- You must post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you
- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate
- Choose 11 blogs with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.
Today I will tell you eleven facts about myself, and then pose my own eleven questions.
- I was made in England and born in Australia on ANZAC Day, a holiday unique to Australia and New Zealand -- just to prove that I am really Australian to my Aussie dad and (then) English mum.
- I am the eldest of three children, married to the eldest of six children.
- I worked Thursday night and Saturday morning in the delicatessen section of a supermarket for five years (my last two years of high school and my three years of teachers' college) up till the Saturday before I got married.
- I was a Brownie Leader for five years. I took "leave of absence" thirty-two years ago and haven't been back!
- As a child, I wanted to be an actress but my father told me I had to get a "real job" so I studied to be a teacher and years later discovered it was a great acting job with a captive audience!
- In College, I took every drama class I could! English was my major.
- I was a primary school teacher for a total of eight years in two different state schools then, after a five year gap (as a SAHM with DD), I taught for five years in a private school (which my daughter attended).
- My husband and I owned a scuba diving shop 50km (21 miles) from the coast for three and a half years (1987-1990) during the "recession we had to have"! I do not scuba dive and would not pass the medical to do so due to a history of bronchial illnesses as a child!
- At the age of 45 I applied to go to university and was accepted. Over the next three years I completed my Bachelor of Adult Education from one university and earned a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from another.
- I love languages and over the years have studied French, Italian and Japanese. I don't speak any of these well. I can say thank you in eighteen different languages!
- My husband and I attended the same primary school and were in the same class in Grade 2.
- Where were you when Armstrong walked on the moon? (I know, you weren't even born then!)
I was at school, it was broadcast over the radio into the school quadrangle
- What colours in decorating, fashion or stitching do you remember without hesitation?
In decorating, I clearly remember Mission brown, burnt orange and avocado green from the 70s, grey and pink in the 80s.
- What was your favourite childhood toy?
My sister and I each had a Sindy doll, my dad built a wardrobe and my mum made clothes. We also had bought clothes for them which was novel because we'd only just started having store-bought clothes ourselves! We definitely had this outfit!
- Name one song that you can sing from beginning to end.
Only one? I've been a singer all my life and I know the words of lots of songs. Okay, "Yesterday" by the Beatles (and a lot of others since it is one of the most recorded songs ever!)
- Name one advertising jingle from your pre-adult days that you remember clearly (and then tell me music has no power!)
The KFC song that goes "the cows and the sheep and the birds and the horses..." -- and, yes, I can sing all the words!
- When did you get your first computer?
I bought WM a John Sands Sega with rubber keys that plugged into the television and used cassette tape for memory! We bought our first "real" computer when we had the shop -- I think in 1989.
- When did you start blogging and why?
I wrote my first post in January 2007. My friend had a blog and it looked like fun!
- How many UFOs/WIPs can you name right now?
- What makes you laugh?
My grandsons' antics.
- What's the first thing you think of when you hear/read the word "Australia"?
Home - the best country in the world!
- What's for dinner? Who's cooking?
I have no idea!
The Liebster Award was designed to introduce "small" blogs (under 200 followers). Here are my nominated eleven.
- Delighted Hands
- Kate's Arty Bits Blog
- Life in Pieces
- Life is a Stitch
- Quilting and Other Craft Therapy
- Sew Many Yarns
- Snippets 'n' Scraps
- Stitchin' Therapy
- Tops to Treasures
- UFOs and UBIs - My Crafty Blog
Thanks again, Chris and Janet!