Thursday, 12 July 2007

Tagged Moi?

Have been tagged by Sophie Honeysuckle and Kara. I don't know if there are eight random things I can reveal!! But I can try.

1.I hate Harry Potter and everything connected. I am in the minority I know but.

2. I worked ,sometimes as a nurse,sometimes in a bar, in Majorca during the summer 1970. I went with a friend Susan who is still a great friend. We had a fab summer and met some wonderfully interesting people. I can hablo espanol un poco.

3. I love Russell Brand. Not in a fancying kind of way. He just makes me laugh.

4. I love to people watch. I like to sit and drink coffee and I like to imagine what they do for work and about their lives.

5. This is connected to number 4.I love camping. I really enjoy getting up early and sitting outside with my coffee and watching the world go by. I have a very active imagination which I let go at full stretch when doing this. I'm a bit long in the tooth for tents now so go for mobile home option.

6. My fav film is Calamity Jane and I have co-opted both daughters into loving this. The three of us can sing "Take me back to the black hills" in harmony. We do this particularly well after a couple of G&Ts!!!!

7. I only realised how hard a life my mother had when my children were almost grown up. My father died when I was eight and I have one sister older, one brother older and one younger than me. We had just moved to Lancashire and were in a rented house whilst they were going to buy one. The deal was not sealed when he became very ill and died within a week. My mother took all her stride. She went back to work, teacher by profession, and worked to keep us all and to buy a house etc. She always insisted that education was everything and that us girls needed to to get jobs that would make us independent. All of us went on from school to college or university. My sister to teaching, my elder brother to a maths degree and computer boffin, me to nursing and my younger brother to become a medical doctor. She loved to read and I'm sure my love of reading comes from her. We all read a lot and all have houses full of books. There are many days I wish she and my father could visit and meet all their grand and great grandchildren.

8. And finally. I know Angel Jem I shouldn't start a sentence with and. I have many long term friends. I do however have problems making new friends. It takes me ages to get to know and trust people. However since blogging I feel as though I have made friends all over the world. PS I have the most horrible feet ever invented!!!
Well what people will make of all of that I don't know. Thats all folks.

14 comments:

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Thanks for posting your interesting list!! Isn't it fab to find out more about our fellow bloggers? Think that some of us could start an ugly feet club.....

Papoosue said...

Hi Mary, thanks for your comments on my blog. If only I had decided on the OU course. It's looking like it will be the creative writing one though - I've just to sign and form, post it off and then it will all be official... unless I change my mind!!

I love your list! People watching has to be one of the greatest pastimes on earth don't you think? Calamity Jane? - I love it - one of my favourite bits is when they get the little shack all shipshape and tidied up and Doris gets her purty dress on!! Your mother is the kind of woman I wish I was even 2% like - wonderful.

KARA said...

Great job Mary what a fab list, I also am a people watcher, sometimes my hubby chats to me and I don't even notice LOL.
Kara
xx

buttercup & roses said...

I think this 'tagging' is a great idea, it gives people a chance to mention things about themselves that you may not 'blog' about...
Great list.

Jennifer.

Kari said...

Yes, Mary, this tagging thing CAN be difficult! I've seen other people's tags and thought they were wonderful - then I got tagged myself and went kind of blank! I've decided I'm BORING. lol I love reading what everyone else writes, though. These lists DO tell you a lot about someone. By the way, I can't believe you don't love Harry Potter (I'm a huge, huge fan). But we can still be friends, right? :)

Rubyred said...

Hi Mary,just found your blog via Sophie Honeysuckle,Its really lovely!What interesting facts,Your mum sounds like she was an amazing lady!Also I think most people hate their own feet!

Rubyred said...

Thankyou for your comment on my blog Mary,Thanks for the info on the car boot too!Glad you share the passion!

Sarah said...

Oh mummykins - you know I like my men with lived in faces and a bit rough round the edges... actually he is still nice to look at (hang on there are some people at my office door with white coats - more than usual, they are offering me an unusual jacket.....)

Grace said...

I hate Harry Potter too - so now you have company in the minority.

Jorja's Nanna said...

While you are getting the Beetroot and Oranges, why don't you get a Banana or two as well. I wouldn't want to spoil your fun.
No, I'm not packed. I have NO summer clothes worth packing so I'll turn up looking like a refugee from Cambodia. The Social Security might give me a voucher for Ethel Austins! LOL
Jenny

Papoosue said...

Thanks again for your comments Mary - you need a trip to the coast, I can tell!

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

I got tagged by Sophie too. Also gave my feet a mention. Is it a symptom of getting old? I think I abused my feet by wearing very high stilettos on a daily basis before I was old enough to know better.

Beverley Abbott said...

I loved reading this mary! Fantastico!!
love bev xxxx

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Great list Mary, it's such a good way to find out more about other bloggers.
I hate Harry Potter too....I just don't "get" the attraction especially for grown men and women!
Ooh and I love Russell too....almost in a fancying way though, he has a gorgeous mouth....
I like camping too, in fact we might take it up again next year, invest in a decent tent, you can't beat sitting outside in the fresh air taking in the atmosphere.

I might have the most horrible feet actually, my DH calls mine stumps....