Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pay it forward

Thank you Carolyn from Draffin Bears. 

I received this lovely award from a follow kiwi blogger. She has been loyal and faithful to my blog since i started. I usually find her comment first on my list. If there was an award for faithfulness she should get it. 
She has kindly bestowed this award on myself and there are two rules, 
1) I need to tell you 7 thinks about myself and..
2) I need to pass it on to 10 people which wouldn't be hard. 

Things that you might not know about me:
1) I was born in Auckland New Zealand and lived there mostly for 37 years apart from the years I was away with my family. 
2) I am a trained Primary school teacher
3) I have two brothers, one who lives in Holland and one who lives in Auckland. 
4) I spent many of my childhood years in other countries, I lived in the States, - California and Arizona and also England. 
5) I moved to Australia with my hubby and 3 children 7 years ago and now live in Cronulla, Sydney. 
6) I have three beautiful children who constantly blow me away. They are 15, 17 and 19 and with their Dad are my world. 
7) I retrained into the world of floristry in 2010. It is something I have always loved and been interested in. One day i hope to have my own creative company.

Rangitoto - What I think of when I think of home. 

Cronulla Beach Sydney, my home now - I am never too far from the sea. 

The blogs I would love to name as stylish are
1) - Carolyn you are lovely and your blog is always inspiring
2) - Katie I haven't seen too many posts this year but you are the one who inspired me to blog in the first place.
3)  - always a french fix!
4)  - Dianne your blog is lovely and a constant reminder of France.
5) - Carol - I love your morning posts - which i often get in the evening, they are fresh, funny and oh so french.
6)  Leann I am envious of your life halfway across the world.
7) - Genie, your posts always inspire me to return to our beautiful Paris
8)  G your photography is enthralling!
9)   Joan your work is always inspiring.
10)  Brittany for your constant inspiration in the kitchen you are my Nigella!

Thank you all for contributing to my day and my blogging world.  xxx


  1. Congratulations on the award! Well-deserved! Interesting to read more about you :) Where does your brother live in Holland?

  2. He lives in Castricum a town just outside of Amsterdam by the sea. He has a dutch wife and daughter. I am meeting up with them in France in June. :)
    And...thank you.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Oh, how I wish that we were going to be in Paris at the same time, in June, and in April!! I can't wait to hear about your trip. I will try to respond to the award you have bestowed next week. Congratulations on yours! I am so glad that we met in this blogging world!


  4. Hi Suzi,

    I was happy to pass this award on as you deserve this, as you and your blog are always so stylish.
    It was great to find out more about you and I loved the photos of Rangitoto and your wonderful beach. Thanks for playing and as you said in your last post it would be lovely to meet up one day.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  5. Thank you Suzi for your lovely comments about my blog - I agree with Carolyn it was nice to learn about your interesting life. I am so pleased that you have the opportunity to travel overseas again and just know you will enjoy every moment. Have a lovely week-end xx

  6. Congratulations with your award !

    greetings rom brussels

  7. Hi Suzi! Congratulations! I was totally engrossed in this post and then delighted and flattered that you mentioned me and amid such lovely company! :) Thank you so much! xo – g