Thursday, July 23, 2009

Look, its me

So I caught the flu, the week just screwed me over (need to drink to recover from work!) and had to complete and hand in an assignment we got given at the course I did in Melbourne. Once again I'm reminded how glad I am (for now) not to be in uni.

Still, even though I was a crappy guys rock. You thought of me, wished me well and I even got a few awards. Truly, thank you. I'm very much honoured.

Clarity of Clarity in Wonderland awarded me this fabulous award:


Clarity's blog is a must read because it's more than just a 'lifestyle' blog. She's articulate, intelligent and her posts are always witty. Go. Check it.

And like Clarity, I like the award for its simplicity. As passed on to me, the rules for this one are:
1. Copy the logo and place it on my blog
2. Link it back to the person who gave it to me
3. Pass it on to five fellow bloggers
4. List 10 things about myself

I'd like to nominate:
Pauline of In My Body's House- she's the Pied Piper of'll want to follow her down to wherever her stories go;
Battered Couture - nobody does fashion tidbits like this gorgeous lady does;
Caramell - her blog is a haven for photography enthusiasts and I adore her red hair;
Sharon Rose - love her blog for all its fab 2 quid designer ware bargains, lucky girl; and
the sydney girl - sketches like an angel and shares her work. Amen.

So, 10 things about me:
1. I 'see' in frames. Whether I'm looking at a tree/park/broken light/tractor/anything, I immediately frame objects and scenes as if I was taking photographs. I would love to be able to just carry my camera around and snap all the time, but I forget and am lazy.
2. I'm addicted to caffeine. Love and adore coffee from tiger tiger (perth) and x-wray (fremantle). I visit Tiger Tiger on an almost daily basis. Yep, I've got it bad.
3. I'm lusting over all things Maurie and Eve, and only just bought a pair of flare drip-print leggings (my version of the lace flares from bonadrag - not so big on those shock horror) and a black fringed maxi from the label. Coveting the new range and not so patiently waiting to indulge (and yes, I've marked what I want!).
4. I need to sell some of my shoes and accessories. I'm thinking of starting up a blog shop but once again, the laziness factor got in the way. I do however need to pass on these items to people who would love them. I meanwhile let them collect dust and ignore them. Shame.
5. I love beer. I will pick beer over any other alcohol drink any day. Poison of choice? Guiness.
6. I spradically feel guilty for not doing more, charity-wise. I want to do more and have promised myself I will.
7. I'm a 40 year old in a 25 year old's body. I'm constantly told this by work colleagues. Truth? I love it. I like being part of the "mature" crowd.
8. I'm diabetic. I'm insulin dependent (Type 1) and take insulin injections three times a day. I've been diabetic since I was 9 so taking a shot is now like brushing my teeth.
9. I am attracted to intelligence. You may be gorgeous looking but if you cannot put a sentence together (and are male) I would not give you a second glance. Obviously I'm not single so this is just generally speaking.
10. I am addicted to exercise. I run, do kick boxing, weight training and an outdoor workout every week.

Miriam of Insider's Journal also tagged me to list 5 things that make me happy. I nominate anyone who wants to do this!

1. Photography. If I won the lotto, I would travel around the world on a photographic trip.
2. My family and friends. I love them to bits and appreciate just how much each cares for me. Thank you! (I know you may be reading this, mum :)
3. Fashion. An obvious choice, but my own interpretations of trends and fashion give me a buzz and make my day that much more enjoyable.
4. Books. Literature is my passion. I will read anything; junk mail, the newspaper, fanfiction, books from all genres, scientific texts. I speed read too, which annoys Stuart to no end ;)
5. Humour. In any form or way, humour is a sure-fire way to entertain me. Comedy shows/joke books/more intimate joking between friends, I'll take it all.

Hope you liked the post. Apologies about the length......I look forward to reading your entries.

Next post: the Perth Fashion Festival Launch :)


Nataliexxx said...

Thanks ever so much for your kind words and I hope you get better soon & WELL DONE for achieving such a great award! <3

Couture Carrie said...

Love your 5 and 10 things, darling! Beautiful post. I love that you are overcoming diabetes every day, that you are addicted to exercise and fashion and love beer too!

Anika, you are the best!


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a great post my dear, I wish I was more exercise orientated, LOL!! Thanks so much for giving me the award too, you're always so kind and lovely!!

Wanderlusting said...

I also need to start up my shop - Normally I would recommend Shoes and Your Mom to consign for you but A) they screwed me over and B) why pay someone when you can do it yourself? Sooner or later laziness will subside :)

Love this list btw, especially the beer love :)

Feel better!

Savvy Mode SG said...

glad you are better. i am addicted to coffee, and exercise makes me feel happy. : )

♥ fashion chalet said...

Can I join you on your Photography journey? ;)

As for Skype/webcam say sometime next week? My cousin is in town until next Wednesday so it's pretty fun. She's 2 years younger than me but I feel as though she is my siser, we're that close.

Guess what? I got new shoes (I know, againnn.) But whenever my credit clears for the month, I tend to "splurge" shhh-it'll be our little secret. ;)

You are one fierce beauty, dear. I love the "beast" comment :) haha!!

One day; Sydney= you and me having the day of a lifetime!!!!!


kirstyb said...

im addicted to caffeine to! Seriously no one should come near me before i have any lol xoxoxo

PH said...

Congratulations on your award !

And thank you for your sweet words as always; I don't know why you champeen me but I'm grateful that you do :)

I'll have a new story for you in a couple days. My brother is getting married...

Clarity said...

Hey adorable, thank you so much for your sweet words, I was off blogsphere for work but came back and am touched to bits. Hugs, kiss, kiss.

I hope you feel better and that your time off relaxed you enough to recover. Your 1,9 and 10 are so similar to me. Brains appeal to me like good looks appeal to others. Running is a passion too.

I feel for you that you are a diabetic, I know family members with it and it always makes me feel protective. Charity is a wonderful habit to aim for, I wish you well in it for always.

You forgot to add your 11) Very Intelligent.