More than you need to know…


Before I start this post I just want to say thanks for all your sensible and helpful comments on the last post. I have definitely stopped worrying and I’m looking forward to my knitting group tomorrow.

I’ve been tagged for two memes so I thought I’d do one big post and deal with both of them at once. I like memes, I mean in all honesty who doesn’t like talking about themselves!

All about me part 1!

Five secrets about me that have not been mentioned on my blog before. I was tagged by Lara , by the way if you haven’t read her blog you should because she is an amazing knitter, she has always just finished something I’ve been wanting to knit. Anyway here are the rules of the meme:
Get tagged
List five things that have not been revealed on my blog
Tag other people

1. I have a degree in Biochemistry.

2. I have a Lancastrian accent but I have never lived in Lancashire. I grew up in the South West of England but both my parents are from the North and so I somehow absorbed the accent. My older brother didn’t pick it up though.

3. I can lick my elbow. I read somewhere that this is physically impossible but I can do it! I’m so proud - give it a try!

4. I still have a teddy bear. He is imaginatively called Big Ted. My brother and I were always disappointingly literal when it came to naming our toys. There was Big Ted, Medium Ted , Tiny Ted and Red Dog.

5. I have an over-developed sense of justice… By this I mean that I just can’t stop myself ‘giving a piece of my mind’ to people spraying graffiti, chasing after shoplifters, and once when someone threw litter out of their car window picking it up and throwing it back in. This drives my husband and family mad as they are sure that one day my one-woman campaign will come to a sorry end.

All about me part 2.

The next meme is something I know a lot of you will enjoy thinking about - list 5 books that played an important role in your childhood and explain why. Then tag 5 people to do this. I was tagged by Brahdelt (Joanna) another very talented lady, who has some great free patterns on her blog!

1. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery- This has to come top for me as I loved Anne when I was little (I still love her now to be honest). The books are still so readable and relevant nowadays and I shared so many of the same dreams as Anne did. Plus there was the lovely Gilbert Blythe…

2. Teddy Robinson - Joan G Robinson. I love this book, just looking at the cover of my very old copy makes me remember my Mum reading me this as a bedtime story. My Mum did the best bedtime stories ever - with all the voices.

3. The Witches by Roald Dahl. I never got over this book after being read it when I was little. It petrified me. I still am slightly suspicious of women wearing gloves…

4. Anything by P.G. Wodehouse. I read P.G. Wodehouse while I was still very little and it was the first time I realised that adult’s books told stories too. Before that I’d always thought that adults only read non-fiction. I can remember the excitement when I realised the huge expanse of stories that was out there just waiting to be read.

5. The Brothers Grimm. I loved their fairy tales as a child and I still do.

If they are still reading after all that, I am going to tag, Nat , Jose , Anushka, Dreamcatcher and Emmms - you can do whichever meme you like or neither if it isn’t your cup of tea. If I haven’t tagged you and you’d like to do it please consider yourself tagged!

15 comments:

Brahdelt said...

Wow, Anne of Green Gables, how could I forget! I loved it too, but only the first part, I didn't care for the rest of them (and I always wanted to have green hair, just like Anne, although hers was a result of a mistake! ^^).
I know what you mean by the sense of justice, I suffer from it, too. *^v^*

gilraen said...

I so know how you feel. I too get in trouble all the time about speaking my mind about injustice. Drives my family silly too. :)

José said...

Oh no! I've been tagged! hehehe

Sarah said...

Oh I was totally in love with Gilbert growing up :)

Seahorse said...

Great memes! Good to know a little more about you :)

dreamcatcher said...

Eeep I've been tagged :-D I quite like the books one and will have to think about it carefully, depends what I can actually remember!

Anushka said...

Thanks for tagging me :) I think I'll do the first one, I spend enough of my time talking about books as it is! (PG Wodehouse is excellent. I remember the first one I read. Good times. Unfortunately my local library only carry two [two!] of his books so I am a little restricted.)

KeanaLee said...

UM, yeah I can't lick my elbow, I am sitting here like a fool trying/

Maggie said...

I read Anne of Green Gables as a child as well! I don't have the copy any more as I've moved thousands of miles from my childhood home and it just didn't come with me. I loved that book though and treasured it while I was young.

artyfartykat said...

I too am an injustice freak,gets me into all sorts of bother!
Adore the teddy and I'm so envious, why can't I lick my elbow?:(

José said...

Your impressed by my druming skills? I'm impressed with your degree in biochemistry!! You clever lady, you've got the smarts. I just move my arms and legs around alot!! ;)

Yarn It said...

Those are great answers. I loved reading about the books you read when you were little. You were very well read when you were young! Very admirable.

acrylik said...

Lovely to read more about you, great memes!

Debby said...

I adore your teddy. I'm a fan of P.G. Wodehouse too!

John said...

I'll think you will find it was Little Ted, not tiny ted. Honestly sis, you'll have to do better than that.

Maybe I should post some of the photos you took of the bears on holiday in Lynton?