Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The Karisma interview

I have this week been lucky enough to be interviewed by the very lovely Karisma

1. What is the most amazing thing you have ever done in your life?

Gosh this is a difficult one. It depends on what you mean by amazing. The best thing I have ever done is marry James, our wedding day was the best day of my life and knowing I'm going to spend the rest of it with him is amazing.

When it comes to jaw dropping awe inspiring amazing I would have to say that the travelling I have done has been just that. I have seen some amazing places and had great times all over the UK and Europe. James and I have been fortunate enough to have been on two cruises and we have seen the most amazing places such as The Vatican City, Rome (obviously! We visited the Colosseum)Pompeii, Florence, Portofino, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Venice, Kefalonia, Corfu and France. As a youngster I spent time in Braunschweig, Germany and whilst there I visited Hamburg, Hanover, the Hartz mountains and Berlin. In Berlin we went to the Checkpoint Charlie museum and touched the wall. I've also visited London and Edinburgh (Despite what many foreigners believe all English people do not live in London and it is not the only city in the UK) and traveled extensively through England and Wales. Now I would love to go further afield, Canada, United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. I would also love to visit the Scandinavian countries and see the Fjords.

I also have had amazing times with amazing friends. I am very fortunate in that I have a really great group of friends who I love dearly.

2. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why?

At this moment in time I would say Australia because I'm sat in a cold office looking out at snow. I'd really love to live in Canada but I think James would prefer America, California in particular which I have to admit does sound appealing but I'd prefer to live in the southern states of the US and play my country music all day wearing boots and a stetson!

There are so many places around the world that I would love to visit. I might just pack up and pitch my tent in Karisma's yard!

3. You sing like an Angel and are a very talented jewellery maker! Do you prefer one over the other?

What a lovely question, thank you very much. Most of my childhood was spent dancing and singing in my bedroom and dreaming about becoming an actress and singer so that's a passion that's been with me for a very long time. I guess I go through stages, when I was at Uni it was all I could think of (I did a Theatre Degree) or if I go to a gig I get all inspired and I go away with big ideas. Sadly I am probably one of the least motivated people you will ever know and I rarely follow an idea through so when after a few months of jewellery making I realised that I hadn't jacked it in like every other fad I'd had I realised that this was something special. My ultimate dream would be to move somewhere picturesque where there's a good but compact music scene and do small gigs now and again by night and make and sell my Jewellery by day. If I was forced to give one up forever I would chose the Jewellery because successful or not I could never totally give up the music

4. We all have embarrassing moments! What was yours and did you ever live it down?

Wow, erm well thankfully I haven't had that many. When I was about 10 I had to play home on the range on the guitar in a school play and the dress rehearsal was in front of the whole school. During my performance I heard sporadic giggling from the several hundred strong audience. Afterwards a teacher came over to me and suggested that I wear thick black tights next time as the whole school could see my nickers! I was horrified LOL

5. Do you plan to have children? If so how many would you like? (Be careful what you wish for! HEHE!)

No, neither myself or James want children. I realise we may change our minds and I'm open to that but I doubt it will happen. That being said I do love kids, James and I have 7 Nieces, 7 Nephews and last week we welcomed our great Nephew into this world.

Thanks Karisma, that was quite a challenging interview.

If you would like to be interviewed by me just follow the instructions below.

Here’s the directions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me."

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions)

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

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.

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5 comments:

Jenn said...

Yee-ha! A fellow country music lover! I'm so out of place living in Hong Kong. Texas fit much better for the countrification. :-) I'm loving your jewelry! Your style is really developing.

Laura said...

Great interview, April. :o)

Just listened to your music on My Space. What a beautiful voice you have!

karisma said...

Mwah! Thank you sweet daughter of mine! You know you would never have to camp in my backyard! (There is no bloody room out there!) You would be totally welcome, Jimmie and all in the house my dear! Mind you J might get a little neglected while we snuggle and sing and chat together! Your singing reminds me of my little sister Blossom she used to sing in her cot as a baby and she also sings like an angel. Must run in the family! She however, is totally obnoxious, unlike you Barbarella who is all sweet and innocent! (cough, cough)

Did the other kids forget to mention my sweet, that mama knows "everything" she reads between the lines and has eyes in the back of her head! No secrets, she always finds you out!

Oh and by the way, I predict at least four little cherubs in your future! (The FUN aunties and uncles ALWAYS come into their own!) Yes I am STILL reeking havoc on those who dared corrupt my kiddies when they were fun! Remember Karma always comes back and bites you on the arse!

April Ellis said...

Jenn - Yee ha indeed, i'm a little out of place in England LOL thanks for the jewellery comment.

Laura, thanks hun that's lovely of you to say.

Mama! I am innocent, it's just that when I was wearing my costume my neck got cold so I had to push em all the way up there to keep it warm! Honest. LOL

Camera Girl said...

Hey pretty:)
Sorry I didn't write back to your comments the other day I've been so busy and then I started a new blog just for my pet plushies and forgot to copy the comments when I deleted the post! I'm so excited about my jewelery I cant wait! Its going to be so special to me! Never give up singing mums right you really do sing like an angel <3

p.s Interview me! xo

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