Monday, 8 August 2011

N is for...

Natalie, of course *grins*

I couldn't not post about myself this week, now could I?!

I love to travel... Well, that's not strictly true. I love to visit different places, see new things and all that good stuff, but the actual travelling part tends to be a bit of a pain *laughs* I've been extremely lucky to have been backpacking around Australia, lazing on the beach in the Maldives, staring in wonder at the pyramids and snowboarding in the Alps (and trust me, I really do know how lucky I am)

Well, it's probably fair to say that you know I like to knit ;) And I've mentioned recently that I'm trying to make time to read as well. As a bit of a homebody, those (plus cooking) are really my main hobbies. I used to fence when I was a teenager, but gave it up to concentrate on my exams. I also used to love horseriding, but don't get the opportunity so much nowadays. I write, although not as much as I'd like, and love to try various crafting hobbies too.

I love colour. I love bright colours, rich colours, neutral/earthy colours... In fact, everything but pastel really. It makes me happy (as you may have noticed from my orange obsession lately!). One of my favourite things about myself is my colour changing eyes... I have green eyes that change hue depending on my clothes and hair colour. When I had red hair they were a darker green, blonde hair makes them go almost yellow (or golden, if you want a nicer way to put it!). Some days they're more grey-green *smiles* Today, with a bright pink top on, they're kind of washed out but when I wear a blue top tomorrow, they'll go extra green ;)

I have had a bit of job variety, working in supermarkets, restaurants and bars during my teenage years. Right now I work in Marketing and Communications (which sounds more fun than it probably is!). But my most surprising job was when I worked in security. I know, don't laugh! I may only be 5 foot tall, and weak as a kitten, but for a summer I worked as a steward/security person at various events across the UK. I worked at football matches, concerts, Glastonbury Festival, the Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace... I still find it surprising, but it was an amazing experience and I met some very cool people (including my favourite band. Oh, and Ozzy Osborne!)

Anyway, that's enough of me waffling on ;) Have a good Monday.


  1. I love finding out a bit more behind the person who blogs, thanks for sharing!

  2. Man, you have had quite the life, haven't you. Between travels and vocations - you've done a good portion of my "Bucket List"... lol. I love that you did yourself for "N", it was a blast to learn more about you.

  3. What a fun post - learned a bit more about ya beyond knitting :P

  4. Nice post! Good to get to know you!

  5. My husband has the same color eyes! I've made him switch to wearing brightly colored shirts because they make his eyes pop. Also, he has a nice red undertone to his skin and when he wears darker color tops they make him look sickly. He says that people respond to him better when he's wearing a bright shirt.

  6. Great post! So much fun to learn a little more about you :) I'm very jealous of your colour changing eyes!

  7. Good to know about you. I also have those greenish colour changing eyes. Blue, orange and teal do it for me. Also heathery tones. And as you say, pink flattens them. I'll bet security guarding was an interesting experience.

  8. Your security job sounds like it was indeed very interesting.
    Thank goodness you kept Ozzy out of trouble. :)


Hi, thanks for letting me know you stopped by :D