I don’t think I’ll ever forgive the wonderful Sarah Mines for this but there you go.
Here are the rules:
- Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
- At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
- Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
So, trying to gather some pace with this thing here we go:
I was a nurse. Seriously I went to Swansea University and spent eighteen months learning how to look after quite ill people. I really really enjoyed it, and would still be there if my demo to the local radio station hadn’t resulted in a breakfast show. It has made me incredibly un-sympathetic to sick people though.
I was a commercial radio breakfast show presenter. Rather amazingly, off the back of one rather bad demo Bridge FM in South Wales made me their breakfast show presenter for six months before I had a massive falling out with the manager, luckily I already had a job at the BBC by then.
I’m a buddhist. Not random, but new.
I have a problem with tools. I spend any slow Sunday shopping in Machine Mart. I wish there was some kind of rehab.
I like nothing better than the sound of rain on canvass. I’m a big fan of camping and drag my poor suffering wife to damp fields in sub zero temperatures just so I can listen to the dew landing on the tent.
I have two cats, had a dog, but have a secret hankering for a family of goats.
I was a member of the New Labour Society in University, but then got thrown out for supporting an independent candidate in the student district of Swansea. At the count for the election I was punched in the face by a New Labour type who lost the election. I’ve not got involved in politics since then.
I secretly wish I was on the stage. Ever since school I’ve enjoyed acting – to the point where I actually believe I could be on the stage in the West End – I’ve even thought about going to auditions. Reality then kicks in and I discover how much talent you need to do that kind of thing and how far out of my depth I am.
Okay with that over with let’s think…. eight people to nominate.
Euan Semple – fantastic ex-BBC who taught me a lot
Frank Boyd – wonderful chap behind the Innovation Labs.
Tom Coates – totally awesome guy, ex-BBC now Yahoo!
Chad Dickerson – gentleman and a scholar, a true blue and genius to boot.
Robin Hamman – a fellow St Albans resident and blogging guru.
Jemima Kiss – very clever journo at the Guardian
Jag Singh – fellow guest once on blogger tv
Peter Cashmore – never me, never talked, but the surname is so rare and he keeps coming up in my google results.