Tag and Double Tagged

OK, so I've been tagged twice - once by Della and again, but slightly differently, by Jordi.

Della's rules:

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Jordi's rules:

  1. Link back to the person that tagged you
  2. Post these rules on your blog.
  3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
  4. Tag six people at the end of your entry.

Seems to me that my answers to Della's questions would be unimportant enough to satisfy Jordi's criteria too...so here come the answers from Gloucestershire

  • What was I doing ten years ago?

In 1998, I was a stay at home Mum, doing all the things SAHMs do. In addition, I was just beginning to get more involved with the WI, extending my embroidery skills by taking classes and courses and generally enjoying myself as much as I do now! Though I find it hard to pin point exactly what happened in that year, I know from my passport stamps that we travelled to Thailand, to Cyprus, to the USA twice, and joined my parents on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.


  • What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today

It's Saturday, so non-work things definitely take priority! It's an interesting day, spent mostly with my Californian friend, Mary. We've been to a private view at the spectacular home of two local artists, we've enjoyed a walk around Tetbury town centre stopping by a shop or two, viewed an apartment for sale, bought a cardigan and had a very enjoyable lunch with an amazing woman and her charming husband.


  • Snacks I enjoy: )

My downfall. Sesame Snaps and Daylesford Organics Anzac biscuits

  • Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Difficult that one. I am generally more than satisfied with my lot and find it hard to imagine what more I could wish for. If pressed to spend it on pure indulgence, then perhaps I'd pay to have someone change the sheets on my bed and replace them with freshly laundered, finest quality white cotton every day. All neatly pressed and carefully done, of course - and please no tucking in at the sides, because I don't like to be confined, thank you. Of course, I'd also have to do something about the environmental fallout from so much unecessary washing and ironing but the rest of the billions would surely allow me to make some compensating actions.

  • Places I have lived:

Hull and Hedon, both in East Yorkshire. York. Newport, Isle of Wight. Shepshed, Leicestershire. Avening, Gloucestershire and here. That's it.

  • Jobs

Teacher. I did once confess to some boy in a disco that I was an Elastoplast Packer but it was a lie.

  • Peeps I want to know more about

I think a lot of people have already done this. I’d love to see the answers from anyone who feels the need to share similarly useless but fascinating information about themselves! Come on - 'fess up!!

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In an Oxfordshire village