1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment to tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
My 8 Random Things
Thanks Toni! Hmm, what to write? I think that Dee put it very well in her post on the 15th May 2007. How much insight to share about the reality of my day-to-day life?! O.k. here we go:
1. I prefer savoury to sweet things - if offered a choice between a slice of cake or a slice of freshly baked, sliced and buttered poppy seeded, crusty bread, I would take the bread! If I eat cake, it is probably because I am being polite. That is, unless you are offering me brownies or fresh, buttered bara brith (served with a steaming hot mug of tea after a decent walk)!
2. I knit my way to/from work by train. My commute includes a walk between the station and my office which has become the highlight of my day. Every day, I get to:
· take in the view and skyline along the Thames;
· note or photograph the interesting, curious or funny things that I see; and
· wish that I could walk (in trainers) as briskly as the women overtaking me (in stilettos)!
3. I lived in Italy for a year when I was 17. I can get by in conversational Italian but noone could ever accuse me of being able to communicate in a grammatically correct manner!
4. I am lucky enough to count my father as one of my best friends - he is an absolute rock.
5. Am not a wine snob but I do enjoy good red and white wine...in moderation, of course!
6. I know that it is silly (as I have no issue with cooked onion or garlic) but I hate how the taste of raw onion and garlic hangs around...for days. So I avoid eating it completely - I don't like it on other people's breath either (shudder).
7. I feel empathy with the sentiments expressed by The Yarn Harlot about the Wings that she knitted for a friend. I got back into knitting properly when my mother started chemotherapy. I attempted to knit her hats - 'attempt' being the operative word as only two made it off my needles intact. I hope that I never ever have to knit my mother wings: she currently has a full head of hair and I am quietly crossing off the years to Yr 5 Clear with all of my fingers and toes crossed for good luck.
8. I feel incredibly lucky with the small circle of friends that I have (across all of the different areas of my life). Basically, my friends are supportive, tolerant (usually of my lateness...invariably I leave at the time I am supposed to arrive), kind, they share their lives with me and enrich my own in return.
I tag: Robynn; Roobeedoo
PS: I have knitted the back and sleeves of the ballerina wrap - I will be casting on the 1st front on the train in the morning!