27 February 2015

30 things about me

Lately I have been so incredibly busy - I've got lots of things I want to write and lots of things I want to do to my blog, but it has been ridiculously busy. Haven't even taken my camera out in ages, and have lost my new memory card somewhere here. We are currently in the process of buying our very first home and there are so many things to do... Late at night is the only time I've got to blog and at that time my brain just does not function properly anymore. So bye bye all those elaborate plans for blog posts and photo shoots

Luckily I've gotten a couple of tags lately, from Mama vs. Teacher and from BattleMumm. I can let my sleep-deprived brain doze off while typing answers to short questions. So here goes! 

All pictures are from the summer of 2013 by the way - time before this blog.
 



When did you start blogging and why?
I started this blog in August 2014 and here is my first post. I've blogged before and enjoyed it as a hobby, but wanted to focus more on parenting and family lifestyle, hence Wave to Mummy was born.
 
What is your earliest childhood memory?
 Running around in a Batman masque and a cape in the housing estate with other kids.

What is your favourite tv programme of all time and why?
Quantum Leap! I used to watch it all the time as a kid, I loved it. The series is about Dr. Sam Beckett, a quantum physicist who invents a time machine, get stuck in an endless loop, jumping from life to life "to put right what once went wrong". He is helped by Al, his colleague from the future, who appears as a hologram. Does it ring a bell anyone?




 




If you could be an animal, what would you be?
I think I would be a platypus, because sometimes people think I am a bit weird. But I'm not, just uniquely awesome! My husband has also just quipped that apparently I look like a platypus with my duck-face and swim like one too... So there. A definite platypus.
 
What are your interests/hobbies?
Blogging obviously... I also love snowboarding (I did a couple of seasons), but sadly very rarely get the chance to go down a slope. I've had plenty of other hobbies too in the past, like climbing and scuba diving, which were pretty great.
 
How much time do you/can you dedicate to your blog? 
I probably spend far too much time if you asked my husband... A while back I wrote a blog post about how much time I spend blogging, and I calculated I used about 7 hours in a week. I think I probably spend more now with social media and reading blogs more, but time is definitely tight when you have a full-time career and are commuting in London... 

I wish I had loads more time to spend, I've got loads of ideas for posts, but not enough time to do them. 


 

What is your favourite food dish (pick only one dish) and say why?
Pizza - because it is so versatile. You can have all kinds of toppings, and can have it hot or cold.
 
Who do you look up to in life?
I don't really look up to anyone special. I think people are people, and everyone has some sort of admirable qualities. That said, I do find adventurers and people that do "firsts" (think Neil Armstrong etc.) quite amazing.

Are you organised or disorganised?
Organised in some matters, but disorganised in others. Overall, I am probably more disorganised than organised, but one of my goals for this year is to improve my organisation. And de-clutter, which I think would help in becoming more organised.
 



What is your favourite blog piece you have written?
My favourite is probably the one about the first babyccino - and when my baby first called me mummy in my native language. I loved the pictures I took for it too.
  
Name three things on your bucket list.
1. Swim with dolphins. 2. Go heli-skiing. 3. Eat a proper fugu meal.

Where is your favourite place you have travelled to?
It is so difficult to choose! I really enjoyed Japan, but I also have a soft spot for St. Petersburg in Russia, and Uganda was pretty amazing too.

What’s your favourite music?
I seem to go for strong female voices, such as Adele. No particular musical style is must, but good quality voice is. I also love singers such as Ed Sheeran.



What blog post have you most enjoyed writing?
I loved writing about our foray into TV-stardom as it brought back so many memories. My daughter was in Call the Midwife as a newborn - great fun!

What is your favourite season? and Why?
I like spring, and getting those flipflops out the first time in months. The nature starts to wake up and everything seems brighter and perkier after a long winter. 

What is the best present you have ever given someone?
I got me and my husband matching onesies for this Valentine's. Those were pretty awesome. 




What is the best present you have ever received?
I've had lots of nice gifts, and I guess an engagement ring doesn't really count. Any camera equipment has always been really nice to receive.

What do you like to watch on TV?
I don't really watch TV, but recently I've gotten really into Orange is the New Black, and I used to like Supernatural. I've also recently finished Sherlock (the Cumberbatch one) and I am in LOVE! Please, season four, come soon! 





So there was 17 questions for me (I deleted some of the duplicates). And to top this tag off, here are 13 random facts about myself. 
1. I have a tattoo.
2. I used to have nine piercings. Not anymore. 
3. I've lived in six countries, on three continents. 
4. I've served Pierce Brosnan and his friend. (I was a waitress in a fancy restaurant in South Kensington)
5. I drink far too much coffee.
6. I am a serious chocoholic.  If required, I could live off chocolate for the rest of my life and would not get bored.
7. I have an abnormally short tongue.
8. I can speak two languages fluently, and three other ones more or less at a basic to intermediate level.
9. I used to play violin for 10 years.
10. I am really good at making sushi (one year working in a sushi restaurant would do that...).
11. I can get down a mountain three different ways (more or less, telemark and skis down a green/blue slope and snowboard down pretty much anything). 
12. I've seen mountain gorillas, twice. 
13. I feel like this has turned into a bragging list, and it was totally not my intention!   

And if you managed to get all the way down here, here, have a gold star (*) :D




25 comments:

  1. So nice to "meet" you, your wee one is gorgeous! That's amazing about her being in Call the Midwife! Love that show :)

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    1. Nice to "meet" you too :) it was such a cool experience having her "act" in the series, we have the DVD now as well.

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  2. I too have far to many ideas for blog posts but no time to do them. I use to like quantim leap too , i use to watch it when i was younger x #TheList

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    1. I know, terrible! It would be lovely to write more often and more thought through posts as well , but I do struggle to find the time. Maybe in the future at some point :)

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  3. Ooh I do like getting gold stars!

    I have to ask...what is heli-skiing??xx

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    1. :)

      Heli skiing is when you get a helicopter to take you up a mountain. You generally get to do unachievable slopes with fresh snow, so it is pretty special!

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  4. I always love to read these things... and it's a fact that we have many things in common! :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear that! I always worry that these q&a posts come across self centred... And yeah we've got plenty of similar things in our lives, not to mention toddlers born nearly on the same day! :D

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  5. I love these pictures and I enjoyed reading more about you. I used to love Quantum Leap too! Thanks for linking up to #THeList x

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    1. Thanks for hosting! It was such a brilliant series, I was a major fan while in primary school, and watched it religiously :)

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  6. So interesting, I love posts like this, (I am so very nosey hehe)

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    1. I like reading these too sometimes - I always try to spot similarities between myself and the writer :)

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  7. I love this type of blog post - you feel like you get to know the person that bit better. What an interesting life you've had! Plus it's super cool your daughter was a TV star too.
    Lisa (from www.itsablogslife.com, I can't seem to add that into the 'Comment as' bit, so i've had to go as unknown)

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    1. Haha thanks :) I've been lucky to have some great experiences - hoping for many more adventures to come :) now for my TV-stardom...

      Thanks for linking - I'll check your blog!

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  8. Hi, nice to "meet" you, was lovely reading your post, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm very jealous of your Uganda trip and seeing mountain gorillas, definitely something on my bucket list!

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    1. Nice to "meet" you :D Mountain gorillas - that was one of the most special and surreal moments of my life. If you ever get the chance, it is well worth it! (it was expensive and a hassle to organise, but oh so worth it)

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  9. These posts are great! Jealous of your travelling! Uganda sounds incredible #allaboutyou

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    1. Thanks :) Uganda truly was an amazing country to visit - I lived there for about 2 months, got to do lots of cool things :)

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  10. Lovely post learning more about you and your life. Thanks for linking up to the BinkyLinky

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    1. Thanks for hosting :) Lovely linky for us all newbies.

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  11. You sound like a riot! Quantum Leap, yesss! I'm off to google what a fugu meal is now though... thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou on Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Hahaha thanks :D I do try :D Thanks for hosting, great linky!

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  12. I totally get that gold star! And you hun held my attention right to the end :-) ...That has to say something about your writing too! ...You've obviously found a hobby you're good at!

    Quantum Leap - that brings back the memories. Laughing out loud about Zaz's comment above ...That is exactly what I was about to write!! ...What is a fugu meal? ;-)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, that is really nice to hear :) I do love this blogging hobby - not just writing but also connecting with like-minded people across the country and maybe even the world.

      We did tweet about it later, but in case anyone else is wondering - fugu is blowfish and a proper fugu meal is very expensive, as chefs go through a 4 year training to get their fugu licences... Prepared the wrong way, the dish will kill you, as some parts of blowfish as extremely poisonous. I was in Japan but I never had the meal as it was a bit (...OK, way) too expensive for me at the time.

      And thanks for your latter comment too - I love photography as a hobby, and blogging has helped me develop my skills loads!

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  13. Totally forgot to say, you have some absolutely gorgeous pictures in this post too!

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