Sunday Scribblings wants us to brag about ourselves this week! Not a prompt I’m particularly keen on but here goes
I tend to keep myself to myself. I don’t like to boast about my achievements. In fact I am easily embarrassed when anybody mentions them in public. I find praise difficult to take face to face, and I suppose that’s why I enjoy blogging so much – you can accept praise without receiving it directly from the ’praisee’! So I suppose it won’t be too awkward for me to have a little boast or two here!
So, how many people can claim to have climbed Everest the difficult way un-accompanied? Not many of you I guess. And I bet not many of you have swum the English Channel and straightaway walked up a French beach and eaten a dish of frog‘s legs! If I asked you to recite a Shakespeare soliloquy backwards could you do it?
Right, let’s make it easier. Hands up all those who can bite their nails? Not finger nails – toe nails. Can any of my fellow bloggers belch the national anthem or produce a rabbit from a hat?
Well I have to admit that I’ve never climbed a mountain – walking upstairs requires a half-way rest! As for swimming the channel, err, no. I have eaten frog’s legs on a French beach though, and I love ‘em, but not dripping wet in a swimming hat whilst covered in goose fat! And I have trouble reading our Billy-boy forwards!
Now the toe nails, the musical burping and magic tricks – well, actually I can’t do those either but I would place on a pedestal anyone that can.
So here I am 250 words in, trying to come up with something to brag about. Let’s think there must be something. I can sing in tune, and harmonising comes naturally. I’m reasonably good at pub quizzes and I can recognise most red wine varieties. What else? Did I mention harmonising? Oh, I did. Hey, this one’s good, I used to do a radio show and ..........and.........
Okay I give up. Roll on next week’s prompt!