Saturday, 9 June 2007
Eight things that you probaly never wanted to know about me..
This really isn't my fault so please do not blame me. Someone has taged me like some heffer, next thing you know I suppose it will be the rumble of the knackers van in the lane and that will be it then off to the abatoir, another cow for the chop.. even if this one is purple. A good job too I hear some of you say no more ruddy rantings from Un peu loufoque and her dull family in Brittany. So here we have it eight little known things about me for you before the van arrives. I know they are meant to be interesting or amusing but you can not have everyting in life despite what lifestyle magazines may tell you..
1 I am by nature a very solitary and private person and not at all like un peu
loufoque or for that matter Madame Grognonne.As a child my career choices were
either lighthouse keeper or to live on a deserted Island which really should
have given someone a clue.
2. I speak Englsih french Spanish and Arabic the latter three very badly, so badly
in fact that if you conbined them together you might just about get enough
vocaulary to form a conversation but sadly of course no one would be able to
understand a word I said , so nothing new or unexpected there then.Once upon a
time I spoke them all quite well. I think to be fair I am being rather self
deprecating about my French as I do speak it fairly well on a good day which is
a stroke of luck as I live in France.
3. I have swum with a wild dolphin in a real ocean for free and purely by accident.
4. I lived and taught in Egypt and I have never felt safer than walking the
streets of Cairo at 4 in the morning totaly alone.Not something I would try in
any other major city I have lived in and beleive me I have lived in many.
5 I can not and never have been able to read social signals which makes
socializing a trial at times, hence I prefer to travel and live "abroad"
foreigners are often forgiven their faux pas on the grounds of knowing no
better, the English will crucify you for them and often take great delight in
6. I have slept in the Sinai desert under the stars and watched the camel train go
past silently in the night led by Bedouin tribesmen en route to the camel market
7. I can only skate backwards which is a shame really as both my parents were speed
skaters and played ice hockey luckily my shame died with them, one advantage of
begin an orphan is I am no longer expected to try to skate.I can however swim
like a fish.
8. I think it very possible I was born about 150 years after my time as indications
show that I would have been best suited to be one of those slightly odd victorian
women explorers who travelled the world alone with nothing but a parasol and 35
bearers carrying the little necessities in life like a full set of dining room
furniture including spode silver and linen ware. The fact that I come from a long
line of women, and men, who did just that indicates it is probaly some sort of
And just one more thing.. you do realise un peu isn't real don't you?
(well Madame grognonne do you think they believed us or not?)
ps I hurt easily I just hide it well.