Saturday, 15 May 2010

I was tagged with the Kreativ Blogger award by the lovely Elaine and having seen a few of these I'm glad to have my turn so thanks Elaine. So here are the rules for this one:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award. 

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. 

3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award. 

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. 

5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers. 

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. 

7. Let the nominated victims (bloggers) know they have been tagged. 

So what can I say that me at all interesting to the world at large???

Numero Uno

Whilst was at university I took up ladies' women's rugby and played for 5 years as a 2nd row and finished my career as a tight head prop. Just loved getting down and dirty in the mud with a bunch of like minded girls and then sinking a few pints in the pub afterwards...


I love learning other languages. Having spent some months living in France I used to be fluent in French - not as good these days. I can also speak some German and Italian and a smattering of Spanish thanks to Dora the Explorer.


One of my biggest hobbies is the family tree. I've traced the Isle of Wight side back to 1480, have a connection to William Wordsworth and discovered my great granddad was sacked from the police for embezzlement. Oh and my mum apparently married 2 men on same day according to indexes in London! An amazing thing to do.

En Cuarto Lugar

Before I had kids I used to travel a lot on business. Visited places as diverse as Finland, Luxembourg and South Africa. Quite glad that I can now stay close to home!

In Quinto Luogo

When I was younger I got active in politics and got elected as Town Councillor. Soon got disallusioned by the fact that most of the 50+ aged other councillors just seemed to enjoy listening to their own voices... it may be different elsewhere but will leave it to others from now on..


My kids and I love doing medieval re-enacting with the Medieval Siege Society and the Company of Saint Barbara. This has let me fire the largest working cannon in Europe Pyppes Dowghter. Come and see her in action at Arundel Castle this bank holiday!


My granddad used to compose crosswords for the Daily Telegraph. Maybe this is where I got my love of words from? I love playing Scrabble though not too hot on crosswords...

So in time honoured tradition I hand on the award to (hoping they haven't done it yet!!):

Shouty Dad

have fun!


  1. Wow! I didn't know you could speak all these languages ... very impressed. Intigued about Arundel. I took part in the Gathering a couple of times with a group of Vikings in Nottingham ... hence my question about the pants earlier ... ;-)
    Lovely post.
    MJM x

  2. only once I'm half decent at is French but seem to be able to pick them up!

    Arundel will be us laying siege to castle with our guns ;-)

    Seen Viking at Battle 1066 bit too early for me


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