Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…

I wasn’t sure about these meme’s and therefore it has taken me a little time to complete this one. I’m just a bit grumpy about these things, like a chain letter or in the modern world those texts that you are supposed to forward to friends. I don’t like the pressure under which they put you, a guilt that if you don’t take part you are letting the side down. Anyway grump over I thought about it and actually realised it might be a little bit of fun. All I will say to those I tag, please don’t feel you need to do this but maybe in a moment when you’re thin on material or time, it might be a relief to have these prompts and it may also be good for your fellow bloggers to get to know you. So here goes…

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 5 random facts about yourself
  2. Choose 5 other deserving blogs with less than 200 subscribers to nominate and link their blogs in your post
  3. Tell your nominees you have chosen them for this award by leaving a comment on their blogs
  4. Answer the 5 questions the tagger has asked you and ask your own 5 questions to the people you nominate
  5. No tag backs (I think I have already failed this one)

The bloggers I nominate, because I enjoy their blogs and they are very kind to comment on my own offerings, are F.A.B at Forty, 39 and counting, The Oliver’s Madhouse, 92three30 and Corporate Housekeeping. I’m sorry if you’ve already had this meme.

Here are my five random facts….

  1. I was born in South Africa.
  2. I was once in a youth production of Romeo and Juliet which toured around Tuscany, yes the one in Italy.
  3. I spent most of my teenage summer holidays on the island of Gozo, yes the one off Malta.
  4. I am a quarter Italian, my hair and nose is definitely part of that quarter.
  5. I love the song “You are the Wind Beneath My Wings” sung by Bet Midler oh and the film Beaches it comes from, cue tears.

Here are the five questions and my answers…..

Where do you see yourself in ten years time?

My first thought is how old will the kids be? 18 & 19, where will they be?  At home probably. I can’t project myself that far forward without thinking of them. Hopefully my job of bringing them up will be a glowing story of success and they will require minimum input from parents. For me I wish for little, other than to be happy and financially secure enough to live with few worries, not great wealth just stress free. I wish to be able to fill my days with work or activities that I take pleasure in and things that have me wanting to leave my bed in the morning. I would like to fall into bed at night fulfilled and tired from a day well spent. Also I’d like to be free of depression or to at least have gained a greater understanding of the workings of my mind so as to create an impenetrable defence against my foe. To share all the best and worst moments with my wonderful husband who although wonderful now will be completely wonderful in 10 years time because he will have mellowed.

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

From about 9 years old I wanted to be a fashion designer. I would spend hours drawing outfits and models. I still have a book full of these funny little characters clothed in my avant-garde creations. This remained my dream into my teens. Even now I’d still quite like to be a fashion designer.

What is your favourite alcoholic drink?

Since I am currently taking a year off drinking alcohol, which I have blogged about here and here I abstain from answering this question.

How long have you been blogging for? and why did you start one?

I have been blogging 5 months. I started reading peoples blogs about adoption when I joined twitter. I thought I’d like to have a go and the rest as they say is history.

Do you still live where you grew up or have you moved to a new location?

I don’t live where I was born and lived for the first 8 years of my life, South Africa. I live about 10 miles from the area where my husband and I schooled and grew up. We live in the hills away from the hustle and bustle but we are not remote. I love the community we are now bringing our children up in. It is full of some wonderful people, we’ve made friends and being involved in a community gives you a true sense of belonging. It’s important for me that my adopted children grow up somewhere they can truly feel they belong.

These are the questions I’d like my tags to answer.

1. What is your favourite childhood memory?

2. What would be your last meal?

3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

4. What are your favourite past times other than blogging?

5. Do you have any regrets and if so what are they?


  1. Jaime Oliver November 26, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    Thank you my lovely, although i have had one very similar your questions are different and to be fair the bit about random facts i have never done either. I am off out shortly and will make a start with this when i get back and get it on tomorrow :-)

      • Jaime Oliver November 26, 2012 / 5:40 pm

        to say you were reluctant to do it, i only hope mine is half as good as yours and i would be happy! lol x

  2. Sarah Miles (@_sarahmiles_) November 26, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Grrr..just lost my long comment to the depths of WordPress login.

    Was saying how I like taking short glimpses into other people’s past…getting to know them a little better.

    My tentative link is that my husband was born and raised in SA and I toured Germany in Romeo and Juliet! Not as nice as Italy though…

    • thepuffindiaries November 26, 2012 / 8:13 pm

      I hate it when that happens, one click and it’s gone. Not so tentative those links. pretty amazing coincidence I think. Thanks Sarah x

  3. Nichola (@fabfortymum) November 27, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    Very jealous of your Italian roots and living on Gozo. I once spent 2 days there, it’s a lovely little island. I went on the island jeep safari and managed to get lost! However, I got lost near a vineyard, so it all worked out perfectly 😮

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