Published on Sunday 30th January 2011 by DJ Kirkby

I got this award from Debs and must now tell you seven things about myself before passing it on to seven other versatile bloggers.

Thing one:
I am a bit of a Heinz 57 mix of ethnicity. I apparently have some Sioux Indian, French Canadian, Black, Scottish, Gypsy and English in me.

Thing two:
Both of my great grandmothers are alleged to have had more than one extra marital affair. That could explain fact number one!

Thing three:
I won the Duke of Edinburgh’s award for sports excellence when I was 12.

Thing four:
I was brought up to believe it is wrong to eat meat from an animal that has had an unhappy life or been killed without regard for it’s value as a giver of life through the loss of it’s own. I was also taught how to raise, kill and prepare animals for food.

Thing five:
I really dislike speaking on the phone, especially answering it. I will go to great lengths to avoid it although I am happy to text or email.

Thing six:
I do not like clocks and will hide mine under the bed when I do not have to work. I do not know why I have a clock in the room anyway as I tend to wake long before I have to get up for work.

Thing seven:
Kirkby is my maiden name and I write academically under my married name. No wonder I’m often confused….

I am passing this on to Rebecca Emin, Jo Cannon, Rebecca Bradley, Tim Atkinson, Kath Eastman, Old Kitty, and Lane

19 comments so far

  • Congratulations with your fab award!!!! And thanks for sharing these snippets about you!!

    I hate answering the phone too and praise whomever invented email!! LOL!! I’m yet to discover the joys of texting…!! 🙂

    Awww thank you so much for nominating my silly blog!! Have a great Sunday! Take care

  • Wow Denyse, I feel very plain and uninteresting! Brilliant things you’ve listed about yourself. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you also for nominating me. I will blog my seven things tomorrow. 🙂

    • The Indian blood really shows in my mum and in N3S’s complexion and cheekbones…and in my cheek bones too I guess but I have a very Scottish complexion otherwise…exdcept that I go very brown when in the sun 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing these, Deej, some of these things I knew already (you’ve mentioned them previously) and some were new to me.

    I smiled at the one about clocks. I’ve trained myself never to look at the clock when I wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, because if I do and it’s the time I’d normally get up for work on a weekday, then I can never fall back to sleep and that’s just so frustrating..

    • Well spotted! You just reminded me how long you have been reading my blog for! I am rubbish at having lie-ins, my body wants to get up and on with enjoying the weekend…not sure why it can’t enjoy it by sleeping a bit longer.

  • I think I’ve mentioned that I share your phone phobia! I’ve gotten to where I just bite the bullet and answer it though if I’m not in the middle of working, because I get it over with faster and I don’t have to worry about when I will have to call someone back.

    • It’s great Helen as long as you don’t have one of those phones that emits a constant humming or buzzing noise…though that might just be a hypersensitive autism thing that doesn’t bother mainstream people.

  • With you on number five: I too hate phones and used to run down a couple of floors to speak to a person face to face rather than call them on an internal line. I am getting better or it may be my girls are just getting chattier – still a bit abrupt I believe.

  • Hello lovely lady! Thank you so much for my award – I got one from Debs, as well, which was very cool – and I’m so sorry I haven’t been by to collect it until now. (The Real World has been keeping me from my Virtual Life.)

    What a wonderful mix of ethnicities and yes, I think the grandmothers may have had a small part to play in that. Love the idea of hiding a clock under your bed – I rarely hear mine anyway, so G always has to set his to a time later than mine goes off, to actually get me up and out of bed to switch it off!

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