The lovely Alice “marketing sweetie” Seba has been chasing me!

Ok…she tagged me with a meme…same thing anyway! ;o)

The meme is 8 random facts about me.

Do I even know 8 random facts about myself?? ;o)
Lets see…

1. I was a pretty rapid sprinter in my youth running 100 metres in 11.29 secs at 16 years old.

Should have carried on with that, as I’ll never know now if I would ever have broken that 10 sec barrier with age and strength…mind you it was handy for getting away from the “navy police” we had here after we would wind them up late at night while they were on “drunk matlow patrol”. ;o)
Ah the memories of garden hopping on the naval estate…seeing the navy police gasping and cursing at us as we darted out of sight… and more! Great fun and great times.

2. I am an avid sports fan in the sense I keep up with ALOT of sport and am a keen “paper gambler” meaning I don’t bet for real…but do get results for fun. ;o)

I can’t not look at sporty side of life, I was really into sports as a kid, football, running, whatever it was I enjoyed it. I am a spurs fan!! Harvey Segal will not speak to me now lol!
I was a good left winger… and the problems we have had for England! sigh did I miss my chance lol!
As an adult I have always been up to date on most sporty things, one of my main likes is F1 motor racing. ;o)
Go Lewis… you will do it this year, and I got the last two years right in paper bets with Alonso!

3. I survived falling down a pot hole at 9!

Made the national news though, strange watching yourself on TV especially with that situation as a kid… ;o)
Most of my old offline mates will remember it well. I feel about 30 ft, head first and landed on a ledge luckily because it was probably over 100 ft deep.
Sadly and I STILL think about this, someone in Italy died that same month falling down a pot hole. I’ll never forget that and wish I could find out more about that child.

4. I LOVE pickled onion sandwiches!!

YEP… just plain chopped up pickled onions in bread and butter, this was something my beloved nan made for me when I visited, back then almost daily. TRY IT… ;o)
They go well with chips too… chopped up.
My fantastic nan often made us salmon sandwiches too which were lovely, she made a great stew too…always had at least two bowls of that! :o)
Sigh* I miss nans cooking…looking forward to it next time we see her. ;o)

Love ya nan! I know you will never read this but so what! Still stands. :o)

5. I cant help looking at the moon at night…if it’s there I have to stare!

The moon fascinates me, I have no real idea why but it just blows me away to see it, more so when its full around here where I live.
I can happily sit for an hour on the beach looking at the moon and its reflection on the sea.
When my boys were young like a year old I used to sit the doorstep with them and we would look at the moon…they said “moon” pretty young, and “la Luna” not long after! ;o)

I honestly believe the moon effects us in more ways than we realise. :o)
No I don’t sprout hair and fangs and howl!
But I do like to party and dance under the moon!

We get it almost every night…
Such a fine and supernatural light…
Every body’s feeling warm and bright…
Every body’s dancing in the moonlight!

That song sums up how it feels to look at the moon for me! Although cheesy it’s pretty spot on lol.
But imagine being there and looking down here!!

6. My life dream has always been to have a “real” book in print!

A book on what? I have no idea…
But I have always dreamt of that, other people having a book on their bookcase with MY name on it?!
I am an avid reader of real books and always will be.
I never miss a thing in books, not like films. ;o)
And MY internal view is better than Hollywood’s! ;o)

7. I LOVE a cup of tea!!

Don’t ask, I am a Brit! ;o)
I am always drinking the stuff lol, I know only a few people who drink it like I do.
40 teabags don’t last long in my house!
A cup in the morning before I can even think…then another to think about what I was thinking about… ;o) Put the kettle on!

8 One of my best online feelings is when I get a donation on this blog.

When I write a post I hope that it gives you readers value or at least a smile or two! ;o)
I live by being honest and rather tell it as it is, honesty goes a long way with almost everyone, there are always a few who will always be dishonest.

When someone buys me a beer using the beer icon below and says in the email notification, “hey I like your blog and writing so I bought you a beer”, or “thanks for being so straight up and giving me a better perspective which made me think clearer” or “thanks for putting that straight”, it makes everything feel great and inspires me in a big way, far different to selling something, very different.
It’s nice to know people like reading this rag! ;o)

Well there are 8 random things about me!
Just an ordinary bloke me!

Now I have to tag a few people, some have ignored tags before for whatever reasons, so hopefully I can pick people with a not to busy time on their hands…

Lynn Terry! Because Lynn always does them and gives value! ;o)

Phil Wiley! Because it’s about time I tagged him! ;o)

Martin Avis! Because I bet he has some interesting facts to share with us… ;o)

There ya go folks…looking forward to reading about you.

Thanks to Alice, that cheered me up!! ;o)

“8 random facts about me”
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2 thoughts on ““8 random facts about me”

  • August 11, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Quote –

    ‘I fell about 30 ft, head first and landed on a ledge luckily because it was probably over 100 ft deep.’

    Lucky I was there to break your fall eh mate?

    Roger (aka ledge)

  • August 11, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Lol.. thanks you are a life saver! ;o)


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