Saturday 26 January 2008

My Meme

I’ve been memed although I'm not exactly sure what that means. My friend L-Plate Author (sorry, didn't master the link thing) has tagged me to complete six questions about myself. Then I have to tag six other people, although I'm not sure I know of six bloggers who haven't already been tagged and as I'm useless at the tagging bit I think I'll leave that bit out.

The small print: Link to the person that tagged you. I shall do my best but I haven't mastered how to do this link business, so please bear with me. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on his/her website.

Here goes

1. My father had a plane crash when I was nine and thankfully survived. It was very much like the one that happened earlier this week when a small aircraft flew from Coventry on its way to Guernsey and crashed off the french coast. Unfortunately, in the recent one two men died although a third did survive. My father and his friend were both lucky to survive when their plane crashed off the coast of France.

2. I rode horses from the age of four to nineteen and have had five in total. I competed locally and only gave up when I went to college and didn't have so much time to look after them. One was sent to a riding school for the disabled in England.

3. I love singing but am told that I'm pretty much tone deaf. I don't believe it of course because to my ears I sound rather like an older Christina Aguillera (sp?).

4. I'm terrified of spiders, monkeys and bats and even though I've forced myself to go into the bat enclosure at Durrell (the bats are on the other side of a glass partition so couldn't get to me) I still nearly had a panic attack and had to leave.

5. My pet hate is when a driver in front of me keeps their speed at say, 30mph through a 40mph zone and a 20mph zone. It drives me nuts.

6. I only need about six hours sleep a night and even as a baby would rarely sleep as long as I should. My aunt always said that I was far too nosy and the thought of sleeping and missing something kept me awake.


HelenMWalters said...

I'm terrified of spiders as well, but I love bats. They are sooooo cute!

Jenny Beattie said...

Excellent answers Debs. I'm very jealous of your only needing about six hours sleep. I need about twelve, which is a bit of a problem to my life and cuts short my day rather...

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - I wish I could get over my fear of bats as it's a pain in the summer when we're sitting outside.

jj - thanks, it's hard trying to think of what to write. I wish I could sleep longer but never really have.

Annieye said...

I'm ok with spiders but snakes give me the willies!

Your dad was so lucky to survive a plane crash. It must have been terrifying for him.

I know just what you mean about slow drivers, especially when you're in a hurry.

I've always loved horses, too.

Leigh Forbes said...

It's the 45-mile-an-hourers that do it for me. There you are following him (and his hat) along for mile after bloody mile, and then, when you come to a thirty and slow down like a good girl, off he goes into the distance...and, have you ever noticed, he's always driving a Rover, or a Metro, or a Fiesta?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

annieye - I don't mind snakes and my sister had two as a child, she was brought up in South Africa. My dad was very lucky and strangely enough is not afraid of flying. I think I would be.

leigh - your comment made me laugh, it is so true and drives me insane. In fact I'm still giggling but would be the first one to have a fit if I was behind someone like this. In fact I do with great regularity.

Lane Mathias said...

Spiders - yuk. Bats - aww. Monkeys - well interesting to watch:-)

Your dad was one lucky man!

Love horses too and used to ride alot as a child. One day I hope to get back in the saddle before me knees give out:-)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

lane - my dad was very lucky and is now a member of the Goldfish Club - those that have crashed into the sea and survived.

I would love to ride again sometime too.

Karen said...

Interesting answers. I'm with you about those pesky drivers - they instantly make you want to overtake in a dangerous fashion (not that I ever would, of course!)

I think I sing rather well too, but I'm not sure anyone would agree with me :)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

karen - thanks. I followed one of those drivers only yesterday who drove at a constant 30mph and continued to do so through the 20mph zone. I agree it makes you want to overtake.

I think as long as we enjoy singing, however out of tune it may be. I love it when someone is cheerful enough to warble away.