Monday, 7 June 2010

Eight Things About Me


Kate over at Fox's Lane has just answered eight questions we had for her.  Now I am going to have a turn as well.  I don't usually talk about myself much, let alone show photos of myself.  So here goes!

Favourite meal to eat?  Easy!  I have always loved a roast dinner, lamb with mint jelly if given the choice, with peas, carrots, kumera, pumpkin and gravy.  I'll have the potatoes too if necessary, but can easily go without them.  My lunchtime treat would be chicken sushi.

Do you have a quirky eccentricity?  Well apparently my whole face moves around when I eat, especially my nose.  Gosh that's so rude hubby!  He also says the whole place could be coming down around my ears and I'd still be concentrating on my current project.  That could be a good thing, it means I have good focus, right?

My middle name is Frances.  I do not like it at all.  I tried to give my girls  middle names that they would be proud of.  They are Jessica, Rose, Amelia and Eliza.  So far they love them.  I'm hoping Sophie Eliza likes hers!  I wanted her to be named Greta but hubby wouldn't have a bar of it. 

I am passionate about my girls having a childhood like we had.  Doing normal things children seem to do less of these days.  Playing together, playing board games, outdoor games, reading, riding bikes, drawing, having fun.  Not playing on the computer, watching too much TV, or homework.

Thongs or Birkenstocks?  Thongs are knickers over in NZ so we'll call them jandals right away!  And I have no idea what Birkenstocks are.  I wear proper shoes all year round.  Jandals around the house and for hanging out the washing.  I hate shoe shopping and only have one or two pairs of shoes on the go at any time. 

Who was I before I had kids?  I was a traveller and someone who always wanted to get married and have babies.  I've done all that and have really enjoyed myself.  I took myself off to London when I was is my early 20's and worked for a year as a live-in nanny.  I spent my weekends travelling around England and several other countries on my own and have many wonderful memories of my time there. 

 
Have I ever been arrested?  Heck no!  That's so not me.  Boring to some but just the way I am.  I hate the thought of ever loosing my freedom.

This weekend I have spent a great deal of time crocheting my Grannies.  I've done so many of them too.  I'm very pleased with my progress as I've been very slack lately with them.  My first love is sewing but I've learned to love crochet too. 

So who else wants to join in and have a go?  It's good for us to share about ourselves and not just our crafts.  Let me know if you are going to join in the comments section.

Now that my apron swap is sort of over, although my apron hasn't quite arrived here yet, I've decided that next weekend we should have a show and tell.  All you have to do is put my apron button at the top of your post, or a photo of you apron if you struggle with buttons.  And then pop a photo or two of the apron you made and the one you have received.  It should be a lot of fun to see them all at the same time.  Any day next weekend will do as we are all in different time zones. 

Hope you are all enjoying a great week!  Catch you later on. 

22 comments:

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

WONDERFUL!!! It's great to "meet" the person who writes such lovely accounts of her dear little girls!!

Joan said...

Thanks for sharing. :)
My husband has an aunt Sarah Frances who is called Frances. Her daughter is also Sarah Frances and she is called Fran. They must not have liked Sarah!
I wear Birkenstocks all the time in the summer and all the time I'm indoors in the winter. They're the most comfortable shoes I've ever put on my feet. I even walk on my treadmill in them as they are more comfortable than sneakers.

Sally said...

Great to get to know you a little more. Looking forward to seeing all the aprons. I am waiting patiently for mine... it is nice to wait a little longer - keeps the excitement going.

Kate said...

Lovely to see a photo of you Sarah and to learn a bit more about you. That thong bit is a bit funny and I totally relate to your passion for your kids' having a real childhood. I hope you have a great week.

Christina said...

How sweet! Great pics too. :)

The apron I made and the one I received are on my blog - http://www.alittlebirdtoldme-craft.com/2010/06/blog-post_4686.html

http://www.alittlebirdtoldme-craft.com/2010/06/blog-post_04.html

Michaja said...

Hi Sarah, just a little hello to tell you that I have received my apron from Mary and I know she received mine as well. Will post it someday this week.
It as really nice participating your great apron swap 2010!
xxx
Michaja

bekimarie said...

Well hello, how lovely to meet you ;)
I think I may have to do this one.

B xxx

Fruitful Fusion said...

So good to see you! I loved this post! Thanks for sharing! I think what you're aiming to do with your girls is brilliant. Both hubby and I would love to do the same but we falter along the way! :(
Love those grannies too!

TheMadHouse said...

Very pleased to meet you. I agree with the childhood thing, that is what I strive for with the boys. PS you are so beautiful

winnibriggs said...

Lovely post and nice to meet you. Will certainly join in the show and tell for the Apron swap. Mine has arrived with its owner,but not received my own yet, though I know it's been posted.Oooo so excited. Thank you so much for organising it. It must be quite a task.

Maria said...

What a great idea, I might have to give this a go, lovely to find out a little more about you. ps. What is Kumera ? :)

Itch2stitch.com said...

Awhhhh! I have really enjoyed this post, Hello you! It is so good to see you and learn a bit more about you too! I love that you want your children to do the more traditional things for entertainment! In reply to your questions on my blog.. The tree is call Owl tree, because of a dream I had when we were moving here, Sadly no real owls! And, Yes, that is my VW beetle, But I may be selling it soon. Have a lovely, lovely week! Suzie xxx

Crafty Mermaid said...

Oh thanks for sharing - it is lovely to see the person behind the banner!

Thanks again also for organising the great apron swap. I got a fantastic peg apron from off the peg. And finally got a good day to take photos to prove it! http://crafty-mermaid.blogspot.com/

midge said...

i loved reading your post. i totally agree with your thoughts on parenting children in a more simple way. it's a great treat to learn a bit about your fellow bloggers. i'm going to have a go

Nadine said...

Hey lovely Sarah, nice to know a little more about you and see what you look like, only seen your long brown hair appearing on the side of the occasional picture! I think I will have to join in the "get to know you" thing. Pity you live so far away, would love to get together and have a proper chat! xxx

My Grannies Attic said...

Lovely way to get to know you a little more - I think I will have to try this later.

Totally agree with the simple parenting thing - far to much homework and far to little freedom in my opinion.

Rae Ann said...

Love your blog and I am happy that I stumbled across you! I will be back often. Thanks for sharing!

Lululiz said...

Who took the photos? Did their camera lens crack??? Kidding, Frances, you look fantastic. Its good to find out a few more things about you. Quite funny, too.

Claire Gale said...

that's lovely sarah, thanks for sharing. oh and today i put up my apron post. have a good week x

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Really, really lovely to see you Sarah! What a lovely post.

Floss said...

Very entertaining questions and answers there, Sarah! Much more interesting than the 'usual' ones... Thanks for the fun and for more about you. I don't know if I'll join in yet - I have a big thing going on which I'll post about later today (a good thing, I hasten to add...)

Tracey said...

I have loved reading more about the other bloggers I follow - thanks for posting, I am off to work on my own granny's...