Catching up a bit….


Day Twelve:  Say Your Name
Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

I am named after a character Rachel, played by Joanne Woodward in the movie “Rachel, Rachel.”  Just writing that I’ve realized I’ve never actually watched the movie – hmm, must rectify that.

Growing up, it was kind of an unusual name.  There were many Jennifers, but maybe one other Rachel in my graduating class of over 700 students.  But then, Friends came along and made the name.

Living here in New Zealand there are many Rachels around – and most times we get together with friends there are 3 of us, all blonde.  Must be catching.


Day Thirteen –

If you could travel to any location in the universe — where would you travel and why?


I want to go to Paris – like now.  I so loved living so near to this great city.  Even taking the Eurostar, reading and drinking champagne for a few hours, and arriving in the center of the city.  Eating beautiful food, practicing my french, shopping, walking through beautiful streets.

I miss the beauty, the anonymity, the style, the grace – and feel so very far away from it.  Maybe eating a macaron will help.