Monday, 6 October 2008

I have been tagged!

I don't usually go for this sort of thing but I am going to start playing this game. Linda from "Just my little bit" has tagged me with the task to tell you six random things about myself; so here they are:-

  1. When I was four I was run over by a tricycle at nursery, I still have the scar on my knee
  2. I learnt to programme computers when they were still as big as a room, and needed another room to hold all the cooling equipment. You had to programme them using punched cards or paper tape - the idea of using a keyboard was still years away.
  3. I married my lovely wife before going back to do a masters degree and she was in the hospital labour ward whilst I was doing a metallurgy exam. Cool as a cucumber; especially since when I phoned up before going in to the examination room, I was told she had been taken to the intensive care ward.
  4. My other great love (apart from art) is music. I play the guitar and write my own songs. you can see some of them on my YouTube videos
  5. My favourite english food is stew. I cook a very mean stew and always make enough to last me for two or three days. Don't you think it just keeps on getting better the more it is heated up. My wife doesn't agree!
  6. Number six....mmmmm.... That reminds me of The Prisoner and the location of the Village, Portmeirion in North Wales. This was one of my favourite holiday locations when my family was young. More likely to go abroad now to search for a little sun. Can't stand the English weather with my arthritic knees.

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Here are the six people I have tagged

  1. Jan of Jan's Journal
  2. Margaret at Mop Heads Unite
  3. Maureen at Maureen's Mixture
  4. Sherry of Sherry's simple blog
  5. Viv of Viv's Visuals
  6. Wendy at Wendy's Art and Craft Journey

Happy Tagging!




Are there not any actual questions to be answered?


Maureen said...

Whoa, lots of writing and thinking to do - may put this off a while.

Linda said...


I know it takes time to not only right up the random facts but look for others to tag and post on their blogs.

Punch Cards? Oh my, that brought up some memories from college days. I had a punch card project in class and took me hours to find all my typing mistakes. Most of the time was waiting for my turn at the computer.

Thanks for playing along.

Viv's Visuals said...

flippin eck...six things about me???? I'm not that interesting!!!
Will have to have a long long think...

Artyfax said...

Linda, my MSc program was one of the heavy weights at the college and I could only run it once a day. How the hell you are expected to debug a program like that I never found out. It ran thro' once or twice but I ran out of time. the prof's understood this tho, luckily. LOL

My name is CINDY...... said...

Well done John - the computer bit made me smile. I remember going to a presentation where the lecturer told us that the workings of a computer would eventually be as small as the blackboard rubber he was holding (you can tell how long ago it was by the fact he was using chalk and a blackboard as visual aids).

Sherry said...

errr Thanks John - I think!! lol This will require a bit of thought. Love the randomness of your 6 things.

Sherry said...

I'm now up and tagging on my blog!
Cheers John!

Patti said...

Interesting read! Isn't it fun revealing so much about yourself!?

take care,