Sunday, October 9, 2011

10 things

Julie from Mama of 2 boys has invited me to share 10 things about myself with you that you may or may not know already. 


  1. I am living in fantasy world at the moment that exists with me wanting to turn '40 in France'.  I have four years to save and am tempted to open a bank account named exactly that.  I want to go by myself - no husband, no kids - and just wander the streets soaking it all in.
  2. I tutor small people who are not my own, helping them to read and write.  I am eternally patient, kind and non-grouchy.  Something I find well-nigh impossible to be when attempting to help my own child to read.
  3. I am not very good at keeping secrets.  Dont tell me anything you dont want my sister Tania to know...or my friend Kate...or my husband.
  4. I have never washed the windows on my house or cleaned the skirting boards or dusted the little ledge they create.  The thought of doing such a thing renders me braindead.  I wait for my MIL to visit and she does it for me.
  5. I have 144 apps on my iphone.  I maybe use about 10 of them.
  6. I have two degrees, one of which is an Arts degree from the Uni of Tasmania with a major in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy.  I have never used this degree for anything.  Although I have kept one philosophy textbook on my shelf called 'The Meaning of Life', a statement it does not really answer but I feel like the presence of the book itself indicates to others that I might know what it is.
  7. I have not worked in 7 years.  Technically I am still considered to be on maternity leave from my primary school teaching position.  I think this lack of working may strongly impact on my number 1 up there... no money equals no savings in that '40 in France' account!
  8. I find most teenagers scary and intimidating.  Where do they get all that confidence from????
  9. I may have told you this before but my husband does the majority of the cooking in our house. 
  10. I am addicted to blog reading.  It is replacing my magazine addiction.  I have so many blogs in my Google Reader that some mornings I wake up and discover 100's of new things sitting there ready for me to read.  I cant believe I waited so long to become a part of this online community!
I think I am supposed to dob in some other lovely blogging mates to share 10 things about themselves as well, but in doing the rounds I've noticed a few of my favourite people have already done this.  So if you would like to share 10 things about yourself with us, leave a comment below and we'll all come and visit you.


  1. 40 in France, I LOVE it! I only have a few months up my sleeve, so it'll not be happening for me..I'm with you on the teen confidence, jeez I wish I'd had some way back then! Thanks for sharing your 10 things..x

  2. whooo hoo! 40 in france sounds awesome. And i too confess to keeping my "meaning of life" book from my psych degree for that exact same reason.

  3. Ahhh so brilliant Sonia, I have come to expect nothing less from you :o)
    Awesome that you tutor littlies to read and write, what a valuable resource you are, such essential skills for them to achieve.
    You go girl, make that 40 in France happen, sounds like a divine plan to me. Where there's a will...
    Haha, good to know you can't keep secrets, I'll be sure to remember that one.
    And yes, I'm addicted to blogging now too, still love my magazines, but blogging just takes the cake.
    Thanks for playing along lovely lady xo

  4. 1. 40 in France sounds fabulous - go for it! Start selling your crochet now! We are obviously the same age - i have four years to go too.
    4. I have never cleaned skirting boards either - does everyone seriously do that?!
    8. I LOVE teenagers - did a youth work degree in my younger years, but I'm petrified of my own children becoming teenagers - petrified!
    9. My husband used to do all of the cooking - hes the one that enjoys it the most... the kids just get too hungry (and they're often in bed) before he makes it home!
    Great to get to know you some more!

  5. So lovely to get to know you a bit more.


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