July 1, 2014

My 11 Random Facts and Answers

There was a blog challenge going on before winter break and New Year 2014 and I was tagged four times. First by our dear Shelly Sanchez Terrell, then the next day by the newest member of my PLN Malu Scimarelli. Third by Fabiana Casella.    And then I didn't even havae the chance to read the blog posts when I was finally tagged by my dear Croatian collegue Sanja Bozinovic. With all the baking and Christmas preparations I barely found the time to share this blog post with my PLN, and now it's end of June, beginning of July so I finally found the time to finish this. Maybe it is a good thing I am a bit late:) While I am doing this at the moment another interesting challenge is going on on Facebook. Of course I am participating in that one as well. All in all let's see what can I share with my PLN as I have kept them in big suspense for months.

The mission was this:
 1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger(s). 
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself. (let's see what I have to share)
3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you. (that would be 44 as I was tagged 4 times)
4. List 11 bloggers. (will not do that as this is an old challenge )
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. ( no challange now)
Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

So here it goes!  11 random Facts about me!

1. I got married on my birthday. :)))
2. I love sports and I used to train handball when I was a teenager
3. I love to dance
4. I think I am a coffee addict, but who isn't :)
5. but, I can't also live without a chewing gum
6. I simply adore my husband and our kids
7. My favourite movie is "The Mummy" as I like both romance and adventure. (My friend Maria Bossa will probably like this as she is a Tutankamon girl)
8. When I was little and still didn't know how to speak English I would invent my own English words, (e.g "plate" would be "Tanjur" - which is actually plate in Croatian but I would use different stress and accent. :))))
9. I sang in a church choir, I don't sing any more but I regularly go to church on Sunday as a good Chatolic.
10. I used to watch western movies with my dad. I still love them!
11. My biggest support is my husband.

Shelly's questions:

1.What is a goal you hope to accomplish from your bucket list?
I don't know if I have a list. I think I have accomplished a lot so far, since I've joined online community of teachers. So my biggest goal now would be trying to spend more time with my boys before they grow up so fast, so this summer 2014 that is my biggest goal.

2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2014?
Well, I do hope all goes well with EU LLP Comenius project I am coordinating in my school which will be finished  by 31 July 2014. It was hard work and had taken me a lot of free time from my family, but it was really interesting.

3.If you could host a reality TV show, what would it be about?
Well, that's easy. Since I love dancing I would like to host "So you think you can dance!?"

4.  How do you blow off steam?
I have direct and indirect support from my husband and I do bother him a lot. He is my shoulder to cry on. I will never thank him enough for all.

5. What is one of your personal theme songs?
It's hard to say, but I like "Footloose" by Kenny Logginns and "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson. They are like boost energy for me.

6. What are you incredibly proud of accomplishing?
Well, in three words: "having a family"

7. What was one of your favourite gifts?
A gift of life and two beautiful boys (our sons)

8.How have you dealt with a past failure?
Hmmm, the main thing is that I encourage myself with these words: "We learn on our own mistakes."

9. What is one piece of advice that has helped you throughout life?
There were many of them, and those made by my dearest once, but I think the best was by my father: "Knowledge is something that nobody can take away from you!" - he always encouraged me to learn, read, study, I remember he would by books, encyclopedias for our home library.

10. What was your favourite toy when you were a child?
I don't remember! I was always playing outside, running around, climbing trees, playing football with boys, but I do remember I was very proud when I got my first Barbie doll. I was very proud as they were very rare and couldn't be bought at that time in Croatia.

11. What's your favourite piece of art?
I love art in general, but I don't know if I have a favourite. Maybe Michelangelo's "Pieta"
Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned edit.jpg Source: wikipedia

For Malu, Fabiana and Sanja's question answers I decided to take 3 short recordings, so here there are.

Listen to ‘11 answers for Malu’ on Audioboo

Update of Fabiana and Sanja's later tonight! :)

Here are the UPDATES - 18.00 (July 1st)

Fabiana's questions


  1. Wonderful to learn a bit more about you, dear Marijana. :)

    1. Thank you so much dear Marcia. Even though it was an old challange and I haven't tagged any of my PLN, I do challange you do write a similar post about yourself. I will send you my 11 questions :)