Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jovial Douche

Yep, this is our current brand of shower gel, purchased specifically because it might be a douche, but it's a jovial one.

And it got me thinking. 'Jovial Douche' might be the way to describe me now that I'm living in Switzerland and people here haven't a clue what 'daggy' or 'low maintenance bag lady chic' means.

The Plastic Mancunian recently hosted an 'Ask me a question' session on his blog and I've kindly been given permission to steal it. Mostly because I'm curious as to what kind of questions that folk like you, dear reader, would think I'd be able to answer.

This is considered a living meme in that the questions answered will be from you. I'll try to be honest, kind and relatively inoffensive.

So, what would you like to ask me, the Jovial Douche? Don't be shy.......


Andrew said...

Are you in Geneva for a set time and then you will return to Australia? If so, when?

Lidian said...

Would that not be a terrific blog name, The Jovial Douche?

My question (because the above was more of a rhetorical one): Is it true that one picks up a language by just living somewhere, and if so, is it hard or not so hard to do? (I ask as someone who wishes she were good at foreign languages but is not at all)

Kath Lockett said...

Good questions Andrew and Lidian.

Keep 'em coming, folks!

Anji said...

Does it smell nice?

Are you settling in okay now?
(you can choose which one to answer)

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Bonjour Kath,

I have two questions.

The first is about something close to your heart:

You are a self-confessed chocaholic. How much chocolate have you eaten in Switzerland so far and what is your favourite? Ok that's two questions in one.

The other is:

What is the secret to being a good writer?

Have fun.




Have Myelin? said...

Are there any deaf people there? Do they go off to a "deaf school" or what?

If so, what kind of sign language do they use?

Do most deaf people sign or get cochlear implants?

It might be hard to answer these questions...LOL....but if you know, I'd be interested! =)

The Elephant's Child said...

Lidian is right. The Jovial Douche would be a wonderful blog name.

I am feeling lazy today so my question to you is the same as the one I posed PM.

What is the biggest risk you have taken? And was it worth it?

Hannah said...

Bahaha! Oh, I'm in struggle street at work right now, so this just made my day!

Kath Lockett said...

Hmmm, you've set me quite a few tasks there. But I'm up for it....

Imogen said...

I'm with Lidian; The Jovial Douche would be a terrific name for your blog. (Although I imagine it may generate some strange traffic your way via a Google search!)

My question to you:

Do you miss Flemington?

Keep up the great work writing, Kath. I don't often comment, but I always (and eagerly) read every entry!

Kath Lockett said...

Hi Imogen (waves via cyberspace) - another good question!

Jilly said...

Kath, dear Kath.... my question is, doesn't douche in Europe mean something else????? (ie something to do with a woman cleaning one's nether regions??) xx Jilly xxx

nuttynoton said...

what sort of questions?? Deep or just about switzerland

What is your favourite cheese?

Why do men find sport interesting but women do not (mostly)?

I could ask what is the meaning of life but having seen the stars in a beautifully clear sky last night that one is just so tricky

keep up the brilliant blogs!

Pandora Behr said...

Hi Kath,

Two questions.

1) Same as I gave to PM - what bit of advice would you pass on to your daughter?
2) If there was one moment in your life you could change - one event/ one period in your life/ one moment - what would that be?

You may have to blog properly about the second questions.



p.s. Might nick this one myself.

Vanessa said...

If failure was not an option, what is the most daring thing you want to do?

Red Nomad OZ said...

Does living overseas make you feel more, or less Australian??!!

River said...

Sadly, I can't think of a single thing to ask.

Jackie K said...

Hi Kath, what a great idea!
Hope this one is not too personal/intrusive:
Does Sapphire read your blog and if so what does she think of it?
What do you hope to bring back to Melbourne from your time in Geneva?

drwife said...

I eagerly read your blog because we are moving with our children to Geneva in January. I feel a bit rude reading the personal blog of someone I've never met, but I appreciate every ounce of info about getting on in Geneva. My question is odd, but could I meet you when we move?

Kath Lockett said...

These are good. And challenging. And may keep me awake thinking about the answers tonight....

Nicole said...

OK Kath - I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be using you as my personal psychic or psychiatrist here, but:

a) will I be able to cope with study while working and with small children under my feet?

b) will my sister have a boy or a girl?

ropcorn said...

I'm sure you have written about this somewhere in your blog but why did you guys move from Australia to Switzerland?

drb said...

Do you think it is easier to be a woman or a man?

What is the secret of a happy marriage?

Will you go to the moon?

If you can name yourself, what name will you choose?

Which actress will you choose to be you in your biography film?

What is the meaning of life? ;-)

LJP said...

What do the Genevans and Australians do in the same way?

Which are better - salt and vinegar chips or cheese and onion?

LJP :-)