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16 Things You Don’t Know About Me

16 things about me

It’s time to get to know each other a little better! What better way to do that than with a bit of silliness, namely a “get to know you questionnaire”. So let’s dive in!

  1. Are you named after anyone? The story goes that my Dad found Alys in a baby name book, he liked the name Alice but thought my spelling (the Welsh variation) was fun. My middle name Colleen is after my paternal grandmother.
  2. Star sign? My birthday is May 25th so I am Gemini but on the cusp with Taurus (make of that what you will)
  3. Any siblings? I am the eldest of four, I have two younger sisters Ellen + Katherine and one brother Beau. Just the core clan is 15 people since we’ve all gotten married and the others gave me adorable nibling‘s Harison, Paige, Charlotte, Poppy and Ruby.
  4. Marital status? Happily married to Richard – we got together in the final year of uni in 2006 and married 2012. Finding him has been the greatest blessing, and not just because he provides my business with free tech support 🙂
  5. If you invented time travel when would you go back to? I love time travel stories so I have thought about this and I think you need to super specific (e.g. you do not want to be poor during Victorian England or speak only English and get stuck in ancient China). Given that I would head to England just before World War 1. It would be a fascinating time but also my Australian accent wouldn’t be too confusing for people.
  6. What did you have for breakfast? I love breakfast, definitely my favourite meal of the day – this morning I had the classic scrambled eggs on toast with avocado and mushrooms.
  7. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their height. I am 186cm tall and very few people, especially women, are a similar height to me so I notice it. In fairness, I think it’s the first thing people notice about me as well.
  8. Summer or winter? Winter – well really it’s autumn, the chilly air allows for cosiness/big jumpers but the weather isn’t too miserable plus it’s my birthday. I acknowledge that winter in Australia is not as extreme as other countries but we were in Europe in November and loved it. It’s on the bucket list to really test this theory though, a real winter in Europe is the plan.
  9. Computer or television? We don’t own a TV we have a projector plugged into a computer, does that answer the question?
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? I have lots of stamps in my passport – in order I have been to the Philippines, Ireland, Scotland, England, France, New Zealand, USA, Jamaica, Mexico, Vanuatu, Singapore, Malaysia, back to France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, back to England, New Caledonia and Mystery Island. Yes, I will talk more about travel because I love it.
  11. What are your hobbies? Give me a good book and I am a happy girl. This year I am learning how to sew (end goal is to make quilts). I also love a good game, currently obsessed with Star Wars: The Old Republic
  12. Favourite book? Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is gorgeously written, told through letters between a group of vibrant young people telling the story of life after World War 2. I read this book at least once a year, it’s just a fabulous and reminds me what great writing looks like.
  13. Favourite movie? Gone with the Wind has been and remains my favourite movie of all time. I love those grand epic stories of romance and survival; I do not live a grand epic life nor would I want to but I love diving into them on the big screen.
  14. Favourite TV Show? I am currently obsessed with Outlander (beautifully acted and filmed, a real tourist ad for Scotland) and Jane the Virgin (firstly I am #teampetra and secondly nothing on TV makes me laugh the way this show does).
  15. Trivia category of choice? I love trivia and am very, very competitive. I have a lot of random facts stored in my brain so am definitely useful on a trivia team. Royalty and pop culture are probably my strongest categories – said it was random stuff
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up? I discovered a passion and talent for marketing at business college and since then I have known that helping others tell their story is where I should be working. So in a way I am saying when I grow up I will be me which I think is kind of awesome

So now you know a little about me!

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