25 things about me

25 things about me

Inspired by Sonia Styling and Hair Romance, let’s get to know each other a little better.  I’m sharing 25 things about me that you (maybe) didn’t know!

25 things about me

  1. I have many nicknames A school friend nicknamed me Kizzy Wizzy. Now everyone knows me as Kimba.  Even Boyo calls me Kimba.  I laugh that the same person who complained that Kim-Marie was too much of a mouthful nicknamed me KMA.  The funniest one ever was an innocent young bloke at work who said that if I was living in Australia, I needed a nickname.  He came up with F&C for fush and chups.  It took him a little while to figure out that phonetically it wasn’t the best of names.  I’ve never seen anyone go quite so red quite so quickly!
  2. I have three baby brothers, all of whom still call me Kiz.  There are 9 years between the eldest and the youngest children in our family.
  3. English was my favourite subject at school.  I’m still annoyed by my very high grade being adjusted to fit into the bell curve some 25 years later!
  4. I have a steel trap for crap – I remember incredibly random things but can’t remember where I parked my car or phone numbers.  So I’m totes awesome at Trivial Pursuit and trivia competitions.  It’s a talent and a skill.  Oh and I no snap a photo of my car park location on my iPhone.
  5. My man crushes include Idris Elba, Ewan McGregor, Peter Dinklage (all three of whom must speak to me constantly) and David Beckham (who is forbidden to speak).
  6. My favourite museum in the entire world is the V&A in London.  Oh, it’s so very special.  Plus the gift shop is all kinds of awesome.
  7. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be London.  But I’d have to be a Chelsea girl with Harvey Nicks as my local supermarket.
  8. I have a shoe thing  I stopped counting when I reached 100 pairs of shoes.  Oh the shame.
  9. My favourite colour is Tiffany blue.  And orange.  Not to mention pink.  Oh and cobalt and navy.  I quite like sunshine yellow too.  Oh and I’m awfully fond of apple green.  Did I forget lavender?
  10. Small cute fluffy animals are called puppycats.  Obvs.
  11. I haven’t used my dryer in about 5 or 6 years.  The one time I was driven to employ its magic during the wet weeks of summer, I discovered it had broken. I store my drycleaning in it.
  12. I am allergic to the allium family – that’s onions, garlic, chives, leeks, fennel et al.  Eating out is a challenge to say the least.  I am also allergic to morphine and any morphine-based drug.  So goodbye ibuprofen, most anti-inflammatories and painkillers.  Treating chronic pain over the years, not to mention caesarean recovery, has proved quite the challenge.  Oh, I’m also allergic to Maxalon, which I discovered whilst vomiting profusely when I discovered I was allergic to morphine.  Oh, the irony.
  13. I am a silver lining girl – I always manage to find something happy or positive.  Eventually.
  14. If I was a horse, I’d be a glue stick by now.  I have PCOS, PMDD, an auto immune disease called Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease, chronic oedema and chronic sinusitis.  Charmingly, these have led to a mild anxiety disorder.  I have scoliosis, and back and neck issues from whiplash injuries too.  Neigh.
  15. The Welshman and I married at the Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour.  They rang us a few weeks before the wedding to ask us to change the date as it clashed with the Darling Harbour Garden Festival.  Hmmm, no.  When my wedding car pulled up at the venue, they thought I was a model.  Probably the only time in my life I’ve ever been mistaken for a model.  There were quite a few extra “guests” at our wedding ceremony.  People actually thought it was part of the garden festival!
  16. We honeymooned in Perth and the Empire Retreat in Margaret River. The next stage of our journey was Africa. We visited Victoria Falls and then went on safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  Still the most magical experience of my life.
  17. I don’t like the beach I love to holiday at the beach so I can enjoy the sound of the waves and the scenery but I don’t really like sand and the water moves way too much.  Yet Balmoral Beach is one of my favourite places in the world.  Go figure.
  18. My little toes have pinhead sized toenails.  It is just weird.
  19. I am fifth generation New Zealander of English and Scottish ancestry.  My Great Great Grandfather legislated that the Avon River in Christchurch become a sanctuary for ducks.  Coincidentally, he was a keen duck hunter.  The property he bought is now a suburb in Christchurch.
  20. I grew up in a zoo  Yes, really.  I lived in a zoo for 10 years of my childhood.  Great fun at sleepovers with the lions roaring, the tigers growling and the wolves howling at bedtime.
  21. I moved to Australia in 1995.  I lived in St Kilda, Melbourne for a year from Melbourne Cup Day 1996 to the day after Melbourne Cup Day 1997.  I’ve spent the rest of my time living in Sydney on the North Shore until we bought in the Inner West.
  22. I always carry a New Zealand 10c coin in my wallet.  I have no idea why either.
  23. I read really, really fast  Before I discovered blogs and socialite media, I used to read at least a book a week, often two.  Now, I only seem to find time to read at night on my Kindle under the covers so as not to wake up the Welshman.
  24. I love music  Beneath the hairbows and pink lipstick beats the heart of a punk garage grunge emo rock chick.  I’ve recently embraced a bit of folk rock.  I cannot stand ABBA and the 70s are about punk, not disco.
  25. My name is Kim-Marie, but you can call me Kimba.  KM is cool too.  For the love of shoes, please don’t call me Kim.  It’s a very nice name but it is not mine.


I’d love to learn something about you so please share something fun with me in the comments.  If you’ve blogged about this too, please leave your blog link.  So much fun!


  • Kylie @ Shabby Sisters - 8 April 2014 - 8.24 pm

    From this point forward you will be known as Kizzy Wizzy to me! No more KM here!ReplyCancel

  • lisa - 2 April 2014 - 10.16 pm

    Hi Kimba, I love that nickname the best. Love your 25 list of things we did not know about you. Ewan is my favourite too (he came to Perth recently to promote a movie or something and I was devastated I missed stalking him)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 2 April 2014 - 2.17 pm

    Thank you for sharing Kimba I slo would be a glue stick probably on the shelf next to you XxReplyCancel

  • Katy Potaty - 1 April 2014 - 9.48 pm

    Scoliosis. Yes.

    And ohmygod, I love your favourite colours! All of the colours!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - 1 April 2014 - 8.18 am

    You light up the world lovely lady. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia from Sonia Styling - 31 March 2014 - 9.10 pm

    My heart just burst with a glitter cannon! Why? Because I didn’t think it was possible for me to love you more…but I do!ReplyCancel

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