Monday, 20 October 2008


I've been tagged by Laura....oh no!

The 'tagging' rules are as follows:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

I'll do the 7 facts but will have trouble finding 7 people to tag in return..I'll do my best!

1. I can speak fluent Greek after living in Athens for 13 years.

2. I HATE eggs - can't get a mouthful of boiled/scrambled/poached/fried egg past my lips...but I can eat food that has egg mixed in, like cake, quiche etc - go figure!

3. I cannot ride a bicycle - not for want of trying, just got no sense of balance. Can't wear high heeled shoes for the same reason!

4. I once had a pet chicken that I raised from a chick bought off a stall in Athens - it used to sit on my lap to watch tv of an evening. Tried to do the same with a pair of ducklings and was astounded at how fast they grew and what a mess they made, although having them swim in the bath was a laugh...they had to go to a farm rather quickly.

5. I was on the Channel 4 tv programme Watercolour Challenge in 2000 and got as far as the Hampshire Regional Finals. Lack of sleep and a herd of bucking zebras at Marwell Zoo scuppered my chances however, and I produced a rubbish painting and went home clutching my consolation prize of a box of paints and a mug that I filched.

6. My partner used to be a Legionairre - he did indeed run away to join the Foreign Legion.

7. I once went into a cage of wolves - one of the most memorable experiences of my life, stroking a wolf while being excited and terrified at the same time. Unfortunately, we didn't have a camera with us on that day so I have no record of it, which is a terrible shame.


Laura said...

Wow - you were on Watercolour Challenge? I used to love that programme!

Caroline B said...

Yes I was, Laura - I went to the New Forest and painted ponies and won that round. You'd have thought zebras would have been my forte but I went to pieces 'cos I was tired and nervous and the way they filmed that programme didn't leave you time to concentrate. Although it was great fun, it wasn't 'real' painting!

Sallie said...

Fun facts! My life should be so interesting. Or maybe not. I don't think I could go into a cage of wolves.

natural attrill said...

I feel exactly the same as you regarding eggs, ok in things, as an ingredient, long as it doesnt taste of eggs, I dont even like quiche cos it looks too 'eggy'!!

fhiona galloway said...

wow! you can speak greek! amazing!
I liked your chick and ducks story :0)

PG said...

You don't like eggs???

Eggs are my favourite food!