Monday, July 16, 2007

Random Facts!


Sue has tagged me - so kind! - to divulge 8 facts about myself! I shall leave you all to decide whether they are interesting or worthy of a blog post! I have kept the details uncharacteristically brief - it was either that or elaborate on each point far too much!

1. I've been on a submarine.

2. I ran a successful secretarial business for some years - but I've never learnt to touch type or do shorthand!

3. The words 'frock' and 'slacks' make me shiver!

4. My favourite 'comfort food' is a toasted teacake (or currant bun/hot cross bun!) with lashings of butter and tomato ketchup!

5. I absolutely cannot tolerate litter! If I see someone dropping any (whether or not they're a burly 6' 5" muscle-man!) I have to say something!

6. I have a phobia of showers - particularly enclosed ones! So it has to be a bath for me!

7. My favourite films are those such as Manhunter, Aliens, Silence of the Lambs and anything really gory or with a murdering psycho in it!

8. In total contrast to No. 7, I love animals - especially cats - am a vegetarian, and adore all things vintage and pretty!!!

I'm supposed to tag 8 other bloggers but I think most of the people I had in mind have already been tagged!

23 comments:

  1. Dear Claire,
    LOL!!
    Great random facts.
    Hot crossed buns with butter and catsup! I get it, sort of like with sliced tomatoes??...
    Your cats are lovely.
    This was fun.
    Sherry

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  2. Those were 8 interesting facts! I love Aliens, it's one of my favorite movies, Silence of the Lambs scares me!

    Manuela

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  3. Hi Clare

    With a kind friend like me who needs enemies?!!!!

    Think my emails are 'up the swanee' so if you replied about an hour ago I didn't get it!

    Sue xx

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  4. Hi Clare, I love toasted teacakes, but not with tomato ketchup!!!

    Marie x

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  5. Hi Clare,

    I have to agree with you on #8...I love animals, am a vegetarian and love, love, love anything vintage as well. Your blog is lovely, and I look forward to coming back!

    Kate

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  6. Thanks for a glimpse into your life Claire. Very interesting and i would have loved to learn more.

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  7. awww your black kitty cat looks like mine!

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  8. Now we know more about you, thanks for visiting our new blog we have left a little thankyou over there for you.

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  9. Oh You're a lady of surprises - loving roses, vintage fabrics etc I would have expected a whole bunch of romantic films too! I was just about to agree on the butter and teacake until the ketchup! I'm a vegetarian too, litter drives me nuts and l love your cats!
    KIm x

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  10. Hi Clare,
    Sharp intake of breath when I read the word 'Slacks'!!! I thought I was the only one! Dave will be in hysterics when I tell him - he says 'that' word' to wind me up sometimes!! Thanks for sharing this, I thought I was weird!! (Now at least two of us are weird!)
    Niki x

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  11. LOL. I loved reading your 8 random facts...I became a school secretary and can only do two finger typing. The children found this so funny they once put it in their school play!!!
    Take care,
    Alison x

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  12. What fun facts, Clare! I LOVE a good scary flick, but that "Silence of the Lambs" really bothered me for some reason.

    I think I could easily become a vegetarian. Perhaps I will in my "golden" days when I don't have to cook for my kids. But you know, my 7 year old daughter always gets on my back whenever I eat meat... she'll say, "Mom, you KNOW you're eating a COW?!" I think she's a natural-born vegetarian! =)

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  13. PS - My parents have always used the word "slacks"! lol

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  14. Clare-it was lovely to find out more about you, and gorgeous photos of the cats xx

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  15. It's been lovely finding out more about you and everyone that has participated, it's been fun!
    Alison x

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  16. Do you think it was watching Psycho that gave you the shower phobia?

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  17. I enjoyed reading your facts and yes they were interesting! Love the new look of your blog, it's beautiful!

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  18. I love this floral paintings ...it's so cute

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  19. Your choice of films really surprised me. I was sure it would be 'Gone with the Wind' or similar! Toasted hot cross bun and tomato sauce, now that is weird! I quite like the word 'frock' but definitely not 'slacks' (or housecoat, makcintosh or sports jacket!)

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  20. Oh Clare, I am in love with the blossom picture at the top of the post. It is something I will spend my whole life searching for. Thank you for showing it along with your random facts.

    Cherry xxx

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  21. Your cats are beautiful especially the silver grey tabby. Toasted teacakes - yes! But with ketchup???
    As for going on a submarine, that must have been a great experience, lucky you.

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  22. Hope you are keeping dry down there in the cotswolds

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  23. Clare, i had to tell you that manhunter is one my fave films too. weird huh?

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