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7 Things -not all about Moodle

Having been tagged by Tomaz Lasic and Dai Barnes, here are seven things you might not know about me.. and only one is related to Moodle !

1. In addition to the languages I’ve studied and taught, I can also speak fluent Black Country. I spent the first 18 years of my life in West Bromwich, near Birmingham in the West Midlands where the accent and dialect are very strong. I find myself regularly interpreting for my family in the North when my family in the Midlands come to visit.

2. At university my then boyfriend and his mates were  ‘radio hams’ In the spirit of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” I did the City & Guilds Amateur Radio Exam , got 2 credits, took the Morse Code test and became  G4MRY calling CQ CQ CQ

3. Being a bit clever in MFL, I had read the complete works of Molière, 17th Century French playwright, by the time  I was 15

4. Despite being passed off as someone who knows some ICT, I am in fact an arithmophobe who switches off the minute figures or money are mentioned. I confess to being unable to ‘do’ either Excel or Access and having no desire to learn

5. We always used to say that my father- for whom I regularly translated – missed out on WW2. A member of the South Staffs regiment he was sent to France and then involved in the evacuation from Dunkirk… back for just a week, he was sent to fight in the Far East where he was captured by the Japanese and made prisoner of war for 4 years in Siam helping build the so-called Death Railway. When he came home he was so ridden by tropical diseases they said he wouldn’t live beyond 40. He died this time last year aged 89.

6. When I was 9 my auntie taught me to touch type – and the ability to type with all fingers and without looking at the keyboard has been one of the single most useful skills I’ve ever learned.

7. I’ve just finished writing a book.. but that’s for some  other time 😉

I’d like to learn more about these people…

Julian Ridden aka Moodleman; Mel Gibb aka Moodle Girl;  Alicia Wyatt, Very Particularly Helpful Moodler; Drew Buddie the Digital Maverick; Joe Dale MFL teacher extraordinaire; Dan Needlestone fellow Moodler and Karl Goddard who lives ‘down the road!’

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3 Comments »

  1. Very interesting 7 things. Number 3 really impresses me because I only read Moliere at university. Number 4 I can relate to. Number 5 is brilliant! He showed them! Number 6 goes for me too. I had to learn outside of school because you couldn’t do foreign languages as well as something practical like typing at school.

    Comment: Tania Sheko – 10. January 2009 @ 9:29 pm

  2. I want to know about the book!

    Comment: A. T. Wyatt – 10. January 2009 @ 10:24 pm

  3. I would also like to know about the book!!

    Thanks for sharing your “7 things” I have just posted mine here .

    Thanks for the tag, it was fun 🙂

    Mel Gibb

    Comment: Mel Gibb (aka Moodlegirl) – 11. January 2009 @ 9:24 pm

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