Sunday, 19 October 2008

I've been Tagged - Twice!!!

I was just about to log in to do an update and finally get round to replying to the tag I received from Tilly and I get another one from Caroline, so without further ado here goes, the rules if you wish to abide by them are as follows:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Mmmmmmm 7 facts about myself - you see I'm taking the easy way out and just doing one set, it's taken me forever to think up 7 facts as it is, without doing it twice.

1. I was in the Army for 13 years from 1979 till 1992 and reached the rank of SSgt. I am proud of my time in the WRAC (Women's Royal Army Corps - now disbanded!) and would do it all over again. The only regret I have is not seeing enough of the world. I only had one overseas posting, but that was to Cyprus for 2 years! Here's a pic of me when I'd just been promoted to LCpl in 1980!!

2. I love Marmite!! It has to be on white buttered bread though, I don't like it any other way. I used to take marmite sandwiches with me on school/sunday school trips when I was little, yummy!

3. I'm a Leo Sayer fan - not necessarily now, but from when he was popular. I have almost every album he released and a few other compilations. The hairs on the back of my neck still stand up when I hear the opening chords to When I Need You!

4. I love watching birds and photographing them (see earlier blogs) but I hate them being anywhere indoors. My Mum and Dad used to have a budgie called Monty and they used to let him out for a fly around and I used to cringe and run out of the room. I'm sure he knew that I didn't like it cos he used to land right next to me on the sofa - sharp exit!!!

5. I can't stand my feet being touched, by anyone! I did an alternative therapy course last year and one of the lessons was reflexology. I told the instructor that I wasn't happy about anyone touching my feet, what I wasn't prepared for was how I felt watching someone else have their feet massaged etc I almost fainted, I feel weird now just thinking about it - feet ugh perhaps that's why I'm enjoying making socks, something to cover them all up.

6. When I was little my hair was so long I could sit on it! My mum used to have a real battle on every day cos my hair was so thick it got into some right tangles. One day I came home from school at lunch time and announced I wanted my hair short. My Mum took me straight to the hairdressers during the lunch hour and I had my pony tail cut off there and then - she wasn't going to give me a second chance. I've had short hair ever since, apart from about a year when it got down to my shoulders, before I gave in and had it all chopped off again.

7. I want to learn to scuba dive before I turn 50 - so I've got 3 years left then. As they say watch this space.

So there you go, a mixed bag of informative, useless and utterly random and weird facts about yours truly.

Now the difficult task of picking 7 people to tag who haven't already been picked, I could end up doing a bit of editing here lol. In no particular order here goes:

1. Anne of Chloe's Designs

2. Jo of Daisychain Designs

3. Ali P of All About the Beads

4. Chris of Kiamyka

5. Amanda of Joli's House

6. Lorraine of Lorraine's Place

7. Kelly of Kebo Jewellery

9 comments:

frillbow said...

tee hee!! tagged again!
If you don't mind I'll save this for a few weeks from now. I've already subjected readers to 7 random things pretty recently. Also, I'll need a little while to think of 7 more random things! :D

Alison said...

No probs, Amanda. I'm now busy cropping and resizing some pics in readiness for another post - we could have two posts in one week or less!!!

Kerrie Slade said...

Fascinating facts and I love that gorgeous photo of you!

See, I spotted that you'd blogged today ;0)

Kerrie x

Lorraine said...

Hi, Alison. Thanks for lovely comments on my stamping and for tagging me, lol. I shall have a think and do it, but would you believe, I don't know 7 people to tag!!!!! I might manage 4 though, lol.

Zoya Gutina said...

Good to know you closer, Alison! And the photo of you is so lovely! :)

Chloe's Designs said...

Hi Alison,
Ooh - thanks for tagging me ; - ) I'm gonna do one of these lists in a short while... need to think of some interesting things to put!! hehe

oooh ... I'm a big marmite lover too : - ) I love mine on toast!

Tilly said...

I love marmite too - and it's definitely best on white toast!

Jo said...

Thanks for the tag Lesley! I've written my random facts now.
Jo
P.S. Good to see a photo of you!

raining sheep said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It is great to find out these things about you. I am 47 as well, and I used to be in the reserves; I also don't like seeing birds indoor.