Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ten things you might not know about me

Britgirl - my amazingly creative friend in the UK - has challenged me to come up with 10 things you didn't know about me. It takes some thinking!
  1. I was an asthmatic child; pale and anaemic. I was hospitalised with pneumonia at 7. It took my parents 15 years to organise themselves to move from the cold, damp town I grew up in to somewhere with a better climate. I have been well ever since!
  2. My great, great grandparents all arrived in Australia between 1840 and 1870 from all over the world. I am about 1/2 English, and the other half is a mix of Swiss-Italian, Cornish, Scottish, Northern Irish, Southern Irish, German and possibly Norwegian.
  3. I met my husband when I joined an amateur athletic club. He competed in many places in Australia and at the World Fire Fighters games in New Zealand and in Las Vegas, USA.
  4. I am a messy, indecisive procrastinator!
  5. I have always looked young for my age. At 21 I could still get children's fares on public transport. I had my first child at 29 and yet people still say to me that I look too young to have a 20 year old daughter.
  6. I have a degree in Geology and Mathematics. I enjoyed the statistical analysis involved in geology. 
  7. I wore my skivvy backwards all day yesterday before I noticed on the way home.
  8. I try to leave a small footprint on the earth. We have a compost bin, a vegetable garden, we dry our clothes on a clothes line, we have solar hot water and recently installed solar panels that can generate 4Kwh (more than we use on a sunny day).
  9. I was christened and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church.
  10. Both of my parents were teachers. Most of their close relatives were teachers, too. Guess what I do for a living!! ;)
Now I tag fellow Aussie scrappers

And just to leave you with a few pages I've scrapped lately. There are some new Roadside Designs templates that are so beautifully clean and simple. You could use them for anything, but I stuck with the original inspiration and scrapped some wedding photos. See, there's a photo of my sisters and me - I'm the eldest. I was 22 when I was married, and I'm more than 3 years older than my next sister.
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  1. These are beautifully elegant pages ... I love your scrapping style, and am delighted to find your lovely blog via Paula's. Planning to visit often!

  2. Esther, firstly love love love the wedding pages. Especially the bits of journalling. You keep making this album, it will be oh so special for the girls to read. And so much better than just a photo album. The stories are what they will treasure.

    As for you - loving your 10 things. Love learning even more about you. And yes you do look young for your age! But that's a good thing. :-)

    Must think about 10 things about me, thanks, I love these types of things ;-)

  3. Esther you were such a beautiful "child bride". :) How wonderful to look young for your age. I cannot believe how many of your points could have been written by me.... I'll have to talk to you about this sometime! Have a great week.

  4. Esther! You are so pretty! And I am with you about being asthmatic as a child, it's a good thing we've both outgrown it, right? But I do experience mild attacks at times. And you're a Mathematician! Swoon! :)


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