Hello my lovelies!
As I was trying to search for inspiration for blog posts recently, I realised that some bloggers out there were doing 40 random facts posts. I thought “what the hell, I might as well join in!” right?
1. I’m awesome
at least according to a fellow cat-lover friend. When I first asked for suggestions on Facebook and Twitter for this post, this is what she came up with. So, how am I so awesome? I think it’s similar to being “cool” according to the Simpsons, or a guru in yoga – you don’t call yourself that, other people do.
Oh wait.. Does this mean I’m no longer awesome? <head explodes>
2. I suit fringes.
mostly because of my Swedish genes – somehow my forehead has taken up half of my face..? That bad boy needs sheltering, or else NASA will attempt a landing!
Maybe I don’t suit ALL fringes, mind.. Check out the bowl cut! Hah!
3. I’m bilingual!
Swedish and English. Most of you will know that already.
Problem is, I only speak Swedish to family or TBT so it’s not the easiest to form complex sentences nowadays. I always find it such a novelty when I hear Swedish being spoken even in my metropolitan city of Cambridge. I swarm to the Swedes like a moth to a flame!
4. But I don’t live up to the stereotype…
of being a chef (thank you Muppet Show!) or deprived of all happiness (thank you, Simpsons!) or a porn star <audible sigh of relief from parentals>. I don’t even know where THAT stereotype comes from!
5. I was only meant to be in the UK for 3-4 years
while Father rocked his business thang. It was new, it was exciting, it was terrifying and confusing. It made me see the flaws of school uniforms. Bleurgh. Just, bleurgh.
Twenty years later, and I have no immediate plans to leave!
6. I have a super power:
I grow babies. Well, baby, in my case. I won’t bore you with the back story but if you’d told me five years ago I’d have a near-three year old by now, I’d laugh hysterically and call you insane. How times change!
I successfully outgrew my maternity clothes!
7. I’m insanely tall
and it always shocks people. They don’t expect a 6ft woman, that’s for sure!
Well, slightly OTT I’ll give you that, but yes, that’s my head. Outside the roof of a bus.
8. I’m left-handed
which apparently makes me more creative. Slightly insane. Hmm. No comment.
9. I carry crystals
wherever I go. Different ones for different ailments. Don’t assume I’m pushing them onto other people, Husband calls me “hippie lady” but he’s just jealous..
Currently rocking citrine and rutilated quartz. Say cheese, boys!
10. I also meditate
and I find it amazing for shutting up that niggling voice in you. Also, makes me appreciate stillness! I can wholeheartedly recommed Headspace – it’s not a paid endorsement but I love it. And it’s freeeeee!
11. I’m a yoga fan!
Bet that doesn’t come as a massive surprise! I restarted my yoga path in September when I joined a local vinyasa yoga class. Each time I die at the end and walk to my car like an extra from Walking Dead. Husband knows not to speak to me after class.
Spiritual awakening during camel pose one hardcore session. Made my yoga guru cry.
12. So I’m pretty spiritual.
Not to be mistaken for religious, you understand. Not that I have issue with that, as it does wonders for people.
I go with my gut, trust my instincts and believe everything happens for a reason. Classic example – last weekend I was fretting about whether my business will be a success so I asked the Universe for a sign. Sure enough, the next minute a strong pool of sunlight filled the room. Done.
13. Husband is a grown child.
Plays video games. Talks video games. He’s an anchor for Retrocollect FM, but I couldn’t tell you what they’re about. Apparently the podcasts do well, though?
14. I once did a 14k ft skydive
in the Blue Mountains of Australia. I travelled Oz on my own, and promised my folks I wouldn’t do one. Oops.
15. I also dived with sharks.
On that same solo-trip. After promising my folks I wouldn’t do that, either. Double-oops.
Oh, and let’s not forget when I dived in Egypt and came face to face with an Ocean White-tip. Life, meet eyes! Flash flash flash!
16. I have a tattoo.
It’s of a gecko, whose name is George. Inspired by the singing geckos I saw in Malawi when volunteer teaching, eventually had it done in Cairns. Word of advice people: don’t have a tattoo done the day you have a four hour flight, people!
17. When I run,
I’m a pro at the Phoebe run. In fact, when it featured on Friends, I thought they’d seen me run!
Of course my running buddy (the Sprinter) makes it look so effortless. I’d hate her if she wasn’t so NICE!
18. I love IKEA
and the food! Especially the celebratory hot dog at the end, to keep Husband motivated. Towards the end when I’m dilly-dallying in the market place I can only hear Husband mutter “hot dog.. think of the hot dog…”
19. Salty/sour Swedish is my life!
Give me some of that goodness and I’ll do anything!
20. My choice of Euro championship
is Eurovision. In a similar way to how Husband will get cross and shout at the TV when watching football games, that what I’m like with the points-giving at the end of Eurovision. I scrutinize each contestant’s performance to the max, and LOVE the staging! Top three for me in the last few years:
oh, and Azerbajian 2013 – “Help, I’m in a box!”
Random bonus fact: when getting into my design mojo I need music. Often you’ll find me listening to Eurovision 2013. Don’t call me un-patriotic! <waves invisible Swedish flag>