I've received quite a few awards from fellow bloggers and have been tagged several times but I've been such a poor participant. I'm so sorry for not playing along but I have to blame it on lack of time. Thanks so much to all of you who have been so sweet and shame on me!
To remedy at least part of that I've gathered sixteen random things about myself and a lovely photo for you to enjoy.
Mustache courtesy of The Spy's Instant Disguise. I'm sporting "the Painter". Secret Agent, Cowboy, Pirate, Jewel Thief, Policeman and Detective are also available.
At the age of sixteen I changed my citizenship from Finnish to Swedish because I considered applying to the police academy.
At an even younger age I wanted to become an air hostess until I realized I would just become a glorified waitress.
My dad had high hopes of me becoming a diplomat. I am so not a diplomat. Sorry dad!
I grew up with Greyhounds and Salukis and love dogs but have become a cat person.
I hate shopping for clothes. I only ever shop when I'm abroad and have nothing better to do.
I'm the tech queen of the household. I'm also the resident plumber and electrician. I don't attempt any major jobs but the simple obvious stuff which usually entailing cables, wires and gunk. Neither being favorites.
Work wise I wish I had trained as an apprentice in a job requiring crafts skills; conservation, upholstery or such. Now I just dabble in everything.
My goal is that Wille will know what choices are available to him later in life and that whatever he chooses to do whether it's academic or blue collar I'm behind him 100%.
We don't see ourselves living in Sweden for more than ten more years. Somewhere warmer and sooner than later sounds like a plan!
I speak Swedish, English, German and French. I studied Italian too but am at the very beginner level of only being able to order pizza, wine and a Coke for Wille in Rome. The wine was for me!
I would call myself artistic but I'm not an artist. I can't stand any "art" by myself. Martin is the artist and Wille his disciple.
I can't sing. At all. I'm so out of tune that I mime when I sing Happy Birthday.
I have a very sweet tooth. I could live on cookies, cake and chocolate alone but having IBS I try to eat more balanced than that but find it hard because I find food to be so boring.
I haven't worn a skirt since going to a wedding in 1998. Even then the bride, my former colleague, was surprised I had legs.
I get into occasional exercise frenzies, like biking to work all spring and summer long and then just dropping it and not move again unnecessarily for six months.
Tina and Irmeli are my middle names. I used to be embarrassed about both but now I think Irmeli is kind of cute an Tina is ok too.