AWARD: One Lovely Blog Award
My very lovely friend, Mischenko over at Read, Rant, Rock & Roll nominated me for this one. She has a wonderful blog, I’m particularly partial to her Wednesday Breakfast and a Book posts, which is ridiculous as they just make me really hungry!
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Share 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them of the nomination
My Seven Facts
I don’t drink any caffeine at all. I used to be a caffeine addict, would drink coffee by the jug-full. But it made my anxiety worse, caused my migranes to get worse. So I stopped drinking it and haven’t touched caffeine in 12 years.
Staying on food related, I’m allergic to wheat, so eat a gluten free diet. It came on in my early thirties, I kept being rushed to hospital with anaphalaxsis and/or swelling in my joints that couldn’t be explained. A nutritionist suggested I cut gluten from my diet and I stop reacting. Two years ago, the diagnosis was confirmed, but I haven’t eaten wheat in five years now.
In the past two years I’ve lost 34kg and dropped 3 dress sizes. It’s taken a lot of effort and work, but I’m so pleased with the outcome. There’s still some way to go before I hit the weight I agreed with my Doctor when I started but I’m getting there. I would show before and after photo’s but I hated having my photo taken when I was at my biggest so there aren’t any.
I volunteer with a local mental health charity, I work with the communications team helping them with marketing that they haven’t been able to do before because of skills gaps, it’s really rewarding to know I’m able to use my professional skills for good.
I am the eldest of five siblings. We are a complicated family, I have one full sister, one half brother, and a step brother and sister. I am closest to my half brother, who is the youngest of the brood, but most like me. There are eight years between us. We also share a number of friends as well.
I love Halloween, I got married on Halloween, wore black and threw a halloween party as a wedding reception. Our wedding cake was covered in spiders as well. Halloween isn’t really done properly in the UK, but we do our best to keep up.
Contrary to popular belief, my favourite colour isn’t Black, it’s actually Orange. I just prefer to wear Black.
- Claire @ Art and Soul
- Suzanne Rogerson
- Susan @ Books From Dusk TIll Dawn
- Caryl @ Mrs Bloggs’ Books
- Kristin @ Kristin’s Novel Cafe
- Terry Tyler
- Barbara @ Book Club Mom
- Book Inspector
- Patty @ Moohnshine’s Corner
- Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe
- Ronnie Turner
- Amanda @ My Bookish Blogspot
- Kate @ Bibliophile Book Club
- Tracy @ Postcard Reviews
- Abby @ Anne Bonny Book Reviews
As always no pressure to take part.