Saturday, April 26, 2008


I don't often go for the tagging or Meme thing, but what the heck. Mind you the last time I got accused of being a perv!

I have been tagged by RT over the pond so here goes.

Here are the rules if you decide to play along:

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I'm going to follow RT's lead re categories, but I believe the 7 facts are open ended.

Stuff about me:

1. My first childhood pet was red setter x we named Mandy, who kind of came with the house we lived in whilst the old man was stationed in Malaysia. She was a stray, probably left by the previous owners, mangy, flea ridden and thin as a rake. You can see that changed a bit with some TLC. Sadly, when I was 13, we had to leave her over there to come back to chilly old Blighty. This time though we made sure she went to another RAF family to be loved as much as we did.

2. My first car was a white Mini I 'shared' with my little brother. He trashed it rallying it about Yorkshire when he was a student at Sheffield Uni. I, like RT, also had a VW Rabbit, only over here we call them a Golf. It was blue and bought in Germany (I got around!) Oh, and yeah, ickle bruvver trashed it as well!

3. Today, I got one of the most amazing emails I have ever had which proved the power of blogging. I will be revealing all once the sender gives me permission to publish it. I will link it here when she does. It will also give me an excuse to rabbit (nice link eh?) on about Chelsea FC again, not that I need an excuse.

4. I suffer from Acrophobia. So did my mother and her two sisters.

5. One of my jobs was as a market researcher for the Scottish Office on a national survey about Gaelic. I can now proudly say I have visited every Outer Hebridean island and a few other places in Scotland I wouldn't have thought of going to viz East Kilbride and Kirkcaldy!

6. I used to be a member of a civilian rifle club. Funnily enough, I am happy that I am unarmed as a Policeman. A proud British tradition!

7. I hate wearing jewellery or watches. The wedding ring is my only permanent concession and watches are only for work so I can tell when it's time to go home!

I'm tagging:

Totally UnPC - Police Sergeant and Mank presently drowning his sorrows.
Mousie - Casualty (ER) lassie
MIsssy - The Flying Martini
Dickiebo - Very old ex Plod
DBA Dude - Meantime drinking a lot of coffee
Uphilldowndale - I have mountains, she has hills.
AnneDroid - This lady has a vocation to truly be proud of.

Should be an eclectic mix.

© Noddy
Published by Toy Town™ Times


RT said...

Awwwww, Mandy sounded like she was well-loved after being neglected. :)

I drove my Rabbit into the ground. At one point, it lost its heat and defroster. I drove around with a blanket on my lap and kept an extra for passengers. That car was like driving a tin a can. :)

Thanks for playing, Noddy!

uphilldowndale said...

I have mountains, she has hills
Now then Noddy, does size really matter???
Now this acrophobia thing, now we know where 'acrow' props got there name from not to mention acrobats.
Mr Uhdd, suffers much the same, which can be a bit of a nuisance to a fell runner. I'd best get thinking

AnneDroid said...

Thanks, Noddy (I think). Usually I am the end of email chains and so on, but have taken on your challenge.

Incidentally if you look at my (7) you will imagine that our guest for lunch today would be less enthusiastic about your (3)... (personally I could NOT be more neutral if I was dead).


Area Trace No Search said...

"Little brother," eh?

Sure this isn't another alter ego, the Noddy that crashed the cars and blamed someone else?

Come on, admit it - you're an only child...

Sage said...


Where were you in Malaya? and when..

Going to show my age now, my Dad was in the Army and based at 75 aircraft workshops in Kluang, Malaya from 1966 to 1969. I loved it there but we had to leave our dog in the UK and sadly she was run over so never saw her again.

The next posting was to 4 Field Workshop, REME in Detmold Germany... where we hosted a mad dog called Max (he was a Springer Spanial belonging to an officer's family... fell in love with him an didn't want to give him back at the end of the holidays)..

Still love dogs, but don't currently have one of my own.

Noddy said...


Oh he exists all right and when he gets around to reading this he WILL comment. Believe me......he will!


Hi, the old man was stationed at RAAF Butterworth 1970-1974. We stayed on Penang island before it became commercialised. Two tours in Germany at Ramstein (USAF base) and at RAF Laarbruch.

TWINING said...

He's my brother...

TWINING said...

Noddy is like a brother...