I'm so excited to get to interview Alice Gerard today! Alice and I have been blogging buddies for several years now.
You can find her blogging at Alice's Grand Adventures and we often do the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the Cornerstone Content Blog Challenge together.
I've picked several questions for her and can't wait to read her answers on her blog post, today.
What would you say is the primary topic you blog about on Alice's Grand Adventures?
I love the way "grand" seems to have a double meaning. It is both where she lives - as you'll see if you visit her blog - and the kind of adventures she has.
Have you ever thought about creating a course on visual journaling? Or creating visual journals, to sell?
For some reason, I enjoy thinking up new business opportunities for Alice. It's what I do!
Do you have a self care routine?
One of the exciting things I hope to do with my new weight loss membership is help women create self care routines and rituals that they can use to nurture themselves. I really believe that most women who struggle to lose weight don't have a self care plan in place.
Would you say that you are a tea lover? How would you describe your relationship with tea?
I admit it. This question is slightly indulgent! I think that Alice likes tea and possibly loves it, and I wonder what tea lovers call themselves.
Or how they describe their love for it. I never call myself anything and I love, love, LOVE tea.
Do you ever eat in response to stress? If so, what triggers you?
I have been sick with rather severe allergic reactions - the kind that cause dizziness and breathing difficulties - for several days in a row for several days now, so have felt rather miserable. I also believe that my dear son could have lessened the impact of those reactions had he made a few different choices, so I have been upset, too.
So recently, there I was having eaten dinner, standing in the kitchen, thinking about how much I wanted ice cream, even though I wasn't hungry. The next night, I was craving Vienna Fingers, which I haven't eaten in years.
But illness has always been a big trigger for me, because overeating and sugar both make me feel much better. I understand why now (cravings, brain wiring and opiates), and I have been practicing mindfulness, so I was talking to myself about how I didn't think those would be the best choices to make, but I understood why I felt that way. :)
And I think we all probably have some brain wiring connection between stress and eating. So I wanted to ask Alice about it, since it's a major blog topic here, even though it isn't a big topic on her blog.
What's your favorite movie of all time?
I think Alice told me recently that she majored in something to do with film, so it made me wonder.
I don't know If I could name just one, though I can name a genre - Hallmark Christmas movies. Do you have a favorite movie, reader?
What is your current favorite song to sing?
Alice loves to sing, as do I, and though she doesn't blog a lot about singing, I have always wanted to know more about her interest in it.
I remember for years, as a preteen and young teen, I was absolutely in love with a song I heard Bernadette Peters sing - Unexpected Song is the title, I think, and it's a Broadway tune. So romantic and dramatic!
If you were at a karaoke bar, can you think of a song you would choose?
I don't know if Alice ever has sung karaoke. But I used to do it every weekend for several years, and I know that most of us who loved to sing developed a repertoire.
Someone would walk in the door and you would know what you could expect to hear that night. I had 3 songs I sang, and always in the exact same order. Only rarely did I try new ones.
Has anyone ever compared the way you sing to another singer & if so, who?
I am also wondering, if so, how she felt about the comparison. As a teenager, I wanted to sound like Donna Summer, but was told I sounded like Karen Carpenter, instead.
What are you most looking forward to in a (somewhat) post-COVID 2021?
I'm thinking Olive Garden on my birthday, but my guess is that Alice will choose something to do with connecting with others. I believe Alice is an extrovert - maybe she will mention that in her response.
Alice, thank you so much for letting us get to know you a little better!
Much love to you!!
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