Friday, 22 January 2010

Trailing behind/Kreativ Blogger

Okay, I seem to be slightly behind everyone else at the moment. I mean, I've only just found out that Edie has died in Desperate Housewives (I'm playing catchup with DVDs) and when Sally mentioned she'd nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award I didn't actually know what she was talking about. But now I find I've missed loads of interesting personal facts being divulged and even missed Jackie and Lacey nominating me too! A week away from blogland is a very long time indeed.
So, I'm getting my act together, resisting the urge to blog about the boiler exploding and my life imploding and finding my manners to say thank you very much :-)
Now for seven hopefully interesting facts about myself. Hmm, well:
  1. I used to read and write arabic as a child but can't remember a thing now. I also used to speak fluent spanish and ditto. Everyone said it would come back (my parents now live in Spain) but it never has. By the time I was three years old my teddy had a BA frequent flyer's badge because we'd flown so many trips together (I was an ex-pat kid).
  2. I was evacuated from Iran during the revolution, along with my sister and mum. I remember everyone being very stressed and huddling round radios to find out what was going on.
  3. I managed to create a few dramas of my own by nearly dying several times as a toddler - I caught a tropical fever and had to be packed in ice, walked to the bottom end of a swimming pool and had to be resuscitated and fell off a sofa and stopped breathing.
  4. I once rode a racehorse belonging to the Sultan of Oman.
  5. I've been told this week I have 'Acquired Dyslexia' - it happens sometimes after a head injury but no one really knows why. Ah well, at least I know why everything's been coming out as gibberish when I type.
  6. I used to work somewhere that was used as a film set and was caught hanging out of the window trying to get a glimpse of Colin Firth as he went for his lunch. I also saw most of the cast of Harry Potter and got to ogle the props (the Knight bus, a hippogriff and some of the Hogsmeade shops).
  7. I've had tea at Buckingham Palace and with the Archbishop of Canterbury (Yes, really!)
Now, who to nominate? Most of my blog friends seem to have already been nominated so I'm doing a quick think about who I'd like to know interesting facts about. So I'm nominating:


Romy said...

Wow - I really want to hear the story of tea at Buckingham Palace! How did you get so lucky? Or are you saving this for one of your manuscripts?

Maya said...

Wow, what an interesting life you’ve lead! I might tap you up for some first hand research! And no, it won't be "what does Colin Firth's bottom look like close up?" LOL! Although that might just come second.

Sally Clements said...

Wow way more interesting facts than mine! Saw CF on the Daily Show last night talking about his new movie where he spent hours nude in a tank of water, pretending to be in the sea or a lake or something. Hmmm. Colin Firth!

Jackie Ashenden said...

Yup, way more interesting that mine! You knew Arabic?? How cool is that!
Hugs to you!

Joanne Coles said...

Erm, that's it. I refuse to do my facts. Yours are way more interesting :-)

I love that you know Arabic and nearly died (well, I don't love that part--it's just interesting). You know what I mean.

joanne pibworth said...

You are probably the most interesting person I know! And thank you, I'm very chuffed to be nominated. :o)

Lacey Devlin said...

Swap lives with me. Go on. You know you want to! Seriously fascinating! If you need someone to hang out a window with you to oogle Colin Firth I've got both my hands and a leg up :)

Suzanne Jones said...

Oooh, Mr Darcy - what a lovely surprise...

Brilliant facts, Lorraine - definitely tons of material there for stories. And congratulations on the award.