There’s a Q&A meme going around lots of mummy blogs right now and I’ve been tagged by Confessions of a Single Mum.
My normal attitude to memes is that there’s already enough meme thank you very much on my blog and you don’t need any more but these questions were based on ones in a regular newspaper column and they’re more thought provoking than usual.
Secondly, I humbly share that along with over 600 other people, I have some nominations in the MADS 2011 mum and dad blogging awards. The five different categories (and I think this is enough now!) I’m so far nominated in are:
- MAD Blogger of the Year
- Best MAD Family Life Blog
- Best MAD Photography
- Best MAD Blog Writer
- aaaaand… Best MAD Food Blog
Only the top five bloggers in any category go forward to the judging panel.
So if you haven’t already nominated… you can do so on the nomination page.
It’s dead quick, you don’t have to register or anything and can vote in as few or as many categories as you like.
Hopefully my Q&A answers will endear you to vote for me!
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Aung San Suu Kyi for never giving up.
When were you happiest?
Organising my wedding
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Not sure I have one.
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
The car – although I remember when it was a £100 futon from a shop in Crouch End.
What is your most treasured possession?
A large vintage school map bought in a brocante in Provence. It’s of Europe in the 1950s.
Where would you like to live?
St Remy de Provence – if I could afford it
What’s your favourite smell?
Who would play you in the film of your life?
The young me, Anna Friel. Sadly she’s aged better than I have.
What is your favourite book?
And the Ass Saw The Angel by Nick Cave. After I read it, I spent a year trying to find someone else who had read it so I could talk to them about it. This was long before the internet.
What is your most unappealing habit?
Nagging probably, but it’s necessary or chaos would ensue
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
I did a Sally Bowles once and won a bottle of champagne for my efforts.
What is your earliest memory?
There are quite a few around the time I was three but one that sticks out is making recordings of singing Abba songs with my Auntie Jill (pictured above – I’m the one in the Paddington t-shirt).
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Celine Dion. I like all kinds of awful music. Eurotrash especially.
What do you owe your parents?
My diplomatic nature, I put down to being an only child of divorced parents.
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
No one I can think of.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My husband of course, no one else would put up with me.
What does love feel like?
What was the best kiss of your life?
A Friday night, Camden Town tube station during the height of Brit Pop. Possibly connected with the last answer.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“I am just tidying up…”
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Sandwich factory, weekend job whilst in sixth form. We had to wear wellies and I had diamonds floating past my eyes when I went to bed (from the squares of bread going past on conveyor belt). I lasted a fortnight.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
Having HELLP syndrome when my son was born. A narrow escape for both of us.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Not convinced I’ve managed it yet.
When did you last cry, and why?
I wept buckets watching Toast at Christmas. It was sad anyway but Dusty Springfield tipped me over the edge.
How do you relax?
A nice foot massage.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Living nearer my mother.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That sometimes it’s not me, it’s them.
I was also tagged in the past week by Jen at The Madhouse to display a picture of the inside of my fridge. I did this recently so for those you who missed it, here it is again. Still empty… Oh the shame!
My five bloggers I’m passing this on to have the choice of either showing their fridges and/or answering the Q&A, whichever they please:
- Katie at Feeding Boys and a Fire Fighter
- Ren at Fabulicious Food
- Helly at Fuss Free Flavours
- Jac at Tinned Tomatoes
- Dom at Belleau Kitchen
Jen is also responsible for a fabulous new blog carnival called “Tracks of My Years“… I love this idea and foresee it being the subject of many a late night Saturday post.
Signing out with the song I used to record with my Auntie Jill… I didn’t even expect there to be a video for this.
sarah, simply cooked says
Sarah, your answers were really interesting! It’s nice when people reveal a bit of themselves online. I have been over to the nominations page. 🙂
good lord, thanks passing this on to me… now, fridge or questions???? who knows?
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours says
I did my fridge abut a year ago. Does that let me off?
Mine is bursting with stuff if you want to come round and take some away?
Unlike Anna Friel I doubt you leave the stickers on your shoes. As for my muffins I said I would be cooking….think I will stick with trying. My son eyed them rather suspiciously and declined .
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
Ha ha, I hadn’t noticed she’d left the stickers on her shoes!!
Katie Bryson says
That video is HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for passing the meme on to me, it’s made me tidy my fridge up pronto…
Such a wonderful and interesting read! Love that i know got to know you a bit better! “D I love that photo of yours..you looked sooo adorable! I thought you had red hair..but now looking at your older photo, i realised that you are blonde. 😀 PS: Yes, i i too noticed that stickers on Anna Friel’s shoes too! LOL! Quite eye-glaring!
Oh yes..and your aunt hairdo reminds me of my elder sis who’s much older than me..probably like the same age difference between your aunt and you..and she always had her Farrah Fawcett’s hairdo..always blowing out everyday ..now when i asked her how she maintained it..she said she has no idea how she did it those days?! lol!
Gourmet Chicks says
Love it! Especially the old picture – just gorgeous!
Fab song choice I love it…and your Q and A! Interesting I also seek out same book readers…often fruitlessly
The Mad House says
Thank you so much for joining in. Love the song choice, but have you ever kissed a teacher?
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
Ewww no, when I think back what a motley crue they were…!
Great choice of song
Northern Snippet says
I know what you mean about memes. They always remind me of chain letters.Showing my age I suppose..Great photo.
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
They do get a bit boring if you do them too often but I think once or twice a year is ok!