I’ve been tagged by Kathy of "I Can Run Too" - and she certainly can.
I feel, however, that I have to apologise for the amazing dullness of my life, about to be revealed. I mean, it hasn’t seemed dull to me, but it’s a bit short of events such as moving to a different continent, marrying several times, winning the Nobel Prize or (thank goodness) suffering life-threatening injuries. However, in all its blandness, here it is.
Jobs I’ve Held: various student jobs such as ticket seller, social work administration assistant; and then English teacher, first at a secondary (high) school and then at two different further education colleges.
Movies I Can Watch Over & Over: Hmm. I can’t sit still for even one whole film, really, but I have seen “Four Weddings and a Funeral” more than once – bits of it, anyway. I also enjoyed “Sliding Doors”, “Groundhog Day” and “Back to the Future”. Nothing exciting or violent. I have a nervous disposition.
My Guilty Pleasures: Blogging. Eating chocolate. But not both at once – one mustn’t overdo things.
Places I have lived (in order): Goodness, how boring: Edinburgh. Not that Edinburgh itself is boring, but never moving away does show a certain lack of initiative. My homes since birth, all five of them, have been within an eight-mile radius. How embarrassing.
Shows I enjoy: “University Challenge”, “Coronation Street”, some documentaries. I don’t watch much television, not because I don’t like any but because I very seldom get round to looking to see what’s on. Also I can't sit still. And once term starts I don’t have time. English teachers have lots of marking to do in the evenings.
Places I Have Been on Holiday: France, Germany, Spain, the US, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Holland, Belgium, various places in Scotland and England. This sounds as if I’m terribly well-travelled, but in fact I’ve been to a lot of these only once, and you must remember that I’m 57 so the holidays have been very spaced out. Places we love and often go to are Crieff in Scotland and Heacham in Norfolk.( Hello to the person from Stevenage, Norfolk, who seems to drop into this blog quite often.)
Favourite Foods: Raspberries, dark chocolate, sweetcorn, peas.
Websites I Visit Daily: Lots of blogs, though not all daily. (See Guilty Pleasures.)
Body Parts I Have Injured: Nothing much. I’m a cautious person. Not even my heart. I married my first real boyfriend and he’s still around, and still being nice.
Awards I’ve Won: Just school prizes really. Certainly no sporting awards! A university degree – does that count? – oh, and a small university bursary.
Nicknames I’ve Been Called: Mainly variations of my name, but, as a child, Snookie and Toots. You’d think that, as a teacher, I’d have acquired some insulting nicknames but if so, I’m happily unaware of them. My husband sometimes calls me Prune. This dates from our youth, when I didn’t look at all prune-like. I’m probably growing into this one.
Can I tag Molly Bawn, Ragged Roses, Paul of Paulz Blog (though I don’t think he reads me much) and Patra? Sorry that I can’t do the underlining thing, but there they are in my Blogroll.