Monday, November 15, 2010

Getting To Know Me

The lovely Jen of From Me To Mum has kindly tagged me in a little ‘get to know you’ game.

Jen's blog is a great read and I always enjoy her posts. She is a Mum to two gorgeous twin boys and I admire the way she shares with honesty and genuine love her journey through motherhood.

So, here are my answers…

What is your favourite time of the day?
I love mornings – I get up nice and early and enjoy some quiet ‘me’ time at the computer with a cuppa and then Grace greets me with a big smile and kiss when I go to get her up. The morning is when I get myself organized for the day, turn on the dishwasher, throw on a load of washing and water the vegetable garden so I always feel like I’ve accomplished something before we head out to run errands and so on.

Where and when did you meet the love of your life?
Paul and I met at the wedding of mutual friends back when I was only 19. He was the best man in the wedding party and I was one of the guests. We’ve been together even since then and really make such a wonderful team. We think so similarly, often go to say the same thing at the same time and share plans and dreams for our future and our little family.

What three words would your friends outside of the blogging world use to describe you?
I emailed my friend Kylie for this one and the first three words she said were thoughtful, organized and loving.

What country would you like to visit and why?
I’d love to see the UK one day, in particular London as it’s one part of Europe I am yet to visit. I'd also like to explore some of the English countryside.

What is your favourite dish to cook?
Cooking is something I love to do and my favourite things to cook are cakes. My favourite at the moment is a recipe for a lemon cake which contains almond meal, giving it a nice texture and it’s covered in cream cheese frosting – delish!!

Salt or sugar?
I do have a bit of a sweet tooth but ever since my taste saga, I’ve found I like things a tad less sweet and now I only have the teensiest amount of sugar in my tea. Also, lately I’ve found myself addicted to the cheese and chive scones our local bakery sells.

What are your must have make up or beauty items?
I religiously cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and night. If I’m home, I don’t wear makeup but when I do, for everyday wear I keep things simple and use Clarins Tinted Moisturiser, a dusting of MAC Bronzing Powder and mascara. As for must have beauty items, I love Nutrogena Facial Cleanser and the Natio Rosewater and Chamomile Toner.

What are your favourite flowers?
I love the simple beauty of white roses. However any single bunch of blooms in our house always makes me happy.

What are your worst vices...honestly?
I am indecisive and can take a long time to make a decision when shopping. I’m not much of a risk taker either and tend to stick to my little comfort zone.

At what time of your life were you happiest and why?
All the usual big milestones have been my happiest times such as our fantastic wedding day and the day Grace was born. I can’t imagine being any happier than I was on both of these occasions.

And now for a couple of other girls who I'd love to know a bit more about:

Sarah at My First Little Place
Renee at Four Little Finches
Samantha at Black Velvet Chair

I'd love to hear your answers if you have time and feel like playing along with this little 'about me' game…


  1. Oh I loved reading this Amanda! And what a gorgeous little tiny bub Gracie was (and still is) but wrapped in that blanket all peaceful and tiny makes my heart sing! I would probably have thought the same three words for you too. Thanks so much for sharing my dear!

  2. i love reading about new things i didn't know about you.I LOVE that photo of Grace when she was born how adorable is she all wrapped up.those three words sounds about right to me...have a great week lovely and wanted to let you know yes those cushions i bought recently are so know me to well already:) Xx

  3. Great read Amanda, and lovely sentiments. I must say there are a lot of answers I do and relate. I enjoyed reading this. xx

  4. Just lovely, Sweet One. That photo of newborn Grace is so divine and takes me right back to the pixies' births. I'm going to have a peek at those blogs now. J x

  5. Ahh this is so lovely - Very nice insight into you... You must come to London - its a great city!

    Love the picture of Grace - so tiny and sweet..

    Please could you post the recipe for the lemon cake with almonds - love this combination so thinking it would be yummy! xx

  6. Lovely to get to know you a little better Amanda! Gorgeous photo of Grace, she looks so angelic all wrapped up in her blanket.

    Christine xx

  7. Thanks for sharing a little extra piece of you with us...your a gem little lady...thats what you are! :) x

  8. I love these posts where we get to know more about each have a very calm way of writing your posts Amanda which is why its always lovely to pop in.

  9. Gorgeous!! I met my husband when i was a teenager too, saved so much boyfriend drama that is for sure. 16 years on, still love him to bits. Love Posie

  10. I do like it when you I get to read a little bit more about you lovely. I too am not a risk taker and can be so indecisive but I eventually make a decision;) And roses are my favourite flowers, so beautiful and elegant. That photo of newborn Grace is so special. Thank you for sharing a little bit more about you. Have a special week. xo

  11. What a great post! It's such a nice way of getting to know about you!

  12. it was nice reading this.....and like you i feel like i've accomplished when i've done things in the morning {sets the day up}
    and you had me at cream cheese frosting {mouth is frothing hahaha}
    very enjoyable read xx

  13. What a lovely read. I am incredibly indecisive too and rarely ever a risk taker :)
    How lovely to hear you met Paul at a wedding - they say it's a good spot :)

  14. Lovely post Amanda and such sweet responses! Like you London is on my list too ithink it must be an amazing place. I wish I was a morning person like you too. Hope you have a great week xx

  15. It was lovely to read your answers Amanda and to get to know you even better. I think the three words your friend chose to describe you are definately reflected in your answers as well. xx

  16. It was lovely to get to know you a little more.

    I too wish I was a morning person.

    Every morning Amelie wakes around 5.30am - 6.00am and I just wish for a little sleep in.

  17. I love getting to learn more about you Amanda! I especially love that we share a passion for mornings and cream cheese frosting!

  18. It was fun reading these facts on you Amanda, I love love all kind of white flowers and London surely is a beautiful city to visit, good pick!
    Have a lovely start to your Wednesday, enjoy your morning cup, I'm enjoying my evening tea ;)

  19. aw love the last pic, isnt she just gorgeous!! Thanks for your lovley comment on my blog xx Tassy is a pretty amazing place isnt it? Though I would love it if it were abou 10 degrees warmer for most of the year lol

  20. This is a lovely read. I'd love to see more of UK as well. Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

  21. Thanks for playing along Amanda, it's so lovely to hear more about you. I met T when I was 19 too! Jenxx


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