Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tagged by Soulbrush!

Soulbrush tagged me to write seven random facts about myself. Here goes: 1.)I am born and raised in Rotterdam, but I live in Zeeland for 20 years! 2.) I have been renovating my former house for 17 years, I sold it the day it was finished. Best thing I ever did! 3.) I have been working for KLM for almost 24 years and since 4 years as a senior Purser. Gosh I´m turning into a fossil........ 4.) I have a diplom for running an animal shelter. Before I got pregnant the second time I worked as a (parttime) assistant manager in a shelter in Middelburg. 5.) I live with 4 cats, 2 dogs and we have 2 deer in the front yard. The deer came with the house when we bought it. 6.) I still have the Swedish passport. My father , who was a sailor met my mom when he was in Rotterdam,at that time the largest harbour in the world. I had to choose when I was 21 and decided to keep my Swedish nationality. I have one Swedish brother and one Chinese brother (confused?) 7.) I started painting mandalas when I was 40, when I got a mandala as a birthday gift. When I saw the mandala I knew this was something I wanted to do myself as well. I have been addicted ever since and yes........life begins at 40! I am tagging the following people to find out more about them: Teri Kim Suki Muktha Lisa M Griffin Diana and last but not least Emmitt! Here are the rules: 1 Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog 2 Share 7 random and weird facts about yourself on your blog 3 Tag 7 people at the end of the post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog 4 Let them know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blog.


  1. ja ja baie interessant. vertel oor die jinees broer. ek kan jou as n 'shelter manager' sen, definitief, want jy is so lief vir diere. dankie skattebol (ken jy hierdie woord? skattebol = ball of love

  2. Marianne!

    Wow! You have an amazingly fun life. I am not sure I can tell you such interesting things about myself, but I will try.

    I have never been tagged before and today I have been tagged two times! :) Does that mean I do 14 odd things about myself?

    Seriously, thank you Marianne, I will do my best with this challenge.

  3. So thats why you get to travel so much. Fun facts Marianne.

    Yikes, and you tagged me?!

  4. Hi SB,
    Skattebol lijkt veel op Schattebout wat we hier zeggen!

    Yes Kim 14 facts please :)

    Ha ha Teri yes Yikes!

  5. Interesting facts about you Marianne. You are so versatile. That is so cool about you discovering mandalas. Lovely. Thanks for tagging me. I'll try to answer the tag. Be well, Suki

  6. Hi Marianne....you look wonderful and I just love hearing more and more about your life...

    I had a great read here....

    and thanks for tagging me...


  7. hi marianne!
    what a great post! i love learning more about you!
    thank you for the tag!
    melissa and emmitt

  8. I am having a good laugh... I must have read it wrong and posted 10 things about me! LOLOL.

    Very interesting facts! What do the initials stand for for where you work??? You balance the books (like bookkeeping???).

  9. Wow, you've done so much! I never knew you worked at a shelter. That's heartbreaking work yet it can be rewarding when they find a forever home :)
    And look how beautiful you are! What a lovely photo :)
    It was fun learning more about you!

  10. You're a fascinating person! So did you paint before 40, aside from mandalas? Doing mandalas, and painting period, is like meditation, I have always thought, and yours are phenomenal! BTW, you're no fossil, you're a diva and an inspiration (:

    Much love and infinite blessings!


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