Wednesday, 8 February 2012

I've been tagged!

Lea [click here for her blog] recently tagged me in a Randomness-11 post.  I promised her that I would be a good sport and participate :-).  So here goes:

First the rules:

1. Post these rules.
2. Post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in your tagger's post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers YOU tag to answer.
5. Tell the bloggers you've tagged that they're it.
6. Oh, and no stuff in the tagging section about "you're tagged if reading this". 

11 Random things about me:
  • I'm always singing
  • I love Elliott Smith's songs
  • Don't like tripe
  • Being a dad is amazing
  • Studied to be a Catholic Priest in my teens
  • For a fitness nut I enjoy an occasional beer
  • A running friend once told me I was an awkward looking runner
  • I'm really just a big kid
  • Song writing has changed my life
  • Being a teacher has been most rewarding
  • I'm going to live forever young
 Now to answer Lea's questions:
What is the movie you enjoy watching the most and why?
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest as it has great dialogue and story 
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Coffee or Tea?
When you were at school, what was your favourite subject? 
I loved Latin as I had a great teacher and I enjoyed the challenge
What is the one thing you hope to achieve this year? 
Win a National medal in Cycling
What have you done / achieved (to date) that you are the most proud of? 
Competing for New Zealand in Mountain Running
What did you like most about today? 
Teaching the children under my care
What happened in 2011 that surprised you the most?  
That I could be a competitive cyclist 
Favourite Colour?
Black or blue
If we had to do something together today what activity would you choose for  us to do?
Listen to our favourite music with a bottle of wine
I now tag these people: 
George - All about people
Ellie - Ellie's Place
John - Don't unplug your hub
Here are your questions:
  1. What is your favourite past time?
  2. Where is your place of retreat?
  3. Favourite Food?
  4. When are you at your happiest?
  5. What is your greatest desire?
  6. What is your proudest achievement?
  7. Did you have a favourite teacher?
  8. What have you learnt about yourself recently?
  9. Who is your favourite performer / artist?
  10. What are your goals for 2012?


Lea said...

I love Elliott Smith's music too now thanks to you! :-) I'm glad you started writing songs because you are very good at it. You don't like tripe? What if I made you my signature tripe dish when you came for dinner? (Not that I have a signature tripe dish...)

I've never actually seen One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - must see if I can watch it one day.

And listening to our favourite music over a bottle of wine sounds like a fun thing to do :-)

All About People said...

Gee, thanks Paul. I've been tagged. Still, I have to say that reading this has given me great insight into you. So, I'll get busy and get mine done - and thank you!

George Savva

blackhuff said...

As a co-fitness nut, I too enjoy my occasional beer :) There's nothing like an ice cold beer.
Thanks for tagging me :)

Ellie said...

Very interesting to learn some things about you. Thanks for tagging me - I'll get round to it soon.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Loved learning more about you, Paul.

I just love your passion for teaching kids :)