We interrupt this blog to bring you a tag (or two).

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a thousand camels for my hand in marriage
Oh good lord, I’ve been tagged (TWICE!). It’s something I’ve been dreading ever since setting up a blog.

For the first tag, which comes courtesy of Just Gai, I have to tell you six interesting things about myself. This is tough because suddenly it throws up a complex about being the most UNinteresting person in the Universe.
But being a gal to feel the fear and do it anyway, here are six (supposedly interesting) things about me:

1- My Mother was once offered 1000 camels in exchange for my hand in marriage when we were in Egypt. I’m quite sure that if she could have worked her way through the practical implications of taking care of 1000 camels in suburban England I would now be an Egyptian wife.

2- I once drove down a 3:1 hill with 9 school friends in a Wolseley Hornet to discover first hand what ‘brake fade’ was. I’d read it in a book but I didn’t know what it was. The things we do when we are teenagers and feel we are invincible.

3- I was born with 33 teeth which is part of the reason why my teeth are crooked. Actually, my front teeth are crooked because I walked into a wardrobe when drunk. ho hum……

4- Talking of six interesting things I’m a bit of a mad old bird really. I have an eating disorder (for which I am in Ther-a-pee). But when I was at my worst I existed on a diet of just 6 different foods for three years. The power of the human body to endure abuse eh?
Why am I sharing something so, erm, taboo?
Because I’ve spent years using up too much energy to hide it and it effects more people than you might imagine…………

5- Mr Green and I lived three doors away from one another for 3 years before finally moving in together. Once bitten twice shy and all that……..

6- I cannot pick up a dry cloth, duster or flannel without licking my fingers first. It makes my knees go all weird. (hmm, maybe that’s why I don’t do much housework πŸ˜€ )

Now I have to tag 6 other bloggers and they have to list 6 interesting things about themselves.
I’m going to choose:

nocton4 atΒ  A Big Smile
Melissa at Green Parent
Whatever her name is at Thinking woman
Kristen at Frugal Girl
Fr. Peter Doodes at Peter’s Environmental notes
Our Sarah at Ethics Trading

Now the second tag is a bit of a weird one. Maisie tells me I have to find the 6th folder in my photos folder and then post up the 6th picture and tell you about it.

With my fingers crossed firmly behind my back that it was nothing outrageous, I bring you this photo:

Little miss Green hoovers her hair

In case you haven’t figured it out; Little Miss Green is experiencing what it is like to hoover her hair πŸ˜€

Phew! I’m glad that lot is over………….

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. esther says:

    Love the picture of the camels, haha! and yes, I don’t suffer from it, but know many pepole that do have food problems, so yes,n you’re not alone!

    and funny, I also lick my fingers; when I have to take dry cottonballs, or wooden spoons…brrrrr!

  2. I’m such a rule follower so of course since you tagged me, I had to do the whole tagging forward thing. Of course I am getting older and wiser so I cheated a bit, a biggie for me. I’m so proud of myself.

  3. LOL – that’s not in the least uninteresting. I’m still rolling on floor in laughter at the camels. And I know what you mean about licking fingers….I have to do the same with cotton wool…. They’ve tagged me too. So I’ve got to get my done later πŸ˜€ xx

  4. Mrs Green says:

    How strange; that’s three of us with the dry fingers thing. LMG has a strange thing about her feet – she can’t get out of the bath without skitting across the floor like a kitten because her feet feel too dry πŸ˜€

    I did enjoy reading your revelations, Thinking Woman and I’m looking forward to yours, Mrs A – I wonder if hotpants and telephone boxes will feature?

  5. I can’t believe you only ate 6 things for three years! By the sounds of the yummy things you cook up when you’re trying not to let food go to waste, I’d say you are much more healthy now. I’d also say you’re worth at least 1000 camels if not 2000. Wait, is 33 teeth too many or not enough. .. .

  6. Mr. Green says:

    Ok, I could tell you another six interesting things about Mrs. Green, but that might be going too far. But here are some interesting facts

    1- She is a super cook, but NEVER tastes the food she is making. It’s all done by smell and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’
    2- She is a Gemini sun and Gemini rising, so actually there are 6 people (or so) mulling around in there all with different agendas and ideas.
    3- She does not own an ironing board.(eh?)
    4- She almost never wears makeup (phew)
    5- She sleeps with a pink sheep water bottle (aaaargh…)
    6- Nothing ever wakes her, except me snoring (typical! )

  7. Mrs Green says:

    2000 camels πŸ˜€ thank you Jen! And 33 teeth is one too many πŸ˜‰

    Mr Green – you are outrageous. I DO own an ironing board – I just erm, don’t use it.
    Now, what can I think to say about you…………

  8. Mrs Green says:

    Ooo, good girl Sarah; I’ll come over and have a nose πŸ™‚

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