Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I've been tagged.

I've been tagged by the lovely Heli.

The rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 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 at their blogs.

OK I'll play .... but I'm going to cheat a little Heli and include some of the facts I've disclosed when tagged previously.

  1. I have a phobia about looking at large ships or underwater wrecks. TV documentaries about the Titanic or similar, have me heading for the hills. Even a still image of a fully intact ship on the ocean sends a feeling of hot lead to the pit of my stomach.
  2. When I was 8 years old, I won an award at school and was allowed to choose any book I wished as a prize. I asked for a cookery book. I was disgusted to be presented with a thin volume that explained how to make tea, buttered toast and fairy-cakes, when what I actually wanted was how to make Coq au Vin and Tart Tatin. Odd how we're who we are so early on.

  3. I am the only woman I know who doesn't like talking for hours on the phone. For me they're a tool for saying the minimum of words to get my message across, then hang up. I'm a pictures person, I like to see folks eyes as they speak... so sit me down with another face opposite and I can chew the fat as good as the rest of 'em.
  4. I dislike shopping for or wearing new clothes ...I know, I'm one weird female! With the obvious exception of lingerie and shoes, I much prefer to buy my clothes secondhand. It wasn't easily done in the UK where charity shops are usually full of boring tat, but for some reason, here in Cyprus there is a more colourful and interesting assortment of tat to play with.
  5. When the boys were small, my favourite holiday location was Mousehole, Cornwall. I have a painting in my home by Nigel Hallard, viewed from a position on our special bit of harbour beach. If I could be confident it would 'feel' the same, I would like to go back one day.
  6. For the last several years I've had lunch about once a week at the Meze Taverna in old town Limassol. Every time, I always order Kikoula's fresh home-made humus with hot pitta bread and a glass of white wine spritzer without ice ..... every visit Diomides continues to ask me for my order and never assumes ... though I do detect a twinkle in his eye. Occasionally I'm tempted to ask for a pork chop, but I'm afraid he'd faint.
  7. I am an obsessive up-cycler, my most treasured possessions and art materials are almost as old as I am ;)

Here are the 'happy' taggees I have chosen. I shall leave a message on your blogs to give you to good news. Participation of course isn't compulsory, but would be very interesting :)

El is a special girl, selling her creations to fund animal welfare.

Katsai is so creative and makes such fab clothes!

Black Apple, the cool ‘craftista’!

Lora makes makes fabulous jewellery and writes a very entertaining blog.

Emmapardos I would love to know more about :)

Artmind … a new Etsy European Street Team member it would be good to know better.

Sion Lee. He’s been busy with Indiepublic recently, so may not have time to come out to play.


Renate said...

Great to get to know you better!
Love reading fact number 6! :)

Heli said...

Oh dear Bee! I also hate talking in phone!!!!!! And I thought that I was the only one! Happy to find a 'no speaking in phone'-soulmate :)

Thanks Bee for letting us to know all this little but ah, so important details about you! :)


ArtMind said...

Thanks for tagging me Bee! I am quite new to Etsy and I just got a blog yesterday. I'll try my best to get it done in a reasonable time.
Loved reading your seven facts - I don't like clothes-shopping either.

Jafabrit said...

Meet another woman who hates clothes shopping and hates yakking on the phone lol!

And I can't believe this, but I have the same phobia about the hulls of boats (ugh shivers), sinking or dead boats. YIKES!

I enjoyed reading your list:)

all the best

Bee Skelton said...

Well blow me down Corrine ... who'd have thought it! LOL Knew we must be tuned in somewhere along the line. Perhaps it's coz my genes are from up your way ... or maybe it's that we're both a smidge bonkers! Good innit LOL

Jafabrit said...

LOL smidge bonkers, I like that. Yes, it is good.
Hope all is well at your end :)

Bee Skelton said...

LOL! Hiya JB (Corinne). My back problem is showing some signs of improvement ... hopefully in a few more weeks it will all be sorted. Thanks.

Tantalizing Stitches said...

I just found your comment after I sorted through all the spam!!! I hope to keep this tag going soon.