Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I've been tagged

Cream tagged me, so:
1. There are always lemons in my kitchen, and I had a craving for salted lemons whenever I became pregnant.
2. My hair is waist length, but I've probably been to a hairdresser less than half a dozen times in my life.
3. I have a perfectly rational terror of heights.
4. I learned how to ride a bicycle for the first time when I was eighteen.
5. I have been through the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal but I've never ferried across the Mersey.
6. Like David Hockney, I went to the Royal College of Art, and like David I failed to complete my post graduate degree.
7. Despite having 'childbearing hips' I had to have four ceasarians.
8. I've eaten bird's brains, frogs legs, fried grasshoppers and jellied eels, all of which I would rather eat than rice pudding.
9. Three months after meeting my wonderful Robin, I married him.
10. I used to play Ouija when I was a child, and I thought there was a mechanism in the board that made the glass move.
11. I have a vivid memory of a childhood friend cutting themselves and bleeding blue blood.
12. I am so grateful that life has been so good to me that the only thing I ever feel short of is money.
13. If I could have a completely different career I would be an actor with the National Theatre.
14. I am hopelessly untidy but love a tidy environment.
15. They always used to pick me last for school sports teams.
16. I believe that happiness comes from within.
17. I am still in a state of shock over having a baby at the age of almost 45.
18. My children are the best thing that ever happened to me.
19. I get rid of marketing calls by telling the caller that as I am already over half way through my life I cannot afford the time to answer their survey.
20. This is the first and last time I will accept a tag challenge.

4 Comments:

Blogger cream said...

Julie, sorry to have put you through the ordeal but you have come out of it shining!

*No.16 Definitely what I believe in: Happiness is a state of mind!


*Count me in for "weird foods"! I'll try anything at least once.

*Lemons, me too! Though will never get pregnant... There is always a bowlful on the kitchen table!

Great job! Will never ask you again...till the next time!

10/18/2005 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMMM,
Bit of poetic licence me thinks! Mum never chose red for a Mumu dress - it was always brown. Possibly green.
What is a tag challenge?
Hannah has a number of fantastic pictures which are filed away and I hope she puts them on her website.

Patrick

10/20/2005 2:05 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Hello Patrick
Memory plays tricks on us - I'm sure there were red and blue muumuus.

Lots of bloggers are tagging each other (like playing tag) to give 20 random facts about themselves, but I didn't read all the rules and you're supposed to then tag the same number of bloggers as the number of minutes you took to do it - well I wasn't going to inflict this task on 20 other other people - especially as almost everyone who looks like they'd be up for it has already been tagged, so this tag is going to end here

10/20/2005 2:17 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

BTW get Hannah to put up her pictures - I keep going back to her blog to see if there's anything new. Something must fit the IF challenge of 'Cold' if she hasn't done it already

10/20/2005 2:19 PM  

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