7 things about me.
The lovely Anastasia from Percival Road has tagged me. I think that means I have to follow on and post 7 things about me. Do you really want to know? Okay, here I go.
1. Before I loved paper I loved cross stitch. I started in my late teens and completed quite a few pretty samplers and things. I still love the look and feel of cross stitch and appreciate the patience involved in creating a piece. I guess I stopped because I found the patterns becoming a little boring. Give a craft a few years! I think cross stitch has been resurrected in a totally modern way and I love the new simplicity of the designs coming out today.
2. Mr Viking and I love mid century modern furniture and design. It started with a pair of Safari chairs I bought at an antique shop in Copenhagen about 14 years ago. We have saved our pennies to own and Arne Jacobsen Egg chair. I am often on the look out for hidden gems in Op shops that relate to the 50’s, 60’sand 70’s. Mostly West Germany pottery vases and Holmgaard glass. It makes us happy.
3. My favourite song is Nirvana’s ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’. I love it. I guess I am a bit of a grunge girl at heart.
4. I start the day with a cup of tea. Without fail. Dilmah is my brand of choice.
5. I have wanted to own a caravan forever. Most of my childhood holidays involved trips to Caravan Parks, mostly down the NSW south coast. I love the laid back lifestyle caravan living provides. Being able to escape and live with a whole lot less for a couple of weeks ever year appeals to me. On our trips my brother and I made lots of friends, we fished, swam, bbqed and often had dinner at the local RSL twice in one week! Great memories. So, I am saving for one so that the little Vikings might enjoy a bit of the same.
6. I am a Cancerian. Through and through. Though I’m not crabby. I am home loving, romantic, I love old things, I am sentimental.
7. Greece. I met Mr Viking on the island of Paros (backpacking I was). We have since taken the little Vikings back for a holiday to the same spot. Amazing. We have this thing about Greece. We love the food, the people, the climate – and I have this retirement dream to visit lots more Greek Islands. With a backpack again. Thank goodness dreams are free.
All of the above images are from Etsy sellers. I could not get my act together to refer back, though the mid-century inspired print is from Inaluxe. My intentions are good!