7 things

January 4, 2009

I am fairly new to blogging – I’m not really a computer geeky type and this blog was really a way of letting people keep an eye on what I’m up to in Latin America without sending them mass emails of the kind my mum is so fond of.  To be fair not many people read the blog – I prefer to think that this is because I don’t update it very regularly rather than the more likely scenario that I am just not that interesting…  However one person who does read it is Lorna (www.lornajane.net) and she recently tagged me in her blog (apparently – I am not 100% certain of what that means – I think it means she mentioned me and put a link to my blog.  If so I think I have just tagged her in return – this is all very complicated!).  The purpose was to get me to join in the memetic ‘7 things’ activity (rules at the end of the post).  I can’t actually tag 7 other people as it suggests as the only other person I know with a blog is Lorna…


  1. When I was born I had an extra (but boneless) finger on my left hand.  It had a tiny nail and everything.  The doctors broke this news to Mum by telling her it seemed like I had extra fingers and extra brains…  Just goes to show you should never believe what doctors tell you!  They removed it by tying string round it so that it was starved of blood and fell off (in a similar way to how farmers remove lambs’ tails).
  2. In Latin America it is usual to have 2 first names and 2 surnames (your mother’s maiden name and your father’s family name) hence many people here keep trying to put my first names as Cally Margaret and my surname as Anabel Nixon.  I got a VERY strange look in immigration when I told the man that my mother’s surname and my father’s surname were both Nixon (at the time I didn’t know about the 2 surname thing and didn’t understand why he thought it was odd!)
  3. I have just put up 12 new photos in my front room.  six are of fungi, three are of insects, one is of an arachnid, one is of an amphibian and one is of a  reptile.  According to my boyfriend this makes me quite weird for a girl.
  4. I am secretly addicted to Strictly Come Dancing and watched almost the entire of the recent series via You Tube.  I was gutted to find out that the videos from the final were taken down by the BBC before I got round to watching them.  I  would be perfectly happy to pay the licence fee if it meant I could use i-Player.
  5. My first properly distinguishable words (after the mama, dada kind of things) were Peter Sissons.  This provides a source of great mirth in my family.
  6. Whenever I leave fruit too long and it starts getting infested by fruit-flies I try to look at the colour of their eyes to see if I can spot any mutants.
  7. When we were young my sister and I used to play schools with our teddybears and dolls.  We even used to make them exercise books, set them work, complete it for them and mark it.  Now she is a primary teacher (maths specialist) and I teach biology to secondary pupils.


The rules;

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some wierd.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

One comment

  1. Peter Sissons…..LOL

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