Sunday, 16 November 2008

Playing Tag

Whilst I was on holiday I was tagged by Lindsay. Wondered what the email meant until I started to catch up with blogs. Well it means that Lindsay requires me to post six interesting facts about myself!! Unfortunately it has had to wait until now to be dealt with as I wanted to get my Indian experience down before I forgot it. I'll never forget it!

So, six "interesting" things about me:

1. I have been driving for about 38 years. I only learned to swim about 20 years ago, when I was in my mid forties. I still cannot ride a bike!

2. When my children were in the junior school I became quite involved with helping in school, listening to readers, helping with artwork etc. I also was part of the PTA and was the chairperson for a year. I really enjoyed it all.

3. One of my first jobs was as a waitress in a restaurant which was frequented by some of the stars of the 1960's film "Far from the Madding Crowd", during the time of the film being made. Saw such celebrities as Peter Finch, Terence Stamp and Alan Bates. Director of the film John Schlesinger also ate there, and I remember him coming in to reserve a table for that evening and having to spell his name for me! On another occasion Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas came in to eat.

4. I adore cats and have always had them in my life until about 4 years ago and I do miss having one around.

5. I dislike tea. I cannot even bear the smell of it so never drink it.

6. I love cooking and like to experiment with different dishes. I particularly enjoy baking cakes and decorating them. Over the past 15 years or so have made dozens of celebration cakes including wedding cakes.

So there you are!

Now I have to tag six others and report back to Lindsay. Not sure I will manage six as the tagging game has been popular lately.

So I am passing the baton - so to speak - to, and in no particular order -

Rosiero at Alcoholic Daze

Maggie at Nuts in May

Pam at Life with our Lads

Gai at Just Gai

Ann at Retired and Crazy

Winifred at The World's Greatest Procrastinator (Ditherer)!

Naturally this is not compulsory and if any of the above have already been tagged and I have missed it - apologies.


Maggie May said...

Thank you Srawberry A J!
Will at some stage take you up on it. Not sure when.
Strange how you don't like tea....... I feel the same way about coffee!
OOOOPs I could have saved that for the tag.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks Anne, I have also been asked to do a MEME by so I might attempt to do the two together this morning while I'm cooking Sunday Lunch for 11! Don't be surprised if I fail!

PS You and Maggie get up early! Are you both like me, can't sleep, blog?

DogLover said...

Already I love you, strawberry jam anne! You are the only other person in England that I know of who doesn't like tea!

rosiero said...

Thank you SJA. Will reply later on in week. I am still trying to get the next instalment of the saga out.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Job don Anne

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Maggie - will look forward to it. And a post about dislikes perhaps!

RAC - Will be looking at yours immediately. Seems you got it done with plenty of time to finish cooking the lunch.

I usually sleep quite well but last night ....

Doglover - think we may be in the minority. Thanks for popping in.

Rosiero - I'm so interested in the tale you have to tell and will look for your list later.

A x

Pam said...

Hi Anne,
I accept the tag, thank you.
It must have been great meeting the cast of "Far from the madding crowd". Alan Bates is a favourite of mine. The book was on my O'Level exam. The night before my exam (in 1985), the film was on telly - what a coincidence! Half-way through, the electric went out on the telly and I had to run around our neighbours to get change so I had 50p to top it up and watch the end!!

Winifred said...

Thanks Anne

I'll be struggling to find 6 interesting facts about me!

david mcmahon said...

You sure have been part of the Hollywood crowd!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Pam - I always liked Alan Bates too. Love the film and the book.

Winifred - if I managed, I'm sure you will!

David - I would hate the Hollywood crowd now but then I was in my teens and it was a great thrill!


cheshire wife said...

If you do not like tea what do you drink with all those lovely cakes that you make?