10 Things You Might Not Know About Me – Part 2

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“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

After I hooked you all in yesterday with my endlessly fascinating list, I thought I’d better do the right thing and finish it off. Here goes…

  1. I have been bitten variously by a mean girl at kindergarten, a horse, a goat, a territorial trigger fish (which extracted a perfect disc of skin with each bite) a redback spider (which necessitated a hospital stay), a whip snake (more hospital and anti-venom!), a shark (it was a foot-long Wobbegong and it bit me on the ankle in ankle-deep water – I still bear a scar the size and shape of a sharp fingernail), a cockroach, a cranky sugar-glider, a possum, a garden lizard and a frill-necked lizard. I’ve also been bitten by mosquitoes, march flies, sand flies and ticks. Don’t get me started about ticks.
  2. Brussel sprouts? Love them! Love them possibly more than ice-cream, so threats about having to eat my Brussel sprouts first before I get to the ice-cream don’t really wash with me.
  3. I have never harvested enough snow peas from my garden to make a decent meal, because I always eat them before I get them back to the kitchen.
  4. My first entrepreneurial exercise was a stall selling lemonade and flowers out the front of our suburban home in Brisbane. I was eight and I got the idea from a Nancy Drew book (Nancy was a fictitious child sleuth in the USA, and my personal hero for a number of years!). We were never paid pocket-money as children, so it seemed like a good idea. I picked flowers from the garden and tied them into pretty bunches, mixed lemon juice, sugar and water into a big jug, wrote some signs and then sat there all day waiting to make a sale. Late in the afternoon the elderly neighbour from across the road came out her front door and crossed the street to my stall. I sat up expectantly. ‘Silly girl. Pack that up and go inside,’ she said. ‘We don’t do things like this in Australia.’ That night I prayed with all my might that I would wake up in America the next day. Obviously, that particular prayer was never answered.
  5. If the television or radio are on, no matter how tired I am I can’t go to sleep. My husband is the reverse. I have stayed awake through many broadcast sports events and been able to give him the highlights later. I don’t even like sports.

How about you? What’s some quirky thing about yourself that you can share?

Lots of love, Nicole xx

 

6 thoughts on “10 Things You Might Not Know About Me – Part 2

  1. Oh why did the lady over the road burst your bubble?!? Adults are so stinky sometimes!!! 😝 That sounds so adorable Nicole. Had I been your neighbor I would have bought several lemonades.

  2. We don’t do things like that in Australia! Omg 😊 I also read Nancy Drew. And what on earth is with all the things that have bitten you? I was bitten by a white tail spider on my face when my son was a newborn – that was fairly uncomfortable, but not as bad as it could have been thanks to my naturopath mother.

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