Jeanette from The Real Jenty mentioned me in her post about kicking arse. I was super honoured that she chosen me to do this little bit of comic relief from my not so comic hectic life at the moment. So here goes….
What are you working on right now? I’m still at work so working on finishing the design of the new brochure for the club. Not a designer but I think I’ve done a pretty good job if I may say so myself. Its clean and sophisticated and paints a beautiful picture of the environment we work in…who wouldn’t want to be a member here!
Where did the idea for AbdoAntics come from? I’ve always kept in touch with my family who live all over the world via a newsletter. When I was still a Wynne (maiden name) it was called Wynne’s Wind up (done on word with very low res digital pictures ) Then I got married and it became AbdoAntics. It was on a website originally but I found it laborious to maintain. Then I met the lovely Jenty who was knowledge supreme on most things digital and she literally changed my life by introducing me to blogging!!! Ironically I don’t have many family members that read my blog but I love the world its introduced me to. Blogging makes me feel a little less lonely in this thing we call parenthood, motherhood and Life
How do you bring ideas to life? Just do it. I generally don’t process things too much, otherwise I overthink it. Generally I feel that your gut is what should lead you and then you can’t go wrong.
What’s one trend that really excites you? I love watching the growth as which social spaces are growing. It does however scare me a little at the same time……I wonder if we aren’t getting to big and brainy too quickly for this world?!?!? (Too big a topic to talk about here :))
What was the worst job you ever had and what did you learn from it? I worked for Sally Lunn’s bunn in Windsor, London as a waitress. Except it wasn’t just waitressing but cleaning the toilets and mopping floors as well. I’ll never forget I was about to leave my shift one night, when the dishwasher in the kitchen flooded the floor and I was told to stay behind and mop it up. I’ll never forget I made £7 that day in tips and I left the restaurant crying when straight to the nearest payphone and called home to my friend Susan Barbour and all I did was cry for the whole £7. I learnt 3 things. 1. Sometimes a good cry is all you need to gain perspective. 2. Suck it up 3. If you can’t suck it up, change your situation (I moved to the “Crooked House restaurant” a few days later :))
If you were to start again, what would you do differently? As much as I love my music I think I did the right thing doing a Bcomm Marketing. So I do believe I wouldn’t change anything….i do feel I’m exactly where I’m supposed to….maybe graphic design angle would’ve been cool. I love design….
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be and how would you go about it? I’d eradicate poverty……NO ONE and I mean no one , no matter what type of person you are deserves to go to bed hungry and without a roof over their head. Wouldn’t know where to start….
Tell us a secret. It wouldn’t be a secret then would it Still haven’t found the line between what I post here or not….suppose it doesn’t then make me completely authentic but I just don’t feel that absolutely EVERYTHING about your life should be shared on a public space?!? Eish that question got serious quickly
What are your three favorite online tools or resources and what do you love about them? Mobile banking. Love it!!! HATE bank Q’s. Love online shops. I don’t do a helluva lot of online shopping but I do do a lot of “window shopping” and price research before buying. Facebook – I still love seeing the goings on of people lives….
What is the one book that you recommend people should read and why? Chasing daylight – Eugene O Kelly. Bring your tissues. What an amazing perspective on life though.
Three people we should follow on Twitter and why? @RichSimmonds – I love his quotes. Gives me a lot to think about….and that it! Oh wow I really need to start following more interesting peeps Haven’t been very big on Twitter since I move to sleepy hollow 🙂
When was the last time you laughed out loud? What caused it? It was more than likely ginger related. He is at such a cute age (2 going on 20) and comes up with some pearlers. I often say to Rich that I wish I had a camera lense or video camera strapped to my eye so I could just take all of his wonderment in. It’s such a privilege to be able to watch a little person grow up.
Who is your hero? Am I allowed a combo? Well it’s my blog so I guess the answer is yes 🙂 !! I would have to say my folks. Between the two of them I can pretty much get any advice I need. It’s not always right, nor is it always followed but it’s always there and offered with a healthy dose of unconditional love!
Bloggers who you would like to take part?
Lisa Jo Baker – She has no idea who I am but was one of the first blogs I followed….fellow Safa and a mom who I think totally rocks and kick arse!! Her posts have gotten me through rough moments
Nina – I love her perspective. Another mommy that always gives me a lift when I feel like I’m sinking.