tag you’re it

So I’ve been a little tardy in writing this post….

Last month the lovely Cara (gorgeous lady, author, craft shop owner, wife & doggie Mum) tagged me for a beautiful bloggers award! Then a week later I got tagged again by the delightful Carla Sue (joyful fellow Aussie, photographer, amazing baker…I get fat just looking at her blog!) for a blog on fire award. I’m definitely feeling the love (and a little greedy!) because Stephanie recently tagged me AND of course as a blogger I love the sound of my own voice (well, the clickity-clack of the keys of my own thoughts, but you know what I mean) so I’m more than happy to accept the love and pass it along!

Blog reading is a little daisy chain that spans continents and encompasses people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I’m constantly amazed how you can find like-minded people all over the world!

So if you’re down with what this lovely blogger award is about, you know the drill; I’ll tell you (another) seven things about myself and then tag other bloggers whose thoughts I enjoy so that we keep this circle of love going!

Seven things sure to enlighten you about moi:

  1. I was born in the tropical North Queensland town of Townsville. My parents had me when they were 21 and we spent about six months there before moving onto a banana plantation up in Mission Beach where I would spend my toddler years running around the bush & beach naked with Indigenous Aussie kids.
  2. I am a nervous flyer. I actually try not to think about this particular fact because I like going places, but regardless, I panic a little during takeoff & landing and can’t stop myself playing crash scenes from Lost and Alive over & over in my mind. I put this down to my control freak tendencies.
  3. Some of my favourite things at the moment are; Ugg boots, Fifty Shades novels, split step lunges, Twinings peppermint tea, Country Road scarves & Saba knits, bright yellow wattle trees, black seedless grapes, Twigseeds cards & affirmations, Ben Howard, Chanel Vitalumiere makeup, MadMen, avocado & lime juice on rye for brekkie and rearranging my book shelf. 
  4. When I get excited I start speaking really loud & quickly and I often clap my hands. Basically I am an 8 year old girl.
  5. I want to get two of my tattoos removed. Yes, I am a cliche of ‘why you shouldn’t get random tattoos when you’re drunk’. But the ones I got after careful & planned thought, I totally love. Luckily the two I want removed are small & inobtrusive, so it’s not critical. Just yet.
  6. Some people like chocolate. I like lollies (aka candy). I know how bad refined sugar is. I’ve read Sweet Poison and I can actually tell how hideous sugar is for me because I get super hyper and then I have an epic mood crash accompanied by a tortuous headache. So I’m constantly battling myself not to eat them when they’re in meetings at work (we get little bowls of Sherbies & Redskins in the client meeting rooms) and I avoid the confectionery aisle at the grocery store like the plague. It’s my Mother’s fault. She gave me her lolly-craving genetics.
  7. If I could choose a superhero power, it would be Technopathy like Micah from Heroes. Imagine being able to control & manipulate technology…Soooooo cool!

The honour roll…

  • A Hepburn in a Hilton World; I love the fashion, the pictures and the sentiment. The title says it all really!
  • Transventure; a kickarse fitness journey by Andrew. It’s purely inspiring stuff.
  • Round to Ravishing; like me, JoAnn blogs about all sorts of stuff including her journey to a kick arse body!
 

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

5 thoughts on “tag you’re it

  1. I didn’t know you were a Townsville girl!

    And I don’t get the lolly / candy thing… am so a chocolate or nothing girl (and I hate jube-type lollies – snakes and jelly babies etc)!

    Lovely to learn some more about you!

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