^^^^^It's an award.^^^^^^
I was kindly awarded one of those meme' thingys Iv'e often seen mentioned on other blogs but never been involved with, until now. Kelly at http://unplannedtriptoholland.blogspot.com/ tagged me over at her blog, which means I must now answer some questions about myself and tag a few others so that they too receive the acknowledgement their wonderful blogs deserve.
Let me add, I suspect the humour and wit Iv'e seen in usual responses to these questions will be lacking here, so apologies in advance.
Fave Color - My answer depends on context. If it refers to clothes, then black, more generally though it gets tough. I am partial to lots of colours and have no favourite. There's a paint colour called Seductress, which is a deep red, I really like.
Fave Animal - This is tough as all animals are intriguing to me. Iv'e been swimming with Stingrays a lot lately so am currently quite interested in them, and who doesn't love dolphins? (yes I know the boy dolphins can get quite nasty). Dogs, cats, iguanas, ants. I like them all.
Fave Number - I know this is getting boring but again no favourite, though if my life depended on an answer I'd go with 13. My husband and I met on a Friday 13th.
Fave Drink - Aaahhh here I go again, no one fave, it's all about context. Winter it's red wine. I like a bold Shiraz. Summer it's white wine. Celebrations I like bubbles. I also enjoy a well made Mojito. Yes, alcohol is my favourite. But I never start the day without a good coffee.
Facebook or Twitter - Facebook hands down. It allows me to maintain contact with friends and family who are interstate and overseas. And has allowed me to find some great support and advice via a FB group I created for parents who choose ABA for their autistic children. Anyone reading this is free to join should they wish.
Passion - Autism. You thought I was going to say alcohol didn't you. Since my sons diagnosis a little over a year ago I have become passionate about reading, writing and discussing autism. I have just been accepted into a Masters in Autism Studies degree at Griffith University.
Giving or Receiving Presents - I do get a thrill from receiving a good gift, but as I get older the enjoyment from seeking and giving a great pressie (I bought my husband a Star for his 40th) increases, so I'll go with giving.
Fave Day - Christmas. I'm not Christian so apologies to those who are and take offence at the consumerism aspect, but I delight in watching my kids on Christmas morning opening their presents. We wander down to the beach for a morning swim, then back home to prepare for the arrival of family, where we spend the rest of the day over indulging. It's a lovely time of year that never gets tired when you have children in your life. (I want to acknowledge for many families Christmas is a difficult time to navigate as I blogged recently)
Flower - Oh boy, like animals, I adore flowers. All flowers. But if I had to choose just one variety I can't go past the incredible beauty and diversity of Orchids.
So now I need to mention a couple of my own fave blogs. They are