So I have been following Kate over at Fox's Lane for quite a while now. What she writes resonates with me. She's one of those amazing ladies who creates beautiful things whilst raising three girls, living (and working) on a farm!
So, instead of studying for my exam next week I'm procrastinating and will answer Kate's Eight!
1/ Favourite meal to eat?
Anything I haven't had to cook myself! I love Italian food (best if cooked and consumed in Italy); licorice icecream; Grandma's lamb roasts as a birthday tea (accompanied by an iced sponge cake with jam in the middle); Sunday morning pancakes with my little family.
2/ Do you have a quirky eccentricity?
I can't whistle or click my fingers! I didn't want to know the gender of my babies because I don't really like pink and wanted to stay in denial about how pink life can get when a little girl joins your family!!
3/ My middle name is Jane. My mum wanted to call me that as a first name. I'm glad my dad overruled because I don't fancy being plain Jane! My daughter also has Jane as a middle name (because it seemed to match).
4/ I am passionate about all sorts of things! But I seem to be passionate about my latest 'thing'. When I craft I get obsessive about finding about all I can on materials, techniques, chat rooms / blogs etc. When I work I get passionate about my latest project - like car parking (at the moment) although I also feel the need to "move on" with my passion after a few years (like I'm ready to get passionate about local area traffic management and sustainable transport planning - sad, I know)!
5/ Thongs or Birkenstocks? Neither - I'm more of a Blundstone girl! I put it down to being an engineer and not wanting to own an impractial footwear!!
6/ Who was I before I had kids? Pretty much what I am now (except uninterupted)!! I studied Civil Engineering at university, have been involved in building highways (and No, I was NOT work for the dole - I have a degree!!), designing highways and planning highways. I have lived and worked and travelled overseas. I have always need to create, even though my mum thinks I'm genetically-modified because she doesn't seem to have the 'passion to create' gene - she plays hockey instead!!
7/ Have I ever been arrested? No. Perhaps I could be plain Jane...
8/ This weekend I will be studying (and procrastinating) for an exam next Friday. I am nearly finished my Masters in Traffic Engineering - this is my penultimate subject and I'll be done by the end of this year. Be warned - 2011 will be the year of crafting for me!!