40 Facts (about me)

04.03.2015
Lifestyle, Thoughts
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40 facts about me

A little fun today. Just the other day I enjoyed reading Jocelyn’s 40 facts (about me) post and I thought I will join in too. So here it is, some funny, strange, sad and fun facts about me:

  1. My eyes are blue with right one having a quarter hazel down the bottom
  1. My three children were born through c-section. The first two were emergency and the third elective
  1. I’m probably a little too anxious about my children’s safety
  1. I suffered from adrenal fatigue about 18 months ago. I now know the warning signs and manage this
  1. I once studied ballet, getting top marks each year during the examination
  1. Not continuing ballet has been one of my greatest regrets in life
  1. Funny enough, I moved into a house in Auckland only to find out that my old ballet friend from Sydney was my landlord
  1. I can’t stand not having my toenails not painted
  1. I struggle with high heals
  1. I broke my little toe badly over a year ago and it never healed properly so I’m about to see an orthopaedic surgeon
  1. I love (like really love) ice-cream
  1. I blame my parents for that because I had an ice-cream cone for dessert every day when I grew up
  1. I broke my little tooth on the back of someone’s head on a waterslide when I was a child
  1. I’m a huge fan of Gwyneth Paltrow, even though there are a lot of Gwyneth haters out there
  1. I grew up in a beach suburb south of Sydney and my mother would pick me up from school each day and we’d walk across the road to the beach
  1. I smoked a lot during my late teens and twenties
  1. I now take vitamins every day
  1. I met my French husband at a flea market in Toulouse, France
  1. My first car was a Kombi van that I bought with two friends to travel around Europe in.
  1. We named her Betty
  1. In the space of eighteen months I lost a close friend to a car accident, my cousin in a motorbike accident and an ex-boyfriend to suicide.
  1. My gut feeling is usually right
  1. My “gut feeling” got me out of a lot of hairy situations, especially when I was backpacking around Europe
  1. I would one day like to write a novel
  1. My father has written two
  1. I broke my arm three times as a child
  1. I have a British passport
  1. My height is 162cm
  1. My hair is naturally blonde although it’s getting darker over time so when I get around to it, I lighten it
  1. I can’t draw for the life of me
  1. The rest of my family can do it well
  1. I was a rebel
  1. I went to the Ramones concert
  1. My first album was Xanadu
  1. I dream of having my own studio at home across the garden (and pool)
  1. I’ve managed to dint almost every panel of my car
  1. I’m horrible to be around if I’m hungry
  1. I quite often fall asleep when I watch a movie
  1. I cry when my friends suffer
  1. I hate my knees being touched

If you write a blog, I’d love to read about you, so go on – join in!

Mel x

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P.P.S. Fancy sharing 40 Facts about you? Tina came up with the great idea to use the hashtag #share40factsaboutyou in social media so that we can find you. Always good to let me know so that I can include the link here:

Jocelyn – The Inner Interior | Tina – Colour Living | Mel – A Cut Above The Retsy | Yvonne – The Girl in the Laundromat | Catherine – Farmhouse Home | Anya – Anya Adores Design |Anastasia – Still Zitat | Angela – DesignHaus No.9

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37 Comments

  1. Jocelyn

    Mel, I feel honored to read these “facts” about you…I can relate to many of them! Some of these really made me laugh! The dints in your car and you don’t like your knees being touched! Thank you for joining in…I do feel like I know you and it’s a privilege! With love, Jocelyn xx

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    mel replied:

    Thanks for the inspiration my dear. I loved reading about you. It’s fun to share! M x

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  2. Leigh-ann

    I might give this a go, although I think I’d struggle to find 10 things, let alone 40! I’ll let you know when I do it.
    By the way….my first car was named Betty too.
    x

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    mel replied:

    I felt the same but you find that things just roll from the other. Do it, I’d love to read:) M x

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  3. Dorothy

    Hi Mel, lovely reading this. #21 was the most surprising. #14 made me laugh — I too am a GOOP fan. By the way, since I haven’t seen you in ages, I wasn’t sure that it was you who I saw at the grocery store last week. From the photo above, I’m certain now it was you! Your hair has grown!

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    mel replied:

    Oh I wish you came up to me. I would have loved to have seen you xx

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  4. Joi

    OMG. really really love this. a lot. they bring giggles, they cause me to say “No way” and “Shut the front door!” out loud, they bring tears and they bring joy. thank you for sharing. You are a simply divine creature Mel, can I say I love you!!! :) xxx

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    mel replied:

    Oh Joi, you’re the sweetest! Love you too x

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  5. Caroline @trend-daily

    What a gorgeous pic is Mel and your hair looks beautiful! Lovely to read your little snippets. I’m going through a bit of mid life crisis being 49 in April- suddenly feeling a bit middle aged :-( !! Xx

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    mel replied:

    Thanks Caroline! It was from last Saturday when I tried a do out for the upcoming about me photo. It’s confronting getting older, I know I had my bit turning 40. There’s so many positives, women come into themselves mid age, they understand who they are, the career thing clicks…Plus I know some pretty amazing looking 50 yr olds, you’re one of them (from the peeks I’ve had). Mel xx

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  6. gudy herder

    Admitting the capability of getting 40 facts together. This is the second post I am reading about it and there is so much surprise in it. Very interesting read, Mel! Have loved all the humanity in it! xx

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    mel replied:

    Thanks Gudy. It was surprisingly easy as they just rolled off each other. You should join in, I’m sure everyone would love to read about you. M x

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  7. Tina @ colourliving

    Oh my, I didn’t realise you joined in too. I really think this could be another #20beautifulwomenchallenge Why don’t we start hashtag and send around Social Media for people to join? Let’s each nominate 3 people and no one has to joinif they don’t want to…. what do you think?

    Ha. Loved reading so many facts I didn’t know…. some very sad, some funny! Great stuff xx

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    mel replied:

    It’s a great idea because I’ve really enjoyed reading them so far. Mel xx

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  8. Carole Poirot

    Loved reading these 40 facts. Being slightly over-anxious about your children’s safety is something I can totally relate to as I’m the same. Also, I have green eyes with a hazel dot in my right eye ;-) Great to find out more about you xo

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    mel replied:

    Oh I love meeting people with a similar eye thing! It’s so rare, usually a once every few year thing for me and now it’s the 2nd in a couple of weeks. Mel xx

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  10. Catherine bedson

    So lovely to learn more about you Mel, I also have a british passport. It’s such a great way to get to know a little more about someone and some of the facts are so interesting. I hope you get to write your book one day adn so exciting that your dad has written two! Thanks for encouraging me to participate. Catherine x

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    mel replied:

    Yay! So look forward to reading yours xx

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  13. Alessandra

    Cool! I really enjoy reading this! I don’t know if I can find 40 interesting facts about me! It is not easy at all! Gucki x

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    Mel replied:

    Hi Alessandra! I’m sure that you could find 40 things. I actually felt the same and then when I started, one ‘thing’ led to another… Go on, I’d love to read!! Mel xx p.s. Did you get my email? Let me know when you’ll be here and any way I can help.

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