So I’ve managed to convince/tell my husband to help write a series of ‘his and her’ posts in the lead-up to Mr T’s first birthday which is on the 4th of November. They will include stories like the birth, the first 6 weeks and all those other wonderful things that happen in the first year. We’re hoping they’ll be light-hearted, humerous at times and not too corny. All going well I might just let him guest post every now and again after the series is over. So anyway, without further adieu – I thought I’d introduce us both briefly. I haven’t really written about myself and now that I have all these beautiful readers I thought it might be time.
My name is Angela but most people just call me Ange. I grew up in Western suburbia of Victoria and now reside in a tiny country town north of Ballarat. I’m Egyptian, though I was born here. I speak Arabic fluently, I love a good argument and I can’t help but impose food on people all the time when they come to my house. I grew up with two older brothers and thus, I’m really into X-Box games and 90s alternative music. I love the front men of those bands – Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper and Anthony Kiedis. I crushed on them all through my teen years. I did a year of Professional Writing and Arts before moving into a Teaching degree which is where I met…
Steve. My husband is just like me and the polar opposite. While I grew up in the Western suburbs, going to rough public schools, he grew up in Mildura and went to a wholesome Catholic school. He is ridiculously Australian – relaxed, blokey, calm. This compliments my stressed, woggy, fiery personality just perfectly. He grew up with 3 brothers and one sister. The good thing is, he too is really into X-Box games and 90s alternative music. In fact he is into all things music. He plays a tuba (those giant brass instruments) and he’s a conductor of a municipal band. He’s a hoarder too. He hoards weird things like Muppets toys and old game consoles but I don’t hold it against him (most of the time). He loves to eat. I love to cook. He keeps me calm when I am stressed, makes me laugh when I want to cry. And together we are…
We got married on the 17th of January, 2010 and we had our darling Mr. T on November 4th, 2011. He changed our world. Looking forward to sharing just how on the blog soon!