As you might already know, I am useless at completing these things but lo! What’s this? Oh yes, dear reader (said in my best Enid Blyton tone) here is a completed meme for my, thus far empty, meme section.

Christine, NickieSally and Gappy have all tagged me with the Kreativ Blogger award.  I have no idea of the origins so can’t explain the odd spelling.  Apparently to qualify I have to reveal 7 facts about myself that you don’t already know.  I’m delighted to note that there is no stipulation that these be interesting facts… *phew* for me…..unfortunate for you, still plough on you’re here now.

1) I’m still trying to work out what I want to be when I grow up.  At 13 I wanted to be a vet, and then I realised that I’d never get an A in Physics GCSE, let alone A’level. At 17 I decided I wanted  to be a criminologist or a forensic psychologist and then I didn’t get the grades I needed to go to Keele (are you sensing a trend here?) Instead I studied Psychology & Law at Middlesex Poly, which converted to a Uni while I was there….so y’know sometimes things work out.  At 37 I think I might want to be a counsellor, but that involves more study…so i’ll probably just stay put for now…

2) I have a tattoo and a pierced nose.  The tattoo is permanent the nose gets repierced after one too many vodka and ginger beers.

3) I have 9 points on my driving licence and recently attended a speed awareness course in Northampton.  I’d like to think I came top of the class.

4) I can hold both my hands in a vulcan greeting whilst simultaneously spreading my toes.  One day I will find a use for this.

5) I have been proposed to twice in my life.  The first, whilst chained to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the second on a boat on the River Seine.  I made it off the bridge after the first, but not to the aisle.  I did better the second time around…

6) I travelled South East Asia, surviving exclusively on a diet of Nasi Goreng for 6 months…. I was starving when I hit Australia.  Travelling rocks…I’d recommend it to anyone.  Just maybe don’t leave all your money in the top of your rucksack whilst taking a night bus down to Phuket…you’re likely to lose it all, which bring me on to;

7) I have slept on the boat that was used in the film Dead Calm….after the night of the terrible bus trip, followed by emotional reunion with dear friend who was crewing on a yacht and had an even better friend who was minding the Storm Vogel and who, thankfully,  took pity on me giving me a much appreciated bed for the night.

So now I’m meant to pass this on to seven other bloggers.  But since everyone seems to have got there before me, I’m not going to name names, instead I’ll leave it open.  So this one’s for you

15 thoughts on “Finally…a completed meme…

  • April 13, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Goodness! What secrets you have been keeping! Great to read about them though! Love the idea of nose piercing when consumed with a couple of vodkas!

  • April 13, 2010 at 7:34 am

    You and the boyf would get along very well with that vulcan mallarky! You really are *quite* the rebel though – check you! Naive as I am, I don’t get why you have to get repierced after boozing!

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  • April 13, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Thanks J….and ick, I don’t….that’s why there’s usually vodka involved! x

  • April 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Ha…I’m not a convention attendee in case you’re wondering! Not naive….sensible…neither do I…one of those “seemed like a good idea at the time” things 😉

  • April 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

    We knew the truth was out there we just didn”t know it would look like a plate of Nasi Goreng 🙂

  • April 13, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Pretty much everything looks like a plate of Nasi Goreng after 6 months…. x

  • April 13, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I have a question… do you toes spread as a result of the finger-spreading?

    I also have my nose pierced 😀

  • April 13, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Oh well done! Very impressed with your night on the boat! Did you get a sail? Did you feel safe?! Did he chain you to the bridge or did he happen to be passing by and find you there?!
    I don’t have my nose pierced but I do have four holes in my left ear and one of them was the direct result of too much vodka!

  • April 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Is number 4 supposed to be hard to do? I can do it too! Does that make me special?
    See sharing things about yourself helps others discover their hidden talents too.
    Surprising how many of us are thinking of becoming counsellors . . .

  • April 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    No, I can do them independently..see? I nose you do…(see what I did there?) 😉

  • April 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    No sailing thank goodness…I’m the worst sailor ever! Used to get sick taking the boat out to dive sites, awful!

    Maybe should have made it clearer that this was as part of a guided bridge walk. Don’t know if they still do it…it’s windy, thus the chained up bit! Oh yes, bypassers often ask me to marry them 😉

    I stuck with 2 in my ear….and now rarely wear earring…of the fickle finger of fashion x

  • April 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    We are special together….I don’t know many people that can *cue deluge of folk saying it’s pretty standard*

    You with me on the counselling? Maybe we could set up a transatlantic practice? x

  • April 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Well now, a tattoo and your nose is pierced. If I had but known this before I met you I’d have locked the doors, I shall have to see about some therapy for my kids and I now before that rebel streak brushes off on us (quiet,shy people that we are of course).
    And don’t even get me started on the driving…….
    Very funny post Paula.x

  • April 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    LOL! You see, you’d never have guessed huh….OH was right to be worried!


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