Friday, 19 October 2007


I've been tagged by Marion ( The rules say I have to list the rules here, write seven random/odd facts about myself and tag seven other people. So here goes:

  1. Link to tagger and post these rules;
  2. Share seven facts about yourself, some random, some weird;
  3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them);
  4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Seven facts about me:

  1. I'm of mixed Welsh/Portuguese-American (originally Azorean) parentage, though I know little about the Azorean bit since my parents divorced when I was tiny and I have had no contact with my father since;
  2. I played goalie in the school hockey team (originally played in goal because it enabled you to wrap up warm and avoid freezing to death in games lessons);
  3. Blues musician John Mayall played at my 21st birthday party after being brought by a friend;
  4. I have an M.Phil in Cultural History (my tutor for part of this time was Sir Ernst Gombrich);
  5. When I wasn't being a teacher I worked as a Women's Equality Officer;
  6. I am a cat person and addicted to;
  7. I am terrified of snakes, though did bring myself to stroke one (briefly) a couple of years ago and am fascinated by the mythology/symbolism of snakes and by their beauty (Professor Freud would doubtless have a field-day on that one!)

That's the easy bit. Finding people I thought might not mind being tagged and who did not appear to have been tagged recently was a lot harder. So here's the list, with apologies if I've tagged anyone who doesn't want to do it (no obligation folks!). All their blogs have lots of fascinating work to look at and are well worth a visit:

  1. Arlee
  2. Fiona
  3. Terri
  4. Barbara
  5. Waltraud
  6. Kim
  7. Evie

Phew! Done!


Anonymous said...

Sandra, thanks for tagging me - I've just had a massive clean-up to free myself for new projects so please don't be offended if I don't play. I am happy that you thought of me!! Evie

Waltraud said...

Hi Sandra,
thank you for tagging me!

Kim said...

Sandra, it has taken me a few days but I think I'm ready to play the game. Thanks (I think) for tagging me... on with the task!

zquilts said...

Love the new piece!
Glad to know that there is someone else who is a "snake-o-phobe" .. though I don;t know that I could bring myself to 'pet'one like you did !