I appear to be on what the professionals call a blogging hiatus and I just call a messed up work/life balance. Either way the wondrous Tara has called me out on it and insisted I complete 2 memes of which this is the first.
As with all good memes this one is recycled, this time from the Guardian Weekend magazine, which is apt really as it’s where I used to get most of my ‘inspiration’ for posts. I should point out now that I hate these things and will blame Tara utterly for the fact that I’m going to come across as a complete eejit….
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
That’s a toughie, I’m going to come back to that one…
When were you happiest
Oh FFS – I’ll come back to that one too…
What was your most embarrassing moment?
There was the dwarf incident in Tesco, that wasn’t great. Asking a co-worker how long she had to go, and OBVIOUSLY she wasn’t pregnant wasn’t the best either, but losing in the mum’s race on Sports Day was crucifying…
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
My mac book pro, and yes I do love it, and yes I am a mac nerd.
What is your most treasured possession?
Where would you like to live?
Last weekend we had a day of perfect weather, a light spring breeze danced over the warmth of a polite sun – it was epic and I thought then “if I could live somewhere that feels like this all the time it would be effing perfection” – so that’s where.
What’s your favourite smell?
Honeysuckle and Jasmine on a summer eve. That said, I bloody LOVE Narciso Rodriguez if anyone’s after present ideas.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
What is your favourite book?
I generally love the book I’ve just finished but my eternal fave is PD James, The Children of Men – that and the Magic Faraway Tree
What is your most unappealing habit?
Biting my cuticles
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
What is your earliest memory?
Seeing my friend going off to hospital after falling off his Raleigh Chopper – aged 8ish (I have a terrible memory)
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
What do you owe your parents?
Money, love, support, more money….
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
To the women who I beat to the empty till at Focus yesterday – I know you’d been waiting longer but I needed to get home and plant those bedding plants REALLY BADLY.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My children – they are at once amazing/exasperating/beautiful/brave/awe-inspiring/mine
What does love feel like?
An internal rush of warmth
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Oh My God / Absolutely / Such Fun (a recent fave) / FFS
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Working in a sandwich factory off the Holloway Road
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Not a lot – maybe gone at things a little harder, taken more chances, worried less, laughed more…
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
A ruptured fallopian tube from an ectopic pregnancy. Too close – not nice
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That I can finally spell necessary without resorting to spellcheck. Now to master graffiti/graffitti
When did you last cry, and why?
Today, for lots of reasons
How do you relax?
Reading, writing, laughing
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
A Range Rover discovery – no really….
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
You just never know what’s coming, hold on tight and give as much as you possibly can – it’ll all come good in the end
See?! Complete eejit – that bloody Cain women…..
Ok so it’s my turn to tag now and I’m going to choose the following in the sure and certain knowledge that most of them will ignore me completely:
Jessica because she plays Basketball and I want to learn how (Is it too late?)
Amy because I’m looking forward to getting to know her better
Jenn for proving that her reach is more influential than she thought
Victoria for services above and beyond….