I was tagged by lazy lol, another Northern Lass.
The challeng is to tell EIGHT interesting things about me. Hmmm, eight....?
1. I love tattoos. I love to look at them on other people and have a couple myself.
This one is on my right leg and it took 12 hours to finish (in 3 sessions), during which I had to rely heavilly on my ante-natal breathing exercises. A few years ago I broke this ankle and it has never really settled back into a 'normal' shape.
I can't show you pictures of any more ;)
2. I am addicted to University Challenge, which is slightly older, even, than I am.
3. I used to spend my summer holidays taking part in archeological digs. I was attracted by the idea of all that delicate trowel work, but I am more the kind of girl who gets to wield a mattock...
4. I am frightened by spiders, heights and edges, but have a real anxiety about the idea of amputation. I run cold at the idea of trapping a limb in a door - especially a glass one - and am not very comfortable around knives. No idea where this came from. I managed quite well working in theatres as a nurse. It's the idea of it happening to me.
5. I have traced my family tree on my father's side back to 1700. Then it gets tricky as we didn't seem big on getting married...
6. Following involvement with a particular church a couple of years ago I am now confused about my faith.
7. Despite my Women's Institute sympathies now, I loved to go see punk and new wave bands when I was younger. I saw the Sex Pistols and the Clash, the Buzzcocks and many more when I was 13 and it took off from there. While I was pregnant with j, J and I went to see the Pixies. Strangely, j is a big fan of them and Frank Black now.
8. I have been knitting since I was at primary school. One of the first items I made was a yellow and white acrylic scarf. I knitted quite happily throughout the 1980s, becoming a big fan of Patricia Roberts and Kaffe Fassett. The worst thing I ever made was a beaded mohair sweater dress that I wore with thick patterned tights. I loved it.
Now to find some victims.