Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tagged & Tickled

Thank you Amanda for tagging me! And here we go...

To help other writers by providing access to a repository of information, all drawn from personal experience, I am to list five things not commonly known about me. If my personal experiences prove interesting to writers out there, published or unpublished, they are free to contact me to draw from my vast wisdom.

1. I was 8 months pregnant and at the christening of my dh's neice. I consumed 5 helpings of trifle (what can I say, it was delicious?) Towards the end of the afternoon I started to feel a bit... full. The indigestion got worse, we went home. Did I need to go to the hospital, concerned dh wanted to know. Nah, I assured him, I was fine and besides it was World Cup year and he wanted to watch the match. Went to bed. Settled down. I decided I needed to go to the hospital. hehe. Ended up losing all that lovely trifle (over the doctor. he was not impressed) and having an emergency C section. Aah sweet memories!

2. I've had 23 inches of intestine removed which is why I have to graze constantly on such goodness as chocolate, latte and pastries (er, well because stuff goes through me more quickly, see, and leaves me all empty and hungry?)

3. When I woke up after having my gall bladder removed, my dh was at my bedside. He gazed lovingly into my eyes and said, 'Guess what?' I began to sniffle with emotion, sure he was about to tell me how dearly he adored me. He raised his hand and showed me a plastic tube. 'The surgeon gave me your gall stones to take home!'

4. When I was a child I went to watch Crackerjack and got to go up on stage at the end of the show and meet the stars. All I remember is being told 'DON'T CROWD MICHAEL ASPEL!' I was so traumatised I completely ignored him after that!

5. It doesn't matter how many times I watch it, every time I see that clip of the baby elephant peeing and poo-ing all over the Blue Peter studio, I end up weeping with laughter. In fact I'm sniggering now as I type!

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I tag Monica and Nell!

Sara has also tagged me, so will be back soon with more marvellous... er.... moments!


Sara Hantz said...

OMG chucking up all off the doctor - that is soooo funny!!!!

If you can think of any more for me, that's ok. If not you can use the same ones for both Amanda and me!!!

Sara Hantz said...

I meant 'all over the doctor' hahahahah

Christina Phillips said...

The doctor was very off with me after that - but what did he expect, handing me a silly little kidney shaped dish?! I needed a bucket!

Amanda Ashby said...

OMG. You are my new hero. FIVE helpings of trifle (which, for the record is one pudding that I don't like. In fact I'm quite proud of the fact there is a sugar based item I can say no to).

Christina Phillips said...

I love trifle. It's one of my very fave things!Tho I've never scoffed 5 helpings in a row after it triggered me into premature labour!