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Friday, 12 August 2011

Will You Marry Me?

I love New York City, I love romance and I love Tiffany & Co and I love this short film by Ed Burns...

Thursday, 11 August 2011

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

I've been in Australia now for nearly 4 weeks and am absolutely loving it! I spend most of my time at my parents new house about 1 1 /2 hours outside of Sydney and make sure I get up to Sydney every week for a couple of days. It's been wonderful catching up with family and friends and I know it's going to be so hard to leave; but I have a wonderful man waiting for Lady Sadie and I in Doha and we can't wait to see him again!

So over the last few weeks I've actually been thinking whether or not to continue my blog. I haven't updated anything since returning to Australia but last week I was tagged in my good friend Sarah's blog Grenglish and I know she's counting on me to write this.

So here goes!

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

1.My strong love of country music started about 15 years ago with the introduction of cable TV to Australia. While channel surfing one afternoon I came across CMT and it changed my life. When I was younger I was sometimes embarrassed to admit my love of all things country music but now I don't care! I'll happily try and convert any of my friends and Mr D into loving it as much as I do! Oh and by the way I LOVED Keith Urban years before Nicole ever knew his name!

2. My dream job for as long as I can remember was to be a primary school teacher. I think my fascination with teaching began with my love for Anne of Green Gables and around the same time my Dad converted our play room into a class room for me complete with a massive chalk board on the wall. I would play schools for hours and hours and I'll admit I played schools long after I was probably too old to play! And finally my life long dream is coming true. I enrolled in university to study primary school education. It's going to take me a few years and some hard work to complete but as Mr D told me not too long ago he hasn't seen me as happy as what I am when I'm studying (my obvious happiness with being a Mum and Wife aside!).

3. I have had a massive fear of clowns for as long as I can remember. I don't know why I do and I don't  know how I can ever overcome this fear. Even searching for the picture above and downloading it literally made me shake with fear! I hate taking Sadie to the circus for fear of clowns, I scream out loud when I unexpectedly see a clown on TV and I have been known to run screaming and crying from the Moulin Rouge show in Paris when about 100 clowns came out on to the stage! Clowns are evil....pure evil!

4. I love all things celebrity! And I've always wanted to be famous and I mean really famous! I dream of being a movie star or a rock star and I know it will never happen and try and try and try not to make sure that I dream of Sadie being famous one day but sometimes my imagination gets the better of me and I imagine her accepting an Oscar and thanking me for supporting her, while I beam proudly from the front row seats (she'll take me as her date to her first Oscars and not her future husband Knox Pitt)....sad I know. Reading this back I'm embarrassed but hey I'm just being honest!

5. Not even my closest friends can believe that I can get painfully shy. If I'm surrounded by people I feel comfortable with then I can be the life of the party and love being the centre of attention...however, get me amongst a new crowd and I get very anxious. If Mr D and I go to a function where I don't know anyone I make sure he does not leave my side until I feel comfortable and safe. If I'm going out with friends and I don't  know many people at the party I would rather make up some excuse not to go than have the fear of being stuck on my own with no one to talk too. I think a lot of times people have misjudged me and have described me as arrogant and up myself but I'm far from that, I just really get shy sometimes.

6. This is my dream hair and I hope I will one day be able to have hair like this. I've had short hair for most of my adult life and about a year ago I decided I was going to grow my hair while I was still young enough to carry it off. Mr D loves my long locks but most days I wish to cut it all off as it's so much easier but...I will persevere...

7. My big addiction in life (apart from Diet Coke) is designer handbags. I bought my first Louis Vuitton when I was backpacking, yes backpacking around Europe (as you do?!) and I haven't stopped. I've grown quite the collection and I'm head over heels in love with them all BUT I could never dream of buying expensive clothes! Weird!!!! I'm more than happy to shop at H&M, GAP & Dorothy Perkins for my clothes but the thought of spending say $700 on a pair of jeans is crazy to me!

8. If I was ever famous enough to write my own biography it would be called "Fake Hair, Real Tits"

9. My dream destination holiday is to experience an African Safari. Living in the Middle East and being that little bit closer to Africa means that my dream will eventually come true. I'd like to wait till Lady Sadie is old enough to appreciate it all.

10. Over the last few weeks I've been struggling with the decision as to whether or not I should continue blogging. I always write for myself and I really enjoy it but at the same time you always hope that other people are reading your blog. I look at my stat pages and I see that quite a lot of people read my blog each month which is exciting however after seeing the fast success of my blogging pals St Murphy and Grenglish I wonder where I'm going wrong as both their blogs while recently new are massive successes. I look at my inspiration blogs that I read on a daily basis, these blogs have thousands of followers and yes I know they've been blogging a lot longer than me and I kind of wonder if that will happen to me...So today I'm at a cross roads do I keep on going or do I say goodbye?