Monday, 11 February 2008

7 Random Things About Me

Lovely Michelle, Elliot's Mama, has tagged me (I guess it's payback time, right?!) for this 'meme'. Second one in a month - hope you guys don't mind, I do quite like talking about myself *silly grin* - but I do hope it's not too much of a bore for you to read.

1. I often surprise people by how 'crazy' I am, because I come across as quite sensible most of the time. I'm also kind of dippy, clumsy and scatty which (I hope) makes me at least a little bit irritating endearing.

2. I am utterly fluent in French. I lived in France from 1979 to 1992, and my mother is French; I guess that explains a lot ;) In France, people wouldn't know that I'm 100% fluent in English, with no hint of an accent (well...there is maybe a ridiculously tiny hint of one when I'm tired - or angry). However, I am utterly incapable of either counting at a normal speed in English, or of reciting the alphabet/ months of the year/ days of the week in English!!

3. I totally HATE getting my socks wet, so I always wear slippers around the house.

4. I sing in one of the church worship bands (there are 3). People say I have a good voice...I would love to record some stuff in a proper studio. Not to be famous, but to have some fun and be stretched.

5. I cannot stand changing duvet covers, especially the big ones. I have been known to cry in frustration when changing a duvet cover. How embarassing is that??!

6. I can run extremely fast! Not for long periods of time, but in short bursts. I used to beat all the fastest boys at primary school, to their disbelief - lol!

7. I am a very emotional, feeling-driven person, and yet I seldom cry. When I do cry it can go on for hours, and so I guess I sometimes choose to keep a lid on the tears, so that I don't end up looking like a puffed-up frog on drugs.

There, I enjoyed that!! I now tag RK (unless someone beat me to it and you are tagged already), Jessica, Melissa, and Ellen


  1. This is a great list! Thanks for the tag. I'll get on it this week!

  2. I Mrs. Wibbs! Thanks for the tag. How very cool to be fluent in a couple languages. If I ever go to France I'm taking you with me :)
    That's fun that you sing in the worship band. So sorry about #5...
    I'll let you know when I've posted...

  3. What a good list! My husband is fluent in French too - I love going to France with him because I feel like I blend in better :)

  4. What an interesting introduction [for me] I'm also a slipper [fluff muff!] person, gotta protect those tootsies.

    Duvet covers are a pain indeed! Almost makes me want to consider going over to the American 'comforter' system instead.

    Sprinter too! Only cry once a year max, it's a rule!

  5. With regards to the duvet thing, did you ever see this post of mine?
    (The sad thing is, I get lots of visitors to that post cos it comes up if someone googles 'how to put on a duvet'!)


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