63 year old female Social Services employee from a town in Kent
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
I have lived in my town all of my life and so has my husband. We have only moved house once and are considering one more move to be nearer one of our daughters, who are in different parts of the country. We have 8 Grandsons & 1 Grandaughter, we are a close family and miss them very much.
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
This is something I have never thought about before. We live on a road -not on an estate - that has a variety of residents, we have nice neighbours of all age groups, not many young children. We don't go in each others houses or meet socially, but we would be there if needed this is a two-way thing. I think that I should miss this place.
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
I don't really use pubs that much, maybe something to do with the way I was brought up. Sometimes eat in Brewers Fare with my husband. Have used pubs for a meal when on a walking holiday with a friend and staying in a B & B.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
Have not been to the Cinema for many years so I do not know what it now costs. We used to like to sit upstairs at the back.
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles?
I don't really consider anything beneath my dignity. I don't like loud and noisy places. I like people to be polite and courteous and enjoy a good laugh. As for food and drink, it is everyones own choice, not for me to judge.
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
I have never tried to change my accent, I think that we should be proud of our roots. I like to hear other people's accents, but find it very embarassing when I have to ask people to repeat what they have said as when on the phone to a call centre.
Question 7. Do you make a habit of using the following words and phrases? If not, what is your reaction when they are used by others?
I do use the words Cheerio - Bye - Okay - Okidoke - Not Half - Mate - Old Boy [elderly gentleman] and Little Old Boy[ young boy] I have used the word Tooldlehoo but have never heard Tooleoo. No real reaction when other words are used.