Thursday 21 June 2012

A Bit of Fun ... 11 & 11 & 11 & 11

I've been "tagged" by Jennifer over at Little Homeschool on the Prairie and I thought this looked like fun! Be sure to pop on over to her space.  Jennifer has a published book and shares some great practical homeschool craft ideas.
The Rules:
  1. Post these rules.
  2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random facts about you.
  3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
  4. Create 11 new questions and tag new people to answer them.
  5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.
A Photo ...

11 Random Facts about Me
  1. I'm six foot tall.
  2. I was blessed with two big babies [One was 4.185 kg (9 lb 2 oz) and the other was 4.42 kg (9 Lb 74 oz)]
  3. I don't wear makeup.
  4. I am not a shoe person.  I like my sneakers in winter and my Piper Sandals for summer.
  5. I have worn the same style sandal for 27 years. I bought my last pair from Piper Sandals and will never use a different brand.  The quality is the best I have ever found.
  6. I love the smell of percolated coffee but can't stand the taste!
  7. I have more than 4 000 books on my shelves.  (No you don't need a personal library to homeschool that is my personal pet collect.)
  8. I got engaged at 18 I was married at 19
  9. My first born was born on my 21st birthday.  Yes you read that right.  We share a birthday and I'm still trying to convince him that it's mine because I got there first ;o)
  10. I am a South African, Kiwi import to Australia....  I was born in South Africa, migrated and naturalised to become a New Zealand citizen in 2001, and now I live in Australia.
  11. I like to watch rugby and enjoy the Tri-Nations even more because it doesn't matter who wins I am behind the winning team.   (see point ten above).
 Jennifer's Questions / My Answers

  1. What’s your favorite verse or quote?
    I have a few.  Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. This is the one that is currently the edge of my learning curve.
  2. What’s your favorite family activity?
    Reading a good book out loud.
  3. Favorite book?
    Oh my this is a hard one I have a few. Homeschooling - A Charlotte Mason Companion,  Christian novel - Mark of the Lion Trilogy 
  4. Favorite room in the house? My office, I'm really enjoying blogging and learning the skills needed for this.
  5. If you could visit any place, where would you go and why?
    I need to break the rules on this one and give two: I would love to go to Israel, and see the places that Jesus ministered. I would also love to go to Yellowstone National Park in the US. I did a project on the park in high school and ever since then I've wanted to see it in person.
  6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A pilot. I would still love to get my Private Pilots Licence. Anyone out there willing to sponsor me ?
  7. Who or what inspires you?
    I have a few authors who inspire me such as Karen Andreola, Sally Clarkson and Diana Waring. I am inspired and encouraged by many of my blog friends.
  8. How would you describe yourself in five words or less?
    Homeschool Mom, Curious, Book-holic, Information Junky,
  9. Why did you start blogging?
    To share resources with the wider homeschool community. I missed my friend in New Zealand who used to share all her treasures with me.
  10. How would you describe your style of homeschooling?
    Eclectic Sonlighter. I love Sonlight but over time I have found a couple of other things I prefer using so for my spine I use Sonlight and then eclecticly fill in the rest.
  11. What’s one of the most important lessons you’ve ever learned?
    Not to have concrete result expectations. To be patient and give it time.
My Questions
  1. What are you reading at the moment ?
  2. What blogging advice would you give a new blogger ? (two tips)
  3. What is your idea of a perfect day ?
  4. Do you use a curriculum and if so which one ?
  5. How do you do it all and find time to blog ?
  6. What are your top three traits in a friend ?
  7. Do you use Pinterest ?(Please share your link)
  8. What are the top three home school blogs you visit ? (please link to them)
  9. Do you join in link up parties ?  If so which ones ?
  10. Do you use Notebook pages ?  If so where do you access yours from ?
  11. Do you do Nature Journaling ? If so have you blogged about your methods ?
I would love to hear from these ladies
  1. Vicky over at Creating with Wisdom
  2. Erin over at Seven Little Australians.
  3. Sarah over at Amongst Lovely Things
  4. Catherine over at Serenades and Solace.
  5. Deborah over at The Paper Maid.
  6. Chelle over at Last in Line.
  7. Rebecca over at Moms Mustard Seeds.
  8. Becca over at  One Homeschool Journey.
  9. Lisa over at Home to 4 Kiddos
  10. Jenni over at Our Journey.
  11. Alyson over at Family Style School.
Please, consider yourselves "tagged", even if I don't stop by your blog to leave official word. If you decide to play along and have some fun, I'd love to read your posts :) If any other readers want to play along as well, feel free! Leave me a comment with a link to your post and I'll make sure to visit and I will add you to the list!

So far I have enjoyed reading posts from Susan and Jennifer.



  1. OH, I love your fun meme!I feel like I just read my bio!!! I love reading your blog daily (in my email in box....) sorry I don't make it here often to comment, but I am reading...and I so love your comment you just left me. (I'm working three part time jobs at home right, I'll try to link up, having a hard time balancing it all and blogging...but, I'm getting there!)

    1. :o)

      Wow 3 part time jobs. That's amazing! Smiles. I am looking forward to reading your memem when you get there.


  2. Thanks for the kind invite Chareen!
    I may have to pass on 'playing' along this time.
    My blog is currently in *pause* mode while we enjoy our mid year break and family visiting from .... Australia :-)

    blessings & smiles,

    1. You are welcome Chelle. No worries.

      Enjoy the pause and the holiday. May it be a time of refreshing and encouragement.


  3. Thank you for the invite to play along. :o) I'll try and get to it asap. It's a pretty big one, isn't it? Good fun.

    1. It is a pretty big one but I did so enjoy it. It was heaps of fun. I didn't need to tag 11 but I just couldn't help myself after answering 11 questions and thinking up 11 questions !

      Blessings Deborah. Happy snow skiing holiday.

  4. Working on having it up and running on Sunday. I've made a good start with it. :o)

  5. Ooh, loved learning so much about you in this post!

    1. :) So where are you going to see Macbeth ? We would love to come with.

  6. Thank you for tagging me for this meme, Chareen! I really enjoyed reading your answers and you've set some interesting questions for us! I'm looking forward to reading all the posts.

    I hope to do mine, this weekend.

    God bless you, Chareen:-)

    1. Looking forward to reading your answers :)
      blessings for your weekend.

  7. Yay! So glad you did this, Chareen:) I enjoyed reading your answers, and I love seeing that we have random stuff in common. I don't like to wear shoes either...I may have to check out those sandals. The verse you shared is one of my favorites too! And Yellowstone- it's one of the places I most want to visit with my family one day.

    1. How neat is that ? Those sandals are so worth every dollar I have spent on them ! I wouldn't trade them for the world.

      Maybe we could go to Yellowstone together LOL

  8. Mine's done, Chareen! Thank you for tagging me:-)

    God bless:-)

    1. Really enjoyed your Memem Vicky. I wish I had your sense of humour ! It blessed me so much. Thank you for playing along

  9. Thanks Chareen:) it was fun

    1. Erin it was so good getting to know you Thank you for playing along. I enjoyed reading your answers :)


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