Sunday, 27 January 2008

This is MeMe

Just got back from a lovely weekend in Scarborough to find I had been tagged for my first ever meme, appropriately enough by Scarborough lass Karen.

The small print: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on his/her website.

1. I was once a security guard on the Royal Yacht Britannia and had to search the Governor of the Bank of England’s briefcase. I wasn't allowed to step out from behind my desk because I was wearing Doc Martens boots, the only black shoes I owned

2. The eaves of our house are stacked with boxes of wool and felting fleece. I have two linen baskets and six bin liners filled with fabric and items of clothing that 'just need a bit of alteration'. Behind my desk there is a rag rug that I began two years ago. I sometimes feel haunted by my unfinished projects.

3. Whenever I write anything autobiographical my Nana turns up in it. She even features, thinly disguised, in my novel. She was an artist rather than a writer but she was a big influence on my creativity

4. I am overexcited by the prospect of spending the next couple of evenings with My Man taking all the books off our bookshelves and then putting them back again. The idea is to remind ourselves of which books we've got and where they are, find all those books that belong to other people and should really be returned, track down a couple of long overdue missing library books and eventually create some kind of order on the shelves so we won't have to go through the whole process again in the near future (I used to be a librarian and while I normally welcome randomness into my life I get very frustrated when I know I've got a particular book but just can't find it.)

5. I live in the hills miles away from both the east and west coast, but would love to live by the sea and eat fresh fish every day

6. I used to hold the record at school for the 100m sprint and raced at county level. I now run much more slowly over much longer distances, don't take part in races and hold no records whatsoever.

I've checked through all the blogs I read regularly and I don't think you've had this one Spiral Skies, so consider yourself tagged.

5 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

How fabulous that you were on the Britannia in your Docs!

Ta for the tag; now I just have to think of something interesting. Woe is me, I am sooo dull...

HelenMH said...

I so empathise about the books. I ran out of shelf space long ago and have piles of books everywhere. No idea where anything is!

KAREN CLARKE said...

Ooh - I hope you enjoyed your time in Scarborough! Oddly enough, although it's lovely to back and visit family, I've no yearnings to live by the sea any more :(

Interesting answers - very interesting way to learn about people!! I often find myself quoting things my gran would have said, in my writing - she used to come out with some cracking one-liners!

Me said...

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Sarah Dunnakey said...

Spiralskies - you dull, I think not!

Helen -I too now have piles of books everywhere. I'm worried that we will get distarcted by telly tonight and they will not find their way back onto shelves

Karen - I have no yearnings to return to the seaside I grew up at (Redcar!), my dream is of an idyllic private cove with rock pools and sandy stretches and my own private fisherman

Me - I thought for a moment that I was being stalked by a fishmonger! But 'tis 'only' My Man. Thanks for the link my love,-a very tasty site