The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

50 things about me

I've always wanted to do a separate page but only just found out how to. 

In November I will be 50. I'm not one to worry about ageing, I respect the wisdom of old age and would not want to be a teenager again for anything.

Just for a bit of fun I thought I'd start a list of 50 things about me for my 50'th birthday. It's harder than I thought it would be to think of 50 things ...

1. I was born in 1963 the Canary Islands (but can't remember anything about it)
2 I have 9 O levels, Biology and Physics A levels, a Fine Art degree and a City and Guilds in Amenity Horticulture
3 All 4 of my grandparents lived to be 80
4 I don't have any children (by choice)
5 I have a full motorbike licence (since 1994)
6 I have been a self employed gardener since 1989
7 I had a pony when I was a teenager
8 I cut all my hair off once (and got sunburned ears) I would do it again (not the sunburn!)
9 I don't have a tattoo but I've always wanted one
10 I am competent at reversing trailers
11 I have one brother, a niece a nephew and one cousin
12 I play the guitar
13 I have been, and will be again, a morris dancer
14 I have a good sense of smell
15 I can speak french, a bit of spanish and a bit of german
16 I cut my own hair, and have only been to a hairdresser 3 times in my life
17 I regularly make jam and bread
18 I made cider from windfall apples for several years
19 I started doing yoga regularly in my early 30's and would be unable to continue gardening if I didn't do it
20 I used to do a lot of life modelling and loved it, but it hurts too much now
22 I love being in water
23 I have killed, chickens, geese,ducks,and rabbits with my own hands
24 I have been on television making pop up cards, feeding pigs and as a life model
25 I lived and worked with a tree surgeon for 3 years
26 I spin, knit and sew
27 I collect enough apples each autumn to keep us in apples through until about May
28 I split and stack all our firewood
29 I once trained as a spiritual healer
30 I was Mickleton carnival queen in 1980
31 I have shorn about 25 sheep (over several years!)
32 My first vehicle was a very scruffy mini van
33 I have hand milked my own cow and goat
34 I have never had my own dog, but would love to train a sheep dog
35 I went grape picking in France in 1995, which was hard work, but lots of fun
36 In my 20s and 30s I hitch hiked all over the England, Scotland and Wales
37 I owned half a house (in need of some repair!) in France for 5 years
38 I have had an allotment since 2005, and have grown veg most of my adult life
39 I bind and decorate my own diary every year
40 I've been in the local pantomime twice
41 I love going to Folk Festivals and often do voluntary stewarding

1 comment:

  1. How interesting... x This was fun to read nina!