Thursday, May 10, 2007

But I am not interesting

I have been tagged by a close (in friendship, far in miles) family friend of my parents to play a game of freeze tag, thank you Ann. So I have to list 10 interesting facts about myself. When I saw the task I could not think of one interesting fact about myself (apart from the fact I currently live in Cameroon but you all know that) let alone 10 so I sat and thought really hard until my brain hurt and this is what I came up with.

1) I had a pacemaker implanted at the age of 3 and am now on my 7th, they should last about 10 years each so I am looking pretty fine for a 70 year old.

2) I fulfilled my two life aims of being a nurse and working in Africa.

3) I wore trainers on my wedding day, very nice white Nike's with a purple tick to go with the colour theme.

4) I loved being in hospital as a child.

5) Everybody thinks their Dad knows everything and grow up to be disappointed - my Dad does know everything and if you ask him something he does not know he will be sure to find out and tell you. He has not disappointed me once.

6) I have been to 5 of the 6 continents and do not really fancy the Antarctic.

7) At every stage of my life I have had a very good friend who's birthday is the same day as me or the day after.

8) I can turn my belly button inside out.

9) I know the alphabet backwards (which came in very useful for pass the parcel forfeits).

10) I really cannot think of a tenth, maybe someone could suggest one for me!


Ann said...

Thanks for being such a good sport, Heather! For #10, I could mention that as a child, you were said to be a "picky eater," & your mom was always a little nervous when you'd visit us in the USA-- that you'd refuse to eat what I cooked! But you always surprised us & sampled almost everything, usually calling it "lovely!"

I'll also add that I never met a child with a sunnier, more upbeat disposition!

Clare said...

There are seven continents! North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antartica and Africa.

As of last month I can claim to have visited five, but only by spending a total of an hour and a half at Bankok and Singapore airports!

Ann said...

I was never a good geography student, so I appreciate Clare's list of continents. Seems I can claim to have visited only two, though....

mum said...

For number ten how about
"Two of your baby teeth were joined together".

Ann said...

Wow, that's weird...

Anonymous said...

Hi Hev

I have a tenth for you - you can put your fist in your mouth.
How could you forget that one???!!

Hope you are well and having a great time!

Love Clara xx

Hev said...

Me a "picky eater" I mean I do not eat mince and carrots but otherwise you should see the weird and wonderful stuff I have had to eat here. Before we came here I was the fussy one and Joe would eat anything that has swapped big time.

Acording to wikipedia there are 4 - 7 continents depending on the model you are using. So I will stick with 6 and say I have been to 5 cos it sounds good. And I do not think you can count Asia if you only stayed airside.

Oh now interestling my two teeth joined together as baby teeth grew as one adult tooth so I only have 3 bottom front teeth.

Oh yeah I forgot about being bale to fit a fist in my mouth, that is a good skill.