Friday, March 18, 2011

Spreading the Love
This here blogging world is something I never knew I was missing out on. I wanted to write because I wanted to share our travel stories and I thought our experiences might prove a valuable resource for some. My sugar-free life stories came out by accident as did anything semi inspirational I've ever written. I would never have thought I could think of something to write every day but here we are.

I never expected that this little community exists. Who am I kidding, it's not little, it's huge, and it's welcoming and supportive and I'm a part of it. Here I was thinking the web was a big old pool of Tall Poppy Syndrome, having only seen gossip comments and forums. Now, I'm inspired every day to strive to entertain and inspire more of you. I'm inspired to improve and grow. I love every comment I get and I love seeing more of them pop up each day. I'm slowly learning about blogging networks, widgets, and now memes and awards.

Huge thanks to VegemiteVix for giving me a confidence boost by tagging me on her blog with the Versatile Blogger award! She writes about life as an expat Kiwi living in Britain with her family. Her stories are both relatable and inspiring, and you need to check her out if you haven't already.

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So, the deal is that I know need to tell you 7 things you don't know about me, and then recommend a few new blogs for you to try out. Here goes!

1. I have a Certificate in Interior Design and got an A+ overall. I always wanted to be an Interior Designer, ever since I went to work with my then-Kitchen Designer Mum. Once I finished my quals though, I wasn't so interested in immersing myself in that side of the industry.

2. I have a strawberry birthmark on my back. When I was a kid I hated getting asked if I had a rash or having my peers point and stay away incase they 'caught' it. Now, I forget it's there.

3. I name almost all of my pets after people I admire. I've had turtles Vinnie (Vincent van Gogh), Presley (Elvis) and Scarlet (O'Hara, from Gone with the Wind), cats Oscar (the Grouch, named so when I was 4) and Izzy (Stradlin, from GnR) and dogs Holly (Golightly, Audrey Hepburns character in Breakfast at Tiffanys) and Toby. Toby is the only one without a namesake, I just always wanted a dog called Toby.

4. I'm allergic to pink food colouring. My body is so well trained to expect migraines and nausea that the very smell of candy floss makes me feel sick. A lot of people think my allergy to pink things means I can't eat strawberries and raspberries. It's just artificial colouring guys. Not fruit.

5. If I could only visit one country for the rest of my life, it would be Italy, even though I haven't been there yet. If I could only have one more holiday, ever, it would be to New York City, even though I have been there - but this time it would be for a white Christmas/New Years skating at the Rockefeller Centre, looking in the windows at Macy's and watching the ball drop in Times Square.

6. I will be a foster Mum one day. I've wanted to do it since I was a child and saw Irene on Home and Away. As I've grown up I've spent hours researching the pros and cons and I feel like I need to do it. Not everyone has the patience, love or want to do it, so since I do, I kind of feel like it would be selfish not to.

7. Now that I have 9 tattoos, each of which I love dearly and none of which I regret, I have new admiration for naked skin and think girls with no tattoos look so beautiful. In saying that, I'll definitely get more of my own.

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Ok! So time to put you on to some new blogs...

This bit was quite hard for me because I'm so new to the community and I'm just getting to know everyone. You already know I love RRSAHM and Mumra but you should also try...

Girls Guide
My first ever introduction to the world of blogging, Jane blogs about life in general, going from single 20-something to a domestic goddess with her own home and loving boyfriend. So easy to relate to, super funny and understated.

Live in the Harvey Household 
I've only recently found this blog but it's super cute and feels like a cup of tea with a friend. See what you think. Whitney only recently got a similar award but I want to know more, so I'm tagging her anyway!

I'm tagging these guys because not only do they have an awesome site but they have the best tweets I've found in my so-far-short Twitter career. So much high quality info and none of the rubbish that floats around cyberspace. A family of three, travelling the world and learning about it their way.

So there you go, check em out and see what you think and, if you've been tagged my lovely fellow bloggers, take the badge and share the love and don't forget to share the 7 things we don't know about you.



Soultravelers3 said...

Fun! Thanks so much for your kind words about us..I am honored!!

Penny said...

You are most welcome! :)

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