Sunday, 16 October 2011

Tag - You're it!


Good news!!  
On Monday my new blog look goes up!!!

Don't worry if you can't get into my blog on Monday as I'll be closing it to the public while I check everything out & re-size it, etc, if necessary!


Seeing as it's Sunday I thought it's time to lay off the layouts a while & just have some fun joining in a different kind of challenge sent by my friend Sandi!
She has tagged me to share 10 things about myself!!
1.  My husband is truly my best friend in the whole world and, not only that, but 21 years of marriage later, he still makes my heart skip a beat too!

2.  I'm actually consciously taking LESS PHOTOS despite the trend to take MORE! 
{I'm trying to be realistic about my time, what I'm going to have time to scrap, 
and how many tangible memories we actually NEED}.

3.  I've made stuff my entire life, even though I only "officially" started scrapbooking 8 years ago.

4.  I have a pretty obsessive personality that I've learnt to control over the years as 
- whenever I get "into" something - it's hard for me to stop!

5.  My body clock has always been incorrectly set 
- my natural desire is to stay up late & sleep in in the mornings - 
and when I get to do this I'm very productive!

6.  I'm a lover of fur-babies {cats} and own three - Cocoa, Daisy & Chives.

7.  Finally I have long hair again 
- I've been growing it for the last 10 years - 
since I had alopecia and it fell out!

8.   Even though I have lived in Africa almost all my life I hate being in direct sunlight 
{the good thing about that is that I have far less wrinkles than my friends LOL!}

9.  I got my first job when I was 13 & since then I've never been without work.  
Even though I'm not officially permanently employed anymore I make sure I have plenty to keep me busy 
and my days structured 
{you know that old saying - the devil will find work for idle hands to do?  Don't want that to happen to me!}

10.   I hardly watch any TV myself but my entire family are OBSESSED with the British TV series 
"Gavin & Stacey" and watch an episode EVERY night - 
and as the lounge is right next door to my studio I hear it all so reckon I know all the lines even though I haven't watched much of it myself!


Eila Sandberg said...

Hiiiiii! oh how exciting, been wondering about your re-vamped blog and no D day is here!! soooo looking forward to seeing it! fingers crossed everything goes smoothly without any glitches.
Tee hee to live in Africa and hate direct sunlight, that must be difficult! but then again, you have a lovely wrinkle-free face!
I had a co-worker once who had alopecia, how happy I am that your beautiful hair is back and in abundance too! yay!
Mwah mwah mwah! E

Alison said...

Great to get to know things about you Helen
Alison xx

Lea said...

It's always so interesting when people post a little bit more about themselves. Thanks for sharing!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loved reading more about you!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is nice to know a little more about you!!!

Diana said...

I enjoyed reading these and getting to know you a little better.
I can't wait to see the new blog!!!!! You're a few hours ahead of me, right? So when I wake up I should be able to see it. Yay!

yyam said...

Well, it's nice to get to know you a little better.

I hate to be in the sun too....even though it's summer all year long. I'm never without an umbrella! :)

sandi said...

Love your post my friend!!!
Can't wait to see your new blog!!! Yippee!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Jasmine S said...

Loved reading about you. It is so good to find out more about the person behind the
And cannot wait for the new look blog. Sounds exciting.

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! Cool not long now....
a new look BLOG!! hehehehehe
It was nice to read 10 facts about you.....
on the Sizzix - Bigshot machine...
I only brought mine 2 months ago!!!
After seeing all these new Die's coming out & seeing all these Layouts created with them, I JUST had to buy 1 too!!!! I couldn't wait till Christmas.... LOL!
So I did a Few extra hours with HUBBY to be able to buy it!!!
BUT I have to say I So LOVE it & my all time FAVE is still the Flourish.... When creating a Layout I try NOT to Add it to every Layout....... hehehehe
Have a Wonderful week!!
GEE! I'm Bit of a Chatterbox tonight..... xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

How exciting! Loved reading more about you! I did the challenge for Scrap-it-Lah and I'll put it up on my blog soon! Thanks for the inspo! :D

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, your new blog sounds exciting, looking forward to seeing it, some cool facts on there about you, take care Doreen x

Bellaidea said...

I like the look@=! I think I did say will be lots of blue?

Lynette said...

I love to get to know more about you Helen.