Friday, June 1, 2012

The 11 Questions Tag Game

I have been tagged again. This time it's the lovely Mimi at Magical Mystical Mimi    I have to thank. I love this one because it is all about my lucky number 11. Here are the rules:

  • Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog.
  • Answer the 11 ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post.
  • Cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
  • Choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs and you legit­i­mately have to tag 11 people.

OK - so I will try and be brief (nooooo, I hear you screaming, the 'verbose' lady is being given free rein to waffle on. Will I end up bleeding from my eyes after reading more of her nonsense?!). Here are 11 things about me:

1. I own an actual red telephone box! Sadly it's in England. I would love to bring it over to the States but it weighs about three quarters of a ton.
2. I used to own a company in the UK that organised spy treasure hunts for corporate entertainment all based around ... you've guessed it ... red telephone boxes. It was called The Red Box Run.
3. It makes me physically heave when I see people picking their noses.
4. I had a tracheotomy after swallowing a felt pen lid when I was eight and nearly died.
5. I love living in California where everyone loves my British accent and make me feel 'special'.
6. In another life I would have loved to have been a professional rally driver (and probably explains the three speeding tickets in three years).
7. When I stopped smoking in 1991 (yikes, that's a long time ago now) I got really bad eczema, particularly on my feet. I had to bandage them every day and some days I couldn't go to work as it was too painful to walk. Afterwards, my feet were a size 7 after being a size 5 beforehand. Weird.
8. I love matching my earrings to my clothes.
9. I like my food with sauces, particularly blue cheese sauce on steak (which has become a bit of a family favourite on Friday nights).
10. I have been told I have a very infectious laugh.
11. I love numerology, the tarot and Angel cards. I used to read my cards every day and sometimes for my friends, but stopped doing it since I got to California, which is strange as this is, like, the hippy capital of the world. Maybe I will start up again.

I am going to break this tag into 2 parts and do the rest of the tag in my next post.

Finally, I wanted to say YAAAAAYY!!! I just reached 200 followers! How fab is that? Thank you all so much for reading, commenting and following me. I'm really grateful and I love blogging. I can't wait til things ease up a bit so I can get back to posting more frequently and visiting all your blogs more.


  1. I want a red phone box! Better yet, I want to visit one in England:) I can tell by your smile that you have an infectious laugh. P.S. glad you lived.

  2. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers!
    I'm with Gwen on this one, "I want a red telephone box!" I really miss the sight of those things.

    Still trying to work out why your feet went from a 5 to a 7. That is indeed weird.

    1. Sod it, I just got 'unfollowed' by someone so it's gone down to 199! Wish I could get the box moved over here - how cool would it be to have in my garden in California?!
      Yep, the feet thing IS weird.

  3. LOL now I know how to scare you away, just shove my finger up my nose..hahahaha

    1. Ugh! I see people in cars with their finger stuck half way up their noses as if they're not really sitting in a glass bubble and they're really invisible!

  4. Wow! That is awesome! I want a red telephone booth!!! And nose picking?? DISSSGUSSSTING! Blue cheese on steak however, YUMMY! Great post! Thanks for playing along. I love your answers! :)

    1. Thanks Mimi - just need to get a nanosecond to post the second half!