Sunday 28 August 2011

10 things you didn't know about me

I have been tagged by Mummy Pink Wellies in this fantabulous meme. Note the sarcasm. I couldn't find a Silent Sunday this week, so I am doing this instead. Oh the joy.

I dunno, I think I'm pretty much an open book, so I am not sure there is much that you don't already know about me and I have to find 10 things.

10 things you might not know about me

1. I loved debating at school and whilst our team never won, I often used to win debater of the week. I just love a good argument.

2. I played violin in the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra String Group, which I loved. I have great memories of music camp and concerts. I was slightly disappointed as I wanted to be a country and western style fiddler rather than classical, but my music teacher wasn't keen!

3. I got engaged at 20 and married 3 months later at 21. And then was divorced by 30.

4. I used to be a disability support worker and once got a wheelchair stuck up the Tamarhorn with someone in it!

5. Until the age of 38 I had never owned a house and always rented, and loved renting. I don't really "get" home ownership!

6. My nana lived with us when I was a teenager and she was my best friend. I still miss her and think about her every day, and she died a long time ago when I was in my second year of university.

7. I studied a Bachelor of Business at university, and all my lecturers used to think I was a lost fine arts student, and tried to redirect me. I should have listened. I think it was the tie die pants that did it.

8. I got a distinction for my thesis but never passed my degree. Business statistics was my nemesis. I just could not pass it.

9. I did a months' mission work in Fiji when I was 20 and it rocked my faith to its core, and made me question everything. It's where I learned that people with disabilities are at particular risk in countries such as this, and I still think about some of the disabled children that I met, who would now be adults.

10. I absolutely love cricket. I have been to test matches here and in Australia, and it's one of the main things that my husband and I had in common when we first started courting.

I'm afraid I am not mean enough to tag anyone, but if your reading this, and feel inspired to do this yourself, consider yourself tagged!


  1. Bugger, I knew all that. Was hoping for some deep dark truths.
    One of the exercises I do with writing students is "6 things I never told you" directed at a sibling.

  2. I've really enjoyed reading all of these, although as many have mentioned it is pretty hard to come up with anything close to the list posted by the chronicles of a reluctant housedad! I might just take part if I manage to get some time x

  3. Nope I wouldn't even try, some people are just naturally more interesting than others :D I think I'm an open book anyhoo! Too much sharing on social media!

  4. Gulp! I don't think I could even do that. I think you know everything I've thought/done!