Sunday, February 04, 2007

5 things about me...

Laura tagged me for this meme that's been going about, so here I go... There's nothing to do with stitching here but there are a few things I've been thinking of sharing for a while.

List 5 things that have not been revealed on your blog

1. I was adopted as a baby. My New Zealand family is actually my birth family. I was brought up in the UK as an only child but have two full siblings (my birth parents married after I was born), three half-sisters and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. They're all pretty much strangers though - I only met them a few years ago. They almost all live in New Zealand and that's why we first came over - to meet them. It's been weird.

2. I nearly became a doctor. In fact, I did five years of medical school, but the less said about that the better. I don't regret quitting. I just wish I'd done it sooner.

3. I used to row in a rowing eight. I've even raced on The Boat Race course. Then sense took over and I realised rowing on the Thames when I couldn't swim wasn't a good idea!

4. We may be moving twice this year. Not only round the world back to the UK but also up to Scotland to be nearer my (adopted) parents. Watch this space....

5. If we won the lottery I'd set up an animal sanctuary. For unwanted and mistreated animals and wildlife that needed care. I'd have a petting zoo for kids to raise money for the sanctuary, a cafe, and a craft shop that sold crafts made by local people and a few bits and pieces to encourage people to give it a go themselves. I'd have book group and craft group meetings too. I've thought about this a lot!

Back to stitching tomorrow!


  1. Anonymous9:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing a little bit more about yourself Nicki :)

  2. Thank you for sharing all this Nicki! I had no idea you'd moved to NZ in order to meet your birth family. No idea you'd done 5 years of medical school either! Wow!

  3. Now those are some big things to share, Nicki! Your family story is really amazing. I'm glad that you've been able to get to know all your family. And I will keep my fingers crossed that you strike it rich and can fulfill your wonderful dreams! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing a little more about yourself.

  5. wow nicki, that was really interesting
    thankyou for sharing core info about yourself..

    ( now lets pray i only have to do this once.. yesterday was a bad day for me and blogger)

  6. Anonymous11:02 am

    LOL The boat race paragraph really made me laugh!

    Wow, you're moving back over here! If you ever do open that animal sanctuary let me know and I'll be one of your first visitors - it sounds great!

  7. Those are huge things to share, Nicki! I feel so touched to have read them just now. {{{hugs}}}

  8. Now I presume your folks in NZ know you're moving, by now ;) That's really cool that you shared that here, and great that you're thinking of moving up to Scotland (I love Scotland) to be closer to your adoptive folks, I know how close you are {{hugs}}. I meant to say too, if you can't make it to Melbourne before you go, I'll just have to make a big long trip in a year or two ... it would be fun to visit some of my fave bloggers along the way :D

  9. Wow, Nicki. Thank you for answering the questions. I had no idea it would be so loaded for you! ;-) Hugs.

  10. Thanks for sharing with us Nicki!

    I hope that meeting your birth family has been good for you.

    I also hope you win the lottery because we need a few more sanctuaries in this world.

  11. Nice to know more about you! Thank you for sharing.

  12. This was interesting reading and it is nice to know why you went to NZ. I hope you can someday fulfil your dream of the Animal Sanctuary. Fancy nearly becomming a doctor (hard, hard work) that was a lot of studying you did. Harry Hill changed his mind too ;-)