Friday, 2 July 2010

BLOG BLESS: Beauty is all around!

The fantastically dazzling tour-de-force that is Liberty London Girl was kind enough this week to give this silly little award! I know, I know, you may keep your, uhmmm, compliments to yourself but this happens to be a 'Your Blog is Beautiful' one and well, this blog's very first so I'm accepting it in the only way possible - exaggerated and inappropriate glee! Thanks S. I now have to give up seven "mind-numbingly boring facts" about myself. Easy peasy. Seven? I hope she means seven hundred, I've got a few waiting to be aired! Hold on to your seats, put down that cup of tea, finish chewing that burger already - here it goes:

1 - As a teenager, I started what has now developed into a fully blown addiction to magazines, which reached such ridiculous levels I resorted to a highly sophisticated and elaborate routine of smuggling copies of international Vogues and Elles into the house without my mum noticing! Said routine involved walking around the back of the house - while sneaking in the next door neighbour's side entrance into the garden, taking the incriminating evidence out from underneath my sweater/jacket/back of my jeans, positioning it in between the shutters to my bedroom window, walking back into the house from the front entrance and, at an appropriate time, opening the window to get the magazine. It baffles me how I thought I could hide the ever-growing piles of mags developing underneath my desk. My mum, by the way, had no issues with my spending habit. I think I was just being...what's the word? A drama queen!

2 - I spent my summer holidays during my teen years travelling around Greek Orthodox churches with my grandmother and her friends. I know a lot about the lives of Saints and too much about what goes on in a coach full of Greek grandmothers! Just don't give them the microphone.

3 - I love the smell of printed paper. I will instinctively open and smell each newspaper/magazine/book I get my hands on. In fact, when someone develops the equivalent perfume I will most likely bathe in it!

4 - I once memorised and then recited back to a school-friend all the season's trends according to some magazine - obviously to the sheer delight of my poor friend - and felt so exhilarated I did so that I decided I should have a go at working in a fashion magazine one day. I clearly remember saying the words - and remember, this to what must have been a 15 year old school girl in Rhodes, Greece in 1995 - "floral prints will be big this season"!

5 - My older - and yet not much wiser - sis secretly believes I'm the Antichrist after assembling my horoscope map, printing it out and realising all my planets, stars and what not fell in the same half of the page. I frequently bring this fact up. She then retorts that as a small child, we once spent a summer playing 'hotel', an activity which mainly involved me paying her for sleeping in my own bed, eating my mum's food and visiting my grandmother.

6 - I could easily and happily survive on a diet of spaghetti or noodles. Nothing else. Toppings, of course but just that will be enough.

7 - And talking of food, I once nearly ate a drawing pin while dining at a seaside restaurant in Indonesia's Gili Islands. It somehow found its way in the delicious chocolate cake I was offered as dessert. Miraculously, it got stuck between my front teeth. After overcoming the shock, I proceeded to step into a live nest of fire ants!

But enough about me! I know have to "pass on the love to ten or fifteen more bloggers, who have to “link back to my good self (either to thank me or shower me with curses), and then reveal seven fascinating facts about your own magnificent person and pass on the love to ten or fifteen more bloggers.

Et voila!

and for some good ol' non-human action:

Your blogs are beautiful ladies - and cats. Now, bring on the tales!


ki-oui said...

Well deserved! I love your writing style and always seem to find myself re-reading your old posts and articles.
Keep doing what you do, because it's great!

xo Kiwi

Caroline, No. said...

These are hilarious! X

PR Guide Soph said...

As your no 1 fan I know you absolutely deserve such an award! But what about the time you scraped 1/2 ur back off coming down a waterfall (v good read I'm sure!), or how you once gave away a perfectly wonderful Betty Jackson jacket in an overly zealous moment of culling??? Or how you were flaunting authentic Greek gladiator's way before Moss could even spell them!

Will know set to work on my 7 things...thanks lovely! xx

Kiki said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments but I must warn you to discourage all Kiki-centric talk; I can talk and talk and talk about myself!

And Soph: sure, the falling down a waterfall in Thailand incident (alright, ACCIDENT!) does warrant its own post but I don't want to brag about the fact I ACTUALLY RODE A HUMONGOUS ELEPHANT a mere hour or two later! And as for Ms Moss, well, the fact she moved to Primrose Hill so to keep a close eye on my sartorial choices is a well-hidden secret - IN MY DREAMS!x

Rose said...

Kiki I had/ have a terrible addiction too. I had boxes and boxes and when my parents moved I spent literally hours going through and cutting out favourite pictures. I have since realised I probably could have sold them all but this was just before everywhere was filled with vintage magazines. *Sigh*

Now I really do try and not hang on to too many but I do try and leave them in places where people might re enjoy them like the bus. I have to keep Lula's though- they cost too much and are too pretty not too.

I need to update my blogroll quite badly (because it's where I go for reading!) so am going to look up the people you've passed on to

Right this is long- over and out

Hope said...

Yes, I must confess to a major magazine addiction as well...and now rely on kiki g for trend-alerts!
A most deserved award my friend. Congrats from your fans in NYC. xo