23 January 2011

An award and bits about me

I am totally blown away. I turn on my computer today, after having a very busy day yesterday in the self-raising kitchen 'on-tour' - stay tuned during the week for the blog post - to find out the wonderful Kitty from Kitty's Vintage and Kitsch has kindly awarded me with The Stylish Blogger award.

My very first blog award.
Thanks Kitty!
Now the deal with this award is I have to now share seven things about myself and then pass the award on. So, here goes seven tidbits about the person behind the self-raising kitchen.

1. I'm a messy cook. I try, and I have improved, to make the kitchen look less like hurricane Fiona just hit any kitchen I work in. But hey, isn't that a sign of creativeness?!?!?

2. Many moons ago I thought I was going to be the next best classical percussionist. After studying at the Queensland Conservatorium I now tutor in public relations to university students. Now, there's a change! BTW I love it and happy to not be on stage due to terrible stage fright.

3. My weakness is books. I love them and have far too many of them. Well, at least my beloved thinks so. I believe they all essential elements to forming my very own library.

4. What I crave is simplicity. I wonder if that is why I enjoy cooking so much. We have to eat, so I want to make it enjoyable for everyone. I get tired of always trying to consider all the 'what ifs' in life. I just want to live in the now and enjoy it.

5. Although I crave simplicity, I also fail in it because I can't live without my diary. I have a brain like a sieve and all my friends know if a dinner/event/catchup/meeting doesn't get put in the diary...I simply forget.

6. I LOVE the Big Bang Theory. Quite simply, it makes me laugh.

7. I love watching a sky full of stars on a clear evening. It reminds me of how large the universe is and to not sweat the small stuff.

I would now like to pass the baton on to two wonderful blogs:
To a local Brisbanite Anita from Fun and VJs, and to my new blogging buddy from Greece Katerina from Culinary Flavors. Check them out as they both rock!

Thanks, Kitty, for this award. I am really quite chuffed.


  1. Great to learn more about you. Too many books.. is there such a thing?! It is nice to try and be in the here and now, and you're right cooking does slow things down and keep you in the moment.

  2. Congratulations on your award. It is always great to learn more about the person behind the blog!

  3. Congrats on the award.
    Reading the seven things about you, made me wonder what I would put about myself, really hard, good for you.
    Big Bang is my most favorite show to watch, we are now addicted, love those kids.

  4. Well done on your first award! And thanks for mine too! xx