I Must Confess…Things You May Not Know About Me
It’s the start of yet another week – the last full week of school holidays – which means only one thing.
It’s time for some more confessions.
I wonder who will play this week?
The prompt for this week was originally 10 things we may not know about you. In the days since then, Deb from Home Life Simplified announced she was setting up a new Listmania linkup every Monday, with the first week concentrating on things about you.
I won’t be able to play along most weeks but as her prompt and my prompt fit together so well this week, I’ve decided to answer her questions here and I invite you to do the same.
As you know, I’ve got a reputation as a linkup/blog hop whore, so it makes sense to me to partake in both – you know, kill two birds with one stone, the more, the merrier, etc (insert any other overused phrase of your choice here).
So here are some things you may not know about me…
Currently I am:
Reading: “Darcy’s Story” by Janet Aylmer, a companion novel to “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen. I’m reading them together and reliving all the best bits. I bought this book when we were in Bath, on our honeymoon – such a good book which brings back so many special memories.
Listening to: My favourites playlist on my iPhone which features Jamiroquai, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon 5, The Brand New Heavies, Thicke, Michael Jackson, Daley, Robbie Williams, Ben Folds Five, Seal, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and a host of others. Perfect music for my morning walks and my daily commute to work!
Laughing at: Happy Endings. This show got buried somewhere on free-to-air TV but we’ve been able to stream it from overseas and it’s just THE funniest show. I get all the jokes, I love the bizarre story tangents and it never ceases to amuse me. Well worth a viewing.
Swooning over: Tennis. I love watching it and playing it. I know my husband is sick of me watching it every day and night but this is the only time of the year I really get to watch it on free-to-air. I love soaking up every minute!
Planning: Our house build. I will share more on this with you tomorrow, but we took a very quick trip down to the south coast on the weekend to look at a specific display home that we are now planning to build. I hope all our planning efforts will end up with a positive result soon…fingers crossed.
Eating lots of: My husband’s amazing cooking. I’m very honest here about my ineptitude and general disinterest as a cook but luckily for me, my husband makes up for it in spades. He has been spoiling me with frittatas, meringue delights and delicious dishes such as smoked paprika chicken and home made meatballs. Healthy and very moreish…
Feeling: Generally positive about life. We have a new direction for our house build, Gilbert and Matilda will be returning to school soon and I’m hoping they will both have a smooth return, Delilah had a fantastic first day at daycare last week, Nathan and I have made some real changes to our diet and I’m pretty happy about the blog and where it’s headed. I can’t ask for much more.
Discovering: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I’ve known about them for a while but I’m still discovering all the intricacies of this new adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Each character has a twitter account you can follow, there are off-shoot video diaries and many blogs and pages devoted to the unravelling story. If you are a Pride & Prejudice fan, do yourself a favour and immerse yourself in this very modern and very clever retelling!
Looking at: Becoming more organised around the home. I need to set up routines for the whole family so we can share the load, understand our responsibilities and help our kids become more independent and responsible themselves. Oh, and to save my sanity – no biggie there…
Wearing: I’m in my casual wear lately as I’m on holidays but I did wear this to my husband’s work christmas party recently – ahoy sailor!
Cooking: I struggled to answer this one until I remembered that I did make quite a good loaf of gluten-free banana bread a couple of weeks back. AND I remembered to take photographic proof of it – double win!
Wondering: How I can get my son to eat better? He refuses to eat anything that is remotely healthy. It is a state of mind and we are doing what we can to change it and to limit his “bad” choices at home but it’s a tough battle and I can’t see the end of it anytime soon.
Trying out: My new blogging schedule in a bid to become a more organised blogger. I haven’t perfected it yet but I’m hoping to get it in some order before I return to work.
So there you go – some things you may not already know about me.
So are you going to go with the prompt for this week or are you planning on making your own confession?
Believe me, you will feel instantly better for just getting it off your chest – I promise!
– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Monday and will remain live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!
Next week’s confession prompt – link up your first ever blog post!