25 Jun 2011


Okay dokey, here I go with a post inspired by Jenners over at Life .... With Books. Named the Four Things Meme, amongst other things, we get to know 4 places Jenners has lived,4 books she would recommend and 4 of her favourite foods ...... click HERE for her remaining 4 'things'.

Four jobs I have had in my life....
  1. Bingo caller. Enough to have put me off the game for life. I lost count of the number of brawling pensioners I had to deal with.
  2. Adult Training Centre Worker. My favourite job working with the group of people we then referred to as mentally handicapped.
  3. Play scheme Worker. See I don't hate children ..... I just couldn't eat a whole one.
  4. Teaching Assistant. Ah the stories I could tell you.
Four books I would read over and over....
  1. Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. A wonderful poem, perfect for Christmas Eve.
  2. John Barrowman's autobiographies. Not spectacular reads but, hey, any excuse to drool over JB is good enough for me. 
  3. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom.
Four places I have lived....
(very boring when you consider they are all within a 20 mile or so radius of each other)
  1. Ryton. Not that I remember living here as I was only a baby when we moved.
  2. Wardley. much of my childhood was spent here.
  3. Houghton-Le-Spring. I started married life living here.
  4. Longbenton. My home for the last 14 years.
Four books I would recommend ....
  1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. Like Jenners I also adore this book.
  2. Balthazar Jones And The Tower Of London Zoo by Kim Edwards.
  3. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Even though I'm not a huge fan this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever written.
  4. Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Even if you don't really like poetry the cat illustrations are delightful.
Four Places I have been ....
  1. Germany. 
  2. Kos (Greece).
  3. Istanbul (Turkey)
  4. Venice (Italy). 
Four of my favourite foods....
  1. Chocolate.
  2. Husband dearest's vegetable lasagne.
  3. Three cheese pasta.
  4. Ice-cream. At the moment I'm especially keen on Ben And Jerry's cookie dough ice-cream.
Four of my favourite drinks ....
  1. Hd's freshly made banana milkshake.
  2. American style (the kind that is so thick you can hardly suck it up the straw) strawberry milkshake.
  3. Ice Tea - if in Greece.
  4. Fentimans rose lemonade.
Four places I would rather be right now ....

  1. Visiting some of my blogger buddies.
  2. Germany/Kos/Turkey/Venice.
  3. The library.
  4. Anywhere there isn't a telephone.
Four things that are special in my life ....
  1. Hd (goes without saying)
  2. Books.
  3. Hedgehogs.
  4. The Sunday night quiz.
Four bloggers I hope will do this meme ....
  1. You.
  2. You.
  3. You. 
  4. You  - but only if you leave a link to your post so that we can all read your 4 favourite things meme.
John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood - As I said any excuse.


Arti said...

Wow... That was great, you have been places... Venice is one of my dream destinations!!
Nice to know so many things about you Tracy, Have a wonderful weekend:-)

naida said...

I just finished reading this one at Jenners. vegetable lasagne sounds yhum! and youve been to some interesting places! Enjoy your weekend ;)

Alexia561 said...

Fun to learn new things about you! I love vegetable lasagna, and thought Istanbul was amazing and wish I had more time there!

Thanks for the picture of Captain Jack! The man is awesome!

Nina said...

ooh banana milkshakes are delicious and ofcourse cookie dough ice-cream too!!!!

Boonie S said...

Fascinating! – especially that we’ve shared 2 jobs (nos 1 & 4), although both of mine were in the voluntary sector and thus paid only expenses. I particularly dig food choices 2 and 3 also. Are you a vegetarian? (I am).

All the best, Boonie

Dorte H said...

Haha. For favourite food I thought you would have been honest: Cadbury, Nestle, Rowntree, Bournville or something like that ;)

Kelly said...

I enjoyed your list!!

I've got the Edwards book (with the American title) sitting VERY high on my TBR stack. (actually, it's sitting in my Kindle)

Hmmm...wonder why I'm thinking of cheesy pasta for dinner now. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Such a cute meme! It's hot here and now I want a banana milkshake! ;D

animewookie said...

Oh what a fun meme, loved reading your interesting 4's...:D

Chatty Crone said...

He's cute - I like your four things and your picture!

Dizzy C said...

I like to find out more about my blog friends.
Will join in with this one :)

I was also a teaching assist for 7 yrs.

You say you would like to be anywhere without a phone. Got me thinking....now I rely heavily on my mobile phone for contact, I actually hate the house phone ringing.....the element of surprise, I guess. :)

have a good Sunday


Lilly said...

Nice to get to know so much about you! I'll join in on this :)

Dizzy C said...

My post is here


Bonnie said...

I love John Barrowman as well and wonder whatever happened to Torchwood! The 4 things meme sounds fun.

Lilly said...

here is my post by the way :)


....Petty Witter said...

So glad that many of you are joining in with this meme - it really is good fun.

In answer to your question Boonie I don't eat meat but do sometimes eat fish.

Jenners said...

So fun to read. Never expected Bingo Calling to be so stressful and violent! ; )

I am in love with the idea of banana milkshakes! Sounds delicious!

Glad we share our love of The Book Thief.

Such interesting places you've traveled!

Great fun to read this. I'm happy you did it!

Boonie S said...

Thanks for your reply.
This is a fascinating posts - interesting comments too.

Have a good week, Boonie

Misha said...

Wow! You've been to some interesting places! Like you, I adore The Book Thief.