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The 12 questions meme

I have been tagged again by Bessy Blogs to answer some questions.  Seeing as I like nothing better than to talk about me, and she has thought of some super questions, I should get on with it.

1. What is your starsign and do you believe in horoscopes etc?


I would love to say that I don’t believe a word of it but I would be lying.  I see traits in people.  some more pronounced than others.  I do think that you can see what you want to see if you look hard enough though. 

2. If you could change one thing about your life thus far, what would it be?

My happiness level.  I wish I could just be satisfied and stop fricken moaning.

3. If there was one charity you could give a huge contribution to, which charity would it be and why?

Mind for their work in breaking the stigma attached to mental health.

4. Favourite chocolate bar?

Any.  Chocolate is chocolate.

5. Should smoking be legal? What are your views on the smoking ban in public places?

I’m an ex-smoker.  Smoking should be legal (they would never make it illegal as it is a large source of this countries tax income).  I do not agree with the ban on smoking in public places.  I would rather go into a room smelling of cigarette smoke than a room smelling of BO and farts.  I don’t go out a lot any more.

6. Why do you blog?

Otherwise I would actually explode.  Plus I have friends who I keep in touch wth via blogging.  It started out as a serious attempt to make money, and degenerated (as these things normally do with me) in to a way to bitch about how shit my life is.

7. Who is your celebrity crush?

Jenson Button.  *Swoon*

8. Do you have a favourite author?

No. I don’t have time for reading right now.

9. Can you play any musical instruments? If not, what would you choose to learn?

I can play a variety of kids songs on the piano. When I was at school and college I played piano, trumpet and cello. I could also play recorder, flute, clarinet, violin, tenor horn, baritone, bass guitar, guitar…anything that was thrown at me really. In the days before disinfecting everything to within an inch of its life it was common for a group of us to swap instruments in orchestra and brass band.

10. How many siblings do you have?

One brother.

11. Do you have any tattoos?


12. What would your ideal car be?

Lotus Carlton in black circa 1994 with the custom reg B3 LLA.

Ok…my twelve questions.

1. Do you think faith is important and why?

2. Have you ever said something you regretted?

3. Is cheating always unacceptable and why?

4. If money were no object what would you buy?

5. If you could shapeshift into an animal, which animal would you choose?

6. Do you have a most treasured posession?

7. If you could have a week child-free what would you do?

8. Have you ever seen inside a computer?

9. What is the highest level of qualification you hold?

10. Clean car or messy car?

11. Have you ever used the internet for self-diagnosis? What did you diagnose and what was actually wrong?

12. What is your number 1 pet peeve?

I’m going to be lazy and not tag. Answer if you feel the urge. If not, don’t worry.


Things to do before 40

I’ve been tagged by Bessy from Bessy blogs. I’m a metaphorical ‘it’.

My list is:

1. Finish the “novel.” Ideally this should happen before the 30th of June as that is the cut off for the five free printed versions.

2. Complete the massage course and do some specialised training.

3. Fill my had with super geeky poop.

4. Take (teach) a lecture.

5. More children?

6. Pay off some of the mortgage.

7. Move to a bigger house in a better area.

8. Finish my to be finished knitting.

9. Get my house clean.

10. See the bottom of my laundry basket

I can see most of this happening bar the laundry thing.

Fluffy brain means tagging is too much effort but feel free to go for it if you feel inclined.

A Blog thingy

Ok, I’m no good at memes.  I don’t do Britmums prompts, but I think it’s about time I gave some credit to some awesome blogs and lovely bloggers who keep crediting me.

This post comes to you via the lovely Mummy to Boo and her blog where she credited me with being “deliciously dark”.  As that reminded me of my favourite type of chocolate, I have to give her some blog love.  Go, have a read.  (But make sure you come back here too!)

Also, I need to mention motherventing and her blog, seeing as she is a wonderfully funny wordsmith who has mentioned me in a bloghop meme before which I did, then couldn’t be arsed to add links to and epicly failed to post. (Also, she has a book on Amazon.)

So, my five (other) blogging pleasures are:

Grumpy baby Jake written by a real life friend of mine about her mardy (yet lovely) little boy.  She’s got a way with words, and has discovered many new ways to say “grumpy” since becoming a mum.  We used to live close together but she moved away up north. OH and I keep trying to persuade them to move back but we’re not having much luck, so blogging has become our way of sharing our days without writing mammoth emails that then fail to send!  You should definitely check her out.

Swimming upstream – A blog I discovered when its author left a comment on this blog.  A passionately written documentary of life with depression and all its component emotions.  If you’ve ever suffered from depression (and even if you haven’t!), please visit this blog!

Jowonderwoman’s blog – I’ve mentioned this brave lady before.  Be prepared to take your tissues as you read about events leading up to and after a life-changing event.

He’s funny, witty, down to Earth and brutally honest…it’s SAHDANDPROUD. Learn what life is like for a dad who is being jumped on by children 247.

Trying to Land On Mother Earth – A lady after my own heart, she blogs about the quest for positive birth experiences and her contributions.  She’s currently in  the process of a major career change to become a doula and hypnobirthing practitioner, and lets us know the score with upbeat updates.

So, there you have it.  READ THEM!  YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!!

Ten Things…

Ok, I was tagged by Mum on The Brink a couple of days ago and then again by Tales Of A Twin Mum and I realised there was no escaping it.  I actually have an excuse to do another self-indulgent post all about me. *GLEE*

I’m pretty open about things in most of my rants, so I found this quite hard but here goes:

1. I have a collection of retro computing items. Old gameboys, a c64, an Acorn 3000 and various old laptops.  This is because I wanted to start a museum.

2. I also have a collection of (now old) “hacking” books from when I wanted to be a computer security officer and was studying computer forensics in my own time. I used to read these rather than fiction. I cannot bear to part with them even though they are totally irrelevant now.

3. I can’t cook. I also don’t like cooking. So when I say a recipe sounds good, I’m actually planning on persuading OH to make it.

4. We don’t have pets here at home because  I don’t want to deal with them when they die.

5. Dogs licking stuff makes me feel sick.

6. I have piercings. No, I’m not telling you where.

7. I’m rubbish at staying in contact with people.

8. I don’t like being touched. Especially by people I don’t know. So, if I ever meet you, don’t be offended if I don’t hug you.

9. I’m actually shy and socially awkward. Really.

10. I have a thing about stationary.  If I see a pretty notepad, I have to have it, regardless of the fact I use my phone for all that stuff now.

So there you have it.  Some mundane crap about me.

As I don’t know how many people I’m supposed to tag…  I tag:

Cellar Door