Saturday, January 06, 2007

5 things you don’t know about me

Thanks to Lady Ellee of Ely for tagging me with the meme about five things you probably didn’t know about me. So here goes:

  • I delivered general election leaflets for Labour… in 1983. But I was extremely young and foolish at the time.
  • I am very cool on the idea of Turkey ever being allowed to join the EU. Shock, horror…
  • I don’t have a Maths O level. In fact, I am pretty much innumerate if truth be told.
  • Many moons ago, I knew the lovely Penelope Cruz in a professional capacity. A charming woman.
  • I voted for Ukip in the last European Parliamentary elections. I don’t know what got into me.


13 comments:

CityUnslicker said...

number 2 surely does not count...you need another entry!

like your new blog look; mainly because your copying me!

istanbultory said...

CU,
Having just popped over to your place. I take your point. Great minds....

Ellee said...

Hey, belated congratulations on your new site, I didn't know you were a candidate for London Mayor. I'm in contact with Lurline who also wants to stands, how many candidates are there, btw?

It seems you've tried most political colours, I hope you will stay blue now. I'd like to see some pics of you and Penelope if poss, or maybe just some you took of her as you are incognito.

If you read my post on this, you will know why my mother would kill me if I went to Turkey, some of her ancestors were slaughtered in Smyrna by Turks. And Greek people have very long memories.

istanbultory said...

The new template is not bad is it?. As for being a London Mayoral candidate, I'll stand aside if Newmania should chooose to run. Croydonian should give the issue some thought as well. As for the number of candidates, I suspect there must be dozens by this point. Alas, no pics of Penelope. I have been kicking myself about that failure ever since. I knew her in 94/95 when she lived in Belsize Park, London. On Smyrna, I can understand your mother's point of view.

Ellee said...

Are you going to add any text in your left hand column? It seems to be wasted space at the moment.

istanbultory said...

Ellee,
I shall mull it over. If there's no problem with the template, I'll deal with the left hand side of the page.

Voyager said...

I knew her in 94/95 when she lived in Belsize Park, London.

Your "Notting Hill" moment no doubt Hugh ?

istanbultory said...

I am more a native of Kilburn than Belsize Park.

Voyager said...

I am more a native of Kilburn

Oh......you're Irish !

Ellee said...

Glad I'm not the only one hopeless at maths. I can't read maps either, though I am working on that one as I lead walks for the Ramblers.

Croydonian said...

Nice looking template IT. I am, of course, sick with jealousy at your having been in the presence of the divine Ms Cruz.

CityUnslicker said...

I note I have been de-linked though...

istanbultory said...

CU,
You shall be re-linked, sir. I am still working my way through the template.The work goes on, as NuLabour used to say.