Seven Facts

Boeta at Our Rumbling Ocean has revealed seven facts about himself and his family and linked to 15 blogs we might like. The idea is that each link-owner should do the same.

I won’t give you 15 links but I will update my blogroll so you can choose. It has not been refreshed for a while and I need to add some of my newer followings, including of course Our Rumbling Ocean.

I can probably do 7 facts. Here goes:

I can’t draw or paint to save my life. I struggle to draw a straight line with a ruler. So I write and photograph as my creative outlets. I have huge admiration for those who are artistic.

I can’t play a musical instrument. My father was a good pianist and my brother could play and was a choral scholar at an English cathedral. Where did the musical gene go?

I am a much better teacher than I am doer. Does as I say not as I do.

I have spent most of my life since 1997 in Hong Kong but I don’t like Chinese food much. I tolerate it at best.

My ideal day is spent travelling with a camera in my hand and my wife by my side. I have visited all 7 continents and if there were an 8th I would want to go there.

I am arguably the world’s most intolerant driver. I, of course, am perfect and everybody else is  a menace to safety on the road. The older I get the stronger my conviction becomes.

I am totally unable to understand modern technology. It intimidates me. Unless I can plug and play I hate it. I spent 2 hours last night trying to get a wifi router extender to work. Failed. I want to go back to the 1960s.

So there we are. 7 facts about the real me. But are they true?

21 thoughts on “Seven Facts

  1. Yes, Andrew, I believe everything that you have written. 🙂 How do I know? A “big bird” told me some of it and the rest I deduced from various and sundry ways, 🙂 I love those seven facts. 🙂

    • You are very perceptive, Yvonne. Do you have a date yet for your procedure? I keep think about it and hoping for a smooth and successful op. for you.

      • I reckon it will be 2nd week of Feb. I should not have put it off but I was dealing with lots of depression about the time you had your op done. The blood thinner is about to kill me and I stopped it for several weeks- will have to begin it again. I suppose tomorrow. I have been feeling terrible. Very weak, so I need to get the procedure done.

        I’ve been working on 2014 butterfly post for about two months. Spent too much time editing,etc. Trying to make it as educational as possible. I get tired so easy and now I’m just about sick of the cotton picking post. Might have it ready in about 3 days. 🙂

      • The meds can be very debilitating. Even afterwards you cant get away from them immediately. Just try to take it as easy as possible. I am still in sinus rythym and seeing my cardio tomorrow for the 1 month check. You will feel very different after a successful procedure Yvonne.

  2. Well, the Chinese food aversion will soon end. Mrs Ha will put Welsh rabbit on the table, 24/7 rugby on telly and rollicking times at the local will be the norm.
    Your artistic output will thrive and many a time we will all be waiting for your creative output.

    • The rugby will be a great relief Gerard. Nowadays I have to watch at bizarre times from 10pm to 3 am depending on kick off time. No local for me but perhaps a nice Winchester bistro.

  3. I think I do…at least a bit more interesting then ours…he he. The 7 continents is the one I would like to copy for sure and the camera and family bit hits home for sure.

  4. This was fun! For example I no idea that you weren’t that keen on Chinese food but some of the other facts I’d guessed from things that you’ve written about before. Visiting all 7 continents is pretty impressive and though you say that you can’t draw or paint, you are a mighty fine photographer 🙂 7 interesting and illuminating facts, thanks Andrew 🙂

      • OK, I like my Chinese food to contain just dead animals too. My bleeding heart would never allow me to kill something for consumption. That’s what butchers are for and I don’t want to cause any to become unemployed..

  5. I believe every word, Andrew.

    I love Chinese food…among most other varieties as well, although there are a few I’ve never experienced. I am not a fan of Sushi.

    I am quite sure there is much more of interest about you. Tell us more. 🙂

  6. We’ve recorded various “facts” about ourselves on a well-known Social Network; but please don’t believe I’ve got a degree in “Hamster Keeping”, etc.

  7. “Getting to know you…” Great fun. I would like to go back to the 60’s as well. I love to watch old TV shows and be reminded of how innocent things were back then. Ah, well. My daughter wants to visit just 3 countries: Scandinavia, Great Britain, and France. And Germany. My mother was a great traveler, but I crave a home from which I shall not venture.

  8. I am also the epitome of perfect drivers. All the idiot drivers must have apps on their phone so they know when I’m on the road… and they can get in my way!

  9. An endearing collection. I think you must be better at technology and more artistic than you think, or you wouldn’t create so many stunning photos. Seven continents… ah me, I have only managed three and I fear that may be my total. Still you never know.

  10. Sadly, my blog isn’t that sort of blog, i.e. because I’m telling a story (which is supposed to be at least partly coherent) I can’t just dash off and add 7 facts about myself. Pity 😦

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