20 Random Facts About Me - 2016

Lately, I have had an influx of new followers on Instagram and Facebook, plus new subscribers to my blog (THANK YOU ALL and Welcome!). It's been a while since I shared one of these, and I thought it's a great way for you to get to know me, Charlene - the blogger behind Teacher by trade, Mother by nature...so here are 20 Random (and not so random) Facts About Me. Enjoy!

1. I got a perm for my 10th birthday, brushed it out and had to get another one a few days later (mum was not impressed)! 

2. I love the colour Teal, but my favourite colour is purple (not grape, Purple) 

3. I got $1000 from my parents when I turned 21 (because i had no babies)...6 months later..BOOM pregnant

4. My daughter is "my past, my present & my future"

5. My son is the "definition of perfection" (well to us he is) 

6. I met my partner on online :) Best thing I ever did! He was the first and only guy I met :) 4 years going strong 

7. I am a sentimental hoarder (i get it from my Grandad) 

8. My daughter was named after my Papa 

9. I am addicted to Coke! (but a lot of people already know that lol) - currently doing Dry July (no Coke for a month)

10. I actually HATE clutter but i'm really good at hiding it! 

11. I can eat a whole box of Chicken Crimpy crackers in one sitting (don't judge me LOL) 

12. I hate being confronted

13. I collected soft toys as a teenager - especially squeaky dogs

14. Is my favourite number (my shirt number in soccer for 12+ years) 

15. I had Osteomylitis when I was 8 - stayed in hospital for 6 weeks (couldn't walk) 

16. I bite my nails, especially when I'm anxious 

17. I breastfed B for 25 months and still b/feeding M at 29 months. 

18. I love reading Horoscopes

19. My dream holiday would be going to England, London 

20. My bedroom walls (as a teen) were covered with Hanson & Spice Girls posters! ‪#‎MmmBOP‬ ‪#‎SpiceupyourLife‬

Now it's your turn, can you relate to any of these? Tell me some random things about YOU in the comments below.

Have a wonderful week, 


  1. Chicken crimpys are the best! Love random facts. When I was 10 years old my parents took me to Sri Lanka and I ate bananas for the whole 3 weeks we were there. I was such a plain eater as a kid and that was the only thing I wanted to eat. Weird, slightly random fact. :)

    1. That is a little random Suzy! Thanks for sharing. I love reading other people's random facts too.

  2. Love your random facts, thanks for sharing, always a great way to come across a new blog.

  3. I used to love Chicken Crimpys as well. And Dixie Drumsticks.

    14 was also my fave number, it was my basketball shirt number!

    1. That's so cool Deborah - thanks for sharing. 14 is such a good numbers - it's half my birth date too - (28th) - I'm all about connections.

  4. Nice to get to know you better Charlene! Hmm I won't show Miss 19 your #3 on this list or she'll want us to give her $$$ on her 21st too! My dream holiday was always to visit London and England - finally got to do it last year for 5 days when I was 48 and it was worth the wait :-)

    Visiting from #teamIBOT x

    1. HAHA Janet. It worked for me and my four brothers. We were all 21 and over when we started having kids. I have one brother who doesn't have any kids. I know I will get to England/London one day...I will hold on to that dream.

  5. I loved getting to know you more my kiwi friend! I think I'm a hoarder but hide it behind cupboards. I'm currently going through a cleanout - it's so satisfying. Might have to start the konmari ways one day. Loving your progress Charlene. Is it easy to keep up?

    1. Thanks Jo! I have found since I started the KonMari journey, all of that 'stuff' I hoarded in our cupboards has actually gone - because I have sorted by category not by location. The items either have a new home or went in the bin. It's really nice to have a wardrobe for clothes and shoes only.

      To be honest, I think if I didn't blog about my KonMari journey I would be finished by now, but I am really glad I have documented it because I get to see how far I have come. As you know, it takes a while to create a post so it has kind of set me back a bit and at times, I found it more overwhelming than actually doing the process! Does that make sense? Once I have finished the method, I will be going back through the categories and organising my areas properly until it 'clicks'.

      If you feel you are READY for this method, I highly recommend it.


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