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A semi-mature, hardy individual who tries to get away with doing as little as possible in gardening as in life, still expects the best results & wonders why she is frequently disappointed! She likes to keep a photographic record of everything, good & frequently bad!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Look at me, look at me!

As the only memes I have come across, & that isn’t many, have all been facts about the participant I assumed they were all a bit “me me me” & hence the name. Silly me – or is it silly meme!

According to that font of all knowledge, Wikipedia, a meme is a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, and is transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena”

Rothschild Orchid invited me to participate/tagged me/whatever the word is: you have to

*Link back to the person who gave you the award;
*Reveal seven things about yourself;
*Choose seven other blogs to nominate and post a link to them;
*Let each of your choices know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog;
*And finally let the tagger know when your post is up.

My initial reaction was not to join in, indeed I can’t really do it ‘properly’ because there aren’t 7 other blogs I feel I could nominate. But then I couldn’t resist revealing 7 really fascinating facts about myself: we all like to be the centre of attention just occasionally.

  • I spent most of my childhood in what was officially classed as a remote area by the County Council. It was North of Hadrian’s Wall but not in Scotland.

Map picture

  • I won a good attendance award at primary school: my dad was the headmaster & I lived next door in the school house!

  • When I fractured my arm I was attended to in hospital by JPR Williams.

  • I have double jointed knuckles.

  • Not long after moving to London I was stopped by a policeman one evening because I was wearing a lampshade on my head.

  • I have 1, yes 1, premium bond which has not yet won me anything!

  • I have some lazy trollop knickers, made ‘specially for me by a good friend, you may be able to guess who….

beej knickers

It doesn’t get much better than that now does it!


  1. Those Lazy Trollop knickers are looking much brighter than the last time they appeared - did you get round to washing them?

    I wish I had done 7 interesting things about me now instead of the other one about writing. I was so enthralled by yours. I have 3 premium bonds and I once one £50 on one of them.

    The Bedsock has double-joined thumbs and can bend them right back which I always think is a bit repulsive. Next time we meet you will have to show me what you can do with double-joined knuckles.

  2. Those knick-knicks bring back memories (and that's a sentence I never thought I'd write)

    There are things on them that you haven't included in your chosen seven but I did really believe you had a literal, actual donkey for quite along time!

  3. Oh what, Fat Rascal!!!!! Are you saying she doesn't have a donkey?

  4. Enthralled is an interesting word to use Ms Sock. Those knickers bring back many memories indeed - sigh!

  5. I used to think JPR Williams was wonderful when I was a lass. I think I may have been enthralled by the sideburns.

  6. I'm loving those knickers Ms.B! Great meme, I've really enjoyed finding out a bit more about my fellow bloggers, thanks for taking part.

    RO :o)