Tuesday, 28 June 2011

7 more things

I'm a very bad blogger, three lovely ladies passed awards onto me lately and I have been procrastinating. Mostly because I can't think of 7 interesting things to tell you about me. I did it back here, and my life and me are really not that fascinating, but I do love to read other people's 7 things, so it's only fair to share.

Firstly a huge thank you - to Flora and Purl, to Joyce Lives Here and to Used-to-Bees, (who all have wonderfully personal blogs, pay them a visit, they will all make you most welcome!) for the Liebster Blog award and the Versatile Blogger awards. I feel very humbled that anyone reads, comments on and possibly enjoys some of my waffle enough to pass these my way.

So on with it, 7 things about me - 

I'm a city girl, if I spend more that a week in the countryside I go a little bonkers. I need buildings, to watch people and a little crazy around me. It feels like living.

I am untidy, and it narks me, I'm a Virgo - how could the tidy trait miss me out?

When we were on our honeymoon in Antigua (exactly 8 years ago) we went snorkling, being a novice I was in the beginners group, which I managed to stray from and got into the shallow water where I sat on a sea urchin. Extremely painful. I was put on a small boat with a five year old and sent back to the big boat. The group leaders were bemused that an adult had managed such a foolish thing, I was further humiliated by having to show them all my behind with the spines stuck in. (quite why I'm sharing my humiliation again is beyond me). It took about 9 months for all the spines to work their way out. 

I don't have many regrets in life. Though I wish I could speak another language and I do regret not having lived abroad. Maybe one day it will happen.

I was a waitress at Mary McCartney's first wedding. I had never waitressed before, the terror I felt was enormous. The McCartney's are a genuinely lovely family. My Mum loves the Beatles - she was a little envious.

I don't see the point in fakery. Fake people, fake promises, fake tans, fake friendships, fake goods, I could go on and on, but you get the idea. What is the point? Just be real. Be you.

I'd like an invisibility cloak so I could sneak about and be a thoroughly nosey parker.

So that's me, now seven people to pass this on to, in no particular order:

If these awards are not your thing, please don't feel any pressure, just take it as a compliment. x


  1. hehehehe i loved reading your post! I my self am a country girl.Im with you dislike fakeness.

  2. A sea urchin. Ouch! Poor you. And on your honeymoon too! As we would say back home 'nae luck' :o/

  3. Thank you so very much for the award, I do take it as quite a compliment and an honor!

    I am equal parts city and country, too much of either throws me off. As for sea urchins, I lived in Hawaii when I was a girl and many a person I knew stepped on the painful creatures. I was fortunate enough to escape unharmed though.
    Great post!

  4. I so NEED an invisibility cloak! How much fun would that be?
    Thank you. I've done one of these before how to think of another 7 things in my humdrum life!

  5. Thanks for the compliment Colette x

  6. awww compliment taken, thankyou so very much. :) As for your post...utterly charming! Love your re-living of urchin hell, ooh that had to hurt (the humiliation not the spines!hehe!)
    So lovely to find out a little more about you :)x

  7. my partner is an untidy virgo. On the flip side, when it comes to research in regards to appliances, cameras, cars etc - he is so very thorough. I love this about him - the untidy part drives me mad! Lovely blog you have here! x

  8. oh wonderful, an invisibility cape for sure. With you on the fakeness thing too. what a waste of time. Thanks for sharing your 7 things, I thought they were wonderful. Ouch about the sea urchin. I must admit I love the country, oh the spaces and the crisp air, *sigh*. Have a wonderful day at your place and thanks again for playing.

  9. I am with you on the fakeness. And I think my mum. I can't imagine how dreadfully scary it would have been to waitress for celebrities. Eep. Thank you so much for the compliment and I shall definitely play along.


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