A few quirky and interesting things about my life.


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Delbard Painters Collection Alfred Sisley Rose

Having your own blog is fun and quite self indulgent, but l hope that you have found my recipes and wellness tips helpful. I am just an ordinary person trying to share my wellness journey and thought l might share a few things with you about my life that have helped to shape who l am. Of course these are mostly the light and fluffy things as throughout a life there are some very dark and significant moments which are best kept to oneself until you are ready to share them if that is possible. Knowing when to share your most intimate life details or significant events is difficult as it requires you to trust other people with your most precious thoughts. This can leave you feeling quite vulnerable but it is important to trust each other so here are a few interesting things that l will share with you.

  • I was born in a small country town in Northern Victoria and lived there until l was 18 years old and moved to the City to attend University.
  • I was presented with the Citizenship Award in Grade 6 and the Christian Living Award in Year 12
  • I had febrile convulsions as a child and these were not well understood back then. As a result l had some very not nice medical procedures done to me including an air encephalogram.
  • I saw my Dad slaughter a sheep once and it was awful. The memory of it is still with me and l don’t eat much meat now.
  • I grew up in a house that had an outside toilet.
  • I was chosen to go to the first National Science Summer School when l was in year 11. I had to fly on a very small plane to Canberra and it was scary.
  • I went overseas as part of a study tour of American Retail before l had children and had to endure 11 plane trips in 11 days. It was exhausting.
  • I go to bed really early.
  • My favourite drink as an adult was diet coke and orange juice mixed together, but now l don’t drink either of them.
  • I am very self critical and try to please everyone which is exhausting. I am working on this.
  • I used to Manage a hotel in the City and had to help unload the kegs from the truck. I used to have a cocktail of the week and l loved creating this.
  • I was a sales Representative for a greeting card company and was presented with a new red company car due to my high sales. I have loved red cars ever since and have one now.
  • My favourite alcoholic drink at University was Masala and diet coke because it was cheap.
  • My nickname when l was at University was Maddles because l used to dress like Madonna.
  • I read a lot of books as a child.
  • My mother dressed me in red clothes when l was young and l didn’t wear red for a long time.
  • I have a fear of snakes.
  • My Dad was a sheep farmer and it was my job at shearing time to sweep the floor and pick up the wool bellies which were always full of prickles. He paid me in chewing gum.
  • I love rainbows.
  • This is the best time of my life.
  • I love learning and am very self motivated.
  • Exercise has always been a big part of my life but some of my body parts are wearing out and l have had to slow down.
  • I have watched many reality television shows over the past ten years and think l might almost be over them.
  • I follow the AFL team Carlton because a cute boy l sat next to in primary school liked them.
  • I wear a size 10 shoe and am o.k with this.
  • I really love 80’s music.
  • I did a lot of step aerobics when l was younger and had a Cher fitness Video that l loved to follow.
  • I found giving birth a frightening and exhausting experience.
  • I love the smell of my fresh herbs when l water them, especially the mint.
  • I ate a lot of bananas as a child because l was a fussy eater. When l went to camp l used to take bags of bananas.
  • The rose pictured above was planted in memory of my Father-in-Law. I think of him when l water it.

O.k so a few interesting things that l am sharing with you that will either interest you or not. We all have a story to tell and these things are a part of mine. One day the really deep stuff might come out and l won’t feel self conscious about sharing it. I really admire people who can be so open without fear of judgement, but one step at a time.

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