Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Versatile - or just distracted?

Very belated thanks to Anne Goodwin for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

 To be honest, I’m not sure I deserve any blogging awards at the moment as I’ve been so busy with other things that updating my two blogs has slid right to the end of my to-do list. I have no idea how Anne manages to put interesting new posts on her Annecdotal blog so regularly, but I obviously need to follow her example.

To accept the award I now have to disclose 7 things about myself that you might not already know. Here goes:

1. I never know what to say when I’m asked where I’m from because I’ve lived in so many different places. I was born in Kent, but my parents moved about a lot and then I married a man whose work took him to a new place every few years. Home is wherever I happen to be at the time.

2. My husband and I married just two months after we met. (I knew I was going to marry him on our first date, but it took him 10 days to propose!) We’re still happily together over 40 years later so it must have been the right decision.

3. I don’t have a mobile phone – and don’t want one.

4. I failed my first driving test because I was too polite. I stopped at a zebra crossing and waited patiently for two old ladies to cross the road. But they didn’t want to cross. They had just stopped on the pavement to have a chat. When I realised my mistake I stalled the car, crunched the gears, and generally went to pieces …

5. Sweet peas are allergic to me. They are one of my favourite flowers, and I’ve tried to grow them many times, but the poor little things never survive.

6. This is what’s on the wall above my desk.

7. I still don’t know what I want to be when I’m grown up.

Now comes the most difficult part of the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m supposed to pass it on to 15 other bloggers, but so many of the blogs I follow have already been nominated for this award or else they have polite ‘no awards, thank you’ notices on their blogs. So, if you’ve managed to find your way to my little blog and you think you deserve an award too, please help yourself (here are the rules) and leave a note in the comments below. 


Annecdotist said...

I love these snippets from your life. Your story of your marriage is so romantic and lovely to know that it's worked, and your account of your driving test really made me smile – I saw something similar on the road yesterday when the car behind me stopped to let a man and a little girl across (no zebra crossing but we were moving quite slowly and I'd felt a bit guilty I hadn't stopped myself) but they just stood on the kerb clearly waiting to be picked up.
And sweet peas can be tricky, though we have a lovely crop this year.

lizy-expat-writer said...

Love your driving test story. I thnk I passed mine because it was school holidays and I commented on the number of children that one had to look out for.

Linda D said...

The driving test disaster happened because just before the test my instructor said, 'Don't forget to show the examiner you are considerate to other road users.' I thought stopping for the old ladies would earn me a few extra marks!