Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Me - 10 things you may or may not want to know!

Yesterday was an electricity free day here, thanks to eleventy-billion new powerpoints being put in.  Somehow it managed to take all day, with the power being turned on briefly twice to make cups of tea!
Therefore I haven't managed to blog any pretty photos for you to view, you'll simply have to find out a little more about ME!

I have been tagged by Adalita from Fatty Fin to Skinny Minnie, to join in on 10 things you don't want to know about me.

1. I love gardening
I completed a short horticulture course when I was about 21, and then enrolled in a diploma but was offered a job that I didn't want to turn down so never started.  I've been vaguely thinking that one day I'd like to revisit the idea.

2. I have a huge desire to go and live in France for 6 months 
Not Paris, somewhere smaller.  I'd dearly love for my daughter to attend school there and to immerse ourselves in the culture.  Maybe a village, or a smaller town.

3. I was a writer, of sorts
Before I fell pregnant, I was a pretty good writer, in fact, part of my job was writing.  I'm not sure what happened, but I am only now slowly regaining the ability, but it can be a struggle to get the words down.

4. I love lollies
Not so much chocolate, but give me a bag of party mix and I'll easily eat it all.

5. Fitness and I aren't good friends
Earlier this year I joined a gym for the first time in my life.  I was going 3 times and week, and also at the point of running 5km.  I was the fittest I've been in my life and I felt amazing.  I got sick in the June school holidays and it lingered for too long...I haven't exercised since.  Every day I say "this week...".  Sigh.

6. I am deaf in my right ear
It happened when I was 12, and was probably the most life changing thing that has happened to me.  I struggle socially in crowds or noisy places, but love to catch up in smaller groups.

7. I hate mess and untidiness
I'm not naturally a tidy person.  It's something I have to work on constantly.  I'm always leaving things on tables, chairs, the kitchen bench etc instead of putting them away, then racing around madly tidying up if people are coming over.

8. I have a dryer phobia
I refuse to put my clothes in the dryer, unless they are old things I wear in the garden.  When I was about 14 I accidentally shrunk a brand new sweatshirt, and have been a dryer-phobe ever since.

9. I love old things
I'm still sad that my Grandmother gave away all her lovely old books.  GAVE away, to some random charity person who knocked on the door.

10. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!
Any suggestions?!

I haven't tagged anyone, but if you want to play along, leave a comment linking to your post.

If you have stopped by, it would be lovely if you could leave a comment or just say hello so I know that you've been here. Thank you!


  1. Hi Kathryn

    gosh I love reading others top 10's thank you for these - you did so well without electricity - isn't it the worst when we are without some normal everyday modern conveniences. We feel like a left arm has been chopped off.

    I was doing some oh wow moments when reading your list and then doing some oh gee - I like that too.
    So that is blog conversation I suppose :)

    have a wonderful day

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog


  2. It's a great way for your readers to get to know you. Thanks for joining in.

  3. Hi Kathryn,

    Uncanny, how similar we are. As well as having a similar living in France dream, loathing mess, being Librans of roughly the same age, I'm nearly deaf in both ears too.

    Loved reading your list.

    Kel x

  4. Hi Kathryn
    I've been following your blog for a while but haven't commented before (slack!). I also lost the hearing in my right ear at the age of 12!! Just woke up one morning and it was gone - doctors don't know why but it was possibly due to having chicken pox at an earlier age. I find loud social situations very challenging too and it has certainly hindered my ability to make new friends. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your comments on my bloggy make me laugh... and you are distracting me from my inbox!... 81 emails to go! Ha, yes France- tick, dryer phobia - tick... but I still do it!... and I am still trying to work out what I want to be when I grow up. Continual change is good I reckon. Life is toooooo short! Thanks for making me laugh out loud! A-M xx

  6. Love it! Great read, K. Take me with you to France? :) xx

  7. I am with you on the subject of dryer phobia. I don't even have a dryer these days - I only ever used one when I had babies

  8. Really should be called 10 things you really DO want to know about someone, because it's always really interesting what people write.

  9. Loulou - at least it meant no washing or vacuuming, and other than the iphone, a break from technology!

    Adalita - Thank you for the invite :)

    Kellie & Mel - it's good to meet others with hearing difficulties, if you know what I mean! Kel, I think we must be long lost sisters!

    A-M - Continual change...there's a thought! Glad I could give you a laugh!

    BB - Let's do it! Mr TB has no interest in living there and I've been trying to convince my mum but she doesn't think Dan could cope without her. You and I would have a blast.

    Lyn - I use it to make my towels fluffy, but that's about it.

    Something Gorgeous - I love reading other people's facts, some I've come across have been really interesting.

  10. I just *love* lists like this! Thinking of doing something similar for my BYW homework...

  11. Thanks for sharing. I too have genetically messy tendencies but fight it every day. I think I may need a 10 step program though. Rural France would be perfect but for me I would do a few months in Italy as well. I fell off the exercise wagon as well but have just started pounding the all those O streets early in the morning. melx


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