I would be visiting, it was always left so I could be the one to change the date. Even when my brother or cousin were staying, they both knew this was something only Sarah ever got to do. It was something special I shared with my grandmother and it was just ours. When she died I found out she had left it to me and to be honest it would have been the only thing of hers I really desperately wanted. It's like an invisible link I have to her and I would be utterly devastated if I ever lost it. Now it is where I can see it everyday, on a unit in the kitchen that I keep family pictures on. The hubster will never touch it without asking, as he knows how significant it is to me.

4. What is your motto?

Live life to the full

5. Before blogging, what, if any, was your main mode of personal expression?

Endless chatter!

Here's the instructions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions and let me know when you have posted it, so I can link it.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview
someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask
them five questions.


willow said...

This was wonderful! It brought tears to my eyes, and not just because I've had my contacts in all day! ;^)

Thanks, Sarah! I've added your blog link to my post.

Anonymous said...

Nice post and fun reading everyone's questions and of course the answers!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Thanks Sarah and Willow ;)
It's lovely to learn more about the people whose blogs I visit on a daily basis....
I think it's wonderful that you became friends with the "hubster" before actually meeting him in person, it shows a genuine love and respect of how your partner potentially handles life and all the diversities it throws at us.
Go West young woman, and YOU did ! lol

karen said...

Sarah,i absolutely loved reading this!(especially your grandmother's beautiful date calendar)...

well, I'm brave - so go ahead and interview me! my email address is on my profile :-)

pamokc said...

I love the romance, the drama, the legend that is Britgal Sarah & Hubster!!!! :)

Interview me!!!! Interview me~~~

Jobee said...

Interview me please!!

Snippety Gibbet said...

I got all teary eyed reading the part about your Grandmother's calendar. That is so sweet. I hope that someday my Granddaughter will have sweet memories of me in that way...but I hope that is decades upon decades many times over before she has the chance to think of me in the past tense.

I'd have you interview me, but school started today, and I will be a big grump for some time to come. I enjoyed your's however.

Daryl said...

Wonderful ... cant wait to read the next one

Expat mum said...

Don't tell me you moved over here without having met him before? I must have missed a step!
And you can Interview me if you ask nice questions. I don't tend to spill a lot on my posts!

MikeH said...

Nice interview. But, what EPM said, did you actually move over directly, or where there a few reccie visits?

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

What a great idea! I enjoyed getting to know a bit more about you.
~Interview me!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Okay just to clarify, this was a direct answer to Willow's question, about my first meeting with the Hubster 'in person'. There were 2 more lengthy ones before we got engaged and a 4th in the UK before I emigrated.

Thanks for your responses, those who wanted questions they are on their way!