Monday, 10 September 2007

Tig! You're it!

A couple of weeks ago we were feeling a bit stir crazy. Too many gloomy days. Not enough fresh air. Faffing about on the computer. Usually this leads to more madness. Crazed eBay bids. Myspace pages.

But this time we were lucky. We found Puddock's Two And A Half Acres - a wonderful blog to find when you are stuck in the middle of a city with no garden and the last bit of wildlife you spotted was a bin-raking squirrel or a couple of shifty looking pigeons.

Puddock also has the exsistential View From The Pond and has issued the following challenge from there -

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them). 4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

I can do random. No problem with random. All about random here.

But I'm feeling rather shy. It has been a long time since I played Tig. And Madame was always rubbish at playground games.

We would like to play. In our own pathetic way. And a couple of days late. So - 2 for the price of 1 - 8 random facts about Bear and Madame. And if anyone would like to pick up the baton ...


1. Favourite colour is blue.
2. Winner of "Best loved bear" at the 1977 Lomond Venture Scouts' Teddies' Tea Party.
3. Hates creme eggs.
4. Spent most of the 90s wanting to be Huey Morgan, lead singer of the "Fun Lovin' Criminals".
5. Loves snowy winter days.
6. Doesn't like using his first name.
7. Has a bell in one ear.
8. Worries and wonders.


1. Favourite "Half Man Half Biscuit" song is "Vatican Broadside".
2. Has never eaten in McDonalds.
3. Loves warm baths and freshly made beds.
4. Wishes she could speak German.
5. Started dyeing her hair when she was 18.
6. She likes spiders.
7. Her favourite actresses are Myrna Loy and Louise Brooks.
8. Please don't ask her to pick her favourite book. How could there be just one?

Ta da.

Must go. Will try and report back later in the week. Tales to tell of Madame's film festival adventure. Licorice pandas. Memories of John Peel. Or maybe other things. We're easily distracted.


Puddock said...

You've been saying nice things about my blog again - thank you so much! I'm blushing now.

You and Madame have come up with some great suitably random facts - my favourites are that She likes spiders and you hate creme eggs. Does that mean that you hate spiders and she loves creme eggs? Or does it not work like that?

bear said...

"nice things" - that's ok! We need something to balance the sarkiness. I'm sure a grouchy comment about polar bears or Oasis or bus drivers is just round the corner.

She does love creme eggs but is now banned from bringing them into the house following a deeply traumatic and unpleasantly sticky "accident".

We both quite like spiders. They do their thing. We do our thing. She will always rescue any that fall into the bath. Slugs and snails and slimy things ... shudder ... that's another story ...

Puddock said...

I'm very fond of slugs myself!

bear said...

Ha! Now we'll know where to send them. There are going to be a few homeless slugs and snails when Madame finally gets round to fitting copper bands to the window boxes.

It's going to be like Colditz in reverse. Netting and gun turrets to keep the squirrels out. Copper tape and land mines aimed at the slimeys.

She will have rocket next year!