Random Facts About Me blogger Q&A
I love finding out about other bloggers, what similarities there are, what differences. It’s such a good way of getting to know others.
Random Facts About Me
When was the last time you cried?
Last week. I was just having a really sh*t day. It just seemed to be one thing after another, and I was super tired along with it as well, so just let it all get on top of me. It did inspire me to write a post about 30 ways to cheer yourself up though
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
I’d like to think so. I have a filthy mind, a wicked sense of humour, I like to laugh, I like to make my friends happy, I’m loyal. But you do have to forgive me that I can be useless at replying to messages, but I do get there eventually!
Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Never! (Read: all the time)
What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Their eyes. I love people’s eyes. It might sound a bit weird that. But you can tell so much from someone’s eyes.
Scary movie or happy endings?
Happy endings. I’m not a big fan of scary movies, I think I’m probably a bit too much of a wuss to enjoy them. But I do love a happy ending. It just gives you such a warm feeling.
Wood smoke. It has a really comforting smell, and is so evocative. I don’t think I could tire of the smell
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been away from home?
Malawi. I can’t believe it is just over 13 years since I was last there! Life has changed a lot since then. I really do wish I could go back one day. I have so so many fantastic memories of there.
Do you have any special talents?
None, whatsoever! I have the annoying ability of merging one song into another without knowing it. But I’m not quite sure that is classed as a talent
Where were you born?
Leeds, in the best county in the country!
What are your hobbies?
I love spending time on my allotment/in the garden. I love watching films and reading books, although rarely have time for either of them these days. I love spending time with friends and family. And I love trying out new crafts.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a teacher. Although I’m not sure I’d want to be one anymore, too much bureaucracy and paperwork (like with most jobs these days then!)
How many countries have you been to?
I’m going for somewhere around 21-22. Lunch in Zimbabwe, a stop-over in The Netherlands and Kenya, and a wee in Mozambique totally count don’t they!?
What was your favourite/ worst subject at school?
Favourite was probably history. I always loved it, fascinated by pretty much it all, particularly WW1&2. I absolutely detested Maths though. Just did not like it, guess I had some crappy teachers which did not help.
What is your favourite drink?
Caramel Macchiato, or a gin& tonic/mojito.
What would you (or have you) named your kids?
So far we just have Isla Jean. My gorgeous girly. Her first name is from Islay, the island in the Inner Hebrides, and her middle name was my Grandma‘s name.
Chris never played along with “what shall we call our children”, even when we were expecting Isla. He never really came up with many names, just ones he didn’t like.
For a boy I’ve always loved Matthew Alexander…but Chris has vetoed that one already for various reasons!
We shall see what names we come up with if we ever have another child.
Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
I love watching Charlotte Louise Taylor, her daughter is a couple of weeks older than Isla, and I’ve followed Charlotte since I was first pregnant with Isla. And I also love brummymummyof2, she is an absolute fruit loop, but in a good way!
How many boyfriends have you had?
Only one that really matters!
Favourite memory from childhood?
Running up and down the hay bales in France, near “Hazel’s Cottage”. On one occasion we had to jump down quickly and hide as the farmer was coming. I have no idea whether it was true, and whether we did actually have to hide, or whether Dad was just winding us up, but it was fun all the same.
How would you describe your fashion sense?
Boring/slummy mummy. I live in jeans and t-shirts (apart from during this heat wave, where I’ve been in three-quarter lengths and strap tops for the last 2 months!)
Tell us one of your bad habits?
Procrastination! I am awful at putting things off til the last-minute. I am a master of procrastinating, and could probably turn it into an art form!
So those are my Random Facts About Me blogger Q&A.
I am tagging
Clare from Freddies Mummy UK
Jess from Tantrums To Smiles
Kirsty from Life With Boys
Karina from Mum’s The Nerd
Adrienne from Working Mum Cambridge
Can’t wait to see all your answers!