Shut the front door! I’ve been tagged in a blogging challenge. I’ve made it! I’m part of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers! It took me ages to get this sorted and I’m sorry to the wonderful Geraldine at Over Heaven’s Hill, who really kindly nominated me to for this! I finally got around to doing it after a mammoth month of mayhem – I hope it was worth it!
- For what in your life are you grateful for?
I’ve always said I want to move out of the United Kingdom and someday, I might well do it. That said, I’m grateful that I live in a place where I don’t have to constantly worry about natural disasters, maniacs with guns readily available to them, dangerous creepy crawlies… stuff I didn’t used to care about before I had a child. I’m grateful that we’re in a place, emotionally, financially and all that other stuff, that means we can bring Short Rib up to the best of my ability. I can sweat the little things, because there are no big things to worry about. I love that.
- Describe a perfect day for you.
Well, it’d almost definitely start with a lie in (my lie in is a Saturday morning!) before a mooch downstairs for breakfast and morning cuddles with an energetic Short Rib. Probably followed by a leisurely trip to the Zoo to see the giraffes and an awesome meal somewhere. Short Rib wouldn’t be teething. The weather would be awesome (but not super warm, because our house retains heat like a mofo) and it would have been payday the day before. Failing this of course, just jetting off on holiday for two or three weeks would be pretty perfect too. Totally worth the whole baby on a plane thing.
- If you could change anything about the way you were raised what would it be?
Wow. I know my mum reads my blog, so I have to be careful here! I wouldn’t change much to be fair but I think if I had my way, I wouldn’t be the oldest. Being the oldest of any brood is pretty shoddy in my opinion (it has very few advantages) so given the option, I’d definitely be a middle child and get the best of both. Being the oldest is pretty much shite (sorry Mum).
- What do you value most in a friendship?
Honesty and effort. I’m bad at the second one, especially now I have a one year old who hogs a good chunk of my time, but I really value friends that make the effort, even if it’s just a quick text to check in. Doesn’t have to be anything big. Honesty is a bit of a no-brainer, but fake people just make me cringe. If I’m your friend, and you’re my friend, you absolutely should not feel the need to lie to me. It’s embarrassing.
- What do you like most about yourself?
I consider myself reasonably intelligent. My brain is… well, it’s mad to be fair. I do silly things, sure. I think everyone does and parents even more so. But, I forget about conversations that I’ve had two weeks ago, but I remember who won Wimbledon in 2001 (Lleyton Hewitt, if you were wondering). I have a head full of utter nonsense knowledge, so I’m great in a pub quiz! I’m also fairly good at picking up most things, particularly anything techy or that requires logic. I like that part of me most and I’m hoping it’s the part that Short Rib picks up on the most.
- What is your favourite time of year?
CHRISTMAS. Holy cow, definitely Christmas… and the two months before it where I start getting super excited and giddy. That’s only going to get worse now I have a tiny human to join in with the hysteria. Christmas markets, trips to Lapland, buying new Christmas decorations every year, picking out a tree. You name it, I am there. I don’t get bored of the songs, I’ll never get bored of the food. Love it. Can’t wait for it this year, even though Short Rib still won’t quite know what’s happening. Next year though, it is on!
- What is the last impulse buy you made?
We don’t make very many impulse buys in this house but our last one was a solid wood TV cabinet. Wes in particular has a thing about solid wood stuff at the minute. Normally our purchases are very well thought out and researched but this was sort of a “Do you like it?” “Yeah.” “We’re picking it up tomorrow.” That was it. It’s an awesome buy though… super pretty!
- Who is your role model?
Jesus. I don’t know. I’m not even sure I have one, because I have to be one for Short Rib. I guess I just take parts of people I know and try and replicate them to make myself a better person but realistically I kind of just do my own thing. Not like “OMG, I’m unique” kind of thing. I just like to think that if I am a complete loser, it’s because I made my own decisions and didn’t base them on what someone else did in the past.
- What is your favourite memory?
My wedding, the birth of my child, meeting Chris Jericho that one time (only joking Wes, don’t kill me). I’m not sure I’ll ever have a favourite because I am far too indecisive but the usual boring answers are certainly up there.
- What would come up on a Google search of your name?
Oh my goodness, my Facebook profile? I’ve no idea… let me check. Okay so it’s someone else’s LinkedIn page. That absolutely is not exciting in the slightest. I’m sorry.
So Blogtober is coming up, so for this challenge I’m tagging a few of my fellow Blogtoberers to help them along with this one.
SO I CHOOSE YOU:
And here are your questions!
- Who is your favourite person and why?
- Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
- What is your biggest fear, regardless of how irrational it may be?
- How would your friends describe you?
- What has been your biggest challenge?
- Is what you’re doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?
- If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
- If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
- What one thing would you change if you had to do it over?
- How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
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