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I have been tagged by the wonderful & extremely supportive Kairen at Confessions of a Single Mum and the fabulous Katie at What Katie’s kids did next in this great nosey meme.

So here is goes..

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

My Mum, she does the Mother and Grandma role so well – has all the time in the world for Ben and her other Grandchildren and also for my sister and me.  Has infinite patience and kindness too.

When were you happiest?

In a selfish way, in around 2004 life was good, I had a job I was doing great in, an amazing social life, and not too many cares in the world.  That is how I felt then about it, older and wiser I have a slightly different perspective now.  Now my happiness is more or less in control of a 3 year old, he can make me ridiculously happy by a word, a look or a simple action (or on occasion by saying nothing and sitting quietly for 30 seconds).

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Camping many years ago and needing the loo in the middle of the night and deciding to pee in a Tesco carrier bag – I didn’t realise they have holes in them.  Here are worse ones but they are locked away in my mind.

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?

Laptop I guess as car was from a small inheritance.  And that first laptop 7 days before Ben was born has been replaced 4 times since.  I am not very good with laptops (none of the breaking was my fault though!!)

What is your most treasured possession?

I don’t have any particular items that can’t be replaced (iPhone/laptop/camera) But the order for saving stuff in a fire would be Ben, Cats, External Hard Drive.  Honestly it would (the iPhone would be with me anyway ;o))

Where would you like to live?

After being away from it for 15 years I do love having the beach near by again, I love the sky over it and the snow on it.  I would most love to live in a detached house as I have spent many years suffering from noisy neighbours and I am never quite comfortable with someone else hearing our lives (read Ben screaming)

What’s your favourite smell?

Summer mornings before it gets too hot, Eternity perfume, fairy washing powder (reminds me of Ben being a baby)

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Bjork (she would need to eat some doughnuts first though)

What is your favourite book?

When Bridget Jones diary came out it was so fresh and new, I loved it and refused to see the film for a long time.  I can’t read it anymore as it reminds me of a life that has gone now.

What is your most unappealing habit?

Only half screwing lids onto things, I know I have done it – others don’t

Not listening – but I am so much better at this now and try to be aware of it and stop talking, I just get excited and want to reply.

Being shit at taking criticism – but again I have worked on this and now don’t get angry, but listen and try and learn from people

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?

I don’t do fancy dress, it freaks me out and I avoid at all costs.

What is your earliest memory?

Writing my sisters name on the walls with a marker pen.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

3 months ago it was writing stuff that appealed to an older age group (vague enough ;)) But that pleasure came to an end.

So now..ingrowing hairs

What do you owe your parents?

Everything, every penny I ever earn I probably owe them, my health, sanity and believing in myself that I can do things.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

Charger – for being cross with him for the last 3 years about peeing in the wrong places, it turns out he probably had a urine infection on and off. And for letting him get too fat. Sorry kitten x

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Ben, Dodge & Charger, iPhone and hot deep baths.

What does love feel like?

I’ve never been in love so not sure of that level, but the love between ben and I makes my heart feel warm and it just swells

What was the best kiss of your life?

Oh…erm….that stuff is all locked away in my head too.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What is the worst job you’ve done?

At 16 working in a localHalifax, so boring as it was really quiet and I was crap at it

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

The things I would change would stop me having the happiness I have today. So not changes.

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

Car crash in Mancherster breaking my collar bone just, could have been a lot worse.

Thought closest at the time was on a flight that had to do an emergency landing inDamascusas they thought there was a terrorist on board.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

That Ben is happy, healthy and seems to rather like me

When did you last cry, and why?

Yesterday as I drove past a cat that had just been knocked down – the driver had stopped and I knew I shouldn’t have looked but I did and then cried and can’t quite get the image out of my head.

How do you relax?

Not very often, I don’t do relaxed state, even when going for a massage I have to concentrate on relaxing. I am never relaxed when Ben is awake and with me. When he is asleep I click down a few notches.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

Getting a new job that I love and I know my skills are being used.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

You do not need a +1 to be whole

So now I shove these questions onto their next owners…

Vickie at Never Found the Plot

Jax2000 at Mummy’s Little Monkey

Mostly Yummy Mummy at Mostly Yummy Mummy


Fill in the blanks

My new friend over at A Single Mother’s Journal has tagged me in this filling in the blanks meme.  So I have no choice but to do it (apparently the person in charge of all the blogs in the world presses a button that says destruction if you don’t do it..apparently)

I am…

  • Pig headed – which works in my favour 50% of the time, as it comes out as the more acceptable determined
  • Kind – I love to see others happy with a small gift or thought or comment
  • Messy – but I also have huge OCD issues, so I spend a lot of time tidying up & closing drawers
  • Scared – of how one day I need to have a conversation with my little boy about him only having 1 parent
  • Dyslexic – I struggle..a lot, have a post started about it, but not brave enough to post yet
  • Alone – but not lonely

The bravest thing I have ever done...

  • Leaving Belfast – I loved the city so much & coming up to a year later I miss it.

I feel prettiest when…

  • I get the camera angle just right
  • My new Joe Browns dress just fitted me so well
  • I remember & am reminded beautiful isn’t about thin, smooth or perfection

Something that keeps me awake at night is…

  • Paying the bills
  • Will I get another job when this one finishes
  • How will I redesign the garden this year
  • What veg shall I grow
  • Will Ben ever eat a normal diet
  • I am a failure as a parent as I don’t remember to get him to brush his teeth twice a day
  • My iPhone
  • Ben
  • Dodge
  • Charger

My favourite meal is…

  • Something cooked by someone else where I don’t have to wash up after, one of my biggest luxuries is food just arriving to me and then a plate disappearing after. At a friends, relatives or restaurant. Magical.

The way to my heart is…

  • A blow torch might be needed at this point…exceptions to this are by a 3 year old telling me he loves me and I am his best friend.  Friends getting me, laughing at my sarcasm & brutal honestly.  Honestly, 100% or don’t bother. Not being a knob.

I would like to be…

  • Accepted

So now the blog bible rules state I have to pass it on

Love you buckets

Growing my family tree

Bod for Tea