Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Tagging Along

I have been tagged by Hadriana to reveal six interesting things about myself - I am not actually very interesting at all - but here goes!

1. I have been "blessed" with size 10 (europe size 44) feet. That has caused endless trouble finding shoes and much teasing from friends and family. My brother calls me Bigfoot.

2. In my youth (long time ago) I was very sporty and gave Virgina Wade a run for her money during an inter-schools tennis match. The very next day had my first knee injury that has prevented me from pursuing any sport except swimming. I am an avid armchair sports watcher of tennis, cricket and rubgy.

3. I loathe pineapple in any form - fresh or in those awful chunks.

4. Suffer from insomnia, I think from birth! Had awful time at boarding school sleeping in dormitories until I was prefect - I then ruled my dormitory with a rod of iron and nobody was allowed to talk after lights out.

5. At school I was head of the "Fairies" group in our Brownies pack. This is really awful because even aged 10 I was head and shoulders taller than my fellow fairies and had the already growing large feet. Head of the "Trolls" would have been better.

6. My family are scattered. Brother in Australia. Step-daughter and her family in Devon living in a tiny village in the wilds of Dartmoor. My son and his family live in London. Due to this - we do not see our families as often as we would like.

Hadriana has requested me to pass on this tag to six other bloggers. I have to inform them of this action and also report back to Hadriana.

So, in no particular order:

My brother Jamie I expect he will not find the time to carry out this task as the computer he uses is in his office in Australia - he should be working!

Gill (That British Woman)

Just Me Really

Part Time Single Mum In France

Strawberry Jam Anne



The Dotterel said...

Excellent! Just think, you might have been Wimbledon champion, if only...

Liz said...

Because I have an extra toe on one foot I've always had trouble with shoes too!

Just been reading through your back posts trying to catch up. Your husband is a sweetie!

I've only ever seen single herons. That must have been quite a sight.

Linda said...

Okay I just finished mine. I don't sleep well either.

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are really interesting things, thank you for tagging me as well...

Gill in Canada

cheshire wife said...

I don't sleep well either. So that makes three of us.

Suburbia said...

Your shoe size is very interesting to me because Tall Girl (who is only 12 this week) is already a ladies size 8 and I have a lot of trouble getting shoes for her. Are you very tall? And where do you get your shoes?!!

Exmoorjane said...

Ouch - and I thought my size sevens were tough enough...respect sister!
Thank you for lovely comment on my blog - can't get over the fact that you have had insomnia since birth - that really IS unusual and cruel. I at least had 38 years of blissful sleep before the dreaded I word.
Lummy, reading through your comments (and the ones on my blog) there is a whole hoard of us non-sleepers.... Yikes.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lindsay - have just caught up a bit and now realise what your message means!!

It was great reading your interesting facts - not sure I can match up but thanks for tagging me. I'll certainly give it a go - may have to finish holiday posts first though before I forget!!

A x

DayPhoto said...

You (London) had snow the other day, now we are.

Happy Day

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Virginia Wade...very impressive! It all sounds very interesting, Lindsay, especially the boarding school stuff. Sorry to hear about the insomnia. Do you end up blogging in the middle of the night?

Lindsay said...

Hadriana - blogging in the night would be too cold I think. I come downstairs and make a hot milk drink most nights.