The was a series of Secret Seven books written by Enid Blyton. Well I’ve been asked to tell you seven secrets about myself!
The person who asked me to do this is Liz, who has a wonderful blog called Margot and Barbara (named after the characters in The Good Life tv sitcom).
Well if it’s alright with you Liz, I’m going to try to do something a bit different here. Each of my seven secrets listed below will include a link to an audioboo recording or two, so that anyone who is curious can hear me say a bit more. Each audioboo is 5 minutes or less, and you don’t need to sign in to listen.
I spent November doing an audioboo recording per day for NaPodPoMo (see Does November have to be a gloomy month? for more information about why I did this).
So here goes:
- I have imaginary friends! By this, I mean friends who I’ve never actually met in ‘real life’. This includes many of you reading this, and many of the people listening to my audioboos. Yesterday I read a blogpost called My Imaginary Friends on the Bling Buoy blog and I was inspired to focus my last NaPodPoMo audioboo on my imaginary friends.
Audioboo: Hello my imaginary friends
- Since my Uncle Chris died in August I’ve been trying to learn to live with a ‘Chris-shaped hole in the world’. It has helped that other people who knew Chris have said nice things after listening to the audioboo I recorded about how much I was missing Chris, and what a positive impact he had on my life.
Audioboo: A Matter of Life & Death
- I’ve always been better at talking than writing, so I like audioboo because it gives me a way of thinking out loud. It’s also very easy and quick to do.
Audioboo: Some thoughts on audioboo
- Throughout my childhood, I was unbeaten in my family at playing ‘Downfall‘. Until, that is, I was in my early 20s and my younger sister Alice was about 7. Then Alice beat me on her first go. And on her second. And I’ve never played against her since! But I’m still good friends with her and when we went thrift shopping together on Saturday morning she found a Downfall set of her very own.
Audioboo: Thrift shopping
(and I also posted some photos of my Magpie Monday – York finds purchases)
- I’m rather partial to a bit of poetry.
Audioboo: ‘Being Boring’ & ‘A Green Song’ by Wendy Cope
- I j0ined in my first ‘twitter party’ recently and won £100 in John Lewis vouchers in the prize draw. The theme of the twitter party was #xmastips.
Audioboo: Twitter party #xmastips – I won a prize
- I love Kate Bush and have been very excited about the new album. But when I was in my mid-teens I found that the b-side to Kate Bush’s The Hounds of Love album was a bit of a shock to the system!
Audioboo: Excited about the next Kate Bush album
Audioboo: The Day I Saw Kate Bush
So there you go. It’s up to you, as a reader of this blog, whether you listen to my audioboos or not. But I just thought that some people might be interested to hear what I was talking about during November!
And now I’m supposed to nominate a worthy recipient of this honour of being told their blog is great and that we want to find out seven secrets about them. So, without further ado, the honour goes to the lovely Cat at Yellow Days. Cat is one of my newest imaginary friends, and she, like me, is trying to focus on writing about the good moments in life.