One of the good things about twitter is the amount of fabulous people you get to meet. One of them being the slightly mad Nickie from Typecast. She very kindly tagged me in a meme. I think that’s the correct name for one of these things and no I don’t have a clue what it means. All I know is that I answer the questions and then get to tag some other people to do the same.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Oh nice easy one to start with – not. Think the person I admire the most is my neighbour. She is in her 80’s and lost her husband last year. Despite 53 years of never being apart and now alone she is still full of laughter. Never says a cross word and makes the best cakes ever.
When were you happiest?
Now, not as right this minute filing this in and realising how boring I am, but life in general I am now at my happiest.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
As teenager hugging my mum in Tesco’s, it wasn’t my mum, my mum was doubled up laughing at me yards away.
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
Probably the dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer when the old second hand ones all died in the same week. For the first time ever I bought brand new and not second hand. Still can’t work the washing machine though.
What is your most treasured possession?
A watch my birth father bought me when we first met, 20 years after I had been adopted.
Where would you like to live?
I am very lucky to live near the sea but I would like a bigger garden as I always wanted to keep ducks, so just down the road in the bigger houses would do.
What’s your favourite smell?
Freshly mowed grass or new books. Go on have a good sniff of a book , you know you want to.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Apparently Joanne Whalley is the spitting image of me ( or me of her)What do you think?
|Joanne Whalley(actress)||Me (just me) and Daughter( drama queen)|
What is your favourite book?
Don’t laugh but its the dictionary. All those words, columns and lovely thin paper.
What is your most unappealing habit?
My anger, I don’t get angry very often but when i do I can make strapping 6 foot men whimper. ( I am only 5ft and a cigeratte paper)
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
A cat suit like cat woman but only if it comes with the body too.
What is your earliest memory?
Mum asking me to throw my coat down the stairs. I did as I was told and landed at the bottom of the stairs with the coat still in my hand.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Creeping down the stairs in the middle of the night for a bowl of cereal. Its the silence, darkness and wrong time that makes it all so right.
What do you owe your parents?
Well I did promise them two tomato plants which I dropped round last week so I think I am all up to date.
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
No one really.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My children, then my phone oh and not forgetting the computer.
What does love feel like?
All giddy and warm.
What was the best kiss of your life?
Kissing my daughter hello after giving birth, didnâ€™t think I was going to make it and it was the first ever baby I had ever held too.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Please pretend to at least like each other” ( kids )
“Yes I am listening”
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Manager of a shoe shop, I cant stand feet. Also became penniless as I do love shoes.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Nothing , the past is gone. Only today and tomorrow I can change.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
Probably when I was pregnant with my first child. I had preeclampsia which went unnoticed for too long.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My children and not throttling them so far.
When did you last cry, and why?
A few weeks ago when my young cat had to be put to sleep. Howled for days.
How do you relax?
When I am asleep. I have to be either doing something or asleep I cant do the bit in between. In a bid to change this I have started gardening and knitting but don’t readily admit to this in public as it sounds like I am old.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Employing a chef. Cooking and I don’t gel too well and I forget to eat when the children aren’t here.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That money doesn’t buy happiness, you have to find it inside yourself.
Now that I feel completely exhausted from all that thinking, I have to tag some more….
Jo from 2Starsandaswirl
Garry from The Blog Up North
Annie from ChildmindingMummy
Sarah from MaisonCupcake
and Coffee Curls