This is actually the 10 or 11 things you didn't know about me tag, but as I've been tagged 3 times, I thought I would combine them all into one post. I would like to start by thanking the people who nominated me:
Becky at Cuddle Fairy
Katie at Growing Up Kater Tot
The Mama at Poop Rainbows
I love all three of these blogs, drop by and say hello :)
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Answer their questions
3. Write your own questions
4. Nominate other bloggers to keep the tag going
I want to say Rome for the culture, the history and the fashion, but being totally honest, much as I loved Rome and would return, if I could only pick one, it would have to be Benidorm, even if that does make me sound a little boring! You know when you find that place that somehow feels like home even though it isn't? That's how I feel in Benidorm.
I like all kinds of music - my playlists are a mix of genres that should probably never be seen together - Led Zeppelin followed by Dolly Parton anyone! My favourite kind is rock/metal.
My favourite book tends to change but I think it would have to be Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M Auel. I felt such an emotional connection the first time I read this (and still do each time). I feel it's one of those books that every time you read it again, you find something you missed before.
Generally, I hate shopping with a passion, but shoe shopping is my guilty pleasure!
Stop trying to please people - some people, you will never please - those people don't matter. The people who do matter you please without having to try so hard! I know this now, but I wish I had learned it a lot sooner.
Cadbury's Caramel! It's just so good!
Just fish at the minute. I have tropical fish and gold fish.
I love La Coste Pink.
My first job was as a cleaner on a chemical plant - it was 5-7pm on weekdays, so worked out perfectly for a bit of pocket money while I was at college.
Wow, this is tough - I have a list coming out tomorrow of my top favourite blogs, so anyone of those really, but I feel like that's cheating! I really enjoy You Baby Me Mummy and I have learned so much about blogging through reading this blog.
Thanks again Becky - those questions where tough, I think you got your own back lol!
The Mama's questions
1. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?
Oh wow, ever wish you hadn't vowed to be honest on your blog!? I once kissed a man who was married. I was very young, very stupid and utterly charmed that this older, seemingly sophisticated man was into me. I really regret it and if I could turn back the clock, there's no way I would do it.
2. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I worked for a company that did business to business sales. It involved a lot of cold calling, not even over the phone, but just turning up at businesses uninvited and unannounced. I was quite good at it, but I hated every second of it!
3. What’s the best trip you’ve taken?
I really enjoyed Terra Natura. After reading a few bad reports, I was a bit nervous, but it turned out they were all totally unfounded. The animals all had loads of space, were well fed and seemed happy. It was a great day with a lot of good memories.
4. If you could be any inanimate object, what would you be?
Oh, I like this one! I would be an aeroplane! I love the idea of flying around the world every day, and most people on aeroplanes are pretty happy so that would be good too.
5. What’s the best TV series you’ve seen?
I love so many. I think my favourite would have to be Orange is the New Black - I hope that counts because technically it's a Netflix Original!
6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?
A bush tucker kebab! It had bison, kangaroo and crocodile, all of which were surprisingly nice). That wasn't even abroad either, our local butcher was getting in on the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here hype!
7. What’s the best date you’ve had?
I'm not really a hearts and flowers type - I don't buy into the whole posh dinner and theatre trips things. My best dates have always been just sitting in a bar having a few drinks and a laugh.
8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I never want to go grow up! I would love to be a writer though.
9. What rules do you often break?
Only ones I consider to be stupid - such as the no phones at work one. If there are no customers in, who am I hurting! I also regularly break accepted writing rules - I over use exclamation points, I have a big love for run on sentences and sometimes I start sentences with the word "and". Such a rebel!
10. What white lie have you told recently?
Just this morning, I told a sales person that I wasn't in when he asked to speak to me! I don't even have to feel guilty about this one, it's got to be better than slamming the phone down.
11. What’s the most annoying thing you have seen online?
How long have you got lol? One of the things that annoy me most, and I seem to see on an almost daily basis are the "poor me" Facebook status. Now I don't mean if you genuinely have something going on, or you feel down, you shouldn't say that. I mean the overly vague ones that have clearly done it just so people will ask what's wrong! Either say it or don't!
Thanks again to The Mama :)
I don't have any children. I love other people's, but have never wanted my own.
2) What is your favorite day of the week?
I think Friday's. For all I work all weekend, I still get that Friday feeling - years of social conditioning I guess!
3) What's the last vacation you took?
The last one I took where I went away was last year I went to Benidorm with my best friends for 10 days. It was fantastic. Last month I took some vacation days from work, just to use some up in the nice weather but I didn't go away any where.
4) Would you ever go sky diving?
Yes, definitely! I would love to go sky diving, talk about the ultimate sense of freedom.
5) Describe the prefect evening at home.
Wine! A nice hot bubble bath, a nice meal and a bit of Netflix or a good movie. And wine :)
6) Do you have any pets?
Just some fish, both gold fish and tropical fish.
7) What is your favorite holiday?
It's got to be Christmas. I'm like a big kid - all the lights, the decorations, the Christmas songs, family, friends, gifts, the whole works. There's always a buzz in the air and everyone's happy and excited.
8) What is your favorite non alcoholic beverage?
Coffee - I can get through quite a lot per day.
9) What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I love having my own little space to talk about whatever I want to, and when people read and comment on what I've written, it's just the best feeling ever!
10) Dress or skirt?
Dress! I'm so weird with skirts - I love them on other people but they just never look right on me for some reason. The odd time I find one that doesn't hang funny, or isn't an awkward length or any of the other reasons I don't wear them, I can never find a top I like with it!
Thanks again Katie!
Now for my questions:
1. If you could be invisible for one day, where would you go and what would you do?
2. What is your biggest fear?
3. If you could commit a crime with no fear of retribution, would you do it?
4. Who do you look up to most?
5. What is your favourite colour?
6. What is your most embarrassing moment?
7. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be and why?
8. What is your favourite gadget?
9. Facebook or Twitter?
10. Who is your favourite author?
And my nominations:
Trista from Domesticated Momster
Janet from Rambles, Rants and Writings
Aby from You Baby Me Mummy
Angela from Days in Bed
Susan from The Mommy Life
Thanks again ladies! Some tough questions there, but I really enjoyed answering them. If you wish to answer my questions, consider yourself tagged!