7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me! – Meme
Missielizzieb from Me and My Shadow tagged me with this particular blog topic, so here I go! Those of you who have known me for many moons, may already know these things, but I doubt many of my internet mates will.
1) I can juggle clubs and balls, quite well in fact; I can do doubles, trebles occassionally, tricks and Mills Mess with both (on a very good day – if you’re a juggler you’ll know what that is) At one time I used to help run juggling workshops for kids, and I was paid on a few ocassions to juggle at events. One memorable event was at a nightclub, where wrecked people kept trying to hug me and steal my glow in the dark balls. It was fun, but I had to guard my balls in the end (no sniggering at the back!) I used to own some fire-balls, but they were very difficult to use and involved gloves and a lot of nerve, so I sold them in the end. Click here to see a juggler in action, in my hey day (I’m not as good as I was) I could do these tricks and others.
2) About 10 years ago I travelled on my own for about 2 months in Australia and New Zealand. Not as brave as it sounds. I arranged to go with my friend, and her boyfriend decided to come along – we fell out and I just decided to go it alone. Scary as hell at times, but I didn’t give up and go home – and I’m proud of that (polishes halo)
3) I’m a qualified scuba diver to 50 metres (I think it was 50 metres). I did a course whilst travelling and I have the certificate buried somewhere, never managed to dive since, but absolutely loved it. It’s like flying underwater.
4) I can wiggle my ears, it tends to make my glasses wobble too though so I don’t do it very often.
5) Whilst travelling I also bungee jumped from the Kawaru Bridge in New Zealand – the very first bungee site in the world I believe. At this point I sigh deeply, and long for faraway places. So I’ve done one extreme sport thingumajig! Click here to see the jumping site.
6) I had a successful home birth, and my husband and ginger kitty were present when Sausage came into the world. Kitty was patrolling up and down the sofa looking puzzled and miaowing occassionally. I genuinely think he was really worried about me.
7) I adore decent science fiction (although I hate science fiction films – they often end up ‘horror’ rather than sci-fi), natural history books and travel books. I’m not a very restful person and spend most of my life pacing, either inwardly or outwardly – but when I actually take time out to sit and dissolve myself into the pages of a book, I actually feel peaceful. Nothing beats a brew, a quiet corner and a good read.
Right, now, how the heck am I going to find 15 other people who haven’t already been tagged? To be absolutely honest, I think it’s borderline impossible. I reckon everyone has already been bagsied.
Tell you what though, I’m sending this onto @DearJanit although Janit may not be interested, I’m sure she has many other important activities to be getting on with, such as catching mice, sleeping, eating and erm….sleeping. Click here to read this wonderfully illustrated, wittily written blog. One of my favourite finds on Twitter.