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40 Facts (about me)

March 5, 2015

I’m back.

40 facts about me - colourliving

Yes, only a mini vacation but boy did it do the trick. The most glorious sunshine and vista recharged my batteries and restored my energy. I needed this badly!

While there I saw that the lovely Jocelyn wrote a post with 40 facts about her. What a great idea to better get to know our fellow bloggers and online friends. I’m not sure it’s something going around the internet but I wanted to join in. Why not? I always advocate authenticity and honesty. Here are 40 facts about me:


I often believe I have an angel watching over me.

I see the glass not half full but overflowing.

I’m a true lioness (born in August).

I’m an extremely loyal friend. Many people are fickle so I only consider very few people my true friends.

My home is my oasis.

I suffer from noise pollution and need a lot of silence.

Cleaning is the most boring chore ever. There are always a million more interesting things to do.

I never wanted to get married.

It’s taken me a long time to trust a man.

I love my own company and spend a lot of time alone.

I suffered a major nervous breakdown at 26 which left me claustrophobic and agoraphobic. When stressed, I can sometimes still suffer from both in milder forms.

I feel at my best when I don’t eat sugar, dairy or wheat.

I’m not a fan of hanging out.

I’m not keen on dinner parties or group outings.

I prefer my cooking to going to restaurants.

I’m a complete foodie and travel miles for the right ingredients.

I can be very abrupt.

Some people find me scary.

I’m very emotional.

I’ve always felt like an orphan and am more aware of this now I’ve entered my 6th decade.

40 facts about me - colourliving

Colour makes me happy.

I found my 20’s and 30’s very challenging. I loved turning 40, my best decade yet.

Going to the cinema is one of my favourite things and a complete escapism for me.

I’m a true late bloomer.

I don’t possess an iron or ironing board.

I love children and will always protect them.

I have little patience for adult’s dramas.

I’m spiritual.

My life is driven by passion.

I love a tidy home.

I’m not comfortable with moody people and have little time for them.

I spend most on my money on art materials, books and great food ingredients.

I’m passionate about natural, organic and seasonal food.

I don’t shop in supermarkets. I support the small independent shops and farmers.

Core values are extremely important to me.

I need creative chaos in my office area.

I struggle with my digestion.

I have yet to be in a relationship with an emotionally intelligent and available man. I’m determined to reach that goal before I die.

I’m an eternal student of life.

I’m always true to myself.


Eek, that was revealing. Oh well, now I’ve written it so no turning back. Would you like to join in?

It seems like this idea of #share40factsaboutYOU is taking off. I will list here some that are participating:

Jocelyn – The Inner Interior
Yvonne – The Girl in the Laundromat
Mel – Armoire, Pegs & Casserole
Catherine – Farmhouse Home
Anya – Anya Adores Design
Anastasia – Stil Zitat
Angela – DesignHaus No.9

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  • Reply Yasmin Chopin March 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    This is entertaining, enlightening and uplifting. I can relate to a few of your revelations but what? No ironing board?! You must have a very good tumble drier…
    I’m sure we will hear more.

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Ha. Wondered how long it would take for someone to pull me up on the ironing:-) LOL
      Feel free to join us:-) x

  • Reply Jocelyn Hefner March 6, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Oh Tina, this list is just lovely and as I said to Mel, it is such an honor to know these things about you. Some of them made me giggle (some people find me scary) how could they? YOU ARE SO KIND! The one that struck me the most is the last one, #40….so important and thank you for reminding me of that. I agree with Yasmin, it is entertaining but most of all, it is enlightening. Thank you for being who you are, I learn a lot from you and always enjoy your posts AND Vespa rides!!!!

    With love,

    Jocelyn xx

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      I felt the same reading about yours…
      Yep, some people find me scary:-) LOL

      Glad you started all this. Hopefully more people will join in. It’s so nice to find out so many real things about people. xx

  • Reply mel March 6, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Oh I LOVED reading this Tina! It put such a smile on my face. Some a surprise (you scare people?) and others not… I knew there was another reason why I was singing “I am woman hear me roar…” Jocelyn inspired me too and I others.. I think it’s a chain whether we like it or not and lots of fun! Big hugs, Mel x

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      And me reading yours….I just like all the honesty and vulnerability. It makes one feel close to people.
      Hope this is really a chain:-) xx

  • Reply Holly March 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    So nice to share these with us Tina! A beautiful person you are 🙂 xoxoxo

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you sweetness xxx

  • Reply Anya Jensen March 9, 2015 at 10:02 am

    LOVED reading all the fantastic facts about you lovely lady – hugs A xx

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Anya and I loved yours. Glad you joined in lovely xx

  • Reply Catherine @ farmhousehome March 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Tina, thank you for sharing this list of facts about yourself and for your insight and honesty. It was so nice to learn more about you and I do hope we get to meet one day. Thank you for your constant inspiration and heart. Catherine x

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      I also hope that one day we meet. I feel I now know so much more about you…xxx

  • Reply Yvonne March 9, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Good for you, Tina! A lot of things on your list are familiar to me… Thanks for sharing xx

    • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Yvonne. Hoping you will join in? xx

      • Reply Yvonne March 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm

        Really? Even more facts about me? 😉 I’ll probably post it on my mouseblossom site, but it’s crazy busy at the moment (and 40 is a lot, ha) so it could take a while… Thank you for asking! X

        • Reply tina March 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm

          Yep. Sure, do it on your MB site. However, busy schmizie. My advice, write it in 20 minutes flat. Don’t overthink just dig deep:-) x

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  • Reply Angela - designhaus no.9 March 11, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Hi Tina, I love this series. Thanks for your encouragement to participate and for linking my site. It was a lot of fun and it’s great to know you a little bit better. x

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      My absolute pleasure. Glad you joined us. It was a lot of fun that now has extended to bloggers coming to The Hive x

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  • Reply Jenni (Museum Diary) April 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I agree with you on the cleaning, very boring indeed. Luckily, I have a husband who loves cleaning. He’s obsessed with the smell of bleach. A bit strange, for I don’t complain 😀 See you at The Hive! Jenni x

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Haha. You lucky thing. No such thing here:-) Oh, the smell of bleach would be a problem.

      Love the fact you are a veteran of The Hive. See you next weekend x

  • Reply Nina April 3, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Can’t imagine why people think you’re scary. Your facts are very likeable. We’ll see in Berlin next week. 😉
    Looking forward to meeting you there.

    Happy Easter,

    • Reply tina April 3, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Hahaha, that’s because you don’t know me:-)
      Thank you. In the end, we’re all people and human.
      Look forward to meeting you in Berlin.

      Happy Easter to you too.

  • Reply Sandra May 13, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Hi Tina, I recognise so much of me and reading your list almost feels like it could’ve been my own! I love your blogposts, the topics you choose, your honesty, how you’re being yourself. Stay gold, it’s great! Sandra –

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