Monday, 10 November 2008

Six random things

A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by moonroot for the "six random things" meme. I haven't done one of these for a while so I've decided to play along.

The rules are:

  1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Write six random things about yourself.
  4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
  5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

So, my list of six random things

  1. I was born and lived the first eighteen years of my life in Somerset. I left to go to university and never went back and although I've lived in Berkshire for over half my life, I still think of the West Country as home.
  2. I have rented my allotment for twelve years now. When I first started growing vegetables, it was not so fashionable and there were lots of empty plots, now the site is full with a waiting list.
  3. I don't know whether gardening is hereditary(!) but both my grandfathers grew vegetables and my great grandfather was head gardener at a large country house.
  4. My father is a keen photographer and had a darkroom at home. He gave me my first camera when I was about five. I still have a little packet of black and white photos that I took at that time.
  5. I have been knitting for about as long as I have been taking photographs. Both my grandmothers were keen knitters - perhaps knitting is hereditary as well!
  6. I write a lot of lists, shopping lists, to do lists, menu plans, planting lists - I think that may be why this meme appealed to me.

I now have to tag six people. I have chosen


Heather L. said...

I enjoyed your random things. :) Your great-grandfather would have been so fascinating to talk to about life on a country estate! I didn't realize you've had your allotment for 12 years! That's wonderful! I'll have to think of some things now....

pebbledash said...

Oh! I had no idea you'd tagged me! Did I miss a message? Will get to this some time... Liked your answers!