Friday, March 23, 2012

The A to Z Of Me

A few weeks back I noticed some bloggers posting an alphabet list of ‘get to know you’ type questions. I always enjoy learning more about the people behind the blogs I read so when I saw this list again over at Jane’s during the week, I thought it would be fun to join in myself. Here goes…

A. Age:

B. Bed size:

C. Chore that you hate:
Cleaning the bathroom (in particular scrubbing showers) and hand washing, although I’m learning to use the ‘delicate cycle’ on my washing machine more for this

D. Dogs:
Asha, our lovely natured Blue Heeler

E. Essential start to your day:
A quick shower to wake me up and help me start the day feeling refreshed

F. Favourite colour:
Definitely blue, pale ‘Donna Hay blue’ in particular or aqua.

G. Gold or Silver:
The jewellery I wear every day is gold (yellow and white) although I do have some silver pieces too

H. Height:

I. Instruments you play:
Nothing these days except a few simple songs on the piano for Grace to sing along to

J. Job title:
Stay at home Mum - prior to babies I was a primary school teacher

K. Kids:
Grace (who’ll be three in May) and Sophie who just turned 5 months this week

L. Live:
Perth (south of the river) - driving to Fremantle or Perth takes us virtually the same amount of time

M. Mother’s name:

N. Nicknames:
I don’t really have any, apart from my cousin who has always shortened my name to ‘Mand’

O. Overnight hospital stays:
A procedure to drain fluid from my knee when I was six, stays when I had both girls and a few days with Sophie in the paediatric ward before Christmas

P. Pet peeves:
People dragging their sick children out in public eg. to playgroup and school. If your children are ill, keep them home people!! This particularly annoyed me when I was teaching.

Q. Quote from a movie:
‘That is going straight to the Pool Room’ (The Castle)

R. Right or left handed:

S. Siblings:
A younger sister, we are five years apart

T. Time you wake up:
Generally around 6.30 or 7am - I haven't had a sleep in for a very long time, but I don't miss doing so as these days I'm definitely a morning person

U. Underwear:
Simple Bonds hipster bikinis

V. Vegetable you hate:
I don’t really hate any – my least favourite is probably eggplant

W. What makes you run late:
The girls! Someone always needs a toilet stop or dirties their clothes or misplaces something just as we’re heading out the door

X. X-Rays you’ve had:
Hips, knees, wrists, fingers, teeth - I had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as a child so have had many x-rays

Y. Yummy food that you make:
Ginger fluff sponge - I shared the recipe here

Z. Zoo animal:
I love the otters – they’re so playful and cheeky and full of life

And that's it folks!  If you haven't already, play along... I'd love to learn a bit more about you...


  1. Funny. I like this game. XOXO from germany, Nadine

  2. I really enjoyed reading this Amanda. We wear the same undies :) for some reason I imagined you taller than me but I'm just a smidge above you. Fun to read x

  3. I always like to know a bit more about my fellow Perthians though wasn't expecting to know what knickers you wear :)
    That movie The Castle has my favourite quote as well 'Mr: Whats for dinner love - Mrs: chicken - Mr: my favourite' My partner says it to me everytime I tell him Im cooking chicken for tea and it never fails to make me laugh :)

  4. I adore blue heelers! Just the most gorgeous, loyal dogs ever! x

  5. A good read Amanda,ditto on the eggplant,yuk!

  6. Ah, you gorgeous girl! I love this, as you knew I would. I'm comforted to know you don't tower over me ☺. Thanks for the sweet mention. J x

  7. Lots of fun, Amanda. I'm enjoying seeing these A-Zs! x

  8. I like these games too, nice to find out more about you!

  9. Great getting to know you a bit more xo

  10. Fun to read, BTW ... Lucky you ... I work full time and I regard a sleep in to be 6:30am or 7:00am !!!

    1. Yes, prior to children I was heading to work at that time :)

  11. Thanks for sharing all of that Amanda. Lovely stuff.
    I'll see if I can play along as well, although I think I'll be battling

  12. Favourite colour blue , a girl after my own heart !

  13. Love getting to know you! Might have to try this on my blog soon! (PS would you believe i have never seen the Castle!)

  14. fun fun I really enjoyed reading through your list, enjoy your weekend Lisa xx

  15. Hi Amanda - I bought the bobbins for my ribbon at Lincraft and Riot (plastic). I am sure that Spotlight would have them also. They are usually near the embroidery threads. Have a great weekend, Lisa

  16. Such a great idea! Enjoyed getting to know you a bit better!

  17. Amanda, I also love learning more about bloggers! thankyou for sharing! its funny, my friend and i were just on the phone complaining about a cousin who dragged her daughter to the wedding ( i was just at last week) and filled her up on nurofen and let her play all over the other kids, passing on her yucky virus!! You re not the only one with that pet peeve!! sorry i havent been to say hello lately, had many a drama here, hopefully things will settle down now a bit!
    Laura xxx

  18. I loved reading through your list Amanda and learning a little more about you. There are quite a few things on that list that I would write the same:) I have given you an award on my blog, don't feel obliged to play if you don't want. Have a wonderful week. xx

  19. These A-Z's are fun. Ditto on the kids making me late!


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