Tuesday 25 June 2013

to turn 34.....

Another year older... on Saturday I clocked over 34 years on this earth... So I thought I would share 34 random facts/experiences/things about me that have made me who I am today.......Where do I start...?

  1. I grew up on a sheep farm 
  2. I am aunty to 3 gorgeous nephews and 1 beautiful niece!
  3. I was there when 2 of my nephews was born and when my good friend had her baby girl!
  4. I am Godmum to my oldest nephew and I dressed him on his naming day and didn't put his nappy on properly and he peed all over his mum during the ceremony! Lol...
  5. I am also Godmum to my best friends little boy Charlie - I was so excited the day she asked me!
  6. I lived in Canada for a very short period of time and worked in a diner in Banff! Would go back tomorrow if I could! Loved it!
  7. I spent my 32 birthday at Wimbledon - fulfilling a lifelong dream!
  8. While I was at uni I worked at Freedom Furniture
  9. I have had my heartbroken and lived to tell the tale!
  10. I am totally addicted to my ipad and games in particularly Hay Day!
  11. I don't care what you say or what you think I have the best friends in the world! I feel so blessed to have taught and therefore lived in lots of different places and still have friends in all of those places. Some might say I have too many friends and I know quality is better than quantity but I really believe I have both! (love yas all...!)
  12. I was in the army cadets during high school and won an award in year 12 for getting 19/20 for shooting!
  13. I have been to NZ (twice), Canada, England (twice), Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Abu Dhabi, France, Switzerland, Italy, Vanuatu and would love to travel more!
  14. I para-glided off the Swiss Alps! Amazing and something I thought I would never do!
  15. I love scrapbooking! I haven't done it in far too long due to being crazy busy but I love creating layouts and turned what sometimes are boring photos into something worth putting in an album. I also love making albums and pages for friends.
  16. I have my Masters in Education and was so proud of myself that I managed to do it while working full time..
  17. I am a big country music fan! 
  18. I bought a house almost 7 years ago that I lived in for 3 years and is now an investment property
  19. I was devastated when I was in primary school for getting 19.5/20 for a project when the teacher told me I didn't get 20 because nobody's perfect!
  20. I was the youngest ever member of the Bracker Creek Pony Club starting rinding horses when I was still in nappies!
  21. I have a gross scar on my new from when I was in year 7 and was walking a Rottweiler and some kids road past on their pushbikes and threw rocks at the dog and it took off after them, pulling me over on the bitumen
  22. I, and all my family, were there the day my younger sister Kathy passed away and I have her initials tattooed on my wrist and not a day goes by that I don't think about her.
  23. I got to have a meet and greet with Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood! (thanks to my friend and my sister who won competitions!)
  24. I went to boarding school from year 8 and was one of those people that couldn't wait to get there. I think it taught me independence from a young age.
  25. Another hobby is cross-stitching and I love making baby samplers for friends.
  26. I am double jointed in my little finger
  27. When I was in high school I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but doing work experience in a hospital sure cured me of that....not sure why I thought teaching was the answer! lol.
  28. I have a long list of pet peeves but only 2 bad habits! I am SO close to perfect it's not funny (hahaha)
  29. I have probably spent thousands (I'd actually hate to think) of dollars on concerts, footy matches (NRL mostly but the occasional AFL and Union match), theatre shows, comedian acts etc and haven't regretted one bit of it!
  30. I give a movie 20 minutes and a book 2 chapters - if they haven't got me by then, it ain't going to happen
  31. I used to me a big coffee drinker, not hot coffee so much but iced coffee....loved loved loved the stuff but about 8 years ago decided an average of 4 of those a day could not be good for me and gave up coffee altogether
  32. When I travelled to the Northern Territory my friend and I decided to climb Uluru, except I got about 200m up and decided not to go any further and my friend wanted to continue but her shoes were too slippery so we swapped and she continued on in my shoes while I sat on the rock on a rock and waited for her......for about two and a half hours! 
  33. I do dream of a day when I can list my occupation as full time mum.
  34. This list has been a hell of a lot harder to write than I thought it would be when I had the idea!
 Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT!


  1. Happy belated birthday! I'm one of those that got my heart broken.. Twice... And lived to tell my tale too haha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  2. What a wonderful list of things about you, thank you for sharing. And wishing you a belated happy birthday. May the year ahead be filled with fairy wishes and butterfly kisses

  3. Great List - I learnt a few things about you!

  4. I want to list full time mum as my job too. great list, interesting read.

  5. Happy birthday for Saturday gone! Hope you have a fab year ahead. I'm addicted to Hay Day as well. I have to keep deleting it from my iPad, but it keeps coming back :) my latest love is Panda Jam :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT

    1. Oh gosh, don't give e another game! Lol...

  6. Interesting list! And happy birthday :)

  7. Happy birthday! Very interesting list!

  8. Very sad to read about Kathy :( I can't even begin to imagine.
    I also went to boarding school, when I was 12 and that is why I'm so independent.
    I think you will meet a fantastic person and have oodles of kids (okay so 1 or 2 is really enough - just saying)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Em xxx

    1. Thanks Em! The more people who put it out there for me the better chance I ave I reckon!

  9. You have had some interesting living in that 34 yrs.
    I've never set foot out of Australia but I have climbed Uluru.

  10. Happy birthday! That's a pretty huge list of things to have done; love that it sounds like you have really lived your life.
    I can't wait till you get to list your occupation as a mum as well. You have such a gorgeous big heart xx

    1. nawww thanks Jess! What a lovely thing to hear! xo

  11. Wow, I love this post. Would love to do a similar one when I turn 30 next year. I had to laugh at number 19. I can't believe a teacher seriously did that to you!! Found your blog via #IBOT

  12. Happy belated birthday for last week - sorry I missed it !!! What a great list - I can imagine that it wasn't easy to do.
    HAve the best week and thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us.
    Have the best week !

  13. What a great post Zita. So many interesting things in there, it's been great getting to "know" you better. I was so sad to read about your sister :( But jealous to read that you met Tim McGraw and lived in Canada!! I hope you get to blog about being a full time wife and mum sooner rather than later. xo Aroha