The oh-so-kind and sweet Lauren at Oatmeal with a Fork recently honoured me with the One Lovely Blog Award.
It is an award bestowed by fellow bloggers, and when received you are to list 7 random facts about you and then name 7 bloggers you want to pass the award onto.
So here goes nothing…
- I will always be happy when an MC Hammer song comes on the radio.
I loved his songs growing up – dancing to them was one of my favourite hobbies! So I always smile when U Can’t Touch This comes on the radio unexpectedly.
- I drive barefoot whenever possible.
I don’t feel I drive as well in shoes as I do barefoot. I am always convinced my shoe will slip off the pedal or something. Back home this is easy as we basically exist in flip flops, so I just slide them off, but I’ve had to come to terms with driving in shoes when I’m in big ol’ winter boots or sneakers up here.
- I eat left-handed, and am weirdly ambidextrous in some ways.
I write right-handed, and am right-handed, but have always found it comfortable to eat left-handed. When I snowboard, I can do either goofy (right foot forward) or regular (left foot forward). I prefer to wear my watch the left-handed way, on my right wrist. I say it’s because my sister, who’s 6 years older than me, is left-handed, so I grew up watching her eat and wanted to emulate her – who knows??
- I used to be a picky eater.
I was the pickiest eater growing up. I only snapped out of it because I hit the age of 14 and started getting embarrassed when I would go to a friend’s house for dinner and want only plain pasta with plain tomato sauce (no bits! no chunks!). I forced myself to start eating something I didn’t like, and try it at least 3 times before deciding if I liked it or not. In the end, I got over it and became a complete foodie! It was mainly textures that threw me off – the seeds on a strawberry or the fibrous sac of orange segments. But I got over it, so parents – if your kids are picky eaters, there’s hope!
(Note: However, even though I LOVE veggies, I still can’t stand the watery ones like eggplant, zucchini and peppers, and I love mushy textures like muffins broken up in milk and eaten with a spoon, and cereal left standing until it’s soggy and then enjoyed. So I still have some definite weird eating habits. But I’ll try anything once (well, unless it’s meat of course!)
- My aunt is a published author and one of my greatest inspirations for my writing career.
She’s the best and always helps me out with advice, tips and feedback. She can write anything, but has published many books in the historical fiction field for young adults, and they are great reads. I love Viking Girl (now on Kindle for just $2.99! = shameless family plug :).)
- My issues with reacting to sugar are fairly recent.
I really only developed issues with sugar once I hit college age. Growing up, my absolute favourite dessert was an English dessert called sticky toffee pudding (pictured above). My aunty Pauline made the best sticky toffee pudding and I would go nuts for it. I still want to try to recreate it using brown rice syrup or some kind of syrup that doesn’t elevate my blood sugar levels as much!
- I play the clarinet and piano.
I don’t know if it’s fair to say play in the present tense, as I haven’t practiced in a long time, but I completed all my grades on the clarinet and played in the Cayman National Orchestra for a couple of years when in high school. I stopped taking exams on the piano at an earlier point, but I still love to play. My dream is to one day own a house that has a bay window with a baby grand piano in front of it (kinda like the one pictured, but without all the fussy decor!).
Passing the buck…
Now it’s my turn to pass this lovely award onto seven very deserving bloggers! I can’t wait to read your seven random facts, guys!
- Sam at Fit for my Fork
- Emily at Emily’s Healthy Home
- Annie, Holly and Chelsea at Naturally Sweet Recipes
- Stephanie at Mr. and Meatless
- Emily at The Vegtress
- Claire at Simple Savvy Strong
- Amber at Slim Pickin’s Kitchen
- Leave one random fact about you – go!