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Have you ever?

I just love it when I find new blogs to read, especially when they are original, informative and well written. Where the people involved in the blog feel real and what’s more, it turns out I have been missing out on something. All of the above is true here, this meme is from Ami, whose blog I hadn’t visited until today, so here goes:

Have you ever, ever, ever in your long-legged life…

1  Stood on top of a very high mountain or cliff, looking down at countryside, or out to sea?

Oh yes, my favourite would be a house where I stayed in Bodega bay, Northern California. It sat way above the beach, facing the Pacific Ocean. A beautiful place where you could sit upon the deck or in the hot tub and enjoy the view. Wonderful!

2  Lay on your back on a hot summer’s night, listening to the crickets chirping, and watching the satellites as they chase each other across the heavens?

A few times when younger we went camping and that was when I can remember lying back looking at the stars and listening to the wildlife, including crickets.

3  Skinny-dipped at midnight?

During the mid 80’s ex-hubby and I took a holiday to Cyprus. For probably the only time in our marriage, we hooked up with several other couples, hanging out with them in the evenings and having amazing fun. One of the things I did (though hubby didn’t since he doesn’t swim) was to get in the pool late at night, naked. We were all in our 20’s, in new relationships having a wonderful time. We were also drunk!

4  Intentionally or inadvertently swum with sharks?

Nope. There was one holiday where it might have happened, but a freak storm arrived and we got wet on the boat without even getting into the sea!

5  Broken a bone in your body?

Luckily no

6  Driven a car at speeds in excess of 120 mph? (yes, I know it’s illegal, but the motorway was very quiet at the time)

I don’t think I have been in a car that goes that fast!

7  Played “Pooh Sticks”?

Yes, with my son and his cousins; Great fun.

8  Run in a “Pancake” race?

At my son’s primary school, yes. I wasn’t the winner!

9  Had your eyelashes dyed?


10  Ridden a horse naked?

I have rarely ridden a horse and never naked.

11  Punted down the River Cam? (or any other river)

I have watched others punt on the river Cam, but haven’t done it myself. It may well be more fun to watch the mess other’s get into!

12  Played tennis in a short white tennis skirt whilst wearing minimal knickers?

Sadly no.

13  Helped an inebriated husband up the stairs at 2 in the morning?

Too many times yes. I also helped him up after he fell out of the car, out of a hotel bath he has fallen into while going to the toilet. He wasn’t a frequent drinker, but when he did, he never knew where to draw the line!

14  Been too scared to get out of a swimming pool whilst on holiday, due to a very large Doberman sitting on the edge watching you? (no-one was around at the time)

I don’t go to those kind of places!

15  Sat in a deckchair snoozing happily whilst the sound of leather on willow echoes distantly in your ears?

Oh yes, my dad and brothers played cricket every weekend growing up. The days when you could snooze in the heat of the sun were rare sadly. My memories are more about huddling under a blanket!

16  Taken a ride on the Maid of the Mist under the Niagara Falls?

No, but I would love to do that!

17  Climbed up something – rockface, climbing wall, rope in a sports hall, long ladder, tree – and been too scared witless to climb back down?
Yes, and sadly I was ru

Yes, and sadly I was rubbish.

18  Been too liberal with the “Eau de Cologne” which then ran down where it shouldn’t, which in turn caused you to hop madly around and rip your knickers off and throw them as far from you as you could?

Don’t think so, no

19  Made snow angels?

Yes, with my son when he was little.

20  Lost a shoe in a ploughed field on a moonlight walk home after a party?

I was chair of the PTA and remember one night where ex-hubby went off home because he hated that we had to stay behind to clear up. I walked back with some other parents across a ploughed, muddy field. I didn’t lose a shoe, but I arrived home caked in mud with my heels ruined.

21  Shrieked loudly, due to being spanked hard, and frightened away a visitor/s who turned and ran back down your drive – and now you never will know who was about to knock on your door. And you are desperately hoping they will never ask…

No, but Master is sure that I have aroused interest in the neighbours at both our houses. Not just though spanking, but as a result of sex. 


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