Friday, January 05, 2007

007 and me

How is it that the interior we decked out with cards and lights and decorations that looked so sparkly and festive before Christmas now looks so pathetically tawdry?

Nancy has kindly tagged me for the Five Things About Me meme, so here goes:

1. I have lived continuously in France for almost 22 years which means that this year I will have lived in France for half of my life. (Because, yes, 22 is exactly half of 34.)

2. I have dislocated both of my knees. This is not an experience I recommend.

3. People tell me I'm tone deaf. But I'm not.

4. I have worn contact lenses for the past twenty or so years. I now occasionally need to wear reading glasses on top of my contact lenses, specifically every time I want to read something. I find this somewhat irritating.

5. I once wrote a PhD thesis on the subject of Nineteenth Century Scottish Travellers in France. As you can undoubtedly tell from the title, it's an unputdownable read.

And I'm tagging: Neil, Hairy, Teacher Dude, Magpie and Jonathan.


Nancy A. McKeand said...

I would never have guessed any of those things about you, Lesley! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jonathan Wonham said...

That explains your library then...

Is there a reciprocal PhD, French Travellers in Scotland?

"Georges squeezed the rain from his beret for the zillionth time and swatted another infernal midge on the back of his ear. How he longed for a bowl of onion soup rather than a bowl of porridge..."

Neil said...

Aw jeez... must I? Feel like you've just asked me to tidy my room or clean your car with a toothbrush. I'll get round to it later in the week... promise.

Lesley said...

Jonathan: There's a definite gap in the PhD market there because all of the studies of French travellers in Scotland are very old.

Neil: Get to it. *cracks whip*

BeefKing said...

you didnt mention: did you dislocate both your knees independently or at the same time?

Lesley said...

BK: Separately: once in the snow, once at a party, once playing hockey and once playing volleyball. Fun.

y.Wendy.y said...

I look forward to the day when I can say I've lived in France for 22 years!

So now...with that wonderful Scottish accent of you speak French like a native or still with an accent?


Being confined indoors most of the day, just the four of us, is reminding me of the days when my children were wee and most of our weekends ...