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A couple of things you might not know about me.......

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gillybob Wed 09-Sep-15 12:30:27

I'm feeling quite down at the minute so decided to start a light hearted thread to cheer myself up a bit. smile

I will start.

I absolutely love Country Music. Yee Ha
I love caravans
I drive a mini
I always wanted to be a social worker when I was young

Over to you.............

granoffour Wed 09-Sep-15 12:35:03

Great thread, gillybob.

I have an odd fear of fire engines. I don't just pull over when I hear one but I try and turn off the road completely. And I turn the radio up to drown out the sound (never works of course).

I don't like pizza.

I drive a peugeot but my dream car is a mini!

I love the idea of a caravan but in 'real life' give me a 5 star hotel any time grin

Margsus Wed 09-Sep-15 12:40:25

Right, here goes...

I adore cruises, especially when they include time in the USA.

I'm only 4'10" tall, but have somehow managed to produce two tall, strapping sons.

My favourite music is 60s Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, really most stuff from that era. As soon as I hear it I feel 16 again.

I drive a Nissan Juke (with the help of a small cushion!)

Next please!

Katek Wed 09-Sep-15 12:40:32

Sorry to hear you're feeling down-hope the thread will cheer you up!

I moved schools 17 times
I spent a year in hospital when I was 9
I drive a Renault Csptur
I couldn't fly for 40 years.

cornergran Wed 09-Sep-15 12:43:34

Thanks Gillybob for starting this, hope it cheers you.

I hate pears and rhubarb, can't bear the smell of either

I had a 'proper' mini years ago, loved it, the children grew out of it, very sad.

I love rivers, streams, the sea, oceans - any sort of water (that isn't flooding.....)

I wanted to be an archaeologist or a librarian - didn't quite do either although I love books and live with a very old person grin.

Grannyknot Wed 09-Sep-15 12:55:28

I drive a sporty Mercedes Benz (that surprises even me). I drive it sedately.

I'm a neurotic passenger in a car, always slightly terrified on motorways. But I'm very happy on "B" roads.

Like cornergran I love all types of water.

But I can't swim.

hildajenniJ Wed 09-Sep-15 13:16:02

I adore classical music, particularly Smetana, Mozart and Vaughn Williams.
I don't have my own car but prefer driving my son's Zaphira to my DH's little Ford Ka!
I can crochet absolutely anything
I love travelling by train.

I hope all these lift your spirits. (I'm enjoying it anyway).

Bellanonna Wed 09-Sep-15 13:25:15

Ah, gillybob, what a nice idea. Hope you feel upbeat again soon.

I drive a Yaris - safe and reliable, like me ( yawn)

I'm 5' 6', shoe size 5, dress size 14/16. Mrs average really.

GSOH as they say. Slightly different from other people's. Love a good laugh. Enjoyed reading David Lodge's humour and when reading one once on the crowded train to London I suddenly shrieked out loud . People turned and stared at the man next to me.
I nearly choked trying to stifle my laughter.

Love rhubarb and pears !! And most fruit. I cut apples though !

I've got turquoise polish on toe nails and pink gel on fingernails

Like cruising too. Not many options left with older, unfit DH. Off on one at the end of month for my 75th.

Love making silly noises and silly faces with my gorgeous little ones.

Blimey I'd better let someone else get a word in. Hope I haven't bored you off the planet gillybob. Along with everyone else. I often manage to kill threads grin

Notso Wed 09-Sep-15 13:29:19

Great thread gillybob!

I have never driven on a motorway and never will.

The longest I've ever lived at one address was 12 years.

I play in a ukelele band.

I adore Jo Malone perfume.

I have green fingers and once germinated some.....ahem.....special seeds for a dare.

Ceesnan Wed 09-Sep-15 13:30:05

I hate mushrooms.
I have a Mini One that I absolutely love - it's my best car ever!
I have an urge to dye my hair purple.

Katek Wed 09-Sep-15 13:34:09

Notso......!! I'm shocked!! They er weren't in the budgie seed mix were they? [grin

Bellanonna Wed 09-Sep-15 13:41:44

Grass Granny !!

Katek Wed 09-Sep-15 13:53:15

Oh Notso- I love Ukulele Orchestra of GB........especially Wuthering Heights!

ninathenana Wed 09-Sep-15 14:13:38

Good thread, I hope it cheers you up gillybob
I don't like anything spicy.
I enjoy driving, currently have a Minerva
I love art deco
love animals but not creepy crawlies.
I could do with loosing quiet a bit of weight.

vampirequeen Wed 09-Sep-15 15:22:02

Love the thread.

I drive a Ford Mondeo but would love Bentley CONTINENTAL GT V8

I used to play the clarinet.

I love the views from the tops of hills but hate climbing up them.

I have a phobia of the dentist but also have a phobia that if I don't get checked every six months all my teeth will fall out on six months and one day.

I love sponge, jelly, custard and cream but hate them when all layered together in a trifle.

Cherrytree59 Wed 09-Sep-15 15:54:08

Hi gillybob great thread. Drive ka but got to change it, can only just manage two baby seats in back. Favourite holiday sailing around greek islands in a little boat. favourite past time ride outs on the back of DH motorbike. We've rode round mountains of Northan Spain twice. Usualy though just round beautiful Wales. Hate liver - love chocolate!

Marmight Wed 09-Sep-15 15:54:42

I have a secret hoard of KitKats even though I live on my own

I love trawling junk and charity shops even though I don't need anymore 'stuff' in my life

As an 11 year old I was rendered unconscious and broke my skull after an accident with a Lifeboat (that probably accounts for quite a lot wink)

I love singing, classical/choral music and in my dreams I am a modern day Kathleen Ferrier

I've just bought myself a piano - one off those plug in jobs - and am trying to re-learn using my 50 year old music books. I was shocked to find out I got as far as Grade VI back in the day, so there is hope yet...

I eat Ambrosia rice from the tin with large dod of raspberry jam thrown in for good measure

I drive a Honda 4x4 - it replaced the Porsche

I have a vivid imagination and tell porkies

tanith Wed 09-Sep-15 16:01:58

Love this thread

I was a tomboy when I was young

I love caravan holidays as long as its a quiet camp site can't be doing with 'entertainment etc'.

I once sang and danced a minuet in a school performance (I can't sing)

I love driving and currently have a Nissan Qashqai

Love swimming preferably in the sea and am most content when I'm near open water or river.

I once made a fairy castle for my eldest daughter's birthday

tanith Wed 09-Sep-15 16:03:27

That last one was a cake by the way..grin

Envious Wed 09-Sep-15 16:06:01

I have dreamed many times of my teeth falling out confused
I'd love to see Monument Valley in Utah and go to Buckham Fair in Beamister in August.
I don't like country music and I live in Nashville,Tn. blush
I drive a 12 year old Toyota Matrix

shysal Wed 09-Sep-15 16:39:31

I drive a Honda Jazz, but KateK, I really love the look of the Renault Captur, and have the brochure in front of me. Which colour do you have, and are you pleased with it? This is the one I fancy.

I have never eaten a MacDonalds burger.
I am an Archers fan.
I am an Ebay addict, but only buy, not sell!
Most of my dreams involve trying to find a toilet. blush

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 09-Sep-15 16:46:45

I hate heights
I have done three solo parachute jumps
The smell of cooked cheese makes me gag
I am scared of custard
I have become (slightly) obsessed with my fitbit

(OK - not slightly at all)

POGS Wed 09-Sep-15 16:47:37

Gillybob. Chin up.

I have a terrible singing voice, hubby says I can fart in tune better than I can sing confused

I had my toe nails painted for the first time in my life a month ago. Now have beautiful trotters.

I can't drive any more due to health but am a wizz on my "Madge' (disability scooter)

Hate the dentist.

Want my ashes scattered at either Weymouth or Tenerife , whichever is warmest for hubby to have a holiday.

My only education certificates are RSA in English and Typing and so if I am perceived as a 'smart ass' it's not because I am educationally clever just a bolshy old moo.

Enjoy reading these sort of threads keep um coming please. wine

NfkDumpling Wed 09-Sep-15 16:59:40

I failed the eleven plus.

I want to be an architect when I grow up.

I can't eat garlic - love the taste, but find it very 'slimming' wink

Love travelling. So much wonderful world out there.

I drive an XTrail ( we tow a caravan and a boat - not at the same time though) and a Peugeot 106 which I inherited from my mum.

Love animals.

Am scared stiff of dead things.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 09-Sep-15 16:59:53

My ambition is to stand on one leg with my eyes shut for ten whole seconds.

I have rediscovered homemade macaroni milk pudding.

I love fruit crumbles.

I ride a 1973 Raleigh ladies bike (one owner)