Thursday, January 11, 2007


I’ve been tagged by Greenmantle so must share with you 5 things about me that you probably don’t know:

1. I have three sisters and HWDD thinks we look like this. (I’m the youngest, so must be third from the left!)

2. My paternal family tree can be traced back to 1699, but the family name will not continue now that I’ve married HWDD. I have gone from having a unique, frequently annoyingly miss-spelt name to proudly belonging to a new family whose name is blissfully easy to spell and even linked to vegetables, in a roundabout way!

3. The highest point on earth on which I have stood upon is the Kalihari Pass in the Himalayas at 15,000 feet above sea level.

4. The lowest point would be –18m, on the bottom of the Indian Ocean while diving off the coast of South Africa during our honeymoon.

5. Earlier this week I took my Mum & Dad to see ‘The Sound of Music’ at the London Palladium theatre, for mum’s birthday. It was a fabulous show and the songs all gave me goose bumps, evoking happy memories from childhood and of a previous trip to see it with Granny, back in 1982!

I shall Tag Lily Marlene, Petunia's Garden and The Balcony Garden


Petunia's Gardener said...

Oh, Sarah, Frankie tagged me when she tagged Greenmantle. I only saw it last night and haven't done anything yet. Do you want to tag another? Paula

Sue Swift said...

Good idea - I was wondering what to write about next!
I can beat you on Sound of Music memories. My mother took me up to London to see the film in 1965, when it very first came out. It was an organised coach trip, I think with a group from her work. we saw the film at the Dominion Cinema, just down the road from the Palladium. It was an enormous treat in those days.

Allotment Lady said...

That's lovely post, and very interesting

Mr Toad said...

That first photo is absolutely brilliant, SWD! I hope you don't mind too much if I nick it.

(I'm assuming that it's not actually you & your family)

Melanie Rimmer said...

Hi, I found your blog whilst browing for other allotment gardening/self-sufficiency blogs. I got tagged earlier this year. It's a bit like chickenpox - once you've had it you can't get it again.

I have added you to my links at If you'd like to link back to me that would be great, but of course it is entirely up to you.