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Seven things about me…..

Inspired by a thing on a well-known social media network, here are seven things about me.

* I can’t click my fingers, whistle or touch my toes. (Jo Coterill, maybe we should set up a support group?)

*I once tried to make a living by selling dolls. (It was a magnificent failure, and after that, selling books was almost easy.)

* When I was eleven, I won a prize for baking toffee crumble. (And when my husband and I moved into our first home, I framed the certificate and hung it over the cooker.)

* At Christmas, I love doing jigsaws, even the ones that have lots of sky pieces. Until this one is finished, it’s still Christmas in our house.


* As a child, my favourite author was Enid Blyton, but until I was about twenty, I thought she was a man – I thought the name Enid was a fancy variant of Ned. Also, it was many years before I discovered the correct pronunciations of her character names. (I still cringe when I remember how I used to pronounce Gladys and Alicia in my head.)

* Counting isn’t my forte 🙂

6 thoughts on “Seven things about me…..

  1. Hi Judi! Counting isn’t my ‘thing’ either. I LOVE Enid Blyton’s Enchanted World series. 😀 In that, my fave Fairy is Melody, she’s so down to earth, gentle and kind too. I identify with her SO much! I so recommend that series so much. 😀

  2. Never read those, Laura. Must put them on my list.
    Oh yes, Candy, sad to say that’s what I heard in my head. So happy there’s someone else out there.

    • I also thought it was Alickia!!
      And I’m with you on the jigsaw puzzles too – my parents instilled a love of jigsaws into me (my grandfather used to cut his own so we have loads of jigsaws of really obscure paintings where some of the pieces are cut into animal or bird shapes or just weird bendy ones!

  3. Oh, I can’t click my fingers, either! A source of great shame, especially when VERY tiny boys in the household could do it. But I’ve always been a damn good whistler.

  4. SNAP! Re Alicia! My sister and I also thought ‘conscience’ was pronounced con + science, and various other funny mispronunciations. Our family love to do a jigsaw at holiday times too. This Christmas there was one piece missing and I found it in March under the sofa, after the jigsaw was broken up of course…

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