About Me

A lot of people seem to be doing this, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Will gradually add more.
Who knows, it might even inspire some future blog posts.
So in no particular order:
I was born and lived until recently in Accrington, Lancashire, England
I now live in Hapton Lancashire
I have six children
Three of whom are left-handed
My youngest children are twins
I have two grandsons
I presently live with my daughter, Karen
We have two dogs, a Staffy and a Cairn
We also have a cockatiel
My favourite song ever is Unchained Melody, the Righteous Brothers version
My least favourite song is The Reflex, by Duran Duran
I was top of the class in my last year at primary school
I cannot drive and have never wanted to. The thought of me behind the wheel terrifies me
Went to college in 2001 and learned HTML. Built websites for a Boys’ Brigade group and a church among others
Won the Jacob Bridge Mechanical scholarship at college in 2002. £200 prize
I hate tea, only ever drink coffee
I have tons of books, but I don’t read fiction. Prefer reference, factual, self-help and the occasional biography
My favourite meal is cheesy pasta, followed closely by fried egg sandwiches
I am a quarter Irish
I am a Virgo, not that I believe in all that stuff
I like doing cryptic crosswords
I like all types of music apart from Jazz
Not yet owned a smart phone
If I had to choose between TV and computer, the computer would win
Whilst in primary school I missed 6 months education after having measles and Glandular fever consecutively
My favourite comedian ever was Eric Morecambe. Everything he did made me smile.
When I was little I used to turn my bedroom light off and take a running jump onto the bed, in case there was a monster underneath
I snore badly… so I’ve been told
I was diagnosed with an under-active thyroid at 40
Won a poetry competition in 2011. Prize was a pair of top of the range cordless phones
I’ve had several letters, photos and poems printed in the local paper
I hate yoghurt and olives
I had a close call when I was knocked down by a car in 1997
Was put on the wrong bus going to school when I was six. Now have an irrational fear of ending up in the wrong place on public transport
Achieved my GCSE Maths, Grade B when I was 49
I was born in 1953
I like watching documentary programmes
I’ve had an on/off battle with depression for the last ten years
My favourite TV personality is Stephen Fry. I think he’s amazing and brilliant
I’ve never been abroad, or had the inclination
I’m good with power tools, doing all my own DIY
I am short, just 5 ft tall
I suffer from sleep paralysis occasionally
I have never broken a bone – yet
I can’t whistle
A couple of years ago I did some voluntary work in a charity shop
I love getting bargains at charity shops, jumble sales and flea markets.

8 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Grumpy November 3, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    You are one talented lady, and a mother of six!
    A lot of energy must be packed into that five foot!

    • Carol November 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      Your comment has made my day – week even! Never thought of myself as being talented, but it’s nice that I give that impression! Thanks very much. x

  2. manningtreearchive November 10, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    Hi Carol, I read your hearty and honest comments while listening to “Unchained Melody” by Righteous Brothers. In No. 7, 11 and 42 we have great similarity. I always sit in the back seat while my driver takes care of the wheel. As for no: 10, I reversed this a couple of years ago. Enjoyed this post, as always. :-)

    • Carol July 20, 2013 at 2:22 am #

      Oops, I changed the order and added more, so now your post doesn’t make sense…sorry!

  3. Tom (Aquatom1968) January 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Hi Carol, I’ve just started following you, and would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to say this in a comment: I love fried egg sandwiches! You don’t get to say that in blogs every day! :D

    • Carol January 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      Happy to help!
      Following you too. Brilliant blog.

  4. thatfunnyblogguy January 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I think #10 can actually get you kicked out of your country. Be careful with that!

  5. That Socially Anxious Atheist Paranoid Gay February 22, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Hi, have nominated you for a “Liebster Award” here http://maddsuspicions.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/a-liebster-award/ All the best

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