I have been tagged, for the third time, to write 8 random things about myself – this time by Strixaluco…
1. I'm a fairly obliging person!
2. When I was young, I was made to go to school no matter how sick I was. The school would contact my grandmother to come and get me and I would stay with her until my father came to pick me up. One day I was sick and thought I would save everyone some trouble and walked off to my grandmother's at lunchtime (of course I didn't tell anyone). When I got there she wasn't home so I walked back to the school. I must have taken the scenic route because when I got back, the school was deserted. "Someone" found me trudging the street crying and picked me up. I learnt a valuable lesson – don't run away from school on a Tuesday as that was Nan's day out.
3. I love all sorts of cheese except plastic, bright yellow and any that comes out of a can!
4. Eight is starting to seem a big number! Well, it does take 2 hands to count it.
5. I really, really dislike baseball. I have so far managed to avoid going to a game. This was easy when I first came to DC as we did not have a baseball team. When the city was trying to secure the Nationals I took part in a phone survey on whether I thought baseball would be good for the city and how we should fund the cost of a stadium. I happily played along because I did think it would be good for the city …. The very last question was: So, how many home games would you attend? I couldn't very well say "none" after having been such an enthusiastic supporter on paper, but I had no idea how many home games are in a season. The woman told me some ridiculously high number and I struck a figure somewhere around a fifth of that. I do not intend to honour that!
6. I have driven on the wrong side of the road in both America and Australia.
7. I am really liking Sangiovese wines at the moment. Sangiovese 101 - I started with Rosemount Sangiovese in Australia and have tried Italian & Californian ones since.
8. This time last year I was in China. Actually, I was probably in a forest in the middle of no-where with a bus driver and hotel staff who did not speak English. (and I don't speak any sort of Chinese).