Now, you probably thought Madame DeFarge was a Dickensian invention from his Tale of Two Cities, who knitted at the foot of the guillotine as the upper classes were led to their messy deaths at the hands of the good Dr. Guillotin's invention. But you'd be wrong. She is not a hatchet-faced tricoteuse, but rather an astute and highly literate servant of the peepul, and she's jolly well tagged me to list six things or habits of no real importance about myself, thus:
1) Put the link of the person who tagged you on your blog. Yep, done that.
2)Write the rules. Yep, done that too.
3) Mention 6 things or habits of no real importance about you. Please see below.
4) Tag 6 persons adding their links directly.
5) Alert the persons that you tagged them.
Here are my Six Things:
(i) My first soft toy was a stuffed Eeyore, whom I insisted upon calling Gooby.
(ii) I have a particular interest in the seventeenth century diarist and Bon Viveur John Aubrey. It could be something to do with us sharing a birthday. Albeit he was born before 1752 when the calendar changed. So we don't really share a birthday at all.
(iii) I am almost totally omnivorous, but the one thing in the world I will not eat is a toffee apple.
(iv) I have just eaten half a bar of Milka chocolate. It is currently a bargain at 99p at W.H.Smith.
(v) My hair is now the longest it has been in more than 33 years.
(vi) I have never ridden a horse.
And now, it's time to tag...
Rob - For a Canadian perspective on the ordinary.
Comedy Goddess - Because I think she will come up with some very quirky answers.
Stevyn - For an ex-pat Cornish writer's sextet of mundanities.
Derrick - He's led such an interesting life; now let's hear the dull stuff!
John Soanes - Because This Oscar Wilde Lookalike Can Always Be Relied Upon For An Apt Comment...And Lots Of Capital Letters.
Raph - Because giraffes must sometimes encounter les choses ordinaires.
Over to you, boys and girls!
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