In my family, we always celebrated a first day of a month by playing Easter Tiggy. OK, so what's Easter got to do with the first of the month? The answer...NOTHING. There's some Dutch translation for it, but of course we could never pronounce it as kids and it came out Easter Tiggy. Even Mum, who came here when she was 3 and can understand Dutch but can't speak it (????) doesn't know what the proper saying is. The idea is to touch someone on the clothes first while saying Easter Tiggy, without getting touched yourself. So it pays to be vigilant to the changing of the calender and get someone when they are unsuspecting. It leads to lots of chasing around the house. And the prize...bragging rights, I guess. How do you mark the changing of the month?
Also Wendy at The Shabby Nest is asking people to list 10 unspectacular things about themselves. Mine are:
1. I can never decide what length hair I should have. At the moment it's growing out of a short hairstyle and I'm trying to grow it long again.
2. When I eat out, I usually order the chicken.
3. My favourite flavour of chips (I think that's crisps to you Americans) is the blends of flavours...honey soy and chicken, sour cream and chives etc.
4. I prefer the mountains to the beach.
5. I went barefoot to my wedding.
6. I hate to exercise, but playing games is fun.
And I think a blog is boring without a picture, but I couldn't find one of "Spring" so here's one of Ella when we went bushwalking. (It ties in to the prefering the mountains, doesn't it?)
Oops, I meant to choose the photo without her eating, but I guess it's a pretty classic Ella pose(although usually she would be either eating with her mouth open or getting it all over herself...she loves her food, that one).