Very soon I shall be travelling up to Manchester with the family (as it is also big monkeys Birthday weekend) and leaving them to explore for the day whilst I attend my second Blog on Conference at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. Then we'll be spending his Birthday in Liverpool so he can have a tour of Anfield Football Stadium on his actual Birthday! Shhhh....he doesn't know! First let me take part in the Blog On ice breaker, starting with a recent photo of myself......
Right, now for the questions!
If you had to describe yourself in three words…….
Short, mad on shoes and getting old!
How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
I started blogging in March of 2013 as I needed a hobby to do of an evening whilst my husband was at work and the monkeys asleep. I was also struggling with my emotions and wanted somewhere to offload.
What was your favourite TV program as a child?
I used to love watching Mary, Mungo and Midge but no one else seems to remember it!
Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .
I'm a twin. My brother is about a foot taller than me and dark haired!
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
I really can't think of any weird foods I've eaten...sorry!
What was your biggest fashion faux pas?
Ha ha, there have probably been loads! Platform shoes and pink bomber jackets come to mind.
What are you pet peeves?
How long have you got? There are many but one has to be people parking on the curb. So irritating when you have to take a small child on the road to get past a parked car.
Who would be your 3 perfect dinner party guests (dead or alive) and why?
It would have to be the lads from Take That! I'm not ashamed to say I love them all and have been a huge fan of Take That since the first time around. My favourite used to be Mark but Gary takes the lead now! I'm not sure I could even eat with them, I'd be a quivering giggly mess.
If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would play the part of you?
It would definitely involve lots of shopping and loads of money! I'd be shopping till I dropped just like Julie Roberts in Pretty Woman! My part would be played by Pink.
If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?
It would have to be My Family. Mad, bickering and bitchy but there for one and other!
Name a famous person you have met
I once met Todd Carty and swooned over James Nesbitt who was in the same bar as me! I'd never of had the guts to go up to him and say hello.
Which social media platform best describes your personality and why?
It would have to be Facebook....I'm always on it! No idea how it best describes my personality but it makes me happy sharing with friends I've made through social media and keeping in touch with old ones!
What picture do you have on lock screen on your phone / computer?
This gorgeous photo of the monkeys on holiday last year is on our laptop.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
I have no idea but lots! Maybe 50 pairs. I love them. Pre children I had many pairs, then wore just 3 or 4 different pairs until last year when I lost lots of weight and found the old me! I'm shoe obsessed. I want lots more!
What period of time from the past would you most like to have lived?
Downton Abbey time during the 1st world war. I can see myself dressing as a lady and being 'looked' after with my own maid and staff!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Good question! I've always wanted to go to the Maldives. My kind of place....warm, calm and happy. Maybe one day!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Afternoon tea with girl friends. I'm a bit obsessed with tea and cake. Hence the increased visits to the gym!
What is your favourite tipple?
I'm partial to a Rosé spritzer made with lemonade, not soda water.
If you had a magic lamp and a Genie, what would be your three wishes
I would live in a bigger house with a huge garden with my family. I'd bring my Nan and Grandad back so they could meet their Great Grandsons and would have enough money to help the family, take the monkeys on a holiday of a life time and generally not have to worry!