Ten random facts is the challenge in a game of blogging tag, and this time I’m it. Hmm, random. Would that be interesting? Or just random? I shall leave you to judge. Thanks to Rosalind Adam for tagging me.
Depsite the ‘random’ challenge, I couldn’t resist trying my hand at a little classification. I’m a bit rusty, but here is the Dewey Decimal guide to me.
Next to be tagged – see below.
The church in which I was married burned down a few months later and was never rebuilt. (The records were saved!)
340 – Law
In the 70s, two friends and I were banned from entering Switzerland for
6 months. (P.S. Drugs were not involved!)
I have never broken anything bone-wise. Touch wood. Nor has any of my family.
(As for teeth – too numerous to mention)
664- Food technology
I don’t like tea. I am not very good at making tea. If you come to call, choose
While working as a trainee in the Bodleian Library, I unearthed some long lost photographs by a master (or mistress) of photography.
I had my first golf clubs when I was ten. They came from the golf club factory
at the end of our road.
820– English Literature
My sister reviews books for New Books magazine (okay that’s not me, but hope it’s allowed under degrees of separation rules?)
I live on a new(ish) estate. From the main road to our house there are 13 speed
942– British History
I was born on the day of the Queen’s coronation and had my picture in the local paper that week with a dozen others who came into the world at the same time. In fame terms, I may have peaked too early.
o2o – Library science
Is my erstwhile profession. Guilty as charged.
So who’s next?
Two old blogging friends:
Maureen at Random Distractions (obviously!)
Writer, artist and poet Kit Domino
Two new campaign buddies
Helen, pen name Jo Anna
And (if she has the time) indefatigable writer and editor Jo Derrick at The Yellow Room Editor
15 thoughts on “Classified information, or me by DDC”
I can see a story or two in there. In fact you could link a few things together, the photographs, the church burning down, banned from Switzerland?
All the makings of a thriller I’d say!
Thank you for sharing.
Well you’re right – perhaps I’ll have to take the ‘write what you know’ approach more literally!
That makes interesting reading, Ali. I’m scratching my head very hard to see if I can come up with ten random facts for my challenge. It could take some time!
Maureen – from a few years of reading your posts, I’m sure you’ll have no trouble!
Interesting list, and I love it that you used the Dewey Decimal system. Do kids today even know what that is???
I know I tried to teach DDC to teenagers and some of them even enjoyed it, but these days all they want to do is a google type search.
Great stuff! Love them.
You’re more organised than me. I just panicked and used photos 🙂 Lots of photos …..
Hi Ali. Thank you so much for tagging me. I have seen these games so many times on other blogs, but was never tagged before, so I have been delighted to be tagged by you.
I love you’ve done your list in honour of the Dewey classification system, I doubt I could remember much about it now, but funny that it should be mostly second nature when you’re working in libraries day in and day out. I’m ever so slightly curious as to your journey-that-never-was into Swiss territory!
Great post. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the ‘game’. The Switzerland thing is less exciting than it looks – but that stamp in my passort did raise a few eyebrows!
Like the classification of the randomness. Hello from a fellow group 17 campaigner.
Hi and thanks for calling. Hope your campaign goes well.
Fascinating information and yes, I’ve risen to the challenge!
What a novel idea. I can see that you’ve got librarian skills running through your veins! Better that the church burned down when it did rather than a few months earlier. Now I’m off to visit your friends 🙂
Hi Ros- felt some need to stamp (oops!) a theme on my random facts! Enjoyed your pet moments too.
I have nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award – check it out on http://joanna77juliet.wordpress.com
JoAnna (Helen Clancy)