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


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.
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.