Sunday, 19 October 2008

I've been Tagged hahah

I have a widget on my blog which shows when friends Blogs have been updated and it must have gone a bit faulty because when I checked back I had missed some friends posts. So of course I had to toodle off there and read up on the latest happenings and leave my comments. Next thing I know Wham I am tagged by Alison of Beadangles - thanks Alison lol.
These are the rules:

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.

So 7 facts about me

  1. 1 When I left school I was a Student Lab Technician at Storeys of Lancaster. I was the first female ever to apply for the post! How times change eh? It was a great opportunity and would have led to a BSc in Polymer Technology and Chemistry but I contracted Dermatitis so severe I had to have a finger nail removed. I had also by this time been ejected from home and was staying at my friend Helen's house and once Aunty Sally found out she made plans for me to move back to Barnsley, which I did just before my 17th birthday.

  2. 2 My friend Caz always gasps when I reveal some aspects of me and accuses me of throwing things into the conversation only when it's apt. I surprised her again a few days ago when she asked if I knew anyone who could do Calligraphy and I replied "Yeh me " PS Caz I bought a new pen ;-)

  3. 3 When I was about 5 I was daydreaming in Sunday School when the Teacher called me to the front. I was horrified as I thought I had done something wrong. She handed me a badge and told me it was for being the Quietest Little Girl in class - I learned the meaning of irony at a very early age .

  4. 4 I write poetry but hardly ever let people see it. In fact I wrote one for Pete when we started going out together and he still hasn't seen it more than 10 years later. I just confessed this to him :-) I suppose I will have to find it and let him read it now.

  5. 5 I can write with a pen between my toes

  6. 6 I was a member of CAMRA and I once swapped T shirts with a guy in a pub at a Beer Festival . They thought I was being chicken because I hesitated but I only paused because I wasn't sure if I was wearing a bra.

  7. 7 My right leg used to be an inch short and I had to wear horrible shoes which were built up. One night, 18 months ago I had an amazing healing experience and my short leg grew. I still don't quite believe this myself, nor did the hospital but they had to concede that my leg had indeed grown. The first thing I did after the confirmation was to go out and buy red nail varnish and some gold flip flops
I am going to tag the following bloggers:
Miles to Sew
Maid in Edinburgh
Beaded Jewelry
Heavenly Jewellery
Little Bead
Buffys Charms
Primrose Corner

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Happy Birthday Laura

Today it is my daughter Laura's birthday. It's hard to believe she is 32 it makes me feel old haha. I went up to see her for an hour this afternoon. She must have 50 cards and got loads of presents too, including some walking socks and a book about the 3 Peaks.
I love the fact that she has now got back into real walking, something which I introduced both her and Mark to when they were younger. I remember at the time they didn't always appear as willing participants, but when they talk about it all now it seems they did enjoy it after all.

The first holiday we had together after I got divorced from their Dad was camping in Austwick in the North Yorkshire Dales. We would spend the day out walking and in the evenings go up to the pub where Mick was chef, to eat his glorious food and spend an hour chatting with him after his shift was over.
I had a Mini at the time and remember packing the car the night before we set off and as I climbed into bed felt quite proud that I had managed to pack a 6 berth tent and all the required tackle for a week's camping. And it was then that the thought struck me - "How do I fit me and 2 kids in that car?" Needless to say we managed it and arrived at the site before the other campers were up and about. One guy would not believe me when I said that I had brought it all in and on the Mini.
One of my all time favourite walks is in North Yorkshire and it's the Ingleton Waterfalls Walk. I don't know of any other 4 and a half mile walk that packs so much diversity of scenery into it. Incidentally, it's probably the first real walk I ever did too as we visited the area on a Geography Trip when I was at Morecambe Grammar School.
Today at Laura's as we looked at her book I mentioned that I had done 2 out of the 3 which surprised her in a way but I don't know why. I have walked massive parts of the Lake District, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Northumberland and many bits and pieces of other parts of the country. I think it's fair to say though I am unlikely to achieve the Third Peak of Ben Nevis - she will have to take lots of pictures to share with me.
The camping in Austwick was supposed to be for a week but I woke up on the Thursday morning, made myself coffee and thought "I don't think i can take another day of these 2 arguing and performing" so after coffee i woke them up, unplugged the airbeds and told them we were going home early. So, Olivia, Raegan, Cole, Lewis and Alfie , next time your Mum or Dad nag you and tell you to be nice to your brother or sister - just know it from me your Gran that they were exactly the same!