Saturday, 10 December 2011

10 things: all about me ...

... inspired by this post, I thought I would share a bit more about me!

- I am Fay, no middle name and no ‘e’ at the end

- Wife to Steve who works in Renewable Energy (wind and solar) at 3m. We have been married for 10 years, but have been together for 20. We met on our industrial placement from University at IBM in Basingstoke in 1991.

- Mother to Lily, nearly 9 and Mia 7. I love having 2 girls (can’t comment on boys) but they do test my parenting skills to extreme.

- I lost my mum when Lily was two weeks old and I miss her terribly. Even now I struggle to come to terms with it.

- I grew up in Torquay and went to University in Bristol studying Business Studies. With hindsight I would have chosen a far more creative route.

- Before the girls I worked mainly in Telecoms Customer Service/Order Management/Project Management, first for Mercury Communications in Birmingham. Later I went back there when they become Cable & Wireless and was made redundant in 2002. Then I worked for Vodafone for a short time before becoming pregnant with Lily.

- Now I work for easyfundraising on an ad hoc basis after resigning my permanent position in July.

- I chair the Infant School’s PTA which brings me great satisfaction and stress in equal measures!

- Not surprisingly I love making things – I can sew, crochet, cook, bake and paint.

- I love giving gifts and the wrapping paper is as important. I used to change the Christmas tree decorations every year and co-ordinate my wrapping paper with it. I now have other things to do with my time!


Emma said...

Loved reading this list, sorry to hear about your mum, losing her at that time in your life must have been incredibly hard. I used to spend ages wrapping gifts with a different theme every year (I think that must have been my creative outlet before I found papercrafts!) Nowadays I HATE wrapping gifts and that is Jasons job!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Interesting to find out about you! Losing a parent is always hard! I don't do the coordination bit. i do enjoy wrapping up presents although sometimes I wonder why bother when they get ripped off almost instantly when the present is handed to the kids... do they stop to admire the wrapping paper? Nah, they shake to find out what's inside and then ripped it off!