Tuesday, 15 May 2007


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!


Roobeedoo said...

Thanks for tagging me! A first!

Isn't it interesting what people choose to expose about themseleves - trying hard not to be too self-censorious!

Tina - omme i London said...

Do you have a long commute? I'm contemplating crocheting something modular, so that each wee item can easily fit in my handbag for my 20 mins train journey. It beats reading the Sun any day!

Gabrielle said...

My train journey is about 40 minutes, so I guess that gives me about 30-35 minutes of knitting time?

I did draft a post about train knitting but I never got around to posting it - I'll dig it out for you this evening!