7 Wonders...

The lovely Vanya over at Endless Inspiration has tagged yours truly for the 7 Things About Me Challenge. It's simple really, I share 7 things about moi, then I challenge other lovely bloggers to do the same at the end of this post (and let them know by commenting on their blogs too), and then they challenge other bloggers to do the same, and we all get to share 7 things about ourselves :D

So here goes....

#1...I was an absolute tomboy growing up. I loved Lego, playing in the dirt, climbing trees and swimming in my local creek. I set up elaborate tracks for my toy cars, and I thought Barbie dolls were for losers. The only time I ever played with Barbies was when I wanted to test out my fantastic new parachute design...made out of tissues. It was a thinly veiled excuse to throw the dolls out the window.

#2...Unfortunately for me, despite my tomboy tendencies I happened to have long blonde hair and blue eyes, so people would constantly tell me how much I looked like a little Barbie doll. I hated any such suggestion, but I would politely smile and thank the person for the compliment. I was secretly plotting to hack all my hair off for years. [See #5]

#3...I've always loved gardening, but sometimes I took it a little too far. When I was about 10 years old, I pretended that I was hosting Bourke's Backyard (Australian gardening show), and my demonstration of pruning got a little out of hand when I realised I'd cut off every single leaf and flower on my fathers favourite frangipani tree. I denied all responsibility.

#4...I played drums in primary school, but I practiced too much and it drove my mother insane, so she made me switch to the clarinet. I never quite forgave her for that :D

#5...I eventually hacked off all my hair. And dyed it copper red. Then all I wanted was my long blonde hair back. I've since been virtually every other colour of the rainbow, and although I think I look best with dark brown hair, I'm too lazy for the upkeep, so I'm back to my natural blonde. I thankfully don't get any more Barbie comparisons.

#6...I was always set on becoming an architect, but when I finally got there, it wasn't at all what I'd imagined, even though I'd been warned. It was far less creative than I'd hoped, and much more about politics, business and the almighty bottom dollar. It was long hours and utter creative frustration for very little pay. I have a degree but little desire to continue in the world of "traditional" architecture, in Australia at least where architects are viewed as an optional (and often undesirable) extra. My ultimate dream is to get paid for doing what I love...design journalism.

#7...If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd move straight to Paris. I know it's cliche, but I've never felt more at home anywhere else, even my home town. The culture, the art, the buildings...and more importantly...The croissants! The coffee! The fresh baguettes and French toast...

[eiffel by moi]

There is nowhere else I'd rather be.

And now to tagging! I'd love to know 7 things about...

Emma @ White & Wander [Even though she's currently trekking across the country...]
Michelle @ Neon Stilettos
Georgia @ It's Just How I See Things
Merrill @ 3 of Hearts [Tell me more about SJP! :D]
Michelle @ Lovely Little Things
Susanna-Cole @ Girl Meets NYC

Oh I could go on forever and I know I've left out some amazingly lovely bloggers, but I have so much Christmas shopping to do and so little patience for crowds... it's a sure-fire recipe for disaster! Wish me luck!


Vanya said...

Great post, I love the images :)

I totally relate to your tomboy thing me too - I remember thinking I don't want to be a girl, girls do dumb things like play with dolls; I wanted to climb trees, build forts and ride my bike through the bush - thankfully I had a partner in crime, my little brother who was on my wavelength and fearless!

Have a great weekend.

Mrs.French said...

I think this may be my favorite list of seven so far...xo

Femme Star said...

Wow, I loved reading those seven things. The pictures were cute and right on cue. What a great website I've stumbled on! Good luck with the shopping, I haven't started mine yet!

Susanna-Cole said...

Oh I loved reading your list! And I was a lot like you when I was younger, being a tomboy, and yet having that blonde hair and blue eyes! Sadly I still get occasionally barbie comparisons to this day. :P

Anyway thanks so much for tagging me, I'm flattered you actually want to know 7 things about me, and for once in my blogging life, I did a tag I was given semi-quickly, did it in today's post! ;)

Oh and I gave you an award in that post too! <3


Vanya said...

Just wanted to let you know I have featured your blog on my blog :)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Sweet Nothings said...

love these shots..i think i like the first the best

Evilish said...

i like no 5!!;))

KLBK said...

Re: #6-but can't you do design journalism? I'm sure they'd love to have you!