Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Friday 23 May 2014

Ten Random things

I liked Elaina's list , and thought I'd do one myself...

I'm a twin! I have a twin brother Robert who lives in Tauranga. (3 or so hours away.) It is a very bad thing that we have not seen each other for just over a year...

I wear size 3 (EU 36) shoes - the students at school find this hilarious!

I am only 4 foot 11 (all good things come in small parcels) and was a prem and airlifted from Middlemore Hospital to National Women's, where I stayed in an incubator for 3 months. There is a thesis somewhere that was written about me surviving. I was 2 blocks of butter in weight.

I drink about 5 cups of tea a day.

I have to get on a plane every year to go somewhere.

I collect everything and anything by NZ children's authors Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop and Kyle Mewburn. I have a massive collection....

I study better late at night - very late.

I am NOT a morning person - it is each to their own in the morning. We all just get up and go... not one bit of housework or chores are done in the morning... (Is that bad??).

I adore doing washing/laundry. Am very particular about hanging out and folding. And I iron.
And clothes HAVE to be hung outside all year round on a clothesline. I am not a big clothes drier person. At all.

I am a snail mail fanatic! (I am always looking for new penfriends worldwide.) I have been writing letters since I was 9 and at one stage had over 30 penfriends. I have met most of them all around the world, been left keys for apartments by them to stay over night everywhere from Helsinki to Schweitzengen, flown to meet them in countries we both do not know , met one at my wedding for the first time! etc. I have boxes of letters I have kept , going back decades. It is written in my will to send the letters back to my penfriends too!

Any unique things about you?


  1. I love these random things
    My feet are size 4 European 37 and I'm 5ft and no inches
    I'm a complete happy cheerful person in the morning - love it
    Washing on a clothes line makes me happy especially nappies !!!
    Looking forward to our craft night

  2. I love hanging out washing, I'm not a morning person, I'm always the last person up. Can't believe how tiny your feet are! xo

  3. At 5'2", I love it when someone makes me feel tall. Thanks Kimberley!
    I'm a morning person and need to be in bed by 8:30pm.
    I love washing dried in the sunshine . Fresh sheets are the best.
    I'm ambidextrous and I mirror write .

  4. How funny I thought you would be as tall as me 5'6 but you're not! And my what tiny feet you have! I love washing on the line too although I do use the drier to softer things up!! Thanks for sharing your randomness x