Stylish Blogger Award

17 Oct


Oh it must be Blog Award season as I’ve received two this week.  Erin from Seven Little Australians and Counting nominated me to join in the fun of the Stylish Blogger Award.  (OH and yes Erin, if we should ever meet I’d happily offer you a cup of tea and we could talk books until the cows come home…and since I don’t have cows it’ll be a really long time before any head my way.  Hehehe.)

Okay, on with the nitty gritty details of the blog.   I have to reveal 7 things about myself that you might not know.

1.  I love my sleep…don’t call early in the morning.  I don’t even answer the door to my book parcel man if he calls too early!  No.  Really!

2.  Vegetables are not my favourite thing.  I’m learning to tolerate them in my old age but I doubt I’ll ever love them.

3.  I’m fascinated by weather events (from the safety of my lounge chair that is) and so is my youngest…but you wouldn’t get me out in one.

4.  Growing up I lived in all sorts of homes – an apartment (we call them “flats”), a 3 storey home with indoor pool, a small demountable building with no electricity or water, with family, in rental homes, a caravan, in a cabin at a caravan park and in the shell of a house my father was building.  So when I got married and moved into an “ordinary” house I was so excited.

5.  If I could I would have a large family.  That’s not a possibility so my husband breathes a sigh of relief.

6.  My husband taught me to drive and I didn’t get my license until I was 23 turning 24.  Hey, I had a great Daddy who drove me where I needed to go.  Plus no money to buy a car anywhere and no great desire to learn until I really needed to.

7. My book collection started when I won $50 book voucher in a writing contest my teacher made me enter.  I had to write about what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I said a teacher but I wanted to start my own school that would be very unlike school as we knew it.  When they read it aloud on assembly it had the teachers in stitches of laughter but hey it wasn’t meant to be amusing.  I wish I still had that piece of writing.

Now to nominate others to share in the fun:

Educating April

We’ve Gone W.A.lkabout

Jen’s Busy Days




Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Bits and Pieces


3 responses to “Stylish Blogger Award

  1. April

    October 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the award Tracey, very kind of you. Hmmm… 7 interesting things about myself, that’s hard!

  2. Jen in NSW

    October 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I can relate to number 4, having lived in all sorts of places, mostly in caravans when I was really young, although I haven’t lived in a half built house (yet, maybe I will as I build my own some day!).

    I also didn’t get my driver’s licence until my mid 20’s. In Brisbane there was (is?) such great public transport I just didn’t see the need to budget for a car. It took me over 5 months of fortnightly lessons. Not a natural thing for a bookworm like me to learn.

    If we ever got together to chat our hubbies may want to purchase some cows or it could be a very lonely life for them. lol

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW
    (who will now go off to read other’s replies while I ponder mine)

  3. Tracey

    October 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Purchase cows….hehehehehe…you’re too funny. In that case we’d just have to send a child to go and milk the things while we continued chatting.

    I enjoyed living in all sorts of homes. I never felt deprived for a moment. Funny thing is that we never went camping at all. Dad’s response to why not was, “Why would you need to?” Very true. In some of our homes we sat out under the stars every night chatting and far too regularly we had snakes and spiders visit our humble abodes. They were not welcome!


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