More than dust, dead roaches and spiderwebs

In my vain attempt to fit all our crap into an area about a third the size of what we need (and yes Bec I’ll quit whinging because I know we have about a bazillion square miles more than you have and all of your offspring are mobile already) I uncovered lots of interesting things. Photos of me with unplucked eyebrows. Dear GOD they made Brooke Shields look like she had pencil lines for brows. I knew this but Mum had basically put the fear of God into me about plucking them. It was only when I was coordinating a national modelling competition (OH THE IRONY) that a professional make-up artist almost gagged on seeing them and pinned me down with tweezers was that social mishap rectified.

Then there’s the photo of me with Heath Ledger, again due to the model comp and LONG before true fame was even on the horizon. Interestingly, he was LOVELY. Not the prickly, jaded, attitude grouch he is now. Anyway.

I found this, and thought for fun it might be interesting to see if any of it has changed.

Kim does Proust

What is your favourite journey?
1996: Travelling into the unknown (I know, even I went “what the?”)
2006: To pick up my kids

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
1996: Sunday mornings, lazing in bed, eating croissants and drinking hot chocolate (at least I recognised I was onto a good thing)
2006: Quiet. Hanging out with just the five of us.

What is your greatest fear?
1996: Failure
2006: Something happening to my kids

Which living person do you most admire?
1996: People who triumph over adversity
2006: People who never give up

What is your most marked characteristic?
1996: Distraction
2006: Determination

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
1996: Self doubt
2006: My mindset

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
1996: My AB (Chef) and food
2006: Chef and the boys. And food.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
1996: Dieting
2006: Feeling hopeless and disempowered

What is your greatest extravagance?
1996: Flowers, shoes, clothes
2006: Magazines

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
1996: Laziness, stupidity, insincerity, taking things too literally
2006: Cowardice

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
1996: Really?
2006: Fuck. Move Away. Dinner’s ready. No. Stop. I said no.

What is your greatest regret?
1996: No regrets
2006: Not owning our own home. It is now a reality that we will not own our own home until all our various parents are dead.

On what occasion do you lie?
1996: To not hurt people
2006: When I need time out and tell the boys its 8 o’clock and time for bed and it’s really 7. I’m making the most of this until they can tell the time or don’t believe everything I say.

When and where were you happiest?
1996: 1990 trip to Italy
2006: Our wedding day and the birth of the three boys. That is pure joy.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
1996: Getting up in the morning (oh we’re laughing up here in the stalls at that one)
2006: My children

What is your most treasured possession?
1996: My imagination
2006: My imagination

What is your favourite occupation?
1996: Cooking with AB
2006: Baking

What is the quality you most like in a man?
1996: Courage, humour, generosity
2006: Humour, generosity, dedication

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
1996: Courage, humour, generosity
2006: Humour, openness, honesty

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
1996: Any tragic figure, I’m a drama queen at heart
2006: Helen Keller

How would you like to die?
1996: Happy
2006: Quickly

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
1996: Someone destined for greatness (PULEESE)
2006: Someone rich, happy and helping others. Right. So that would be Oprah or Dr Phil then, I guess.

What is your motto?
1996: Strive for the highest
2006: Never give up