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.
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.