Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Seven things x 2

A couple of weeks ago Andrea kindly nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger Award.

I've had so much on my plate lately that I have neglected to thank her and to follow up with a post about the award.......

Until today when Kathryn nominated me for the same blogging award.

Feeling the love people!! Thank you both for thinking of me!

The way this works is that I now tell you 7 things about me that you didn't already know ... then pass the award on to 7 other lovely bloggers.

So here goes:

1. I can speak fluent(ish) Hebrew which doesn't sound too useful outside of Israel but take me to any synagogue in the world and I can make myself understood!!

2. Before I started up my crafty business, my "day job" was working as an Occupational Therapist in public mental health services.

3. Two and a half years ago I had gastric banding surgery. I spent eighteen months researching the surgery and making the decision to go ahead. Best decision I ever made. I have my life back and can look forward to a normal life expectancy. (Also, I have an entirely new wardrobe to play in!!)

4. I'm a big Monty Python fan and can pretty much recite the "Holy Grail" movie by heart.

5. I think becoming a mother for the first time was simultaneously the most wonderful and the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.

6. My father is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. Nuff said.

7. I am in the midst of a kitchen renovation. Soon I will be able to show you glorious photos of my new patchwork kitchen!! Yes, that's right .... a patchwork kitchen!! My husband is so very understanding.

I now pass this award on to:
Mary, Jo, Jen, Abbe, Cathy, Cindy and Tania

Andi :-)


Gina said...

How lovely to get to know a bit more about you.

Gastric banding, wowsers. I guess it has worked well for you! Hurrah for that, and a new lease on life.

I started attempting to learn a bit of (ancient) Hebrew a couple of years ago, but I'm afraid you lost me at aleph.

Ears pricking up at patchwork kitchen. I just hope the surfaces are wipeable.

trash said...

Via the joy of Youtube CK has been recently incalcating (sp?) nthe terences with the delights of Holy Grail. My 11 y.o. loves the bit with the peasants standing up for a fairer system of governance.

andrea creates said...

You are welcome :)
It's fun to learn a bit about our favorite bloggers!
Have a great week :)

Annie said...

Interesting reading Andi - thanks for sharing

Red Pepper Quilts - Rita Hodge said...

Thanks Andi - Love hearing more about you!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Can't wait to see your patchwork kitchen - with your wonderful eye for colour it is bound to be amazing! I am an OT too :-)

audreypawdrey said...

I am so intrigued by your patchwork kitchen. I can't wait to see it. It really is neat learning more about the people behind the blog.:)

sophie said...

What amazing 7 things about you! Thank you for sharing.

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Wow Andi. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself. Very interesting

Anonymous said...

So fun to learn more about you! :)

Laydebird said...

Thought it would be good to know more about you and glad to see others think so too! Thanks for sharing and look forward to the kitchen pics x

rachelmp said...

Great read Andi!

Handmade in Israel said...

Nice to learn a little more about you, Andi. Perhaps we should write to each other in Ivrit from now on?