As a new blogger, I thought I would try out the Blog Gem challenge on revealing 7 things about me. Here I go:-
1. I am blonde and have never ever put any colour on it, I promise. This attitude is due to effective mind control by my mother who used to regularly tell me as a teenager not to dye my hair as it was such a beautiful colour. So, I didn’t. However, this may change. I have warned my family that when I visually notice a grey hair or two I will be rushing to the hairdressers. I may not have to wait long; I looked at my mane the other day and I’m sure the colour was different! Fortunately I can’t get to the mirror very often as my teenage daughter is usually hogging it. Actually she too has blonde hair and I keep telling her never to dye her hair !!!
2. I own an allotment but because of my son’s issues I struggle to get there. So my husband tends it on his own. Instead I have a tiny plot at the top of our back garden. Altogether we harvest potatoes, onions, cabages, tomatoes, beans, courgettes and cucumbers but not enough unfortunately to sustain us through winter.
3. I love jumpers. If it wasn’t so socially unacceptable I would wear them all year. My favourite one at the moment is a pinky/purply one that I got from a supermarket sale.
4. I do not own a mobile phone. I am under a lot of pressure from my family to get one but I am resisting. I have advised my teenage daughter to get a mobile phone for her safety when she is out and about! She is resisting.
5. I have been doing voluntary work for the last few years helping adults in numeracy and literacy classes. I love voluntary work and being a part of the community and I love helping adults who have learning difficulties.
6. I enjoy reading, a lot. One of most favourite books ever is Robert Graves book Goodbye to all that. Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet and novelist. This novel is an account of his life until he left England in 1929. It charts his life at public school, his time spent as an officer in the First World War and also his unhappy marriage. Whilst the book is famous for its narrative of the first world war, I found it fascinating to read his frank account of his role as father and husband. A very brilliantly written book that I must read again.
7. I like kitchen gadgets. My favourite at the moment is my coffee machine. A cup of coffee in one of my nicest cups picks me up when things around me are falling apart.
Well this is a bit about me.