Friday, December 26, 2008

Random Facts about little 'ol ME!

The very talented Peta Pledger tagged me aaaaaages ago and I haven't had time to think about it until now.... now being holidays (and me without any sewing to keep my hands busy while I'm at home "relaxing").

Here are the rules:

* Mention the rules on your blog.
* Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
* Tag six other
* Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they are tagged.

1. I could almost write 6 random facts about the way I drink tea, but I'll try keep it short. I don't have a usual. It can be black, white, sugar, no sugar, herbal or "normal" tea... leaf tea or tea-bag... depending on my mood. The only constant is that I don't like certain brands of tea.

2. I can sing... until someone puts a microphone in front of me.

3. I'm terrified of heights. I don't do towers, bridges, cable cars and scenic lookouts. I'm the girl who has seen lots of the Eiffel Tower from Paris, and will NEVER EVER see it the other way around.

4. I couldn't swim until I was 25, and once I learned how I found it hard to stop! I rarely get the chance to do it these days, but swimming laps in a quiet pool is my idea of bliss.

5. I like driving a manual (stick gear) car and don't like automatics. I think I'm a control freak.

6. I hate buying shoes. At any given time I have one pair of sandals, one pair of winter shoes and one pair of work boots (worn rarely, and only for gardening, painting or visiting farms). I buy very good quality shoes and wear them until they literally start to fall apart (sometimes after as well!) and then - after much procrastination - replace them. I constantly spend money on fabric, books and fabulous local indie designer clothing (pic at the top is me in my wonderful Fibre Red top) but really, REALLY dislike shopping for new shoes.

Picture above - "Mummy and Me" by my wee girl

I think I've read so many random things about other people I don't know who to tag. I'll tag anyone who hasn't already shared their boring-but-quirky facts and would like to do so. It's kind of a fun holiday-blogging thing to do.


cindy said...

I loved your quirky collection and that red top is gorgeous too.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That drawing of you is fabulous - your wee girl is very clever!

I love your random facts (and that gorgeous red top). It kind of gives me hope about swimming ... I still can't swim properly. (Perhaps I can still have lessons at 40!)

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

I have a few things in common with you Nikki... the very few pairs of shoes that get worn until they fall apart. I think I own four pairs at the mo. And the singing. I can sing like an angel but not with a mike!
Thanks for sharing your things. :)
Enjoy your time off.

Louise said...

Can't sing but LOVE my manual car!! Sweet, sweet picture from your girl!