Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Tagging Game - A blog entry by Vicki!

Thanks to Pemberley, now my Mum, Vicki, has to participate in a tagging game where you learn a bit more about her......I will hand over to her now......

Pemberley's challenge

The rules of the Game are:
(1) post 7 facts about yourself AND photos OR
(2) post 10 facts about yourself with no photos, OR
(3) post a childhood picture of yourself.”
I've chosen #1.

1. I got into blogging when NSW Public Libraries did an online Web 2.0 course last year through the State Library of NSW. Here is the course that I did:

NSW Public Libraries Learning 2.0

Here is my work blog that I set up and still maintain:

Vicki's work blog

2. I am passionate about Literacy and initiated a Books 4 Babies program through the Libraries where every new Mother in the local hospital is given a showbag from the Local Public Library which contains a Board Book and material on why it is important to read to your baby right from birth. If you want a copy of the handouts click here and the downloads are on the RHS of the page under Books 4 Babies information sheet.

Blue Mountains City Council website

3. I also blog on the Readers in the Mist blog under the reader name(s) Ishtar and Porphyria.

Readers in the Mist

4. I settled down late in life with someone I knew in High School. We have been married for 10 wonderful years and Batu is our baby.

5. I worked on the Sydney Olympic Games in the Library, in Research, in Sports Programs and then at Games time in the Main Press Centre which serviced print media. It was the most amazing experience to be involved with this International Event. I worked with SOCOG for 7 years.

6. I took a "gap year" when I was 24 and travelled extensively. I landed in Cairo and it was my mission to travel to London overland only using trains, buses and ferries. I went through Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, France and finally England. This took 4 months. Then I worked in England and travelled around England, Scotland and Ireland. I have a travel map on my work blog but it is not comprehensive as I have been very lucky to travel to many other destinations for work and pleasure.

7. I am addicted to Scrabble on Facebook and can have anything up to 20 games going at one time......

Here are some photos from my gap year:

These photos are from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Santorini (Greece) and England......

Thanks Pemberley's Mom, Meme, I really enjoyed digging these photos out!

I also found the photos of me and Batu in the snow - yes we occasionally get snow here!!!

Thanks for Reading!!!!


  1. It's very interesting to learn more about our mums, isn't it?

    Huffle Mawson

  2. WOW!

    Furry interesting infurmation!

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    Khyra and Her Mom
    PeeEssWoo: We saw this just after it posted but we were too sad and too leaky to read it having just read the news about Charlie...

  3. Its been a realy good meme this as we get to know the mums behind the cats. I loved reading your story. Where in England is that pub please.

    Hugs GJ xx

  4. Hi GJ - mum said the pub is in Nottingham.....

  5. Hi Human! So nice to learn about you!

  6. Thanks for sharing these facts! We love those photos of your mom from her gap year. Your mom has such pretty hair!

    If my mom didn't work in a school she would want to work in a library!


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