Origami Girl

Sunday, 10 February 2013

In which I have a new-but-not hat and an award

I apologise for the graininess of these photographs. I am not really sure what happened, but I didn't want to waste them. It seems like we got the focus all wrong. But hopefully the hat is alright. I have had this hat for years but I used to think it made me look like was going to a funeral in it and so only ever wore it to a costume party. However the hat is another part of my new year's resolution to use more of my wardrobe. It also looks quite good with a grungy look, smartening up torn band t-shirts with a nice hat. I hope to be wearing it a lot more from now on. I am really enjoying finding ways to wear clothes I had pushed aside.

So I got a blogger award. And it's the first time I've had one so I'm happy and want to do all of the things!

Instructions are to
  • Nominate some other new bloggers
  • Let them know you have nominated them
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself
  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award to your post
Other bloggers that I'm nominating:
These are all great blogs that deserve some love. Please go check them out!

7 Random Facts About Me:

1. I believe in honour. I get a lot of this from ji'toh which is the code of honour followed by the Aiel people in the Wheel of Time books. I read them at a formative time in my life and the code of those people is stuck. There is a focus on shame and honour there and somehow this has absorbed into my brain and people actually hear me say 'It wouldn't be honourable.' I hate shame above most things. And my stubborn pride gets me into trouble. However, I am not like the Aiel people in having the ability to run through deserts or fight with a spear.

2. On my first date with my fiance we did the mentos and coke thing.
3. I collect comics. I am currently really into Fables, Saga and Fairest.

4. I  have synesthesia with words and colours

5. I am ambidextrous. I do things with whichever hand I decide first. New things, like tennis or ironing come along I have to try it with both hands for ages. It makes using the Wii really difficult cause in new games I suck until I have figured out which way I do it. I write with my left hand though. 

6. I am really good at Tetris

7. I really love to cook. Love experimenting and making delicious recipes and the satisfaction of feeding people and seeing them love it. Though sometimes I hate how stereotypically feminine that enjoyment is. Not like loving clothes or anything... uh. 


  1. How does the synesthesia manifest itself? Very curious!
    Your dress and hat are very cute! I like the retro car pattern on the dress.
    Congrats on your blogger award and thank you very much for mine! xx

    1. It is with words and colours, so a lot of words appear in my mind as colours. I is particularly true for really common nouns. So all the days of the week, months of the year etc Also people's names and numbers and letters of the alphabet all have assorted colours and are always that colour. So like 'm' is lilac. 1 is yellow and my fiance Andy is mahogony. These colours and words and inextricably linked. Does that make any sense?

  2. Wow, you've some intriguing facts to share and thank you for nominating me!
    You should definitely wear the hat more often, I felt like that with one of my
    hats but it was lost while moving to a new house.
    Cannot wait to share my post, thanks once again :D


  3. The hat looks lovely! :)

    And thank you SO much for nominating me love! Means a lot.

    Oooh we should have a Tetris contest, I am bloody good on that! Now where did I put my gameboy last? x

    1. I love the two player tetris! The one where when you get rows finished the other person has them added to their stack. So much fun.

  4. You look lovely, and so does the hat (and doesn't make you look like you're going to a funeral.) Wonderful print on your dress, it goes perfectly with your yellow top. And thank you so much for my award!

  5. I'm so intrigued by some of your 'random facts' - especially your ambidexterity, synesthesia and adherence to a code of 'honour'. Congratulations on the blog award and I'm so pleased to see that one of your own nominations is for Willow's blog.
    I'm a huge fan of hats (owning a rather ridiculous number of them) and I think this one looks just dandy and not at all funereal - wear it lots!

  6. Love your dress and the color of those tights!


  7. I love the print of that dress and your jacket. Lovely!

  8. Oh my gosh! THAT DRESS!!! I Love it! and your hat is adorable. But seriously. That dress - great print and it fits you soo well! I love cooking too - I find it a challenge. And I'm just ok at Tetris, nothing amazing like you it sounds!

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

  9. Your facts are so intriguing. How did you realize that you had synesthesia? (if you don't mind me asking).

    I absolutely adore this dress! Actually I love the whole outfit & that hat which looks completely darling on you :-)