Monday, April 2, 2012

The A to Z of me!

(Some old pics from the kiddy album. Me and my pony Georgie, with my sister Rachael and with Dad on a random horse)
Howdy friends,
Some of you may have been seen some other bloggers write an A to Z about them recently. I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and join in.

A // Age: 40 No point denying it.

B // Bed size: Queen. Which is fine unless you have to share it with a certain furry kid who likes to take up more than her fair share.

C // Chore that you hate: Dusting. I am rather good at not seeing dust and conveniently blame my short-sightedness.

D // Dogs: Do I really need to answer this? Molly of course! Though sometimes I’m convinced she is not a dog.

E // Essential start to your day: Without doubt a cup of tea. White and one sugar. I like to get up early so I can relax and not rush first thing. That's not fun.

(Christmas time, me on another pony and riding the whale in the kiddy pool  - do the local readers remember that whale at the Clarence pool?)

F // Favourite colour: Blue. Always has been. I love all shades of blue.
G // Gold or Silver: Both. I have a good deal of each and just rotate. Sometimes I match jewellery with the metal of my watch, other times I just don’t worry.

H // Height: 165 cm

I // Instruments you play: Piano, badly. At high school I also played the clarinet and drums. That was funny. Not exactly Animal from the Muppets, but I did enjoy it.

J // Job title: I’m an art gallery co-ordinator. I wrangle artists (like herding cats) and organise exhibitions and events.

K // Kids: Just the furry one.

L // Live: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I have no inclination to change that - Hobart is a great place to live, though would be even better if Ikea decided to open up down here.

M // Mother’s name: Jan

N // Nicknames: Sar Bear. When I was little my parents called me Sarah Snake. Hmm…strange…

O // Overnight hospital stays: The only one was for an operation on my heart valves at the age of 1.5 years. I have a huge scar from my left side that runs underneath my shoulder blade. You can see little old me in hospital in one of the old pics below.

(With sister Rachael, after my surgery, cuddling a dalmation pup and on another pony!)

P // Pet peeve: I have a lot of these… rude drivers, parents that swear at children, cruelty to animals…

Q // Quote from a film: No one puts Baby in the corner (Dirty Dancing). I can watch that movie over and over, along with Chocolat.

R // Right or left handed: Right

S // Siblings: One very nice sister who is 18 months younger than I. Hi Rachael :)

T // Time you wake up: Always early. Anytime from 5am, but generally 5.30 – 6.30am.

U // Underwear: Good ol’ Bonds hipsters or boylegs. Comfort (and a splash of colour) is the key.

V // Vegetable you hate: I know this is terrible for a vegetarian, but I cannot tolerate mushrooms. I like the look of them but that’s it! Ugh, the smell of them cooking and their fleshy texture totally creep me out.

W // What makes you run late: Generally nothing. I am a stickler for being on time.

X // X-Rays you’ve had: Lots – teeth, chest, arms, brain (when I had concussion after my ladder fall).

Y // Yummy food that you make: Gosh, I don’t know. I don’t bake a bad cake.

Z // Zoo animal: How to choose? I adore them all in one way or another, but am always transfixed by the baby elephants and giraffes.

I hope I haven't bored you all to death but if you haven't done and A to Z on your blog, I'd love to read it if you did. I'm a bit of a sticky beak!


  1. Wow. That was actually quite cool to read more about you Sarah. I've never heard of a vego not liking mushrooms. Aren't they meat for vegetarians? xx

    1. Yes, that's what they say, but they're too fleshy for me. Creepy!

  2. Well done Sarah, I'm still going through the A-Z, trying to find something remotely interesting about me

    1. What? I bet there are lots of interesting things for us to read. Hop to it!

  3. You know I love these snazzy round ups and yours is terrific!

    I love being able to picture you with your sweet milky tea in the early morning Molly at your feet, a full day before you.

    Big hug from afar,
    x F

  4. I love your A - Z Sarah, so great to find out more about people. I am a sticky beak too. I haven't played yet but perhaps I should to be fair to you all. xx

  5. Lovely to know more about you Sarah.
    Your job sounds really interesting. You have something in common with my son, he hates mushrooms! I can't understand it myself, I love them x

  6. Lovely to find out little snippets. I'm a stickler for being on time also, nothing annoys me more and having been a curator in a former life I hear you on the wrangling!

  7. I loved this! We wear the same undies...and by the same i mean the same brand and style ha. I love waking up early too, I feel i get more done in the day if I get up early. xx Katherine

  8. I might have to try this, I love learning new things about you. I didn't realise you were an art gallery co-ordinator, I did wonder why you worked weekends, I had visions of you as a nurse, for some reason. Not at all boring Sarah. hope Molly is continuing to improve.

  9. This was fun to read! We learned a lot about you. I am with you on many of your facts. To bad about IKEA!

  10. Was great getting to know you a little better Sar Bear ; ) x

  11. loved reading this and not boring at all smooch lisa

  12. I went a little back to your posts...poor Molly! I hope she is getting better and better. And she looks cute in pantyhose. When susanna had a skin problem years ago, I had to put a handkerchief around her neck to keep her from licking the lotion I had to apply. Every single night I would come home to find her with the handkerchief around her waist, like a Honolulu dancer. I have no idea how she could take it off like that.
    and we have a lot in common. Both vegetarians, 40, no children and addicted to rescue remedy!

  13. Oh Sarah, loving this. I had no idea about your heart surgery, you poor darling - we need to chat about this some more. And yes, I can attest to your punctuality! J x

  14. Like Anita, I thought your dislike of mushrooms a little unusual. They're a favourite ingredient of mine. Clearly you've been an animal lover since day dot. It shows! Love an elephant too! Great to read the little incidentals. x

  15. Yay for joining in Sarah - loved reading your answers and can see many similarities between us... except, how can you not love mushrooms :)

  16. OK, so I just typed a comment that completely vamoosed on me! But I'm trying again....just wanted to say that I enjoyed your A-Z Sarah. Must be the sticky beak in me too. And I'm so pleased that Molly is on the mend. I think its a good sign that she is so keen to be out and about. Amanda xx


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