07 December, 2010

Seven things.

A few weeks back, Jasmin over at Jasmin on Jupiter, one of my favourite new blogs, gave me Versatile Blogger award...so sweet of her. Thanks Jasmin.
This award entails that I reveal seven truths about myself and then pass this award on to seven blogs.

I’ve tried to think of seven things about me that I haven’t ever mentioned on this blog…so here goes…seven things you might or might not know about me…


I have a tattoo.
Don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that one. I got it done in the December of 1999. I had always wanted one, but the day we decided to get it was a spur of the moment thing. I’ve never regretted it…I think mainly because I forget its there...I do love tattoos, and am always umming and aaahing around getting another one.
Ironically, even though it was a spur of the moment decision…if I think back to that specific time, it was one of the most significant times of my life. Things happened during that month, that shaped a lot of things for me. So the tattoo does remind me of that time.

I love my country.
Okay, so that’s no secret. I am passionate about her…warts and all, and will defend her when I can. However, that does not mean I don’t see the flaws and all the problems we have. Some people think I live with my head in the sand. I don’t. I am very aware of what’s going on, and see it daily and criticize along with everyone else. I don’t think that everything is perfect and all rosy. I do though, choose to try and focus on the positive where I can. If I had to constantly point out the negative…I would drive myself insane.

I collect cookie cutters.
For no other reason than I saw Nigella collects them. Lame I know. But I do love them, and have gotten a lot of use out them. And trying to find new and unique shapes is fun.

I love interior decorating.
It’s funny…when I think back to when I was a little girl, my most favourite thing to do was reorganise my room. So, I think I have loved decorating from then already. 
I spend a small fortune on home magazines every month, and could spend hours upon hours in the home stores. We are currently renting…and I cannot wait to get our own home, so that I can start renovating and decorating.

I love America.
Again...no secret there. After South Africa...America is by favourite country. I have been fortunate to have visited the country twice, and I fall in love with the place each time I go there. I might be a little obsessed with it...just a little.

I love the fifties.
I was totally born in the wrong century. I love everything about that time.

I love television.
TF and I are both addicted to TV. Which I suppose is a good thing...at least we both love it. We can spend hours in front of the box....so wrong I know...but we love it.

And that's it...just some random stuff about me...

So here goes...
Lipgloss Ninja
Juggling Act of Life
A Work in Progress
Family Stone
Shayne
Fancy That
An Ordinary Life

And of course anyone who feels like playing along...


9 comments:

clare said...

Now we all knew that you loved the States so you need to add another one!

We are actually quite similar - I love TV, I love interior design and my hubby is crazy about the 50's - you must come around for a braai sometime ;)

Tanya said...

Thats so awesome :) Lol I secretly love the US too :) My ex-sil lives there and I've love to go visit :)

MomAgain@40 said...

Nice post! Love the fact that you love our country so much!
And I would also not mind traveling in America. New York is a firm favorite on my list!

Laura said...

I have just started collecting cookie cutters - didnt know Nigella collects them!

Shayne said...

So great to hear someone who is so passionate about SA - there are so many people who arent!

And yes, I collect cookie cutters too - always on the lookout for new and exciting ones to experiment with.

TV - not so much!

Pamela said...

Thanks, I post my 7 tomorrow. I also LOVE SA.

Ness at Drovers Run said...

I'm starting to get a thing for cookie cutters too now! Also, have always loved the US. 6 visits now and counting...

Jasmin said...

Love it! :-)
So with you on the interior thing - since a little girl!!! As for the 50s, it seems that we were both born in the wrong era! Thanks for participating!!!

Lynette said...

These are the posts I love most Hayley...and I see that I am tagged. I loved reading more about you, and a lot of the things on your list is new to me. Maybe you and Shayne should come and visit me and do a serious interior decorating thing here. I will do a post on my 7 things tomorrow.