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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Style Statement {Friend Survey}

Ok, so I'm still doing this Style Statement process. Slowly, because I have a toddler and an imminent house move and the Booker shortlist to read (!) but I am still thinking about this stuff. In the Style Statement book there is a short survey you can ask your friends or loved ones to complete in order to get another perspective on your personal style. So here's what my husband had to say about yours truly:

How would you describe my style? - cautious. a little scared to take risks but when you do it works

What do you think is my greatest personal strength?
- dedication to make yourself and those around you better people.

What do you think it would be good for me to 'let go of' in my wardrobe, home or psyche?
- there isn't a great deal in your wardrobe and there's certainly nothing that offends me. I don't think there's anything in the hom either as you're not a great horader of rubbish or trinkets. It would be good for you to get rid of the worry that you're not good enough at stuff. Less internal competitiveness

When do you feel I am at my best?
- when you're being funny. You are the funniest woman i've ever met and it's one of the reasons i married you.

What do you wish I was less of, for my sake?
Less of a worrier. We're not all judging you.

When have you seen me looking my most fabulous?
On both our wedding days. At [a friend's] wedding you looked absolutely stunning. I was really proud.

What do you think I could give myself more credit for, or celebrate more?
Credit yourself more with the amazing job you do with Tilly She's the most amazingly loved, cared for and nurtured baby. Celebrate your skill at talking to people, don't be shy with them. You've got so much to say and you say it so well. Speak like you write in your blogs. Don't be afraid to say what you think. You've got great breasts so maybe wear lower cut tops, flash them a bit more.

(Did I get the bestest husband in the world or what? He 'gets' me, I know that much)


Joxy said...

:) He is a very special man... and I particularly loved the comment about wearing lower cut tops to show off your breasts.... bless him.

And from what I've read you've written on your blogs and on GP I reckon he is spot on :)

How iminient is the move?

greekwitch said...

Haha! He is so sweet!!

Tabiboo said...

What a beautiful list and bravo for the honesty.

I just wanted to pop along and say 'Hi' and welcome (imminently) to Broadstairs - another blogger in the area 'yeah' apparently I am the only one - so far!!

Also if you need any help, any advice, anything, please, please, please drop me a line.

take care and it is sooooo lovely to meet you.

Nina x

willow81 said...

Joxy, we are assured that this week we will get a date. It must be before the end of the month because that's when our mortgage offer expires, yikes!
Nina, thanks for the hello and the offer of help, I'm sure we'll be needing lots of recommendations for babysitters, plumbers, handymen, all sorts! Not to mention a friendly face for a coffee and cake :-)