The Q&A Blogger Tag

Parenting and life

OK, so. The wonderful Suzanne from the marvellous and Another Ten Things (honestly, she’s hilarious. Please check out her blog) nominated me in this blogging challenge.

Under normal circumstances I would probably politely decline but I am SO BUSY right now (thanks, children who do not nap) that of course this has to take precedence over everything else.

So, whilst sticking my fingers in my ears and pretending that important things like remortgaging don’t exist, I’m going to spend the next half hour or so of my life filling in Suzanne’s questionnaire instead.

If you had to live in a CBeebies show forever which one would you pick?
Mr Bloom’s garden. I’d be healthy from eating all the vegetables, if I could get past the singing ones but to be fair I’d probably boil them up first. I was going to say Hey Duggee as I quite like that one, but actually living inside it would be like a really strange psychedelic nightmare. Also, Mr Bloom. Am I right?


What would your superhero power be?
The power to send children to sleep with a withering look and mouthing the words ‘lie down’.

Who would be on your list of 5 celebrities you’re allowed to have an affair with guilt-free?
5? That seems like a lot of work. Can I just have none and say I did? I quite admire the chap who plays Thor… And Mr Bloom obviously

Are you a dog or a cat person?
I don’t like cats. Right at this moment I don’t like my dog much either, but I really really don’t like cats. Sorry, cat fans.

Snog, marry, avoid: Damon Albarn, Liam Gallagher and Jarvis Cocker
Snog Liam, marry Damon and avoid Jarvis. That’s obvious right? I mean, Liam isn’t much of a conversationalist and Jarvis looks like he’s escaped the nursing home. Or asylum.

If you could win an Olympic gold medal in any sport what would you choose?
Sleeping. I would at least enjoy practising for at least hours a day.

Which one blog post have you read and wished you’d written yourself?
Oooh, good question. Every time I read one and think ME TOO I get annoyed with myself for reading it and wish I’d written it first. I have had too many occasions recently when I’ve had a blog post in drafts (there are, at any one time, about 30…) and felt I couldn’t publish it because someone has done something similar and done it better than I probably would. My biggest regret is not starting sooner. I could have written an excellent, rage-filled pregnancy blog.

If you go back in time where would you go?
I’d want to have a look at the dinosaurs and see what they actually looked and sounded like. As long as I could get back at any time I wanted and not get eaten by a velociraptor obviously. In terms of human history, it’s all a bit depressing and smelly.

What would you like it to say on your gravestone?
Beloved millionaire, died 2084 with all marbles intact. Scientific marvel. Husband was so grief stricken his hair started to go grey.

I hate Gogglebox and apparently that makes me a humourless monster. What show do you hate that everyone else seems to rave about?
I haven’t even seen Gogglebox but it looks to me like a programme about stupid people watching other TV shows I don’t watch, so I can’t really see the appeal. We really don’t watch a lot of TV – we didn’t have a TV license until this month (License fee now needed for IPlayer conveniently co-incided with Great British Bake Off so I could argue against it no longer). I don’t really dig Game of Thrones, and we did give OITNB a bash but I wasn’t enthralled by that either. It’s possibly all the nudity? #prude

The idea is that I now tag five people with ten questions of my own.

If you’re reading this and you want a way to waste half an hour or so then please do have a bash anyway and let me know so I can have a read!

1) There is no electricity and won’t be for the next week. NONE. After eating the contents of the freezer (assuming you have a gas cooker) what the hell do you do with yourself?
2) What time constitutes a lie-in in your house?
3) Why is your greatest achievement, bar your children?
4) What is your favourite blog post ever (your own, or someone else’s)?
5) If you could only use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, which one would you choose?
6) How often per month do you think ‘screw it, I’ll give up blogging’?
7) If I was a newbie and just starting my blog, and I came to you for advice, what would you tell me?
8) Chocolate or strawberry milkshake?
9) What is the best fruit?
10) What are your top three hits/bands from the 80s…


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