If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I don’t really delve into the world of talking about my personal life. This isn’t really intentional I just wasn’t aware people would be interested in reading about parts of my life (I’m really not that interesting), but results on my Twitter poll tell me otherwise. I thought I’d start off with a little get to know me post and since Food and Baker volunteered me for the blogger tag it just felt so right to start here! So enjoy the first post of many ‘personal’ additions that will be making an appearance, its all for you guys!
Question One – How tall are you?
For a long while I thought I was 5,1 but having measured myself for no real reason recently I discovered I’m actually 5,2! Yes believe it or not that whole inch matters!!
Question Two – Do you have a hidden talent?
When I was little I could do this weird wavy thing with my stomach but alas tons of food and two babies later thats a thing of the past! I do sing believe it or not although I’m so nervous to sing in front of people that I don’t!! I sing at home to the kids and thats about it.
Question Three – Whats your biggest blog related pet peeve?
When people decide that they are now more important than everyone else because of the amount of followers/attention they get! Its really not hard to remain humble and not act like a complete cock but people forget that!
Question Four – Whats your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
When someone lies to me and I know they are lying. I’ll give you a chance to change what you said but if continue to lie I no longer trust you. Makes me wonder what you’re hiding and what else you’d lie about!
Question Five – Whats your favourite song?
Okay so my husband makes music, his songs are my favourite! I can’t say too much at the moment but he’s super talented! I also love older music so for me music in the 70’s/80’s was when it was at its best!!!
Question Six – Whats your favourite social media website?
If you asked me this before I started blogging I’d have said Facebook but since joining Twitter in April I’d have to say Twitter hands down gets my vote!! I’m so addicted and have met some amazing people through it! Occassionally there is some drama too and thats always interesting!
Question Seven – Whats your favourite way to spend your time when you’re alone?
So as you know I’m a mum. When I do get time to spend solely on my own (which isn’t that often) I like to be in peace!! Tv off, no music, no noise!! Then I’ll either write new content or I’ll take that time to pamper myself a bit, paint my nails, have a relaxing bath, you know basic maintenance!
Question Eight – Whats your favourite junk food?
Chocolate!! It will always be my go to junk food but I’m annoying and won’t be satisfied with just chocolate I NEED crisps to go with it!! Yeah, I definitley couldn’t be a size 8!
Question Nine – Do you have a pet or pets? If so what kind? And what are their names?
I have a cat. Shes called Fang! We actually found her when we moved into our house 3 years ago. She would rip open our bin bags and we’d find the contents of our leftovers sprawled all over the lawn! She was a really scared cat, she wouldn’t go near anyone so I decided to leave some food out for her one day and she never left! She sleeps next to me every night and she is the most affectionate cat in the world!! However, she was given her name due to giving me the most deadly bite on my wrist when she was new here!
Question Ten – What are your number one favourite non fiction and fiction books?
I loved reading You’re The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher, I definitely want to read more of her books! I also loved ‘the girl on the train’ I couldn’t put it down and thats what I love in a book. Those two have been my favourite in the last year, but there are so many I want to get stuck into!
Question Eleven – Whats your favourite beauty product or tool?
This is so hard because I love it all!! I’d have to say my favourite beauty product is my Gerard Cosmetics star powder its bloody amazing! I also love my eyeshadows and matte lips, I couldn’t live without them!
Question Twelve – When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
I embarrass myself on a regular basis so I can’t pin point the last time I did BUT when I was in year 7 I was playing out on my street with a few of my friends after school. Trying to be the cool kids we thought we were we’d all sit on our friends gated wall. As we were all getting off to go elsewhere, I jumped down but my skirt caught onto the gate exposing my bum for everyone to see!! Did I mention that the friends I was with were all boys!!
Question Thirteen – If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life what would it be?
It would be pineapple juice!! I’d say orange juice but that sometimes gives me acid reflux so pineapple juice, its just perfect!
Question Fourteen – Whats your favourite movie?
I have far too many favourites!! Dirty Dancing (I know all the words), The Grinch, Pretty Woman, Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Gangs Of New York and of course every single Harry Potter movie!!!
Question Fifteen – What was your favourite lesson in school and why?
I’m more of a creative person, I prefer visual learning to real academic stuff so Art and Drama were my most favourite lessons! English language was also a fave of mine. NOTE I said English language and not literature, my anthology book was the bane of my life!!
Question Sixteen – If you could live anywhere in he world where would you live?
I have two places in mind… I really want to move to the Netherlands, the education, crime rates and work/home life is significantly better than here in the UK. I’d also love to try out Australia because its such a different way of life!
Question Seventeen – PC or Mac?
Easy, Mac!! I’m so use to apple products now that I couldn’t revert back to a PC!!
Question Eighteen – Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse? (Or kind gesture from a friend)
So Sean (my husband) often surprises me with a nice massage. Candles on, relaxing music, oils, everything… without me even asking may I add! He also wrote and performed a song for me on our wedding day, so romantic!! (Here’s a photo of me crying whilst that was going on!)
Question Nineteen – Favourite Celebrity?
I’m not down like that. I don’t have a fave celeb, neither do I care enough to have one!! BUT I have thousands of celeb crushes!!
Question Twenty – What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
Question Twenty One – Who Is Your Biggest Inspiration?
Okay this is going to sound cheesy as hell, but it’d be my mum. Sadly she passed away in 2005 but she was so inspiring. I didn’t appreciate how much she did for us all at that age but now I’m a mum myself I know the struggles! I know the love that she felt for each of us, and how hard is must have been to juggle her own personal issues whilst still being the best mum she could be. She was doing the job of two parents single handedly, its hard enough being a parent with all the support in the world let alone on your own!
Question Twenty Two – What is your favourite blog to read?
I honestly have so many!! I enjoy all sorts of blogs and all sorts of content too, basically if you’re a good writer I’ll probably enjoy it! One particular blog that jumps out to me is Vix Meldrew, I love her take on life and her posts are written with so much personality they are a joy to read!
Question Twenty Three – What is your favourite highstreet shop?
To be honest I don’t shop as much as you probably think I do! I don’t have the time or the money, but when I can I love H&M for clothes. I also love Next and M&S mostly for their really cute homewear, but they also do some lovely clothes too!! Ooo ooh ooh AND Tkmaxx for homewear is AMAZING!
Question Twenty Four – Are you in education or do you work?
Neither actually! Because the kids are so young at the moment I’m at home until they are in full time school. Childcare costs are ridiculous and I don’t have a family/friend support system that can look after the kids whilst I go to work. If I paid for childcare I’d have to work my ass off for really long hours to make it worth while otherwise I’d just be paying for someone else to look after my children with no benefit of extra income because it’d all go towards childcare costs!!
Question Twenty Five – One thing you are proud of?
My family! The kids are awesome, my husband is amazing! I’m so proud!!
How the blogger tag works – The bloggers who I nominate will also complete the above 25 questions on their blog, and will then nominate other bloggers in return. So I nominate…
Abbey from Abbeylousiarose.co.uk
Charlie from Charliefriendofficial.com
Sarah from Sarahinwonderland.co.uk
Fran from Apageofmeblog.wordpress.com