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Friday, 10 March 2017

5 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I'm going to (try) to join in each Friday with the Husband's new blog bit - he's going to be hosting the Five on Friday blog round-up, and I figured I'd best join in too!

For my first Five on Friday, I thought I'd join in and introduce myself with 5 things that you might not know about me. Here goes!

1. I like to have my fingers in ALL the pies. No really, it sounds jokey, but it can be a bit intense! I'm a massive over-thinker and get completely consumed by things that pique my interest. Anything that is a little creative, and I just wanna get in it and be it. So as you'll probably know, I sew as my job, but sewing is also a hobby. Other hobbies and interests of mine currently include - hand lettering, illustration, graphics design, watercolour painting, leather painting, pyrography, embroidery, pattern design....and that's not even including the long list of things to do with our up-coming Eco straw-bale house build such as upcycling and recycling materials, landscape design,  interior design, cob sculpture. This list is not exhaustive but can be exhausting!

2. I wanted to be a famous musician when I was a teenager. I learnt how to play the flute for a few years in middle school and then was gifted a drum kit one Christmas much to my delight (let's ignore the failed guitar obsession in between those - damn you short fingers!). I was then a little disappointed that I didn't immediately morph into Keith Moon or look/sound like the bloke in the video for the Arctic Monkey's 'A View From the Afternoon' when playing my drum kit. Maybe putting the musicianship on the back-burner, I was adamant that when I grew up I wanted to be a music journalist and work for NME magazine. Not gonna lie, I would still like to do that when I grow up one day. Since school I've had a lot of different jobs and none that I particularly liked.  I started fresh out of school at 16 as a Beauty Salon Junior, I've since worked in a call centre, been an office administrator, been an evening cleaner at a mechanics, and was a tattooist before I had the kids and whilst heavily pregnant with Logan. I never really enjoyed work back then, and always wished I didn't have to work. But now I LOVE work. Maybe I just disliked working for other people and like being able to make decisions for myself. Plus, sewing is the best job ever, obvs.

3. I never wanted to get married and I never wanted to have children. HAHAHAHA! Excuse me while I laugh at that for a minute or two. In all seriousness though, I didn't. I always said I would live in a camper van with 4 or possibly 5 cats and never be tied down. Plus, kids? Ew. So sticky and gross. Worst nightmare. Now I'm 26 and have been married for coming up 7 years with two sprightly womb-fruits. Would I change it? No. But kids can still be a bit 'Ew' sometimes though. And I would still like a camper van, I'll just need a larger one than initially thought.

4. My all-time favourite animal and ultimate pet dream would be a pig. I REALLY want a pig. I'm not sure why I love them so much. I remember quite a few years ago when Rich and I were first living together and we were watching some kind of vet programme. They showed little piglets being castrated. It was traumatising! I cried. A lot. I've loved pigs ever since. I will have a pet pig one day, I WILL!

5. I treat dyeing my hair like another form of art that requires full planning and practice like all of my other hobbies. I've had my hair every colour under the sun and it's been green/blue for the last 18 months or so. I went from using one shade of Green, to now using a blend of 5 different colours including green, blue and purple to get it to this colour. Luckily the blue sticks to my hair really well, so I only have to touch up the dye every 8 weeks or so. I literally cannot wait until the kids want to have their hair coloured! I keep asking Logan if he would like a little blue in his hair but he says he likes his hair just as it is. Me too, kid, me too.

 I leave you with a few pictures (of my hair) taken on the Shoreditch Photoshoot in January with Mr Adam Robertson, Dilan and Me and We Are Enough Co <3









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  1. Gorgeous colour. I wish I had the courage but the best I ever manage is blonde highlights. (I did do rich copper one year and everyone loved it, but it looked awful while it was growing out. ) Of course, as I'm getting older the grey is setting in - but fortunately it's actually white, so my highlights are now natural!

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    1. Thank you :) Copper sounds lovely, and is a colour I'd love to try myself. I can't wait for my hair to go grey or white - that way I won't need to bleach it before adding the crazy colours on the top!

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  2. Loved to read your post Carly, you sound like someone I quite fancy sharing a coffee and a chat one day. I wanted to be a farmer on the high alps when I was younger, then a translator for the United Nations. Now, I am content being a scientist even though I have no idea why I ended up being one. I love pigs, too. I am sure a pig would fit perfectly well in your lives as small holders in Spain. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi Christina! Ah thank you, if you ever find yourself in Spain, we'll have to have to go for that coffee date. Being a scientist must be incredibly interesting, my son Logan would love to pick your brains, he loves science. We're currently reading the 'Horrible Science' books together, he loves the gross bits (4 year old, hey!).

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  3. Great to meet you! Nice to hear all the things about you.I love the colour of your hair. It's bold, bright and looks great. I admit having children wasn't on my radar either. I ended up with three of them - probably would have had more if they weren't so expensive lol. I bet we'll be reading about that pet pig pretty soon.

    Happy Five on Friday!

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    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by! Isn't it funny how children just seem to appear and then multiply :) Hope you're having a great week!

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  4. Nice to meet you! Pigs are wonderful. Wish I was brave enough to color my hair like yours -- love the look. I have enough children without having any of my own ... three god-children ... sort of like grandchildren ... spoil them and then send them home! Have a fun filled weekend!

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    1. Nice to meet you too :) Three god-children must keep you busy enough! Have a great week

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  5. My daughter has blonde hair with that shade of blue added on. I always swore I'd never have kids either, but I had one and ended up as a teacher of many. Ain't life strange and oh I envy you the drum kit!!!

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    1. Life is a strange thing, and it always ends up completely not how we imagined! Your daughters hair sounds amazing!

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  6. There are still things I want to be/do "when I grow up!"

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    1. Ah so the list just keeps growing?! It's good to stay curious and have dreams :)

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  7. Thanks for reminding me that I need to "put my hair back to its natural color". Heading over to Google to look up pyrography. Sounds as if you're burning up things.

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  8. What a great debut appearance for Five on Friday!

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  10. Hi Carly, it's lovely to meet you and I wish I was brave enough to colour my hair. I think reading Anne of Green Gables and what happened to her hair as a child put me off for life!

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    1. Lovely to meet you too :) I'm not aware of the story, but now I need to go and google it!

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  11. You are a very artsy person who will never be boring! I remember when I grew up I wanted to be a farmer! Well, I now live on several acres with a pond and woods and honeybees. My Dad said several people were surprised that I don't have a lot of animals. I explained that I'm too tired to take care of them. Sigh...get those piggies while you're young! I did, however, take guitar lessons a couple of years ago.

    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      Thanks for stopping by :) Wow, your land sounds idyllic. I would love some honeybees, but the fear of the sting has me wary! We're hoping for a couple of pigs and a goat or two to go along with our chickens, but we'll see!
      Hope you've have a great week

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