I have been tagged by the lovely Sophie over at Super Amazing Mum. Who actually made my day, thanks Sophie! Us new bloggers need some reassurance people actually like us don't you know?
The idea originated over at Mrs Lister's, who actually has time to read a paper in bed on a saturday morning. Imagine that! I'm lucky if I get to watch five minute of CNN a day.
So anyway here goes!
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
This is really hard. I really don't know.
When were you happiest?
I was obviously totally over the moon and unspeakably happy when all my children were born, but that was also mixed with blood, poo and hideous amounts of pain.
I was ridicuously happy when I found out I was pregnant for the first time after years of trying and some fertility treatment, but that was mixed with total fear of something going wrong. So I think I was happiest as a carefree university student in my second year of Uni after meeting my lovely hubby, when days started whenever we felt like getting up and nights were full of beer, dancing and pool.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Having an 'accident' at school at 8 years old. I swear that scarred me for life.
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
Our S-Max is the most expensive thing we've bought, but that was a necessary purchase ( needed a car that fitted 3 huge car seats ) so does that count? The most expensive thing I own is my eternity ring that my lovely hubby bought me after out first baby girl was born. It has diamonds and Pink Sapphires in it ( her birth stone ).
What is your most treasured possession?
My scrapbooks that I made for each of my children, including hospital bands, first photos and scan details.
Where would you like to live?
I'm actually really happy here in Hampshire, my friend are great, theres lovely parks nearby and its clean and lovely. If I have to pick somewhere exotic I'd go for New Hampshire, near a nice snowy mountain.
What’s your favourite smell?
My baby girls milky breath smell.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Courtney Cox. I'm definately a 'Monica'.
What is your favourite book?
This is REALLY geeky, but 'The trouble with Lichen' by John Wyndham. The heroine scientist was my idol when I was a school.
What is your most unappealing habit?
I can occasionally zone out when people are talking to me, which I REALLY hate and try very hard not to do.
What is your earliest memory?
Crying as I didn't want to be left with my childminder at 3.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I'm a secret chocolate eater, and trashy magazine reader.
What do you owe your parents?
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
My Grandad. I should have visited more.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My husband and children. I look at my children and cannot believe I am so lucky.
What does love feel like?
When your stomach does little jumps when you think about them.
What was the best kiss of your life?
My husband, a monday night in September 1999. Top Banana at the University of Warwick.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
'Wow' in a kind of absent minded, I'm not really listening kind of way.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
I worked as a steward in the students union, and cleaning up after a night in the students union could be pretty disgusting. Cigarette ends, sick, you name it we found it. 🙂
If you could change one thing from your past, what would you change?
I'd have worked harder at university and then done a second degree in something medical related.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
Several occasions involving a me, a snowboard and a steep drop.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
When did you last cry, and why?
Sometime last week, when I had a really bad day with the kids and it all felt like too much.
How do you relax?
Watching TV. I love Greys Anatomy, House and Desperate Housewives. Usually with some chocolate.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
If I had perfect eyesight. I am ridiculously short sighted and hate wearing my glasses.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Everything doesn't have to happen instantly. Have some patience and appreciate what you have while you have it.
I've tagged some blogs that I've only just found, so I hope they don't think i'm too weird 🙂