Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Here be the rules for this meme thing:

Each person tagged gives seven random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write on their blog seven facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and need to read your blog.

Lottie kindly tagged me so here goes:

1. As an (only) child I was obsessed with the cartoon of 'Inspector Gadget' and used to run round the block as if pursuing baddies with my hair in bunches, talking into my Casio digital watch.

2. I have not worn any bright red clothes for nine years.

3. Every time I think of something random I think I may have already mentioned it in a meme. Am I memed out? I am a bit paranoid about the amount of random info I may have sent out into the blogosphere; and that someone will catch me out and realise there are only 13 or so things I can come up with before I start repeating myself. Oh okay, that's not really one. Um...I have a tattoo. Did I tell you that before?

4. In the mid '80s I won a disco dancing competition on holiday in Bournemouth (what's more random, the competition or the fact that I went to Bournemouth on holiday?) I won a 7" single of a song called Pump It Up and a bag of Walker's Salt and Vinegar crisps.

5. I'm in love with film, I love music, but have a deep and unexplained loathing of plays and musicals. They just make me cringe. Also when people break into song on television I have to hide behind the sofa.

6. It's quite unbelievable that I've kept this blog going for almost two years as usually any kind of routine goes out the window in a matter of days. There is actually nothing else regular and habitual in my life. Perhaps this is the rock that holds me together.

7. I have a collection of accidental collections. Somehow on my travels I always end up purchasing salt and pepper shakers, eggcups, more glassware - to the extent that I keep the surplus in a box under my bed, odd chandelier drops and eye creams. (And obviously bags and shoes but that's completely normal.) I also have a habit of always buying people decorative doorknobs or teapots (hi Mia!) as gifts.

Elizabeth, Julia, Adeleine, Ashley, Catharine, Lauren, Elisabeth - consider your good selves tagged.


Anonymous said...

Hi there too!
Your super lovely pastel polka dots teapot has served the loeveliest teas in my house ever! :)
How's your foot today?
much love

Claire said...

I do love teapots, and polka dots! The foot feels better than yesterday and I'm very much looking forward to having tea (funnily enough) chez moi with our own dear BB this afternoon. X We will raise our cups to you...

Anonymous said...

My very warmest regards to the great BB!
Please tell him I'm waiting for your visits...

RD said...

Ah these onlines tea parties are no substitute for the real thing, which must happen very soon. xoxo BB

Julia said...

Thanks for tagging me love!

I am exactly the same re: point 3, point 5 and point 6. Point 6 is a very accute observation that I didn't even realise until I read your words!

Anonymous said...

I came because Ashley mentioned your number 4 and I am a complete nosey parker and had to find out what it was! But then number 1 had me in stitches - probably the best use of a casio digital watch to date.

Susana Rodrigues said...

This tag thing is very cool :D