Wednesday, August 09, 2006

*(asterisk) has this tag on his blog today and I thought I would play....


10 Years Ago: August 1996
I was less than a week away from becoming Mrs Fallon, so I must have been running around making some last minute arrangements and touch ups before the wedding. I was probably at my cousin Lisa's flat and having my bridal 'do' practice run. My actual 'do' looked quite different to the practice run, but still lovely. I probably also had my make up practice run and final fitting on my wedding dress!

5 Years Ago: August 2001
I was in a rather grim place in my life then. I was probably temping after losing my job as an editor at a web design firm. I still lived in a nice flat, but knew I couldn't afford it. The relationship I was in at the time was hellish (no - not with Mr Fallon - he was gone the year before) and I was in the depths of a very dark depression. Looking back I have NO idea how I managed to make my way out of that black hole, but I tell you I am glad I did! Also, around that time we were still feeling the influence of Saturn Return, which creates a good amount of upheaval and change in everyone's life. It was a time of great confusion and pain.

1 Year Ago: 9 August 2005
Do we have to get date specific? i was still working for a tuition agency, but had thankfully found a newer, better job. I was working my notice and feeling really good about the changes that I was making and had already made in my life. Kate and I were happy, the weather was reasonably good and I was excited about the new job.

5 songs I know all the words to
I know the words to SO many songs. These are just the ones that come to me now:
More than Words - The Extreme
Patricia the Stripper - Chris de Burgh
Big Spender
Deh Vieni Non Tardar
Shade of a Ghost - Fetish

5 snacks
My truly excellent homemade fruit smoothies
Pitta breads and hummus or cheese

5 things I'd do with $100 million
First off, I'll pay all my debts
Then I'll pay all of my closest family's debts
Then I'll buy houses for Kate and I and our families
Two pub/guesthouses - one for Kate and one for my sister
Make a massive donation to British Guide Dogs Association and Cats Protection

5 places I'd run away to
Cape Town
Plettenberg Bay

5 things I'd never wear
Anything pink
Old lady shoes
A blue rinse

5 fave TV shows
Six Feet Under

5 greatest joys
My family (Dad, sister, nephews, nieces and even my in-laws!)
My lovely pets
Being able to be happy with my life no matter what's happening in it

5 fave toys
MP3 player
My pendulum
A moo-cow in a car that goes moo when you move it - this year's b'day gift from my sister-in-law (she let my 3 year old niece choose it)
A sparkly magic wand with flashing lights (a Christmas gift from Kate 2 yrs ago)

And I tag:

YOU! Do it if you want to...


  1. There's been a lot in the news lately saying we're no longer a nation of animal lovers and yet quite a few people have commented about opening an animal shelter or donating to an animal charity. It's made me feel warm inside again.

    Can we have a picture of you two pushing the moo-cow car around please?

  2. What a way to get an introduction to someone! I followed Pie here and already feel like I have these images of your life and incredible changes and bravery you must have gone through.

    yes, a lot of people have posted about helping animals haven't they?

    Love the snacks now I'm hungry
    Nice to "meet" you

  3. Cute tag! I might have to do it later.

    I love the new profile pic!

  4. just discovered your blog and i love this meme.

    might just have to do this one...

  5. Thanks for taking the tag, Tanya. It's a fun one, isn't it?