Saturday, February 27, 2010

Seven

The lovely Engracia of Lynwood Musings has tagged me to tell 7 things about myself, so here goes...

My name is Alice.

I have the most amazing family anybody could wish for. I love my parents more than they'll ever know and had a magical childhood. I have 2 wonderful sisters, R who is 38 and A who is 28 (I'm a middle child). I am happily married to my sweetheart (we've been together since I was 20). I have the 3 most amazing, wonderful, unique little boys anybody could ever wish for and thank my lucky stars for them every single day, they are the reason I was put on this Earth, I am truly blessed :-)

I'm 36, with the 3 kids and can't drive!! Pathetic, I know. But I did take my first ever driving lesson this morning, so that's a step in the right direction.

I have met Mother Theresa. When I was about 19 she returned to visit the convent in Dublin where she trained to be a nun. My mum brought us down to hear her pray and we waited after to meet her and she blessed us, it was very emotional. Here's a photo I took of her with my little sis...


I am a total anglophile. Is there anything the English don't do well? Drama, advertising, retail... And who couldn't love London, what a city!!

I'm a dual citizen. I am Irish and first came to Australia on hols in August '98, this was followed very quickly by returning on a one year working holiday visa in April '99 which got extended to 2 and a half years. In October 2001 we returned to Ireland for a couple of years, got married, bought a home and then applied for Australian permanent residency. We returned to Sydney in April 2004 and have lived here since. We became Australian citizens in October 2006 and feel very lucky to call such a wonderful place home. I will never forget our citizenship ceremony, several people were being given their certificates in the same ceremony and while we waited for our turn I was trying to discreetly breastfeed our little newborn S under a poncho while my hubbie chased 18 month old H around the hall, happy memories :-)

I originally studied Psychology and English in university but dropped out to go to art college. I worked as a graphic designer until the birth of my first son. I'm now a stay-at-home Mum and love it.

That's all folks!

I'm meant to tag some others to do this but it's hard to pick so I'll just invite anybody who feels like it to do the same :-)

8 comments:

CACHANILLA73 said...

I love your blog, I visit often, and You know, we have something in common, I don't drive either!!!, and I know the feeling, I need to get my learners permit and hopefully with the sprint start hitting the road.

Have a nice weekend....

littlebyrd said...

Oh - so cool! Look at all the excitement and adventure you've had! This was great getting to know you a little bit more. I am a complete anglophile too who has yet to go to England. Someday :)

Jenifir said...

Thanks for the extra info! I like the idea of duo citizenship. After travelling to England only once (last summer) I think I would love to live there but I would not want to give up my Canadian citizenship. I completely agree with you in regards to being a Mum. Keep sharing your family life an wonderful thrifted finds!

Missa said...

You were blessed by Mother Theresa? Wow. That is so cool.

beachhutman said...

Hello from England, I saw your comment after mine on Thrifted Treasure about beach life, and saw your blog out of idle curiosity. So can i point you to three short thrifting sort of articles on my beach hut website from England, you and your readers might "enjoy".
Go to msbnews.co.uk and click on the archive of articles, look out for Downshifting... the book review, Chairs...about...chairs , car boot sales (by a reader) and stuff on beach hut design. Also, as that is all just an archive of the paper copies, try web.mac.com/beachhutman, that should have you hooked on beach hut life! nice site Caroline, you have an eye I wish i had, Gratefully, Tim Baber

Kim said...

I've loved learning more about you. Fun post!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks everyone, it was fun giving a bit more personal information than usual! Kim thanks for your comments - when I click on your name it doesn't give any info on you in Blogger, do you have a blog? I'd love to visit :-)

.Musheee said...

Lovely post big sis! Love you.

Ps. I'm 27. Don't be puttin' years on me!