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The secret diary of a single parent bloke

Kreativ Blogger

Writen: Friday, April 9th, 2010, uploaded: Friday, April 9th, 2010


So, I’ve been nominated as a “Kreativ Blogger” (thank you @mrsljhall) which consists of listing seven facts about myself and nominating seven others to do the same. A bit like a chain letter, but without the death threat.

So here are my seven. I’ll try to make them interesting, but can’t promise.

  1. I am the same height as James Bond. According to the novels, the suave secret agent is 183cm tall- and so am I. Unfortunately, this is where our similarities end. I don’t think that I’d make a very good secret agent (publishing my diary online would be a very poor thing for a secret agent to do).
  2. I can move my eye-brows independently of each other, and in time to music. I usually do this whilst my brother is drinking, as it nearly always makes him spit it out in laughter. However, my eyebrows are trying to form a group by meeting in the middle. I therefore sometimes have to shave that part of my face.
  3. The first single I ever bought was “The Chicken Song” by Spitting Image. This is an appalling thing to admit, however I feel redeemed by the fact that the first band I ever saw live was Iron Maiden. And what I great show it was too!
  4. I have two phobias: heights and not being able to get out of water. The heights one is odd: I can look over the edge of a cliff, go on the highest rollercoaster or look out of an aeroplane window and be fine. But two rungs up a ladder and I’m wetting myself! The water one applies to rivers etc with walled edges (ie the Thames in London) because I know that if I fell in, I’d never get out. I’m actually quite a good swimmer (or would be if I wasn’t so unfit).
  5. This is the one that everybody thinks is really weird: I don’t like chips. When I was about 11, I was a fat little pig and was put on a strict diet. After a few weeks (and lots of begging), I was allowed some. Unknown to me at the time, my Mom had done something to them so that they were like shells of battered oil- one bite through the thin crispy shell filled my mouth with fat. I haven’t been able to eat them since.
  6. I’ve always wanted to go into business for myself, and couldn’t wait to leave education and get a job. I was summoned to see the college careers advisor to explain why I hadn’t applied for university, and the conversation went something like this:
    “Why haven’t you filled in your application forms?”
    “Because I’m not going to university.”
    “And just what do you think you’re going to do instead?”
    “I’m going to get a job.”
    “Well don’t come back here when you can’t get one!” And with that, she got up and opened the door.
  7. I’m really struggling with this now. Erm. I like to untangle things, and am very happy when given a bag full of knotted string etc. I have been known to dismantle my stereo, computer or TV setup just so that I can untangle the wires.

Phew. That’s all done.

OK, so I now nominate the following people to take up the mantle and list their seven things:


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Comments (3)

3 Responses to “ Kreativ Blogger ”

    Lisa commented at 9:23 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Numbers 1 & 7.
    I think you would make an EXCELLENT secret agent. I still feel that I know nothing about you!
    I love that you like to untangle things :o )
    Thank you for accepting the task x


    Bloke commented at 9:24 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Number 8: I always do as I’m told.


    jo commented at 4:14 pm on March 7th, 2014

    What a lovely blog! You are touchingly honest. I was moved by your post about your little boy walking across the plane aisle and lying in you lap. Actions, as always, speak much louder than words. Good luck with filling in all the gaps :)


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