7 Random Facts About Me

Just for a bit of fun for today’s post – I thought I’d list 7 random facts about me. I hope you’ll share a few of your own in the comments. Just for fun :-)

Coral Bay beach, Cyprus

Here we go…If I get arrested afterwards will you all vouch for me…?

1. I never wear black. Don’t get the obsession – it’s such a draining colour! What’s wrong with charcoal, aubergine, olive or chocolate? Still hides those naughty excess pounds but much more flattering.

2. I once took the controls of a jumbo jet in the air. I loved it, passengers noticeably queasy. Told you I’d get arrested.

3. I love pastry. Cornish pasties, pork pies, sweet pastries, doughnuts…really must stop…

4. I don’t watch TV – not a big reveal I know but it is rare! Not that I’m against the box – I’ve just got too many other things I’d rather do instead!

5. I really love hiking. Funnily enough I love driving too which may seem odd! I’ve driven over a lot of UK and France on my lonesome. Now that’s a story for another day…

6. I have 3 kids (I say kids, they’re all taller…and smarter…than me)

7. I have moved house (and area) so many times that I’m told I now have a hotchpotch of an accent. Have a listen for yourself…(recorded May 2012)

Now over to you! What 3 random snippets of information could you tell us about you? Do add to the comments below! :-)

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  • http://twitter.com/FibiTee Phoebe Thomas

    I love lists like this; and you’re so right about accents and imagining how people sound. I think I probably sound a bit like you having also moved around so much. Here are 3 random facts about me: 1. I’ve lived in 9 countries, have 2 passports, born in a 3rd place but have no “home town”. 2. I spent a summer working in a fish factory in Iceland. 3. I’ve taken the train from Hanoi to Helsinki.

    • KarenGuttridge

      Great facts and – wow 9 countries – that’s impressive! Be interesting to hear if you have a favourite place to live…?

  • Bruce G

    1 I collect off cuts of wood just in case I find a purpose for them
    2 I’m a naturist
    3 no one knows about answer two …..

    • KarenGuttridge

      haha – we do now! :-)

  • Amy

    Karen,
    What a fun and creative post! Now I’m going to have to come up with a “7 Things” post myself, I think. The voice recording was a cute touch, too. It’s fun to hear your voice and you have a very lovely, unique accent to me. Here are a couple of things about me you don’t know: 1. I used to be a competitive runner, and ran a quarter mile in less than a minute. 2. I’m a musician and play the piano, the flute, and the banjo, and 3. I love, love, and long for the ocean. Probably a side-effect of growing up in Nebraska, U.S.A., so far from any ocean!

    • KarenGuttridge

      I’ll remember never to try and run away from you then! I understand now why you *sigh* over my Mediterranean island pics as they nearly always have the sea in them :-) With the voice recording – it’s always hard I think to listen to your own voice – you never can quite believe it’s you! I’ll look forward to your “7 Things” post :-)

  • Carol

    Great post. I have 3 kids too – all taller then me and all adopted. I am a walker. I design knitting patterns. I lived in London for 2 years many years ago. I love poetry by Dylan Thomas and Gerard Manly Hopkins.

    • KarenGuttridge

      Great, varied facts! I think it’s interesting to actually do a list like this about yourself as you realise that we’re all quite unique in our interests, achievements and where we’ve lived :-)

  • Raymond Greenhow

    It sounds like an ad in a dating agency. Hell, here goes:- 1) Love my family 2) Love being retired 3) Love walking 4)(you’ve guessed it Karen) Love beer 5) Love a few lines of rhyme 6)Love beer & finally 7) Love beer.
    There, that just about covers it.

    • KarenGuttridge

      I think I could have written that for you Ray! And how did I manage to leave beer off my list…?! Have to make another… :-)

  • Jo @wavesfromfrance

    1) In the morning I prefer instant coffee to fresh. 2) I used to have a pet mouse called ‘Guppy’. 3) I’ve always lived near the sea.. You did say random!

    • KarenGuttridge

      Perfectly random Jo! I also drink instant coffee in the morning – with a biscuit! (Not proud of that bit!)

  • Marian

    1. Living mostly in Sicily in Cefalù and a bit in UK 2. Used to have a ‘proper’ job. Now I’m free to do odds and sods jobs – one of which is a walking holiday leader. 3. 1 daughter, 1 husband, 2 cats (the latter 3 are all Italian)

    • KarenGuttridge

      What a fab job! Well I think so, anyway :-) I imagine that you can speak Italian too?

      • Marian

        Yes, leading walking holiays is fun if you like people and talking, even when you don’t feel like it!,,,,,,,,,,and yes I speak Italian

  • dbtraveller

    1) In my youth I was a catwalk model;
    2) I enjoy a nice glass of brandy;
    3) I love cooking;
    4) I am a bit of a linguist, and try to pick up a bit of conversational language whenever I visit a new country;
    5) I am married and have two teenage children;
    6) I have worked for the szme company since leaving school 32 years ago;
    7) I love photographing landscapes.

    • KarenGuttridge

      I think I remember you on the catwalks… ;-) What a great set of random facts – looks like your perfect holiday would be a mix of a cookery break and photographing landscapes in Cognac!

  • travellingbag

    Love your accent Karen. 3 snippets about me: 1) I want to live in the uk but I want to live in Australia, but I want to live in Paris ……2) I love the cold weather – give me winter anytime. 3) A Margherita is my cocktail of choice ;-)

    • KarenGuttridge

      Go for Paris! Plenty of cold weather and fab bars serving endless cocktails :-)

  • tedders

    1) I spent my honeymoon at Gleneagles Hotel Torquay whose proprietor at that time was a man called Mr Sinclair who John Cleese based his Basil Fawlty character. 2) I once sat next to Jenny Agutter on a TWA flight to Los Angeles in the late 1980′s. Also sat next to Joan Rivers late husband (not quite good enough for 3). 3) I am named in the Guiness Book of Records as one member of “The Rock Choir” who broke the world record this year for the greatest number of people performing a song simultaneously. That’s all folks!

    • KarenGuttridge

      Great facts Ted! And fab achievement with the choir (how many of you were involved?) As for Mr Sinclair – was it your visit that incited the Basil Fawlty behaviour…? :-D

  • Yon Michael

    Hi Karen, I am a walker too.

    1) I worked for myself until I was 45, now work in a school.
    2) I was in the army for a few years, Parachute regiment.
    3) I study Hebrew (modern and biblical ).
    4) I play the violin and guitar, kind of :)
    5) I love walking in harsh conditions, I love the challenge.
    6) I like to take on mini adventures, walking and bivving over night some where.
    7) I like to travel.

    Yon Michael

    • KarenGuttridge

      Some great facts! Studying Hebrew sounds intriguing (and challenging I imagine…). I love the sound of the mini adventures – can’t beat a bit of wild camping! :-)