It has been raining here for more than a week now so we could really do with some sunshine.... and low and behold Colleen was kind enough to send me the Sunshine award! Thanks Colleen!
I just love Colleen's blog, and if you are
still not following her, what is wrong with you??? Go check her out right
now! Then come back and read the questions she asked me and my answers.
I'm also going to have to check out all
the other ladies who she nominated cause believe it or not I'm not following
all of them yet.
Oh wait let me give you the down-low on
the Sunshine award:
The award is circulated to
those bloggers that you want to inform that their posts brighten
1. Include the award logo on your post or blog
2. Link to the person who nominated you - Colleen
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees in your
post and leave them a comment letting them know that they have been nominated
and give them 10 questions to answer about themselves.
Below are the questions from Colleen:
and where did you meet your husband?
Okay, lets see, I think I'll give you the
short-ish answer. My husband (Himself) & I heard about each other
before meeting. I attended a church camp with a couple of kids who went
to school with him. Coincidentally, his aunt and her new husband were counsellors
at this camp. So I heard loads of stories about him. Then, when they were
back at school one of the boys in his class and one in the class above
him wrote to me and he would steal the letters and make fun of them and
me ..... Then, about 2 or 3 years later when I started high school (boarding
school) his best friend's dad was a teacher at my high school so he would
come and visit them for weekends and that is how we met. PS. I did not
like him, thought he was a bit of a show-off ---- > funny how life turns
out. He claims it was love at first sight ... not that he acted on it.
We only started dating years later (1997)
is your favorite movie and why?
There is no way on earth that I can pick
a favorite movie, I have too many! I Love a good action movie, a cheesy
love story, something funny ... it all really depends on what I'm in the
mood for. So okay, I'll list a couple for you:
Shrek, The good, the bad, the ugly, Forrest
Gump, Ronin, Lock Stock and two smoking barrels, Layercake, When a man
loves a woman, French connection, The holiday, Cool hand Luke, ... okay
this list can go on and on and on ... I love movies!
you have any regrets in your life?
Yes, not going to university, mostly because
I think people think I'm stupid. In general I try not to dwell on the things
I regret it will just make you unhappy. So I try to just learn of them.
has been your biggest accomplishment?
My kids, cause so far they seem to have
turned out okay, I only seem to have screwed them up enough to make them
interesting not crazy or weird ... fingers crossed this doesn't change.
your favorite dessert.
Just one? I have a real sweet tooth! A perfect
your favorite holiday?
Without a doubt Christmas! It never turns
out the way I want it to but I still love it.
kind of music do you listen to?
Most of the time I just listen to one of
the local radio stations which plays the 'top 40' which is actually great
cause Belgium is really a fantastic place for music. We get music from
the US, UK, France, Holland and the local stuff which means that it covers
a lot of genres and styles. But my top favorite band of all time is Aerosmith.
was the best concert you have been to?
Growing up during the apartheid years in
South Africa meant that we didn't get any popular acts turning up and giving
shows. Not to mention that I grew up in the ass end of now where ... so
I'm going to have to say that my first concert was exceptional. I loved
it. It was Bon Jovi in December of 1995. I recently saw them again
when they were in Germany and yeah I still loved them.
did you start a blog?
My friend Charmaine used to blog and I loved
being part of their lives even if I lived so far away. So then I stared
a blog of my own ... but sort of ran out of steam and stopped. Then two
years ago, (what? how did that happen?) I started again just as a way of
keeping track of what is happening in our lives and then I discovered so
many amazing women and their blogs that I can't stop cause I want to stay
in touch with all of them.
you could travel anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would
Well right now I would love to be able to
go to South Africa because my husband's gran is very ill and my mother-in-law
could really do with some support. And also because I haven't been there
since 2009 so I would love to see the rest of my family again. I
would love to go see my cousin who is in Australia and expecting her first
baby. Her husband works 2000 km / 1 242 miles away from home and so she
is all alone.
I would like to go to the US, do a road
trip of the entire place, and then go up to Canada cause I've heard such
great things about it. I would love to go back to the Caribbean. I would
travel to see the rest of Europe which I still haven't seen ... Go visit
our friends in New Zealand. Take the kids to Namibia, I was there in 1996
and loved it and would love to take the kids ... see, there are so many
places I would like to see if only I had the cash!
Here are my 10 questions for the ladies
who brighten my day:
1. Do you have a nick name(s)? What
is it and how did you get it?
2. What is your favorite piece
3. Do you buy any magazines regularly?
4. Who is on your 'Celebrity
Freebie' list (yes
you are allowed more than one)?
5. If you are married/ or have a significant
other, do you know who is on their celebrity freebie list?
6. Is there something that would be totally
out of character for you to do but what you've always wanted to do?
7. If you could befriend one celebrity who
would it be and why?
8. Best lesson you've learned in life?
9. Are you turning into your mother?
10. What is your favorite cocktail? Red wine?
(tell me the name so I can try out new wines), White wine?
1.Lena from Lena B,Actually
2. Sarah from The Wanderblogger.
3. Ricki Treleaven from Art@Home
4. VandyJ from the
Testosterone Three and Me
5. Jill from Jill's
6.Christina from Easily
8.Stephanie from How
to Survive Life in the Suburbs
9. Leeann from Join
10. Casey from The Starnes family