Thursday, 2 May 2013

blog every day in may challenge - my life in 250 words

Yesterday bought us 1st May (really? already?).
And whilst reading one of my favourite blogs
"The Bottom of the Ironing Basket" I was hooked on Simone's 
'Blog Every Day in May' post.

Started by Jenni @ Story of My Life.
I love to read a little more about the blogger behind the blog (don't you?). 
So here goes for my 1st May (one day late, oops).

The Story of My Life in 250 (ish) words!

I'm originally from North London.
Moved to East London.
Moved to South East London.
Moved to the Netherlands.
Moved to the USA.
Moved back to the Netherlands.
And now back in the USA.


Of course all of that was over my whole life, and we're now talking 46 years
(ouch, that hurt putting it in writing)!

I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout.  I remember being slightly (actually, a lot) embarrassed about this!  But looking back, those years were some of the best of my life.
Camping, canoeing, rockclimbing, shows, cooking, biking.
Great experience and loads of fun.
Some of my oldest friends are from those Scouting days.

I have one sister, 3 years younger than me. 
Our wonderful parents are both deceased and missed every day.

In my previous life (before becoming a SAHM)
I worked in corporate hospitality and event management
for an international law firm in central London.
I could survive all week on late nights, canap├ęs and champagne and
I'd recover at weekends with lazy days and early nights ready for the next week of "work".
Those were the days!

These past 6 months I’ve become a bit of a runner.
Prior to that, the last time I ran was in high school.
I ran a 8k race in March and next weekend I’ll be doing 10k.
Patting myself on the back here!

My Huzz and I met in Worthing in the UK.
He changed my life and it has been one BIG ADVENTURE every since.
He is my world.
We have two fabulous kiddos and Harvey the Hound.
They all keep me on my toes, every minute of the day!

Whenever we return home from a vacation,

we ALWAYS make
tea and toast with Marmite.  

After years of living in the land of cheese, bikes, windmills and clogs,
we are now living the American life and “I’m Loving It.”

Thanks for reading.


Here are all the May Challenges if you'd like to join in.

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph... no one will be counting your words... probably)
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory


  1. I loved reading this, so gad you are joining in :)

    I've lived in N, S & SW London :)

    I so want to be a runner, been thinking about that a lot recently - well done you.

    I was in Brownies & Guides until I was 16 and loved it, we camped every summer & I was a Queen's Guide too, it was a big part of my social life....very happy days :)

    Lovely to read more about you Xx

  2. You have certainly been moving around! I wasn't a Brownie but loved being in the Girl Guides - happy memories of campfire singing and sometimes burnt sausages!

  3. I loved reading this too. It is a fun challenge, and although I am sure I can't keep up with daily, I'm gonna give it a shot to write some of the posts. The life story was a fun one to try. Yours sounds very interesting, and you're right - it's fun to learn a little more about the person behind the blog. And good for you for running. I wish I liked it. Happy you're loving the American life!


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