Getting to know me

A couple of weeks ago, I’d been tagged…
In this case it was done by my dear blog friend, the lovely and
very creative Melissa from the blog Miss Sew & So.
She presented me with a couple of question, to get to know me better.
So with a coffee next to me, the heat turned on,
my slippers on my feet and a scarf around my neck, here goes!

* what is your favourite time of the day *
That has to be the evening going into the night. I’m a night owl. Don’t get me wrong, I function perfectly during the mornings and afternoons but after a certain time I get creative. And after a busy day I love settling down with a tea and a magazine or lately walking around in Blog land.

* where and when did you meet the love of your life *
Oooh, that sounds so sweet….. It was 1991, we met at work, we were young, became best friends, waited a few years and then we jumped with both feet into the love boat and never looked back.

* what 3 words would your friends outside the blogging world use to describe you *
Well, I asked around and they came up with: Loyal, Energy giver, Straight forward, Dedicated to family, and Busy (I can be a bit over-enthusiastic…)

* what country would you like to visit and why *
That’s an easy one, Australia! I love to read or watch everything I can about the Land Down Under. There are so many different sides to explore, beach life, country side, city living, the sun, the friendly people, the culture and history… I can go on, and on! For now I’m in the process of batting my eyelashes to Sweetheart, hopefully he will cave in. There’s only a tiny problem, my family doesn’t want me to set foot there, because I probably don’t want to come back….

* what is your favourite dish to cook *
Ha! That’s also easy…. I don’t have a favourite dish to cook, because I don’t like cooking! I suck at it… I love to eat good food, and I cook (and burn) the normal things, like dishes with pasta, rice, meat, vegetables etc, but to me that’s not really cooking. Cooking, like from scratch, to me is the equivalent of stress. So I cook but not because I love it…. And yes, I know, here in Blog land it seems like I’ve landed in Cooking Heaven….. I probably wasn’t paying attention when the cooking skills where handed out….

* salt or sugar *
Mmmh,…..difficult….. I love sugar and sweet things, but sometimes I really need to put more salt on my food. But if I have to choose, I would go for brown sugar, cakes, cookies, chocolates, yumm! *big smile on my face now!*

* what are your must-have make-up or beauty items *
Well, I could say ” I don’t leave the house without it”, but honestly, I don’t use make-up….. Ok, not totally true, I sometimes use black mascara and I cannot leave the bathroom without using Nivea bodylotion. I use Nivea since I was a child. Actually, I love many bodylotions if they have a nice smell. I’m a bit allergic to parfume so it’s a good alternative for me. And here in Switzerland the water makes my skin very dry, so I have to use bodylotion more then once on my hands. So must-have number one item is my Nivea bodylotion. Although I got L’oreal Revitalift for my 40th birthday, I probably will have to start using that someday soon….

* what are your favourite flowers *
All white flowers are my favourite and my best! But I also love flowers in the pink or blue family, specially in summertime.

* what are your worst vices…. honestly *
Honestly? I can be very impatient. And precise and chaotic at the same time. I say things like it is, and I can be sarcastic when it’s not appropriate….Also my eyebrow-rolling-upwards-move is something I have to work on harder, it’s getting better. And I…., oh, I think this is enough for now…. But other then that , I’m really very nice, honestly……

* at what time of your life where you happiest and why *
Difficult….., let’s see,… There were so many times that I was happy, in different stages in my life, but being a mum to my girls, that gives me so much moments of happiness (even though they test my patience but it comes with the territory). And when Sweetheart and I have a break of the daily life together, well that’s a big smile on my face! Also thinking about a lot of trips I made with my friend P. (there were many hilarious moments) or my surprise visit when my other friend A. had her 40th b-day (the look on her face, perfect!), also being with family and my other friends when we go back to Amsterdam makes me very happy!
Oh, and when I had my own little company and I was mentioned in the magazines, that made me not only happy but proud as well. Frankly, it’s a whole bunch of special moments in my life that are making me happy, so I don’t have just one.

I’m a lucky girl…. or, woman, which one is it when you are 40 and two weeks?
I think I’m going to stick with girl…

So, you’re still with me? Good!
Now you know a bit more about me, I give this
‘getting to know you’-tag
to these lovely ladies:

and dear Lana, Yvonne and Mara,
there is no time limit or a must to fill out these questions,
I just am curious to get to know you a bit better,
 preferably over a real tea with one of these delicious cakes
 {could you tell I was hungry while typing this….}

Thanks again Miss Melissa, this was fun!

Maureen
xx

photo’s:  Martha Stewart

24 thoughts on “Getting to know me

  1. Mara

    Hi Maureen! I think this is super cute!!!! I loved reading a little bit more about yourself and I will soon create a post about me! Thank you dear for thinking at me!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  2. LindyLouMac

    Calling by from wet Italy, catching up on blogging as torrential rain lashes against the house. Just read your last few posts, good to see that news of your dad sounds positive. L’Oreal Revitalift for a Birthday present you are joking ?

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  3. Celestial Charms

    How fun to get to know you even more. The not liking to cook thing must be synonymous with the name Maureen. I’m the same way, hate cooking, but I love to bake! Funny though, I adore reading cooking blogs. :)
    Great yummy photos you posted today, also.
    Maureen

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  4. ~*~ saskia ~*~

    Guten Abend liebe Maureen, altijd leuk om te lezen dit soort spelletjes in blog land. Australie heeft voor mij ook iets magisch!
    Een gezellige avond. xxxx

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  5. It's me

    Hoiiii je moet ze eerst laten drogen en dan kun je ze verwerken…in krans….of wat dan ook…..en drogen lukt het best als ze half open zijn …..welterusten.liefs Ria…

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  6. JANE

    Ooh, Maureen, I just love this post! You should step out like this more often. I am so intrigued about the Australian interest – when did it start? And I’m still crossing my fingers you’ll plan your perfect dinner party – it looks like you have plenty of desserts in mind, at least! J x

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  7. Sarah

    So nice to get to know you more … yes i agree with Bron c’mon on down!
    Your love of your life story sounds very sweet x happy wednesday lovely Maureen x

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  8. Lana

    Hi Maureen, it was so nice getting to know more about you although, yes, it would have been better over a cup of tea! Thanks for the tag, I’ll let you know if I decide to play along, maybe next week?!x

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  9. Miss Sew & So

    well …my darling bloggy friend…

    NOW i KNOW we need to meet…!!!

    i love every answer!!

    i would eat cake with you all day…love your multitasking energy…{i call it creatively obsessed…} ….& i would talk you into coming with us to australia…we would swim in the ocean at manly beach where we have our house near the beach…& we would drink tea with sandy toes in the water…

    i love that you are an eye-brow-roller-upper!
    i am not but i think it’s *very cool*!! ;)

    your memories of happiness are heavenly…& i love that we were both *mere babies ourselves* {tee hee!!} when we met our future hubsters…

    “my favourite & my best” dear girl…worth waiting for…now to go meet your other bloggy friends!!

    happy days…
    melissa xxx

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  10. Miss Sew & So

    well …my darling bloggy friend…

    NOW i KNOW we need to meet…!!!

    i love every answer!!

    i would eat cake with you all day…love your multitasking energy…{i call it creatively obsessed…} ….& i would talk you into coming with us to australia…we would swim in the ocean at manly beach where we have our house near the beach…& we would drink tea with sandy toes in the water…

    i love that you are an eye-brow-roller-upper!
    i am not but i think it’s *very cool*!! ;)

    your memories of happiness are heavenly…& i love that we were both *mere babies ourselves* {tee hee!!} when we met our future hubsters…

    “my favourite & my best” dear girl…worth waiting for…now to go meet your other bloggy friends!!

    happy days…
    melissa xxx

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  11. Miss Sew & So

    well …my darling bloggy friend…

    NOW i KNOW we need to meet…!!!

    i love every answer!!

    i would eat cake with you all day…love your multitasking energy…{i call it creatively obsessed…} ….& i would talk you into coming with us to australia…we would swim in the ocean at manly beach where we have our house near the beach…& we would drink tea with sandy toes in the water…

    i love that you are an eye-brow-roller-upper!
    i am not but i think it’s *very cool*!! ;)

    your memories of happiness are heavenly…& i love that we were both *mere babies ourselves* {tee hee!!} when we met our future hubsters…

    “my favourite & my best” dear girl…worth waiting for…now to go meet your other bloggy friends!!

    happy days…
    melissa xxx

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  12. T's Daily Treasures

    Hi Maureen, the days are just getting away from my lately. I can’t believe we are already into mid-October. I just caught up on your posts. Am glad to hear that your dad is better and that you were able to visit. Being far away has its benefits in some ways. My uncle is gone, but it doesn’t seem real. I’m so far away and don’t get to see him anyways, so I can pretend that nothing has changed. L’Oreal Revitalift for Day and Night is what I use every day and night. :) Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

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  13. {Amy}

    i loved learning more about you, maureen! i think it is so interesting when people answer these questions so honestly. and i think you may have just been describing me…impatient? sarcastic? : D at least i know this about myself, right?
    such a fun post!

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