You've probably read a few of these lately - the blogger needs to reveal eight facts in their entry and then nominate five other bloggers to do the same.
My eight facts are:
- I was born in a coastal village called Hermanus, best known for its annual whale-watching season. At the time it was a tiny little place with no hospital, so I was born on the doctor's couch. The doctor's practice later became an off sales and for years I told people I was born in a bottle store. Surprisingly few considered this strange.
- I speak fluent German thanks to a year spent there as a Rotary Exchange Student.
- Before coming to the UK I had never used a washing machine, put petrol in a car or done ironing. This was a result of having grown up with other people doing these things for me in South Africa and Zambia - and it is pitiful, I know.
- I was surprised at how easy washing machines are to operate and cars are to fuel. But I still don't iron.
- Since becoming a mother I have developed an inconvenient fear of flying. I can also not bring myself to take sleeping pills or anything else that may dull my senses while in the air, as I have an irrational belief that I could do something to change my fate if I was plummeting to the ground from 30 000ft.
- I love speaking in public. Give me a captive audience and I'm a happy woman.
- For my next wedding anniversary I would like to go to Treetops Camp in Kenya.
- (This one may not surprise you!) My Good Man reads my blog. And he's not very good with subtle hints.
Dear nominees, the best thing about blog tagging is that there are no repercussions should you choose to ignore this. Lets face it, there are probably no repercussions for ignoring chain letters either but I find it difficult to go to bed when someone has predicted my impending doom for failing to 'pass it on'. Should you choose to ignore this, feel free to get a good night's rest.
That said, I would love to know eight things about:
Kerry-Anne at Cape Town Daily Photo
The blooming marvelous Annie
Jenny, our Mountain Mama
And Katie, our resident long-ayelander.