A Mothers Ramblings: Answers to questions you never knew you wanted to ask!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Answers to questions you never knew you wanted to ask!

No sooner than I think about writing a blog post about how lovely some of my friends are (and indeed do) when one of them decides that it is much more fun to tag me in a meme asking questions from what I think is the Guardian. I say think because unlike my sister I don't read the Guardian. So here are my answers and you have to read through to see if you are tagged at the bottom!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
It would have to be President Thomas S.Monson, see I do occasionally show my Mormon side.

When were you happiest?
I have always been happy, but I think that my happiest moment was when a lady in the supermarket today grinned as Baby Boy jumped out on Top Ender and I and shouted BOO!

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I was about seven years old when I ran through a hole in a fence... only thing was there was a wire across this hole that I didn't see and so I was catapulted back from the hole in the fence to about 10m away. I still cringe about it now!

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
Well apart from a the car's we have owned/own it would have to be the 2007 trip to Italy for Daddy, Top Ender and I. The thing that really makes me chuckle about this is that the flights only cost 64p each... we just spent a lot staying in a rather luxurious hotel or two.

What is your most treasured possession?
I think that would have to be my wedding and engagement rings and if not those then my Bambi soft toy that I got for my first Christmas as a baby!

Where would you like to live?
I joke that I would love to live in Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc or Geneva or anywhere in Northern Italy, I could even be tempted to live in some places in the USA but ideally the only place I would really love to live is the UK near the seaside.

Me In Geneva

What’s your favourite smell?
That would have to be Daddy's aftershave. I even have a candle of the scent too!

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Katherine Heigl as that is what I wish I looked like!

What is your favourite book?
It would be The Bible or The Book of Mormon (technically they are a collection of books I know) or Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder in fact if I ever have another little girl she will be called Sophie. Forget that though just in case I do have another little girl.

What is your most unappealing habit?
I sneeze far too loudly and am always being told off about it, but I really can't help it!

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
That would be my grey one. Oh! You mean fancy dress as in costume! That would be a 19th Century prostitute...

What is your earliest memory?
I remember going to see my sister in hospital, when she was born. The sunlight was coming in a window and it looked like it was highlighting my mum and sister. I was two at the time.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I think that it would have to by my Sunday lay-in, even though I can hear the children fighting downstairs I don't care as a pillow over my head means I can't hear them!

What do you owe your parents?
A strong work ethic, they both taught me that if you are going to do a job then you should do it well... especially as it will make you appreciate the money you earn in paid employment!

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
I'm terribly sorry, but I'm afraid that is a question that I can't answer.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family of course!

What does love feel like?
Love feels like being told you can have your cake and cat eat it. And that it is calorie free.

What was the best kiss of your life?
That would have to be every kiss my husband has ever given me.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Actually, I think that I use "Actually" too much, I have used it since I was a teenager. There are a couple of swear words that I use too much too but I shan't use them here.

What is the worst job you’ve done?
None of my jobs have been terrible! I must choose well.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I have thought about this a lot and I have decided that I wouldn't change anything because that would change who I am now. It has taken me a long time to understand that whilst I don't like some things in my past I am a better woman because of it. Although I might stop myself buying that fluorescent pink skirt in the late 1980's.

What is the closest you've come to death?
I guess that would be when I gave myself food poisoning by not reheating some rice up properly, I honestly felt like I was going to die.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That nobody has discovered my secret identity as being Wonder Woman. Oh and that I have a great family!

When did you last cry, and why?
Yesterday when Baby Boy told Daddy that he was his best friend. It was so sweet I cried.

How do you relax?
Hmm. Well, I punch a punching bag when I am angry and need to relax but to relax in an ordinary sense I will read a book or watch Neighbours!

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
It's the one thing in my life that I am actually 100% in control of and that is losing weight. I mean sure I could say having a nanny or a cleaner so that I could have time to workout or I could say money to pay for these things but it's just not true. I don't need any of these things I just need to lose weight.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That family is the most important thing, they are there for you and you have to be there for them too.

So as to tagging who gets this?! Well I am going to tag;

Karin at Cafebebe and Nicki at Curly And Candid because they have given me a few giggles this last couple of weeks!