Sunday, May 20, 2007

Post #50 and I've been Tagged..

It's my 50th post and in honour of that I've got some goodies to give away! Just leave me a comment on this post by Tuesday 12 noon BST and I'll put your name in the hat for these fat quarters and fabric push pins.

Sarah Jayne has tagged me to share 7 random facts with you. Hopefully you'll find them interesting.

1. Love....that's what got me to jump the pond. My husband and I met when I was barely 16 years old during a visit to my godparents in the UK. My godparents had 4 teenagers with a "revolving" front door and as a result there were plenty of new people to meet. There was one visitor in particular that was visiting my godparent's eldest son that I thought was rather nice. When I returned home to Canada I wrote letters to all the new friends I had met..including that rather nice boy and he was the only one to reply. Two years of letters and several visits later I told my father I wanted to move to the UK. But alas, my father had something to say about his 18 year old daughter emigrating to the UK and with no alternative, the relationship eventually fizzed out. Over the next 10 years both myself and the DH married and divorced different people and I had my eldest daughter. In November 2000 we found each other on the Internet and after several emails and chats we met up and realised that we could pick up just where we left off. In March 2001 I moved to the UK and we were married in 2004.

2. My middle name is Isabel..now that's not that strange, but my sister's middle name is Isabel too!. Isabel was my grandmother's name; a lady who was so well respected by the family that several members of the family have used it for their offspring.

3. I'm allergic to eggs...so is the DH. (Now that's karma isn't it!) I have found that I don't really miss them out of my diet as I have found an alternative to eggs for baking cakes and cookies. It's potato starch and it works really well.

4. I attended Sacred Heart School of Montreal; an all girls grammar school for my high school education. We had the ugliest uniforms! But the education and the experience was the best.

5. I've taken 4 driving tests in 2 different countries, 2 different provinces and I've passed twice...and I've only been driving for 18 months. Have I confused you?

6. I used to own part of a mail-order quilting shop in Canada which now has gone on to be a successful quilt store in Montreal. It used to be called S & J Coton, but when I moved to the UK I sold my half to my business partner and she opened a quilt store called Quilt Classique.

7. And lastly, I grew up in a little suburb of Montreal called Baie d'Urfé. When I was growing up my father was part of the council and I made a suggestion to him that they should build a bike path along the main road..a few months later the path was made and now I can smile knowing I've left my mark on the world.

I had to share these really neat pictures my DH took today of me making mega bubbles for my youngest...you can imagine the squeals of delight as she burst those bubbles! (click on the picture to get a larger view)
Now I'm suppose to tag 7 more people..but most of them have already been tagged. So if you haven't been tagged and want to play along, consider yourself tagged.

21 comments:

Tanya said...

How romantic! Did you go looking for your husband on the internet (or vice versa) or did you just stumble upon each other? Isn't this computer age wonderful?!

Fiona said...

It's fixed, I can comment (and even better, enter the draw hehehe). Where did you get the bubble maker from? DS thinks it's 'wicked'.

Anonymous said...

yay I can comment now
congrats on your 50th post
please enter me in the draw
have a happy day
kindesr regards Beth
bdasecke@westnet.com.au

atet said...

Love the bubble maker -- my own little one is a BIG fan of bubbles. One of her favorite things.

Oh, and sign me up! sign me up!

Karol-Ann said...

@yahoo.co.ukWhen I read number 1, I thought "Oh that's so romantic!" It is, it's wonderful. So glad you finally got to be with that 'rather nice boy'. As they say, it was obviously meant to be.

anne bebbington said...

As a friend of mine always used to say 'You've got to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince' Glad you've found yours - they do take some winkling out though don't they? Glad I can comment now! My Louise has 'Isabel' for her middle name too after my paternal gradmother - everyone tries to spell it with an 'o' in the middle but it was definitely an 'a'.

Connie said...

So glad to have found your blog a while back. I've enjoyed reading it. I would like to be entered into your drawing as well. Congrats on the 50th post.

joyce said...

You've had an interesting life and it just goes to show that parents don't always know what's best.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh how romantic! I have a very romantic soul and stories like that just warm my heart. I am so happy for you.

Thimbleanna said...

Very interesting indeed! Very cool bubble pictures. My sister and I have the same middle name too -- nothing! LOL. It was an old family tradition -- thought that girls didn't need middle names 'cause they would marry and then use their maiden name as a middle name. You know how I love those push pins -- please enter me! ;-)

Norma said...

I love your fabric push pins! From one Canadian to another Canadian at heart!

Leigh said...

Well done on your reaching 50, posts that is heehe!wuw

Suzie Sews said...
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Suzie Sews said...

What a great facts, such a good way to learn about us bloggers. I love the romantic one.
De lurked...
Suzie sews
PS Deleated duplicate message, oops!

The Calico Cat said...

What is the "magic factor" for substituting potato starch for eggs? (I use potato starch for other things, but never even considered it as an egg replacer...)

Carole said...

Thanks for sharing! Your little one wouldn't have been the only one running and bursting the bubbles! ;o) I love bubbles! I'll have to check that quilt shop out. I shall be going to Pointe Claire this week to visit my dear friend who just had her second little girl. I only knew of La Maison Calico. Had I not moved to Champlain, it was my intention to buy a house in Baie d'Urfe. Such a beautiful place! Happy quilting!

Penny said...

Congratulations on your 50th post.

Those bubbles look like fun

katelnorth said...

We have one of those bubble wands, too - it came home from a May Fair with us. My youngest (4) likes to try to do it himself, but has very little luck and usually ends up covered in bubble mix...

Leah S said...

I love the pink FQ!

Let me see if I have #5 correct... You probably failed your first test, took it again, passed, moved to UK, took their test, failed (I probably would fail too! Driving on the left side? gah!) and then passed the second time. :)

YankeeQuilter said...

I love the story about your DH and you meeting as teenagers! I haven't seen those big bubble makers in years! How fun...

Patti said...

How fun to learn about your way to your true love. It's so great you got back together after all those years!