Tuesday, 3 June 2008

My first ever proper meme!

I'm so proud, this is the first meme in which I've actually been tagged in!

This one came via Laura at Domestic Blissless who I met via Ravelry in the teachers who knit group because we are both trainee (though not for much longer) secondary science teachers. Speaking of teaching I have one lesson left to teach, and it can't come to soon. I feel as if my professional development has ground to a halt, I'm ready to be let loose on the kids for real. Ask me again about this opinion at the end of September, I'm sure I will have changed my mind!

Anyway, where was I? It's been that kind of day, I ended up trying to sing our goodbye song at the start of Rainbows tonight... maybe it was wishful thinking? Speaking of Rainbows I am ready to strangle 2 of my parents. If you get handed a letter about an event and it has a deadline for it's return to book your daughters place, and you want her to go on the event, then you return it by the deadline. You do not appear 2 weeks before the event as I am handing out information about said eventand wonder why your daughter doesn't have the information... Luckily for them I was in a kind mood, so smiled sweetly and said I'd email the organiser and see if there were places left.

Ahh yes, I was meant to be doing a meme, anyway, here we go.

'The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. 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 go 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.'

1. What was I doing ten years ago?
In 1998 I would still have been at school, I would have been the grand old age of 12... By my reckoning this means I was just finishing Year 8, so was just about to leave Middle School and go up to High School. My local area had a funny education system where there were 3 schools instead of the more usual 2 in Britain. You went to first school from age 5-9, middle school from age 9-13, and high school from age 13-16 or 18 if you stayed on in the 6th form. As for any more detail than that, I'm a bit clueless, can you honestly remember what you did age 12, I think it might have been the summer I went to Canada, but I may be wrong (Mum?)

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Write more of my final ever essay (done!)
Go to Rainbows and not strangle any of them (done)
Get the letter signed to change the signatories on the Rainbow bank account (done)
Make sure I rescue the tea from the oven before it burns (also done successfully mid way through writing this)
Knit some more on my swap for the climbers group on ravelry and also shower (this one is looking doubtful)

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Crsips, nuts, ice cream

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Give most of it away, really honestly, I'd probably buy my Mum the house on the pembrokeshire coast she has always wanted, make sure my family and friends were sorted out, invest enough to keep me comfortable and then donate it to Guiding, Mountain Rescue and various other charities.

5. Places I've lived:
A town in North Staffordshire, and a city in Yorkshire. You're not getting any more detail than that folks!

6. People I want to know more about:
I'm going to pick the people whose blog I've commented on today as part of NaComLeavMo.

1) Katt
2) Love, Hope and Faith
3) Resplendent Quetzal
4) Surviving Single Motherhood
5) Nervous breakdowns are highly underated
6)The only constant is change


  1. Thanks for the tag!


  2. Good luck with your last lesson! Congratulations on your impending graduation!!

  3. Good luck with your lesson. I love all your projects from Ravelry. I'm going to have to find that leaf blanket. I'm katiebugttu on ravelry.

  4. Thanks for the tag!

    I have posted my meme

  5. sorry for the delay, but thanks for the tag and my answers are finally posted, hope you find them at least a little interesting lol. i'm very jealous you can knit, i've tried and tried but i think it's simply not meant to be. looking forward to reading more about your adventures in climbing and w/ the Rainbows.

  6. Thanks for the comment on my site!

    I love your knitting projects! I recently decided to teach myself to knit. I am currently in a rough patch, but struggling through it. I hope to someday create something that doesn't look like a pot holder!

  7. Love this meme but it looks like too much work.