Sunday, January 20, 2008

I've been tagged

Not once but three times, I'm rather embarrassed to admit. I've been meaning to do this post for about two months and now I have to. I don't know what's putting me off - maybe the thought that I can't find seven interesting facts about my life. Well, here goes!

I've been tagged by Monique, Emma and Gina (thank you - I actually feel quite honoured).
the rules:
link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog,
share seven random and/or weird things about yourself,
tag seven random people at the end of your post and link to them,
let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I was born in Didam in Holland and came to Australia when I was 18 months old. We came out by ship and for the whole time I was on board the ship I had an extreme fear of water so mum couldn't go on deck with me and I even hated being bathed. However, when we docked in Perth I apparently headed for the first fountain I saw - thus ridding myself of my fear of water.

2. I failed the reproduction component in yr 12 biology even though I cheated on the test. Now, ask me how many of my children were planned???? All three children are very much loved and wanted, but none were actually planned. I planned to start having children at 30 but got pregnant at 23. David went to Uni after Emily was born and then we decided that we wouldn't have anymore children but pay off hecs, buy a car and perhaps buy a house. And then came Julian (much nicer than a house really). After Julian I decided that I had one of each and we were really blessed (besides the labour was really quick and a bit painful) so we decided to stop there. And then came Louis!

3. I can only drink tea made with rainwater - otherwise it tastes awful. So, as we don't have a rainwater tank (yet) I drink mainly coffee.

4. I love all things old - I have always wished that I had a grandmother that passed things down to me - like china, furniture, hankies or even her love of crafting, but I never really knew my Omas as we lived too far away. I think that's why I now like to collect china teacups and old sewing patterns and why I love vintage knitting needles and old fashioned jewellry.

5. I was married on my birthday. When we accidentally got pregnant with Emily, David and I had just moved in together. Getting pregnant gave us the impetus to move onto the next stage in our relationship (we went through the stages pretty quickly). My sister, who lives in Holland, and who is like a second mother to me, had to come. The only weekend that suited was that of my birthday. It's handy for David really - he can't really forget.

6. I am very flexible and can still do my old party trick of getting both legs behind my head - but only just!

7. I am a shop-a-holic. Unfortunately I don't have the finances to support my habit.

Right, now who can I tag? Unfortunately most of the bloggers I know have already been tagged so many times so rather than frustrate them with another tag I'm going to choose people who to the best of my knowledge haven't been tagged (lately).

Karen, Jodie, Becky-dee, Sarah, Corry, Christine and Mirre . Now if any of you don't want to participate, I will in no way be offended - but it will be interesting finding out a bit more about you!

Thanks to Gina for my award too!

Must go leave comments now!



Gina said...

I loved reading these interesting snippets about you Levin... I can totally relate to 3 and 7.
Hey, maybe I should have got married on my birthday too, then M wouldn't forget our anniversary! lol
Have a great week. Gx

Mijk said...

I got married on the 29 of february. My husband can only forget once every four years. I actually was born in Velp, not to far away from Didam!

Christine said...

Wow - I've never been tagged before. I would love to participate - hope I can think of 7vaguely interesting things to share. Like you I love old things and shopping. Will have a think for a few days then do a 'tag post'.

emma said...

hmm, very interesting. Imagine if arran and I were married on our birthday...we'd have two birthdays, a wedding anniversary and sometimes mothers day to celebrate!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your award:) I really liked reading all the bits and pieces that you shared!

Poppy & Mei said...

Yay! I just popped in uninvited from Jelly Wares because I have a friend called 'Levin' & I was curious.
Now I see you are from Adelaide & that's where we will be living in a few months. May I add you to my Links List? Xxx

freefalling said...

Hmmm..... tell us more about point 6.

Maggie Pie said...

hi! nice to learn a bit more about you. first comment but I have been past before. I like to collect old things too.

corry said...

Nice to read a little bit more about you. I also love old things. I was wondering, can you read Dutch language? And thanks for tagging me...I'll think it over! 7 interesting things about me??

Sarahs Home said...

Hi Levin,

I am so sorry I havent been in touch, things have been so busy here and I dont want you to think that I have forgoten you. I wish we could swap weather for a while. I work in a school and yesterday I was sat at work and felt so sorry for the children as they were stuck indoors all day. It never stopped raining once. Anyway, I think I have your email so I will get in touch soon and I of course will post about the tag you sent me.
Sarah x

monique said...

Nice to read more about you!
Have you ever been back to Holland?

Jelly Wares said...

Thanks for the tag Levin!!! I'll have to get around to replying sometime soon.... DH proposed to me on my b'day.... Must be something abour b'days and marriage, hey?