Monday, 21 January 2013

Getting To Know Me :)


I was recently tagged by Louise aka Love from Lou Lou in her blog.  She had nominated me to answer a short questionnaire about me!
It's a lovely way of getting to know the person behind the blog and a great way to reach more readers :)

The rules are:

Write 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
Choose up to 11 blogs (with less than 200 followers) and write 11 questions for them (remembering to let them know you've nominated them)!

11 facts about me

1.  I love looking at and collecting buttons and ribbon.

2.  My nickname really is Dittery Dot.

3.  I love to bake and make soup, even though it doesn't always  turn out right.

4.  My favourite TV shows are Smash, Gossip Girl and True Blood.

5.  I would really love to visit New York at Christmas time to see all the lights and fancy decorations.

6.  At the moment I am obsessed with sausage dogs and moustaches and I have no idea why.

7.  Doing cross stitch really relaxes me and clears my mind.

8.  I couldn't live without chocolate or Pez sweets :)

9.  Rob Ryan is one of my favourite designers and I love looking at his new work.  I hope that one day I will be able to see another of his exhibitions.

10.  I can be really tickly and at other times it doesn't bother me at all.

11.  I am really clumsy and always falling over things.  At the moment I have a bruise on each knee and on my thigh from walking into a counter at work :S

Louise's questions for me

1. What was the last song/album you downloaded?

It was Weird Al's new album.  His Lady Gaga Parody is really funny :)   

2. Which country would you like to visit the most?

I would love to visit America! Mainly New York and at Christmas time to see the lights and snow and shop displays!

3. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

I really love those trashy magazines with totally bizarre stories.  That with a bar of chocolate - complete bliss.

4. If you could spend a day in the life of someone else, who would you choose?

I know its corny but I would like to see what the Queen does all day and to have a nosey around her house :)

5. What is your favourite film from your childhood?

It has to be The Little Mermaid, I would watch it back to back until the tape wore out.

6. What plans do you have for 2013?

This year me and my boyfriend are planning to buy our first proper house together and then get a sausage dog called Cumberland :D

7. What fashion accessory do you like to collect the most? (eg.handbags, scarves etc.)

I am a handbag girl! I must have about 60 :S But you can never have too many bags.

8. What is your earliest fashion memory?

I remember click clacking around the garden on my mums patent blue strappy high heels.  I remember really liking the sound it made on the driveway. 

9. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?

I have just finished reading Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe, which was a lovely wee story and has some fantastic recipes for cakes and cookies.  I made the nutella cookies from the last book which were amazing!

10. If you won a million pounds, what would be your first purchase?

I have no idea lol  Maybe a house if I didn't already have one by that time ooh or another sausage dog called Frankfurter.

11. What has been your greatest achievement in life so far?

Hmmm I would say getting my degree in textiles was a real achievement but so was having the courage to leave my family home and to move down south to start a new life with my boyfriend.

My Nominees

Meagz from Iamnotadoll
Claire from Claire
Dawn from Dawn
Evelyn from MotherWasRight

My questions for them

1.  Where is your favourite place in the world?

2.  Cats or Dogs? Which do you prefer?

2.  What really pushes your buttons?

4.  What is your latest project?

5.  What is your favourite childhood sweet?

6.  Where is the last place you went on holiday?

7.  I f you could have a superpower what would it be?

8.  Who is your favourite artist/designer?

9.  If you had to give up one thing what would it be?

10.  Who or what inspires you the most?

11.  What is your nickname?

Let me know if you fill out my questionnaire as I'd love to read all your answers. I hope you all enjoyed learning a bit more about me too!

Dittery Dot


  1. Loved reading all your facts and the answers to my questions! I had no idea you owned SO MANY handbags!! And that is too cute that you're gonna get a sausage dog called Cumberland! xxx

  2. hehe yip. they are all hidden under my bed at home and at my mums house cause i don't have room here :S

  3. Hi Hazel, I haven't had much of a chance to update my blog or website recently, so I will post the answers here for you.

    11 facts about me:

    1. I have three house rabbits called Flops (Sir Flops-a-lot), Mo (Eskimo) and Lily
    2. I like things to be organised in chromatic order
    3. My silliest tattoo is one of a Pikachu wearing a pair of undies on his head
    4. My car's name is Galaxy
    5. I like to name things and creatures. There is a possum living in our shed and he needs a name.
    6. My boyfriend just named him 'Possy the Possum'
    7. My favourite colour is robin's egg blue
    8. My favourite number is 8, followed by 24, 36, 48 and 64
    9. Right now I'm playing Lego Lord of the Rings and it is fantastic
    10. I have number dyslexia and always get numbers mixed up unless I concentrate
    11. I am very good with faces but hopeless with names

    Your questions:

    1. Where is your favourite place in the world?
    Aspen Island, home of the National Carillon in my home city of Canberra. It's a good place for picnics.

    2. Cats or Dogs? Which do you prefer?
    Cats. I don't dislike dogs, but I just can't stand the way they smell. Unfortunately I'm also allergic to cats. I have bunnies instead.

    3. What really pushes your buttons?
    Inappropriate use of apostrophes, and people who tailgate.

    4. What is your latest project?
    Stripping paint off the ceiling of a 1970s house that my parents own.

    5. What is your favourite childhood sweet?
    Chocolate! I was always partial to Lemon Acid Drops too.

    6. Where is the last place you went on holiday?
    Brisbane, Australia for the Queen's birthday long weekend.

    7. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
    Mind control.

    8. Who is your favourite artist/designer?
    Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg or Tetusya Nomura

    9. If you had to give up one thing what would it be?
    Driving to work (I really shouldn't do it in the first place, I only live two blocks away!)

    10. Who or what inspires you the most?
    At the moment, my boss, who has built her business from the ground up and is fantastic to work for. And Lisa Wilkinson, who is morning tv show host, because she's one of the few people on television who don't annoy me.

    11. What is your nickname?
    Meagz :D (my first name is Meagan).