Sunday 10 October 2010


On the way back from church this morning Alice and I realised it was 10/10/10 as I am sure most of you would have by now, so I thought it would be fun to tell you 10 things about me:-

  • I was born in South Africa and grew up in Durban where I lived till I was 26 and came over to London for some adventure and the adventure has continued over the past 14 years!
  • I did a 4 year honours degree in Dietetics and now work in the specialised field of neurosciences and love working with people suffering from neurological disorders
  • My closest friend in South Africa is a fine artist and had a incredibly big influence in my life during university and my early 20's, hence my love for art
  • My lovely mum and dad still live in Durban and my sister lives in New York, my mum is amazing she taught me how to sew, crochet and knit and she is one of the most humble people I have the joy of knowing xox
  • I am a bit of a socialist at heart and despise social injustice, I went to Israel for a year in the early 1990's and worked in various kibbutz's
  • I love vegetarian food and although I am not the worlds best cook I love to bake
  • I love forests ad deserts very much, is it possible to live in a forest in the middle of a desert?
  • I would not be able to live without poetry and English literature in my life
  • I would love to go in a hot air balloon one day
  • I never thought I would get married and be a mum, I never dreamt about wearing a white dress and having a home of my own, but boy oh boy am I glad this happened to me. I am extremely blessed xox
Here is a little pic of Andy and I on our wedding day ...

Are you having a good 10:10:10 day ? Do you want to tell me 10 more things about yourself ? I'll look forward to hearing from you xox


  1. Hello! As the newest follower of your blog..I thought I would write 10 short things:

    1. Have travelled in my 20's for 5 long years. Spent a year in Israel and a year in South Africa. Plus many other countries in between.

    2. My first car was a VW Beetle, white, with bucket seats and a sooped up exhaust. It was a beast!

    3. I have 2 sons, who make me laugh daily.

    4. I am not married, but hope one day we will have the funds to get this part ticked off.

    5. My favourite vegetable is pumpkin, closely followed by beetroot then Broad Beans.

    6. Every monday night I go to a pilates class.

    7. I love to take photos.

    8. I thought being a mum and wife was boring when I was younger! Now I love every minute (well almost).

    9. I love to have a stocked larder with homemade jams, chutneys, marmalades and pickles. Makes me very happy.

    10. I have my own allotment.

    there you go!
    Lou x

  2. Hello there, I have travelled across from Alice's blog, she is amazing with her crochet and how quickly she makes things. I am teaching myself to crochet, have always knitted, have sewn, embroidered, had a go at pottery, learn patchwork and the list goes on. My main craft has been paper craft, making cards and journals etc. I haven't done much of the this past winter, been busy knitting and learning crochet. I now what to learn 'tatting' then I can make my own lace :)
    Hugs Sandi x

  3. oh how wonderful wow, my 10 things are so boring. What an exciting life you lead. I love your wedding photo too. The comment about your Mum, oh I feel the same about my Mum. xx Thanks so much for having a bit of fun with me. Have a wonderful Monday.

  4. Oh what a lovely wedding photo! you are both just gorgeous! I love seeing waht bloggers actually look like!!!
    10 things about me.... I'm going to have to admit they're a bit boring right now involving things like
    1. I had a big essay due today
    2. I have a big essay due next tuesday
    3. blah blah blah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So we'll skip to number 10 which is FAR more interesting....
    10. I have JUST begun my first ever knitted garment! Oh the excitement!

  5. What a lovely wedding photo! It's so interesting to find out about people, but I tried to think of my own ten things my mind went a blank...Still, here goes, and in no particular order...
    1. I've lived in Norfolk most of my life but still regard myself as a Somerset girl.
    2. I have three goodlooking, talented grown-up children. (Obviously they inherited that from me!)
    3. I have been creating ever since I could hold a pair of scissors.
    4. I went to Norwich University of the Arts as a mature student and got a degree.
    5. I love cooking and baking (and eating!)
    6. I have a small dog with a big personality who threatens to take over my blog.
    7. I have flown in a hot air balloon in Italy - you'll love it!
    8. I am a terrible procrastinator and I'm looking for a cure.
    9. I have a book for every craft anyone has ever invented - at least my husband thinks so!
    10.I have the materials to try out every craft ever invented - husbands opinion as above!
    love Penny x