Sunday 10 February 2013

I've been Liebstered (part 2)

As explained in yesterday's post, Christ (Shared Creativity) and Janet (Caribou Crossing Chronicles) nominated me for the Liebster Award.
Here are the rules:
  1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
  2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate
  4. Choose 11 blogs with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.
 Yesterday I answered Chris and Janet's eleven questions.

Today I will tell you eleven facts about myself, and then pose my own eleven questions.
  1.  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.
  2. I am the eldest of three children, married to the eldest of six children.
  3. 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.
  4. I was a Brownie Leader for five years. I took "leave of absence" thirty-two years ago and haven't been back!
  5. 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!
  6. In College, I took every drama class I could! English was my major.
  7. 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).
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10.  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!
  11. My husband and I attended the same primary school and were in the same class in Grade 2.
Here are my eleven questions: (Just for fun, I have answered them for myself)
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
    1966 Sindy Doll
  4. 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!)
  5. 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!

  6. 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.
    John Sands SC3000

  7. 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!
  8. How many UFOs/WIPs can you name right now?
  9. What makes you laugh?
    My grandsons' antics.
  10. What's the first thing you think of when you hear/read the word "Australia"?
    Home - the best country in the world!
  11. 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.
  1. Delighted Hands
  2. Hayestackhayes
  3. Kate's Arty Bits Blog
  4. Life in Pieces
  5. Life is a Stitch
  6. Quilting and Other Craft Therapy
  7. Sew Many Yarns
  8. Snippets 'n' Scraps
  9. Stitchin' Therapy
  10. Tops to Treasures
  11. UFOs and UBIs - My Crafty Blog
Why not visit some (or all) of these blogs?

Thanks again, Chris and Janet!


    1. congratulations on the Leibster award ! Its always interesting and fun to know a bit more about each other :)

    2. Did you know in 2nd grad that you'd met "the guy"?

    3. Wow, you have a better memory than I. Very fun to read over all your fun facts!

    4. Love your analogy of teaching to acting! My DH is a 2nd career teacher and it is a perfect match for him... he can take lots of chaos and always sees the best in kids.

    5. It's so fun to get to know a bit more about you :)

    6. congrats on your award.
      I took Spanish in school many many years ago. Now I would like to learn Japanese.


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