63 year old female Management Consultant living in Winchester
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
I moved here when I met and married my second husband. This was his house. I moved in and now share it with him. It was situated close to his work ( a requirement of his job as a hospital doctor) so he was relulctant to move to a new house. Even though he has now retired, we still live in the same house. It is a commuter village, but the house is on a main road which is very busy in the morning & evening.
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
We are somewhat older than our immediate neighbours, but otherwise not very differnt. I do not know the other neighbours. Whilst I am working, and travel abroad very frequently, there is little opportunity to mix and most of our friends and family do not live locally.
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
It does not matter, whichever looks quieter and more comfortable - we will go for. However we do not go to pubs very often.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
In our cinemas, the prices tend to be all the same, so that is not a deciding factor of where I sit. I will usually sit somewhere in the middle so that I can see well. Too close is often too loud and and you get neck ache from looking up at the screen. Near an aisle seat is good so that you can get out easily at the end, and there is less disturbance from cinema goers, often eating & drinking.
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles?
Infra dig food is definitely 'fast food' McDonalds and the like, plus lots of pre-prepared fast food from the Supermarket,e.g. beefburgers, and other high starch,high fat foods & sweets
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
No, I am not now. Although when I was 11 years old and won a scolarship to an elite academic school, I had a strong Cheshire accent, and soon tried to get rid of it so that i was not teased as much.
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 would use, bye-bye, ta, cherio and Okay without thinking about it. If I heard any of the other words I would think they were very old fashioned and possibly from an upper class background, possibly public school, an establishment figure.