26 October 2015

Something to start the week.....



In my head, I was planning to write a post about my weekend but it wasn't the most exciting stuff a lot of resting, recuperating, drinking tea and cosying up by the fire, all good but not terribly interesting.  So instead I bring you a random ten* things about me.........


1. I was once sold for five camels, luckily for me it was just a jolly jape by the guys I was travelling round Morrocco with.

2.  I moved house 24 times between leaving my childhood home and the house I live in now, where I have lived for nearly thirteen years, filling in forms that ask you to give your addresses for the past three years took forever.

3. I can write legibly with both hands but favour my right for writing and my left for almost everything else.

4. I was engaged to be married when I was 21, the groom got cold feet six weeks before the wedding.

5. I haven't eaten meat for 24 years. I don't like it.

6. I have been collecting snippets of family history, a great grandfather was a Commodore in the Atlantic in WWII, Robert Browning is a distant relative his aunt was my great great great great grandmother, one of my grandparents had 100 cousins, my great aunt travelled to school by tram a fellow passenger was Denis Healey also travelling to school, I really ought to start writing them all down.....

7.  One of my favourite films is Gosford Park.

8. I am an organised and tidy person but I don't like housework, I don't find it a chore just would rather be doing something else and most often am.

9. I have owned a TV for only six months of my life in a house that had no reception, I have spent about a year in total living in a house with a TV.

10. I wear glasses have done so since I was thirteen except now they are varifocals.  I have never needed to wear them all the time, apart from driving legally, but now I find I really should but am always putting them down in random places.....

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*inspired by Annie

24 comments:

  1. What a brilliant list!

    My family fact, which I'm sure I'll have shared on my blog before, is that my great,great,great grandfather was one of the stovepipe hatted gents who drove Queen Victoria's train. Apparently the height of the hat indicated seniority to other train drivers, or so I'm told.

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    1. Thank you Annie! I enjoyed writing it, it was fun to come up with things ;). I love the idea that the height of your hat denoted your seniority, I could quite get into that...,..,

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  2. oh how I love a good dose of random! that's a LOT of housemoving.........

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    1. It was I became a dab hand at packing......I was young and single and moving to where the work was, most of the time it all went into my car the last few moves involved vans in ever increasing sizes.

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  3. I am not a big TV fan but have always lived with people who like to watch it. When my girls were young we didn't have TV for about 2 years. We didn't miss it at all.

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    1. My husband grew up with a TV so I thought he would want one, in the early days of our marriage we couldn't afford the licence so we never got into the habit of owning one.

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  4. You have had an interesting life! I've been a vegetarian for 18 years now, but local bacon makes a sneak peek now and then. Interesting to hear about the lack of a television. We shoved ours up into the attic last year and haven't had any regrets. Just the other week, my daughter asked me what a movie was and I was so thrilled that she didn't know! (She is 3.) There are so many other REAL things to do in life instead of staring at a screen. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I think everyone's lives are interesting to other people ;)

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  5. Wow, you've moved house lots of times. I've moved house three times in my life, I've lived in this house for twenty two years. I hate housework too.

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    1. I think I would dread it now, everything I moved then I could fit in the back of my car! They were live in jobs so it was mostly clothes, a few books and music :)

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  6. I really enjoyed reading your random things. I moved numerous times in young adulthood myself and it was getting to be a drag. My husband had the same problems filling out forms but his are for security clearances and have to go back something like ten years. His forms were a real chore during our early years together! We've been in our current home for over six years, which is a record for us as a couple. It's nice. :)

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    1. It does get to be a drag after a while, the last few definitively were especially as the amount of stuff grew and grew........

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  7. Enjoyed reading your random ten - being sold for five camels made me chuckle.

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    1. Thank you Elaine, I think I did see the funny side eventually but it took me a while to work out of they if were being serious or not, I'm not sure what they would have done with the camels......

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  8. Wow! What a fun life you have. Definitely should write up the camel story. And the cancelled wedding story. Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. I am feeling better now thank you. I think everyone's lives look like fun to other people!

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  9. You've got what it takes, obviously. Mike was offered only four camels for me. :)

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    1. Ah....perhaps it's less for a married woman, if you were married then of course!

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  10. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment. I've enjoyed reading your ten random things, all very interesting. I've been to Morocco before but I don't remember anyone offering camels for me. Maybe that's a good thing!?! :-)

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    1. Hi Marion, it was hard to know if they were being serious or not at first so yes it was a good thing. To be honest I am not sure what they would have done with the camels!

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  11. loved getting to know you!! I'd say you are exciting and I loved reading. I love to organize and clean but HATE doing the bathrooms (intensely).

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  12. What a fun list of facts! And I agree with Andrea, you need to write up that "sold for camels" story!

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  13. so wonderful to get to know you a little!!! I am very glad you are back in blogsphere, I missed this spot while you took a break. Have a great week. (p.s.thanks for the thumbs up, I am going to watch Gosford Park)

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