Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tag.....I'm it!

I was tagged by Linda of {this and that} for this meme (do go and visit her lovely blog - she has really good background music playing too, always puts me in a good mood!)

1) What I was doing ten years ago: Ten years ago we were living in the midlands of Kwa-Zulu Natal. My youngest was a very busy 2 year old, my eldest was in Grade 2 and I was working part-time. It was a hectic time in my life!

2.) Five years ago: My husband, Grant, was working in the UK and would only come home every 6 months or so, for a few weeks; I was, on the whole, a single mom! It was a tough time and I wouldn't want to go back there, but in many ways it was a special time too - every time Grant came home it was like a honeymoon and the girls and I bonded in a very special way.

3) One year ago: Paula’s asthma hadn’t started, so I didn’t have that worry and Rox wasn’t about to write her finals, so I didn’t have that stress, but other than that, not much has changed in the last year.

4.) Yesterday: (Sunday) We had a very relaxing day yesterday. We went and had breakfast at the Wimpy and then came home and Grant and I got stuck into the garden, it then began to rain, so we came in and I snuggled on my bed with a book (bliss!) and later on Rox and I made pancakes and we all tucked in.

5.) 5 snacks I enjoy: potato chips, hummus and veggies, chicktong (kinda like biltong (beef jerky), but made with chicken fillets – it’s strangely addictive!), fruit, dark chocolate

6.) 5 Things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million: Oh my goodness, $100 million would go a loooong way! I would pay off our debt, invest a nice big sum of money, buy a bigger house and lots and lots of lovely clothes, get Rox a nice car and Paula that quad bike she longs for, go on a fantabulous overseas holiday and I would also donate a whole lot of money to our local AIDS orphanage, Rehoboth, and to the AIDS hospice run by our church.

7.) 5 locations I would like to run away to: I’d love to see the USA, go back to the UK, visit friends in Australia, see Switzerland and Italy.

8.) 5 bad habits I have: Not exercising like I should, procrastinating, worrying about things I have no control over, eating too much dark chocolate and spending waaay too much time on line!

9.) 5 things I like doing: Blogging, reading, spending time at the mall with my daughters, watching romantic comedies and faffing around in the garden.

10.) 5 TV shows I like: I don’t watch much TV at all, but I love Grey’s anatomy, South African Survivor, South African Idols, and the World Cup Rugby (but only when S.A is playing), I know it is lame, but I also watch The Bachelor when that is on!

11.) 5 things I hate doing: ironing, driving (I only drive because I have to and I really don’t enjoy it, but I admit that my new car makes it a whole lot more fun!), socialising with people I have no connection with, exercise and washing floors.

12.) 5 Biggest joys of the moment: My children (I LOVE those girls of mine!), spending time with my hubby, my faith, South Africa doing well in the rugby World Cup, my computer is back up and running after being down all weekend!

I tag:
crickl's nest
Hsien at Cotton Pickin' Days
Fi at There's more to this life
Rox at Roxels Rumbles
Stacy at Sassafras Mama

6 comments:

Stacy said...

I enjoyed your list and I accepted the challenge. Mine is posted up and I tagged some of my friends.

Thanks for the challenge.

crickl's nest said...

Thanks for the tag Gill! I will get on this tonight and hopefully have it posted before my WW. =)

Loved your answers. I have girls too and hate ironing!

Linda said...

Now I know why we clicked, many similarities.

Marsha said...

Hey Gill, enjoyed reading more about you. Your life sounds interesting... maybe your location has something to do with that. Hope you make it to the states someday!

Fifi said...

I did it!!! I did it!!!!
You and I we are Hummus buddies! I just DIG the stuff!
Love Fifi

Tori said...

I really loved learning these facts about you. I love the new look of your blog too!
When you come to visit the USA know you have a friend in Maine to stay with!

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