100 Things About Me (a work in progress)

  1. I am named after a rose garden in Edinburgh
  2. I used to have dreadlocks
  3. I once spent a summer holiday using a gas cutter to turn corrugated iron into lace panels for an artist friend.
  4. Consistency surprises me
  5. I get bored easily.
  6. Purple turns me on.
  7. I am adopted
  8. I have a degree in art history
  9. I used to be a secondary teacher
  10. I love to crochet
  11. Favourite seasonal celebration – Yule, love it even better when we are living in the U.K. and Christmas is happening at the same time.
  12. Love having a fire, even if it is work.
  13. I love birthdays, they should be birthweeks
  14. I believe we need more festivals/celebrations, preferably with public holidays attached
  15. Thinking about making stuff keeps me awake at night.
  16. I love snow
  17. I have nearly always been a chubster, even when I wasn’t I thought I was
  18. I don’t think body shape matters
  19. I firmly believe that judging a book by its cover is one of the stupidest things anyone can do
  20. I really love reading and always have
  21. When I was a child I wanted to be a boy, now I am old I am so glad I’m not
  22. Favourite presents – any sort of lovely yarn and/or hand crafted jewellery.
  23. Cats or dogs – really don’t mind.  However I am  Mother to Toastie the Terrier  and Charlie the Pomeranium.
  24. I love beer
  25. I love charity shops
  26. I love new stationery and new books
  27. I would love to work either in a book shop or a library
  28. I do appreciate realism in art BUT abstraction and conceptual art are mostly what I love.
  29. I hate reality T.V. really hate..
  30. I firmly believe in the fundamental connectedness of everything
  31. I love to eat and read at the same time – I know that this is probably bad for me as I am not truly paying attention to either activity but – too bad.
  32. I prefer hot water bottles to electric blankets
  33. Curry is my favorite food of all time
  34. Best feeling – having a hot bath with a book, hoping into pjs and then into bed with flannette sheets and a hot water bottle, on a cold night.
  35. Love The Wire, The Simpsons and Dinner Ladies
  36. Love being with a friend and thinking of the same thing at the same time, and laughing
  37. Love growing our own veges, and the satisfaction of preserving food, making chutneys and jams
  38. Wouldn’t go back to being young even if it was possible
  39. I have been in a large earth quake that caused some serious damage – it was really not fun.  Here is a link to it if you would like to know more
  40. I would love to be able to time travel almost as much as I would love to fly.  Especially if I could make myself invisible.
  41. Love everything by Terry Pratchett
  42. One of the saddest moments in my life was when I heard that he had died (see 41)
  43.  When I was a teenager I had a pet rat called Catmeat.
  44. Hated celery all my life, accidentally ate some last year and I love it – why?
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