Little Oddities and Three Random Facts

For lots of little reasons this is proving to be a very strange week indeed, so please forgive me if I’m a bit all over the place on the blogging front for the next few days … oh, and if you happen to see that early weekend I ordered a while ago, please be sure to send it off in my direction … haha!

The lovely Christine passed me a sweet ‘Cherry On Top‘ blog award (for beautiful blogs with that little bit extra) … thanks so much Christine! As part of receiving the award I am asked to share three random facts about myself (I always find a little bit of randomness to be rather fun):

  1. I’m left-handed: My grandmother used to always tell people how incredible it was that I was able to achieve so much ‘for a left-hander’. Apart from struggling with a few things like calligraphy and scissors in this largely right-handed world, I’m rather fond of being a ‘lefty’ or ‘southpaw’ or ‘mollydooker’ (I’ve been called all three).
  2. I’m going to Japan in May: In preparation for our trip, the Mr and I have booked our flights and … well, honestly that’s about all we’ve done so far (we’ve been busy). So the next step is to figure out exactly where we want to go and what we want to see (apart from Totoro of course).
  3. I can’t sleep with the bedroom wardrobe doors open: I’m not sure why to be honest … Perhaps this harks back to some childhood fear of monsters lurking in the cupboard? Whatever the reason, the wardrobe doors must be shut and the window wide open (for fresh air) before I can get to sleep.

The ‘rules’ of the award also require me to pass it on to three other wonderful bloggers … so, after the drumroll has sounded for a suitably long period of time, I’d like to announce that I’ll be passing the award to Bobbi, Erika and Linda (but only if they’d like to take part).

Given that you’re all so lovely it was hard to limit myself to awarding just three lovely bloggers … so perhaps I can give one to each of you? (that’s not being too greedy, is it?). If you like, feel free to share three of your random facts below or on your own blog … I’m sure they’ll prove to be fascinating reading!

Here’s to fewer of the little oddities and more of the pleasing randomness …


  1. Erika Lee Sears

    Woohoo thanks for passing it along. You know my husband can’t sleep with any doors open.. bedroom door. closet door. tv cabenet door. šŸ™‚ I will have to think about my random facts about me

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – You’re very welcome … I think we all like to reflect on some randomness from time to time … and of course your blog is very sweet! šŸ™‚

      It seems this ‘open door’ thing is a bit of an issue for a few of us … I’m OK with the bedroom door being open, but if any of those cupboard doors are open in the bedroom, I just HAVE to shut them.

  2. Narnie

    I can understand the wardrobe thing. My nan used to have this patterned wallpaper and I couldn’t look at it. I kept seeing things in it. I think it was evil wallpaper and maybe there is a similar shadow in your wardrobe. šŸ™‚ Three random things? ummmmmm…
    This is hard… … I like to wear odd socks. I turn into a strange giggling screaming creature when Aerosmith come on the radio. I own a proper bowler hat, which I love. Gosh, that took me ages! It’s not easy being random… šŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kiersty – Thank goodness I’m not alone on this wardrobe thing. The patterned wallpaper your nan had sounds scary … I used to have a similar issue with a rug at my parent’s house – it had all sorts of swirling patterns and I could have sworn the shapes shifted and changed as I looked at them … spooky! Now after this discussion, I’m going to make sure those wardrobe doors are kept extra secure tonight! Haha! šŸ˜‰

      I love your random things. Odd socks is interesting – I think I end up doing that purely from laziness! šŸ˜‰
      How fantastic that you have such a great reaction to Aerosmith on the radio … haha!
      Bowler hats are wonderful things … I’m glad you own a proper one.

      Thanks for playing along with the randomness, I know it can be hard work to unearth our unique ‘randomness’ – I found it to be just as challenging! šŸ™‚

  3. Kate

    I am a Totoro nut! Unfortunately i didn’t make it to the Studio Ghibli museum when i went to japan but i defo will on my next visit! It looks like a magical place indeed! I also have issues with open cupboard doors at night time šŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kate – I love, love, love Totoro too! I’m so excited about going to the Studio Ghibli museum … I think I’ll be completely embarrassing! šŸ˜‰

      There’s so much to see in Japan, I’m not quite sure how I’ll fit it all in … thank goodness that means there’s always an excuse for another visit! šŸ˜‰

      Us ‘must keep cupboard doors closed at night’ people must unite! šŸ˜‰

  4. Kylie

    1. Me too!
    2. I wish.
    3. Me too!

    Want to schedule a lunch date for next week? šŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kylie – Left handers are awesome! šŸ˜‰
      Part of my bedroom wardrobe renovations will definitely give due consideration to wardrobe ‘close-ability’ (haha).
      A big *high five* for another lovely lunch date! šŸ™‚

  5. belinda/gretchenmist

    yay for having a trip to look forward to. would love to go to japan!
    totally agree with the cupboard doors. even when i’m not asleep ~ just feels like they are looming!
    re left~handedness: my best friend in primary school was left handed and i used to try to make myself left handed too. couldn’t do it of course. my first son is left handed out of the blue šŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Belinda – I’m super excited about the not-too-distant trip to Japan … now I’m just trying to figure out everything I want to do when I’m there … and of course exactly where we want to go. I’ll be sure to share any loveliness I encounter while I’m there … so you can all at least virtually travel there with me! šŸ™‚

      Yes those cupboard doors must be closed. I wonder if it also ties into my sense of completion – I don’t like leaving anything ‘undone’.

      How sweet that you tried to make yourself left-handed to be just like your friend … like your son I don’t think there are many other left-handers in my family either … I think it’s just one of those odd little things that pops up every once in a while.

  6. Gabrielle

    My comment disappeared into the ether (my fault). Three things from me again 1. I love cheese on toast more that I should; (2) I’m a wee bit lazy; (3) I have an ASIO file šŸ˜‰ Japan sounds wonderful Tracey – lucky you.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Oh that’s so frustrating when the internet gobbles up your thoughts like that …

      These ‘three things’ are fun …

      Cheese on toast is an exceptional meal and I would have to say one of the simple and best pleasures of life! šŸ™‚
      Haha, at least you’re only a wee bit lazy … sometimes I wonder if I’m just completely lazy? šŸ˜‰
      OooH … having an ASIO file is pretty interesting Gabrielle … Hmmm, I wonder who else they have one on? šŸ˜‰

      Fingers crossed that Japan is as wonderful as I hope it will be … I’ll be sharing all my adventures with you all for sure! šŸ™‚

  7. hila

    I can’t wait to hear about your japan adventures in may! and also, I can’t sleep with the wardrobe doors open either. Not sure if it’s actually monsters, it just feels strange.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      HI Hila – I can’t wait to share all my Japanese adventures with you too! It’s going to be great! šŸ™‚
      I hope I’ll be able to blog a little while I’m over there and keep you all in the loop.

      I’m not sure what it is about those wardrobe doors needing to be closed … perhaps you’re right, it just doesn’t feel right.

  8. bobbi

    I’m playing, I’m playing!! I have to thing about my three random facts. I could talk about three random cats!! Just kidding.
    I love that you’re lefthanded, the most interesting people I know are all lefthanded.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bobbi – I’m so glad you decided to play along … finding three random things is lots of fun. Haha, you would even have a choice of cats if you decided to talk about just three random cats! šŸ˜‰

      That’s a lovely compliment Bobbi, being left-handed often provides a ‘point of difference’.

  9. Debby

    Congratulations on the award you deserve it. Hope everything is ok…you being all over the place and all……

    As usual your posting made me giggle….strange about the wardrobe door thing I gather you’re not a Chronicles of Narnia fan then?! How exciting about Japan……My daughter spent a couple of weeks there last year, oh no it’s 2011, the year before….time flies…..she had an amazing time. She was only there a short trip but manage to cram lots in….she’s home from university this weekend so I’ll quiz her for ideas if you like…..

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Debby – Thanks so much, you are so very lovely!! šŸ™‚

      Everything is OK in my world, things have just been a bit ‘off’ and a bit too hectic for my liking of late … it never makes me happy when I don’t get to blog as often as I like (or visit the blogs of my lovely friends like you). You are a dear for asking.

      I’m so glad you can see the humour in my writing … many people I meet just don’t understand where I’m coming from, so it’s always lovely to meet one such as you who does understand. In fact, all of my blog readers are wonderful in that regard.

      Haha, I have read Chronicles of Narnia, and THAT kind of wardrobe adventure would be rather magical (I don’t think I’d say no to being transported to another world from time to time) … I’m not sure where the wardrobe thing came from … but I do know I’ve had to ‘train’ my husband in my quirky wardrobe ways! šŸ˜‰

      I’m really looking forward to Japan. How wonderful that your daughter had a fantastic time there … I would very much like any tips or feedback she would be willing to offer … I’ve never been there, so any advice is good advice to me! šŸ˜€

      Take care.

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