January 16, 2011

A Blog Award - For Me!


I love reading Fiona's blog over at Cattle, Kids and Chaos.  Like me, she lives on a farm, and I love hearing about her adventures with her gorgeous family.  I especially like the fact that she is so upbeat and positive about living on the land.  I think it is really important that people get to hear about the positive aspects of country life as, so often, only the negative side makes the news.

She very kindly gave me an award for my blog and even called me stylish!

As part of the award I need to list seven things about myself and then pass it on to three other bloggers.

So here goes.

  1. I am almost 36 years old.  This fact surprises me regularly.  On the inside I feel exactly like I did at about 18. Only with more wrinkles. And a couple of kids. And a husband. And very occasionally a bit more wisdom.
  2. I prematurely developed a grey witchy streak in my hair at about 23 years old but refused to succumb.  I have an excellent relationship with the local hairdresser to keep the Cruella De Ville look at bay.
  3. I have only one sibling and that is my brother.  He is a great guy, who loves to surf.  I am very proud that he is my brother.
  4. I did actually grow up in the country.  Both my parents are from farms and my father worked as a bank manager.  We moved from country town to country town until I was at high school.  I completed high school and university in Perth and moved back to the country at age 26.  This was how I met The Farmer.  I have been in the country ever since.
  5. I believe that women are often an under utilised resource in the country.  So many women have many and varied skills.  I love it when I hear of country women really getting amongst it and making a difference in whatever way they can.
  6. I am not crafty.  At all.  I greatly admire people who can do crafty things but know I am not one of them.  
  7. I used to be quite anal about having a very tidy house.  And then I had The Farmchildren.  And the wheels really fell off the tidy house wagon.  I still have to remind myself that it is OK to have some mess and that I don't want to be the type of mother who never lets the kids do anything messy.

Now as for the three blogs I wish to pass this lovely award onto...

Life With A Fussy Eater - Fussy Eater's Mum is passionate about healthy eating and has struggled to get her daughter to eat anything other than sausages.  I love her blog because it is informative and she is very realistic in her approach.

SEMI EXPAT IN OZ - This is a lovely blog about an English woman who now lives in Melbourne.  She is superstylish.

St Johns Wood - Georgie lives in the hills near Toowoomba.  Her blog is gorgeous, I particularly love her photos.

So there it is.  Thanks again Fiona.


Anonymous said...

Hello - your blog looks lovely. I grew up on farm in Victoria but am now I business owners wife. Look forward to following along with your adventures:O)

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your award. I can totally relate to your point about standards of tidiness dropping after having children :)

Fiona said...

Well done!
I absolutely relate to Point 1. At age 40 it astounds me that I feel just as I did at age 25.

I'm enjoying this awards process and the resulting discovery of new blogs!

And I'm sorry for suggesting you were a city girl! My investigative journalism skills aren't so great!

Take care ... Fiona.

Semi Expat said...

Many congratulations on your award and very interesting to learn a little more about you too... THANK you so much for picking me as a recipient of your award and for your very kind comment. Superstylish? - how very, very sweet of you. X

Sydney Shop Girl said...

I love your response, AFW!

The things I never really knew about you :-)

SSG xxx

Sydney Shop Girl blog

G said...

Love the new look, congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it on to me! Now that I've seen some sun, I will get my brain working again and mull over the seven points that go with the award and post in the next few days... G x

Not A Ballerina said...

I really didn't remember at all that you grew up in the country! How funny. So now I am less surprised that you have settled into country life so well. But there you go, that's why these "say x things about yourself" are good.

A Farmer's Wife said...

Caz - Thank you.

Amanda - I try to embrace the chaos but struggle some days.

Fiona - Please don't worry re the city girl issue. Everyone is quite surprised until they know me well, and then they aren't surprised at all apparently!

Semi Expat - My pleasure.

SSG - Thank you as always.

Georgie - Looking forward to reading your response.

Not A Ballerina - As I said to Fiona, no one remembers unless they know me really well... Glad you like the new look too

Emma said...

Well done on your very deserved award!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks Emma!