Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Gosh ...

Laura, over at the Daily Dodo handed me out an award last night along with some other fine folks.  Thank you so much.  It is very much appreciated.

I'm feeling all British and shy. 

If I've got this right, the acceptance speech is supposed to be seven fun factoids about myself.  I also need to pass this on to other people, which seems only right - although quite how the hardcore gamer types who make up 50% of my reading list will feel about being called "Irresistibly Sweet" is amusing me.  That part may take a little longer, but I shall pass on the sweetness with pleasure.

Bleary eyed as I am, this is what you get for the seven fun factoids.

  1. I bake like a demon.  You possibly already guessed this from the recent cake postage.
  2. I have a not very secret passion for penguins.
  3. Against my expectations, I'm really enjoying Rick Riordan's myth books.
  4. I love walking around barefoot and this bewilders my family horribly.
  5. Despite my on/off relationship with technology, I am a dab hand at finding things on the internet.  This house, some fine holidays, fake ducks.
  6. I love and follow flat racing.
  7. Learning to type took ages.  My mother sent me on a "learn at 30wpm in a week or get a free week" course just after I graduated.  Three free weeks later, they chucked me out at 29wpm.


  1. Ha! I didn't know number 7, but that is the kind of thing that stand-up comedy is made of.

  2. Congrats on the award.

    My parents FORCED me to take a type class. I TOLD them I'd never need it. ahaha Thanks mom!!

  3. 29wpm sounds pretty decent. but then again I never did learned to type either.

    have a sweet day.

  4. I'm a two finger typer. And the love of peguins... are we talking chocolate or black and white waddly type?