50 Things about Ed

1. He turns 50 this Sunday
2. He loves old things.
3. He has extreme compassion and love for animals of all kinds. And people too really – just pretends otherwise!
4. He is one of the grumpiest people I know (I am one of the other grumpiest people I know)
5.He is tall and large boned.
6.He is building our amazing crazy strawbale house/hacienda/walled village.
7.He is very very good at sharpening knives., and fine tuning tools.
8.He likes off the wall and interesting contemporary music – he likes MUM, Joanna Newsome, Feist to name a few.
9.He loves old science fiction movies and books.
10.He is a brilliant cook, and makes fantastic tortillas by hand, yummy cannelini canneloni, Nigerian influences Peanut Butter Beans to name a few.
11.He is not naturally an early riser.
12.His wrist and other joints give him pain from a lot of repeated wear and tear.
13.He has a passion for old handtools, and uses them too.
14.Ditto for antique firearms, telescopes and lots of other stuff.
15.He is much better at being vegetarian than me, but, like me will eat meat sometimes.
16.He has pruned an entire 7000 vine vineyard alone. (took 6 weeks)
17.He has incredible strength, and the ability to perform almost ridiculously superhuman acts at times.
18.He has no patience at all with broken things.
19.He prefers unbaked cheesecakes to baked ones.
20.He is obsessive when getting interested in a new thing.
21. He is an incredible researcher – if you want to find something out, put Ed onto it.
22.He wears green army pants.
23.And a hat almost all of the time.
24.He has a keen interest in style, all things Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Mexican – kind of rolled up into one fusion.

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25.He is a cat person, not a dog person.
26.He is not good with heights.
27.He has a fantasy about having a diner – a really spunky one with all the cool retro trimmings, and producing brilliant breakfasts – which he already does do.
28.He is sick of building.
29. He is a grandfather (and I sure ain’t no grandmother yet!)
30.He likes beer.
31.He is very gentle with all critters – except blowflies and mosquitos and very gross imported cockroaches.
32.He comes from Victoria.
33.He snores (and so do I – so we are even there)
34.He has a lot of strong opinions.
35.He is passionate about Linux operating systems.
36. He hates Windows!
37.He loves ruins and abandoned railway lines.
38.He uses flatleaf parsley as a vegetable.
39.He washes the dishes after dinner. Yay!
40.He can be rather cantankerous and contrary.
41.He plays Duke Nukem.
42.He likes to talk. A lot.
43.He is very enthusiastic about vegetables. Especially eggplant, mushrooms, asparagus, turnips, parsnips and swedes – but really all vegetables. Except green beans…unless I cook them in a Turkish style…..or something equally yummy.
44.He loves to go on a youtube tour of music from his era – the 70s.
45.He likes cookbooks.
46.He just likes books, and gets a lot of them. I organize more bookcases…..
48.He has been a courier, an animal shelter carer, a juvenile detention centre worker, a brickpaver, limestone layer, factory hand, police cadet, student, builders labourer, gardener, observatory assistant, storeman, IT person, army reserve,son, partner, friend, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, grandson, nephew, son in law, brother in law, husband, lover, to name a few.
49.He is my best friend.
50.He is my husband and he’s 50!

50 Things about Ed


Pingelly, Australia

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To celebrate my husbands 50th birthday, I spent some time thinking of fifty things about him. Nice to spend some time just thinking about one person and why you love them.

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