Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heck!... I've been tagged....

NessaKnits has tagged me!!
So be brave Irene and let the bloggers out there know all your secrets.....{shiver}

Here goes!
1. What is one thing you cannot stand?

Flies in the house - need I say more!

2. If you could go back to your childhood what cartoon or T.V. Show would you pick to be your favourite?

We used to race home to watch The Goodies. I still laugh at King Kitty. I had a warped sense of humour even as a kid!

3. What's something you do or have done that would surprise a lot of people?

All my friends know this of course but dear bloggers, I spend my working days as a woodwork teacher in a boys Secondary College.

4. Do you believe in Ghosts?

I have to say I do and think I have seen the odd one or two in my life. I certainly believe in spirits - would that be the same???

5.When you go to a store what's the one thing you just can't help yourself buying more of?

As most of the stores I frequent are of the Op shop variety (- we are not including the supermarket and the confectionary aisle are we?) I would never leave a decent doily or pretty Vintage fabric behind. No prizes for this answer!

6. What's your funniest story you have on your significant other?

Not so much a story but his two thumbs are completely different.

7. What is your proudest moment of being a parent?

As both my boys have High Functioning Autism, there are so many times I have been proud of what they have achieved or did for themselves or at school.  Just last night my eldest (who has Aspergers)went to the school play that he had avoided for most of the rehearsal time and helped backstage. At the end of the performance there he was with everyone on stage singing and dancing to the last song.  Not something I would have thought he would ever do.
And I just love being a parent. My kids are the best thing in my life -  period!

8.If you could go back and relive one day of your life, which would you choose?

The day Notebook magazine came out with my cushion in an article by stylist Marie Nichols. I danced around all day!!
(Second from the right!!!)


So if you have made it all the way to here then congratulations and I'm going to tag three more of my favourite friends. Join in if you want to too :)

How 'bout it - Original Mischief, Junk-it-Junction and Miss Sew & So. But only if you want to girls :)

Luv to youse all XXXX


Junk-it Junction... said...

Irene, that was very interesting, and a surprise at the same time! Who would have thought you are a woodwork teacher!!!
Your sons might have some challenges along the way, but alot of love goes along way, so im sure they will be fine.
Thanks for the tag, mmm, now Im nervous, and will get to it in a few days!

NessaKnits said...

I so loved reading all your answers! And you are a woodwork teacher!! Wow, that was totally unexpected but fabulous at the same time! Thanks for playing along!

Monique said...

Thanks for the tag! I've never been tagged. I'll get to it ASAP. Woo Hoo!

Elizabethd said...

Well done Irene! I avoid tags now, but it's always interesting tolearn a bit more about people!

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful tag! Love #8. Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Ky said...

Well that was fun! I love reading peoples answers to these kinds of things.
I would never have guessed in a million years that you're a woodwork teacher. That's so cool!

Time Worn Style said...

So nice getting to know you better irene. Love that photo of your boys, very sweet

Gina E. said...

Hello Irene, I found you on Patricia's Vintage Linen Treasures blog, and having some time to play online on this rainy cold day in our hometown, I thought I could come over and visit.
I'm so excited to find another vintage linen collector in Melbourne! I've had a quick look through your recent posts and envied your opshop finds...I don't find much linen at all in opshops these days. Must be on the wrong side of town! Please drop in to visit me at Patra's Place - lots of linens to ooh and aah over!

Shoestring Splendour said...

Hiya Irene, What a really wonderful post. I love that I learnt more about you. Its lovely to read about your sons and I can hear the pride in your are just so wonderful!! Woodworking..great...teaching a room full of teenagers...phew thats hard work!! Love your cushions and the Goodies..well see that just shows you have total class...goodies..goody goodie yum yum hehehe. Ok enough from me. Cheers Sam

Shoestring Splendour said...

Hiya Irene, lovely post..its nice to get to know a little more about you. Love the obvious note of pride re your boys. Kids are just full of surprises every day...YAY!! Woodwork teacher to a room full of teenage boys..phew...good luck to ya sister!! Love your cushions and of course you are all class for loving the Goodies!!! Cheers Sam

HMB said...

Hi Irene, found you via A-M's website. I too have a high functioning ASD boy who is my little champion, the light of my life. He's 7 years old and the best thing that's ever happened to us!
will visit your blog again. I too am from Victoria although my husband's work has brought us to macksville on the mid-north coast of NSW. I say we are victorian just living here as you can't take victoria out of this girl!Born in Portland.
merry christmas to you and yours...