Really, you gals are so very very generous.
I’ve been tagged all over the place and I am never ever one to turn down a challenge so I’m going to run with it but BUT, as anyone who knows me, I will be making up my own rules because, well, because it’s my blog and I can. So there.
First of all the thank yous.
To Rebel Mother at Another Day in the Madhouse (who I just want to hug and I admire so much for obvious reasons when you read her blog), to Nixdminx (who is a great follow on Twitter), to Little Mummy (who’s probably got her head in the clouds as she’s just returned from a trip to Disney), Katherine at Supply and Demands (who has had the same children’s hair cutting dilemma as me recently!), Mum Gone Mad (who has 4 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog and 1 gecko – what’s not to love!) and the lovely Tasha at WAHM BAM (who is heavy with child, so be gentle).
The meme was basically a list of a million (or so) questions which you had to answer then add one, ditch another, pearl one, answer in Spanish, then jumble them all up and answer them backwards.
Well that’s how I interpreted the rules anyway and that’s far too advanced for anyone who I’ll be passing this onto. So I’ve made it real simple. Like me.
I’d really like to get to know you better. Answer these questions. Pass them on. End of.
1. Who is the hottest movie star?
Hugh Jackman. Or George Clooney. Oh no hang on, Johnny Depp. No no no it’s Hugh. All right, all right I can’t choose. I’ll just have to have them all.
2. Apart from your house and your car, what’s the most expensive item you’ve ever bought?
No one thing, but my collection of shoes could probably have paid for a nice diamond ring.
3. What’s your most treasured memory?
The day(s) I became a mum.
4. What was the best gift you ever received as a child?
A ZX Spectrum computer that my parents and both sets of grandparents saved up for to buy me for Christmas when I was about 13 or 14. I thought I was so cool and grown up. Little did I know how much heartache loading those games up via cassette deck would cause me.
5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made?
Waiting until I was 34 to have children. I think had I started early we would have had more. It would have also meant my beloved nana would have met my children, which is a big regret of mine.
6. 4 words to describe yourself.
Loyal, friendly, approachable, and I laugh at everything which really cheeses my husband off because I laugh at everything but I don’t care because it’s better to turn that frown upside down, I tell him. There is no one word for that, sorry.
7. What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?
Quitting my stressful job and becoming a work at home mum (that was a highlight by the way!)
8. Favourite film?
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
9. Tell me one thing I don’t know about you.
I have been on a tour of the Star Wars sets in Tunisia. I am THAT much of a nerd.
10. If you were a comic book/strip or cartoon character, who would you be?
Hong Kong Phooey.
And you know those people who say ‘you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to la la la’ well I’m not one of those people. Do it or I’ll be round to slap your legs and pull your hair.
I pass the baton on to Kat at 3 Bedroom Bungalow, Adrenalyn, Turf Dad, Daisy at Answer Starts With You, DC Urban Dad and that Selfish so and so Dave Fowler. Oh and Blogger Dad because he’ll be be reading the comic strip question and holding his hand in the air like the most eager schoolkid in the world.
Go forth my friends . . .
And just to finish off, here is a photo of Daniel with his new haircut that I spent way too much time fretting over.
I catch him every now and again grabbing at the nape of his neck and then realising there is no longer any hair there to tug at.
But I didn’t need to worry. He’s still a handsome lad. The sun also went to his head a bit this weekend and he went all Hawaii 5 O on us. Or Magnum PI.