Friday, January 25, 2008

Another Wonderful (but rather tricky) Meme!

Tagged by Liz and JJ. Thank you!

The small print: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on his/her website.

1. I used to be a perfectionist, but having children cured me (it was a painful transition!). I am still quite obsessive about many things, but have finally realised that life is much more fun when you're chilled.

2. Between the ages of sixteen and thirty-one, I moved home twelve times. At one time I lived in a camper van in a pub carpark.

3. I have only ever had one proper job (for thirteen months after leaving school). I stormed out, having been told once too many times that I had a bad attitude (and, boy, did I have a bad attitude). Since then I have worked as: a gardener, an assembler of things electrical, a groom, a car mechanic, an odd job, a CNC operator, a (vanity) publisher, a web designer, a bar maid, a page setter, and a basketmaker. I hope, yet, to be a writer...

4. I married my university tutor.

5. I was born at home, three weeks early, and weighed only five-and-a-half pounds. I didn't breathe for two minutes, and owe my life to Dr Schultz. My father still sleeps in the room in which I was born.

6. I am very clumsy. I was on first name terms with staff at my local A&E/physio depts by the age of 13.

Now I tag...let's see...Sally, Karen, Helenmh, Lane, Maddie, and Womagwriter.

10 comments:

Lane said...

I see we have things in common Mrs Leigh ..... having an assortment of jobs and marrying tutors:-)

Thanks for the tag. I am beginning to get piles now (of tags!) oo-er:-)

KAREN CLARKE said...

I've had lots of jobs too - some of them at the same time! Never married a tutor though - or my boss. Probably because I never stayed in one job long enough...

JJ said...

Excellent answers Leigh. Married your tutor, eh? More details?
Jjx

Debs said...

How exciting that you married your tutor. Your life sounds very interesting and varied, so much there to inspire your writing too.

Leigh said...

Lane - Only thing I gained at university! Looking forward to reading your answers!

Karen - Most jobs I ever held down at once was three. I worked 65-hour weeks. Mind you, spent about twenty hours a week in the pub too. Have no idea where I got the energy! Can't imagine ever wanting to marry any of my bosses. Yeeeuch.

JJ - He had long hair, a beard, and a motorbike. What more can I say...!

Debs - Exciting? You could call it that. Got booted out of uni for it...life was certainly varied in those days!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Wow, great answers. (Thanks for not tagging me, though ;-))

Leigh said...

Ah ha! Next time, Zinnia!

Moondreamer said...

Wow! Interesting meme, interesting life!

(I tagged you too, but see you are way ahead of me!)

Glad you love your haircut (very brave) ... a new hairstyle can be such a boost. :o)

womagwriter said...

Thanks for the tag, will have a go!

liz fenwick said...

Loved your answers!!! Very intriguing........boooted out of uni for it....tell more :-)