Friday, October 19, 2007


I have been tagged by Sally from Feather on a Wire blog to do this meme. I don't usually do these, but this is a kinda fun one - it's 7 little known facts about me. So here goes!

1. I spent about a year living in the Cook Islands and Western Samoa as a baby (don't remember any of it) but haven't been anywhere overseas since then.

2. I vividly remember the very first time I ever put my head under water. Funnily enough it was here in Christchurch at a place called Coe's Ford (not many swimming pools around back then).

3. I have chewed my nails on and off ever since I started school.

4. I started work at the tender age of 16 years and 2 months.

5. I didn't learn to drive until I was 32.

6. I have additional blind spots at the back of my right eye due to having measles as a child.

7. I used to be a commercial orchid grower when I was married (plants, not flowers). I still grow some orchids.

I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you'd like to join in and use this on your own blog, let me know!


Feather on a Wire said...

An orchid grower! The sexiest of flowers

Sheila said...

I think orchids are one of my favorite flowers. Smelling them and looking at them makes me very relaxed. Now, I can't grow them. Kill them all the time!

Suzi-k said...

ahh, a lady of many talents! I didn't realise measles could do that to you... although i had it badly when I was 16 and remember how excruciating it was if there was light in the room.

Suzi-k said...

ok, i did it on my blog (Sunday's post)

meggie said...

Very interesting!
We used to go to Coe's Ford for picnics. When my daughter was a baby she got quite sunburnt there once, & I never let it happen again. I felt a terrible mother.
Measles cost a lot of children a lot of things.