I’ve been nominated…

Thank you to Manuela at In A Love World who nominated me. Please go check out her blog.

The rules of this award:

Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.

Give 11 random facts about yourself.

Nominate 11 blogs.

Notify those blogs of the nomination.

Give them 11 questions to answer

11 random facts about me

I love Harry Potter films.

I would love to live in Italy.

I want to write your next itinerary.

I am hungry all day.

I may as well have a drip in my arm filling my veins with black coffee.

Most mornings I’m up at 3:30 getting ready for work.

I’m a Royalist.

I used to sit and watch Aerobics Oz Style.

I started to like olives at the age of 33.

Anthony Bourdain is amazing.

I love a British accent ( lucky for my bf)

I nominate

Anyone who reads this post. And thank you if you’ve found my blog and followed.

I was asked

1. What is more important to you?

Trust. I need trust from others. I can’t stand not being believed.

2. What are the 3 things in nature you find most beautiful?

I’m not a huge nature person…it makes me jittery.

3. What is your most memorable moment?

Seeing the look on my bf face when I arrived in Heathrow after not seeing him for 3 weeks.

4. How you spend your free time?

At the beach with my man.

5. What makes you smile?

Every time he kisses the back of my neck.

6. What pet would you like to have at home?

none

7. Travel by plane, train, or automobile?

I’m on a plane most days. But I love traveling by plane.

8. Would you choose a free trip or money?

money. Make my own trip.

9. Would you have a night out or an evening in?

Evening in.

10. Would you go to a comedy club or dance club?

Comedy 

11. Name your 3 favorite foods?

Meat pie, croissant , souvlaki 

My questions for you

1. Country or City?

2. Camping or Hotel?

3. Do you pack to impress or to be comfortable (while traveling)?

4. Are you religious or believe in everything or nothing?

5. Do you or have you watched Day time soaps and which was your favorite?

6. Football or soccer?

7. What country were you born in, where do you live now?

8. Is your partner a different nationality to you?

9. What type of food do you like? E.g.. Thai, Japanese, Greek etc…

10. Have you been to Australia? What cities?

11. Do you meditate?

If you read my blog, consider yourself nominated. And thank you for your follows and likes and comments.

E. 

When I realised something needed to change…

After I left my husband, I was contacted by a guy I went to high school with 20 years ago. He looked ok on his fb profile and was a single father. I agreed to meet him for coffee. I remember being nervous and then thinking he was a little strange (stupidly I put it down to him being nervous too).

I saw him a few more times, he was caring and didn’t try to move the relationship to fast. I thought he was charming. He was unemployed, but said it was only until his child went to school ( I thought it was very sweet that he chose to spend time with his child before school started ). He lived in an apartment under his parents house, I was living with my cousin, so I couldn’t judge that.

I went overseas early in the relationship, he was very supportive when he left me at the airport. Halfway through the holiday he started to get jealous and mean when we spoke… I told him not to be silly . When I got back we resumed our relationship and I moved in.

He then started to get back pain and leg pain and intimate times were difficult for him. I wanted to help him, I felt like I needed to do for him what I didn’t do in my marriage . I looked after him, cared for him, spend every minute out of work with him and searched for cures.

He started to accuse me of cheating on him at work. He would ask where I had been, why I was late, why I went to work early etc…

One night there was an incident involving his child and mine and his Father told me I couldn’t have my children there anymore. So I found a house big enough for all of us. My bf refused to move in full time, he started sharing the cost of food and utilities because he was there all the time.

After 2 years of ups and downs and many screaming matches , he hit me! He would throw burning cigarettes at me, glasses of coke and spit at me.

WHY DIDN’T I LEAVE?

He had met me at a very vulnerable time, I was feeling guilty about leaving my Marriage. He knew this and started to get into my head from the very beginning. Got me to trust him and believe everything he said. 

He did it so well, I had no idea it was happening. I tell friends it was like voluntarily taking my brain out of my head and handing it over to him. I kept going back for more.

I feel so stupid now.

After leaving him I put a dvo on him and went into hiding. Work was my safe place until he tracked me down. He waited at my workplace for me to leave and then he wanted to talk, I let him… he handed me a jewellery box… Yes!! Can you believe it?!?!? He wanted to propose with a ring , I assume I paid for. I told him not to even think about it.The only time I saw him again was at court.

This is a very short version of the worst 3 years of my life.

The week I left him a woman lost her life at the hands of her jealous partner, within two weeks another two women were killed by their partners in my city . These were the ones reported on the news, since then the laws on domestic violence in Australia have changed drastically and there is no tolerance for it. I’m extremely lucky, I believe that he would have killed me sooner or later.

I now have a wonderful, caring, loving man , who I sincerely love with all my heart. 

E.

Week 3 days 2 & 3…

Day 2 & 3 of my C25K 8 week challenge. I’m not sure if I’m keeping up to date with the challenge.  Last week, I had some time off from the gym to spend quality time with my man before he left for his holiday .

Now that I have more time this month to do a lot of things (due to a slow month at work), I plan on hitting the gym more. I’m cooking more and baking more and freezing snacks. Otherwise, I would stuff my face with sugary and salty junk. 

I eat when I’m bored and starve when I’m stressed. So, now I’m prepping food. 

Anyway here’s my results on my C25K challenge.



Thanks for joining me on this journey of self discovery.

E.

I’m a little lost at the moment…

I feel lonely…

I realise my man is right when he says I can’t be with myself for long.

Last night I took my man and his son to the airport, to start their epic adventure. As soon as I got home and went to bed I noticed how empty the bed was. I started to miss him and they hadn’t even boarded the plane yet.

I await his messages, I want to sleep and I want to eat really bad food … lovesick 🙄.

5 more weeks…

What am I going to do?

Ms Eve is discovering she loves her man more than she ever thought she would ever love anyone.

E.

I am strong…

Next week I am taking my man and his son to the airport to see them off on there Greek adventure. 

I’m excited for them, but I will miss my bf terribly. I am a much stronger, mature woman now and I’m so happy that they can go explore another country. If all goes well and bf finds what he is looking for there then we will go back there together later in the year.

I love my man very much and more than anything want him to be happy 😊. In the past year I’ve learned that being selfish doesn’t make me happy, but seeing others happy helps me on my journey to true happiness. 

My love makes me happy.

E.

Week 3 Day 1…

This week I’ve started week 3 of my C25K challenge. It was a bit more challenging this time stretching the jogging intervals to 90 seconds and then 3 minutes.  The time was less , 28 minutes instead of 31. It must be a way of putting variety into the session.

Here are my results 


Less time and I still got over 4km. So I’m happy about that .

I survived 10 minutes on the dreaded stair machine… really I hate it but to build up my butt muscles it’s the best.

Sticking to my goal…

E.