So that fab wannabe cowgirl and all round crazy cook, Christina, over at Recipe and a Read, has tagged me in the One Lovely Blog Award. I’m honoured. Thanks Christina. You should stop by if you don’t already, as Christina loves to dish up a recipe with her reviews, and always has some fun blog posts. Oh, and she just revamped her blog with a fresh spring-like look, so go take a look. And not to be outdone, coffee-addict Norrie also nominated me. Ta Sweetie!
So, are you ready to be bored dazzled by 7 Random Facts about Moi? Hey, at my age I’ve done quite a few things, all thanks too …
FACT #1 : I was in the military. Yeah, and I survived! Ha! Ha! I did 8 years in the Women’s Royal Air Force, to be exact, as an Air Traffic Controller. Does that fact scare you knowing I was in charge? Well, okay, maybe not in-charge and it was military fighter jets, not passenger flights, that we landed!
FACT #2 : I jumped out of a hovering helicopter over the sea. Not once, or twice, but several times. No, really! See, this one ties in with being in the military. We got to do some really stupid things, like this. But it was all in the interest of teaching Search and Rescue techniques to SARs Crews, and survival (that would be me, bobbing around in frigid waters) — yes, we had survival suits on.
FACT #3 : I was a qualified Netball Referee. See, I bet you never saw that one coming either. Ha! Again, this is the kind of thing you get up to, while in the military. I had to go to London to train and then, had an exam. Yeah, for netball!
FACT #4 : I’ve been to, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, and New York. Okay, now don’t laugh, as I kid I was fascinated by those glossy perfume ads in magazines that featured these seemingly, exotic cities. So I had this thing about wanting to visit them all, and I did. Thanks Mum!
FACT #5 : Growing up I wanted to be a marine biologist. Yeah, I know, go figure. It was watching all those TV shows featuring one of my dad’s heroes, Jacque Cousteau, that started it, that and I love the ocean. I’m convinced I’m part mermaid. The water and I are best buddies.
FACT #6 : I love to cook. This one is in homage to Christina who, along with Norrie, nominated me for this Meme. And while I don’t know if I’m as good a cook as Christina, with all her lovely recipes. I do all the cooking and am always trying new things and tweaking recipes to suit my taste buds. I do love me some rich spicy food and love my herbs. I cannot imagine life without bay leaves.
FACT #7 : I still have my childhood teddy bear. It’s a small Steiff Bear. And if the apartment was burning down, that would be the first thing I would grab and save. My dad bought it for me when he found out my mum was pregnant with me. There is nothing more precious to me.
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So there you have it, 7 random things you didn’t know about me. My thanks to Christina and Norrie for the nominations. And, talking of which, as I have no idea who has already done this one, I won’t nominate anyone specifically, and leave it up to you to play along, as you’re all nominated!