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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Finally I have time to deal with JoJo's ( ) memes.

Number 1

Where would you have your 8 homes, if you were as insanely rich as the McCains?
List them. You don’t have to list your reasons, but if you do at least for a few of them, it would be more fun. And remember that the only rule is: the homes must be within the borders of the United States of America or else, within the borders of the country you live in, so as to utterly emulate the McCains. When you’re done, tag 8 people, so that they may join in the self-indulgence, forgetting about the crappy property market and the equivalent of The End of Pompeii on Wall-Street. You could spend your time hammering your doors and windows shut in preparation for the apocalypse instead, but it would be much less fun.

As Britain is much smaller than the US, and already live in London, which I grew up believing was the centre of the univers, I have only come up with 3 places.

Blogger's playing silly b**s so they are out of sequence.

The Weald of Kent is a picturesque hilly paradise full of lots of amazing places to live. Unfortunately, as I hate driving up steep hills, and it is very hilly, and I don't like drivin along narrow country lanes at the permitted speeds (far too high IMHO) I wouldn't really enjoy it once I got there.
The New Forest. Beautiful, unspoiled (except for the tourists - well it is a National Park) and full of wildlife, including the New Forest ponies, it is idyllic. It's aso not far from the sea.

Lancaster. This is the nearest town to my old Alma Mater. It is civilised in the old fashioned sense of the word. People are friendly. It is steeped in history. New buildings must be in the local stone to fit in with the old town. And it has the best tea and coffee shop I've ever found.

Number 2

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.*
Share 6 / 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.*
Tag 6/ 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.*
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Random Facts About Me
1. I was once selected to ask a question on the national TV programme Question Time. Seconds before they got to me, someone on the team answered the question I was about to put. Er...
2. Age 15 I played Kate Hardcastle in the school production of She Stoops to Conquer. At one point I was supposed to stand at the front of the stage facing the audience pretending to cry, and pluck a hankie from my cleavage to mop my eyes. The hankie had slipped down out of reach, and I was left groping around my bosom in front of everyone.
3. When I beat a young woman of my acquaintance in the opera class of a music festival, I congratulated myself that I would be able to brag about it when she was a famous professional singer. She became a professional singer, but she never became famous.
4. The same young woman went out with a male singer I had been out with - older than her, but younger than me (I had a toy boy!) He was a womanising waste of space. Luckily she married someone else.
5. In 1972, students at my university went on academic strike because of the way the powers-that-be treated a lecturer known to be a member of the Communist Party. We were on the TV news every night for a week. I took part in the occupation of the administration building. We all managed to make long phone calls home from the switchboard before it occurred to anyone in authority to divert the line.
6. I steered a 50-seater coach along the M6 motorway several years before I ever drove a car. I was the courier on the university bus to London, and knew the drivers well. Mad Jack aasked me to sit beside him and put my hands on the wheel. Then he took his away...
Whom shall I tag? Mmm. Goddessdster, BASRIC, Fuzzytweetie, Fenwayspal and Aprilspring.


Goddessdster said...


Okay, working on it.
No killing happening.

fuzzytweetie said...

Damn, now I have to think and try to look smart!LOL

Music Wench said...

Love your choices on where to live. I love the U.K. Beautiful country and if I couldn't live here I'd live there. :-)

ann said...

I love the New Forest... my parents used to have a flat in Bournemouth and I'd spend the whole summers there and round about with my littl'uns a lifetime ago

I think eight homes for you should have included Europe... imagine living on the Italian Lakes or Tuscany, or doing a Shirley Valentine on a Greek Island with someone who loves stretchmarks...

Enjoyed your personal little known facts... thought how boring I am and then some memories came flooding back, like the time I made bullets, was a volunteer in a war zone and dated a Greek Olympic polevaulter... another lifetime ago

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Bravo Val!

SnarkAngel said...

Since I don't mind driving on narrow roads in hilly country, I'd have to pick Weald of Kent as my preference among those you chose. Looks like a slice of heaven. And did your womaniser look anything like VDO? LOL

JoJo said...

Awesome Val. I love your choices of places to live. Weald of Kent looks like my kind of place, esp. for photography and the New Forest looks very ethereal!

Also, LOVE IT that you participated in a protest. Power to the People!

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