Monday, January 22, 2007


I was tagged on Sunday by Lisa.

Here are the instructions - The Rules: Each player of this game starts with "6 weird things about you". Each person who gets tagged needs to write a blog post of their own 6 weird things as well as clearly state this rule. After you state your 6 weird things, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you're tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog for information as to what it means.

I have to say I found this incredibly hard as my weird things don't seem so weird to me. I have got used to my own weirdness and so they now seem normal!

So here are my six weird things

1. I love giving birth. I am not so keen on pregnancy, as an impatient Arien I find it goes on rather too long for my liking, but giving birth is the best. I had 3 wonderful births. Don't get me wrong they were not pain free by any means but they were the most wonderful exciting days I have ever had. When I was pregnant with my first child, some 17 years ago, I was scared and unsure of what will happen during birth. A visit to the antenatal clinic showing a video of a woman giving birth, laying on a bed screaming, upset me and I went home and told Paul I just couldn't do THAT! I went to pregnancy yoga classes in North London where we were living and then to Active Birth Parenting classes. With the information I received from these I knew exactly the type of birth I wanted and as I had no medical problems and my labour was straightforward I was lucky enough to have the birth I planned. This then led me to train as an Active Birth teacher and I taught pregnancy yoga classes, couples courses and Baby Massage classes 5 days a week in Kent before moving to Devon.

2. I have to have brown sugar sprinkled on the top of my cappuccino. If it is stirred in the drink is ruined.

3. I think that my gran (who died many years ago) guides me when I am looking for vintage bits. She was a great lover of jumble sales and charity shops and used to enlist my help as a little girl to help her behind the table at jumble sales. I seem to find things when others have not seen them and also feel a strong pull to go to a certain charity shop on a certain day. I will nearly always find something quite special on these occasions.

4. If I have a cream tea I must have the jam on the scone first before the cream. It's the only way!

5. I believe my cats to be sacred guardians of our home when we are not there. I think they keep our spirit alive in the home and that nothing bad will happen when they are around.

6. I buy fabric to sell on ebay as well as on my website (coming soon I promise!) but sometimes I cannot sell it or use it but tuck it away somewhere and get it out from time-to-time for a little stroke.

Crikey, actually now I read them back I am weird, really weird!

I tag
GOW, Tanya, Wendz, Lettuce, Luce, and Pod
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Calamity Tat said...

You're not weird ..... much, wel number 2 is weird, hahaha... well thanks, I am going to think about this alnight now until I can think of anything weird I do hahaha see struggling already...

Wendz said...

Six? SIX? I may be odd but SIX things? Blimey this will be hard.

grumpy old woman said...


well that's a great way to poke me out of my quiet spell, isn't it?

gimme some time to think - after all - I'm not weird at all, am I?


ramblingwoman said...

OK I accept the tagging!

Now I have to think of weird things about me! (shouldn't be so hard, knowing when to stop, now that's the hard one!

Pod said...

say it again RW!!

dons, you area sod!! i accept but it may take a little while as i have visitors etc and am generally a very important person...cough cough

hurrah for weirdos!!

lettuce said...

hee hee, I like your weirdness! (and share No. 6 actually)

Primrose Hill said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for letting me tag you! Your weird things are cool!
L x

Wendz said...

p.s. am giggling over no.6....that IS weird....but cute!

Maggie said...

I have some fabric, two metres of a Cyrus Clark cotton (design dated 1977) featuring koi fish, which I bought years ago and have not used. I too am guilty of buying without using but perhaps I could sell it? Is there a market for old Cyrus Clark?

AnastasiaC said...

not weird at all...I can relate to the whole birthing much fear is forced upon us about the labour...I just trusted my body do what it was designed to do ..oh and woman who schedule a C-section into their diary...Ughh!

how sweet that you can feel your granny thrifting with you...I love that!!!

AnastasiaC said...

cant wait to see your website!! i love vintage fabric too!

Pod said...

i have done what you demanded!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

You are brave doing this Donna....I chickened out!
I don't really think you are weird though....I am with you on the giving birth thing....scary but wonderfully amazing!!

That is so sweet that you feel that your Granny guides you - and you do find some wonderful things....

trac said...

Hi Donna, just catching up.

Lovely pics as usual!

Very funny all this weird stuff everywhere.

And look there is GOW!? :O)
Is your birthday the 3rd Jan? - Same as Shumi?


nuttnbunny said...

Aren't the really wierd ones those that don't know it :-)

Donna said...

Hi Trac nice to see you :-) I had a cunning plan to tag GOW and bring her out of retirement, hehehe. Her birthday is a week later than Schumi's

claire Maraldo said...

Blimey- I wish I felt the same as you about giving birth. I was in total denial about the birth. No classes, no little chats with other prospective'm not listening. Even when it was happening to me, I still couldn't believe it.

I wish my gran could help me out with thrifting from the other side.

Angel Jem said...

I loved giving birth, too. It hurt (a little/ a lot) but the 3 times I did it were the most magical moments for me. And I'd rather give birth again than have work done at the dentist. (strange, but true)

grumpy old woman said...

I have no idea what that picture might have been Dons - just blogger being weird.
I have now deleted it along with your comment :o}

grumpy old woman said...

Donna, sweetie, when ARE you going to stop being weird??