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Friday, September 27, 2013

Up Close and Personal - Some Stuff About Me

When I sit down to write a blog post I usually try and think of some good advice, or something my readers might be interested in, or if all else fails, something about my books. The one thing I’ve never really written about is me. I’ve done the odd interview that has answered all the typical questions, but I’ve never laid myself out for you all to see, so, here goes…

My family is very important to me, and they always come first.

I’m very passionate and I hate being wrong, and funnily enough these two traits often get me into trouble.

I’m opinionated, pedantic, and a bit of a control freak, but I’m also very balanced.

I believe in karma: what goes around comes around; do to others as you would like done to you; that kind of thing, so when I see people behaving badly in any kind of way it irks me. I often need to exercise extreme self-control to not stick my nose in, because that’s another thing I don’t like—people sticking their noses into other people’s business.

Sometimes I may appear confident and outgoing, but I’m quite insecure. Over the past few years, and since having my children, I’ve learnt to love myself more.

I think I’m still a teenager on the inside, but when I talk to teens and watch them in public I wonder if I was ever like that. Often I cringe.

I love pink and purple, and I’m attracted to shiny objects.

Much to my hubby’s amusement, I’m short, and often the butt of many jokes (see what I did there).

Many moons ago when I was in my very early twenties, I had a guy give me the once over from the driver’s seat of his Porsche Boxster. He drove away with his head down when I screwed my nose up. If he’d been driving a Hummer, or a Hilux, or a Discovery I probably would have jumped into the passenger seat and asked him to marry me. Okay, maybe not. But the point is flashy sports cars don’t impress me. Neither does slick hair and a cheap suit. I’m a tradie lover. There’s something sexy about a man covered in grease.

Okay, moving along…

My perfect family holiday involves a tent, the 4WD and my own backyard. (If you don’t know what I mean, I’m referring to Australia as a whole. We have so many places to have awesome holidays.)

I use the word awesome way too much, and I’m actually surprised I’ve typed it only twice so far in this blog post.

If you’ve read my bio you’ll know I have a rabbit named Twitch. I can claim her as mine because I’m the one that feeds her and cleans her cage. The kids think she belongs to them. When they start looking after her I might hand her over.

We also have a goldfish. Now, I have to ask the question: why does the fish never die when you want it to? I know that sounds mean, but we have been through so many fish. We started out with two. After a month or so, one died. From then on every time we replaced the dead fish, the other one would die and we’d end up with one fish—again. If I buy another fish so the current fish has a fishy friend, I guarantee it will die and we’ll have one fish—again. It’s a bad fish cycle.

I’m turning 35 this year. Yikes!

I have a big shoe collection. At one point I think I had more than eighty pairs. When we moved I culled a few and now I really don’t know how many I have, but I do know I wear the same ones all the time—boots in winter and thongs (flip-flops for the Americans) in summer. I have five pairs of Havaianas. To check out the awesome range, click the image.

Buffy is the most awesome (four times now) TV show that has ever existed.

The last thing I want to tell you about is my hubby. Some people don’t believe in love at first sight or insta love and that’s fine, but I do. I met him when I was sixteen and I thought to myself, one day I’m going to marry that boy. We started “going around” a month before I was seventeen. We bought our first house when I was twenty-three, and we were married just before my twenty-fourth birthday. I had my daughter at twenty-seven and my son at twenty-nine. Hubby and I have had our fair share of fights, and we still fight occasionally, but we have never separated even for a day. He is my rock and my best friend.

So, there you have it. Some stuff about me, my life, and what makes me tick.

If you have any questions I’d love to answer them. Just comment below.

K x


  1. EIGHTY pairs of shoes?? I have about five pairs, and I wear two of them. Three if you count the slippers. :p

    1. Lol. I did a count last night after I read this and I have about 70. Maybe I need to have a clean out...

  2. I loved getting to know more about you. I too love shoes. I've been sad over the years because after each child my feet grew. Now I hardly have any shoes. So sad.

    1. Mine grew after having kids, too. Not by much, but enough to have to get rid of a few pairs :(


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