This weekend I’ll be going to the BlogOn Xmas Conference in Manchester. It’s not my first time at the BlogOn rodeo, but I thought I’d formally introduce myself anyway. So who am I?
We’ve all been given 15 questions to answer…
Please share your favourite photo of you.
This is my current favourite. Taken about a week ago when I was getting ready for a night out. I’m actually wearing make up (rare) and I particularly love my son sneaking over my shoulder.
If you could choose a band to play in your garden for your birthday, who would you pick?
Dunno. Which band are the best at cutting the grass and pruning shrubs? I’d probably choose Shed Seven. They’re really great live and a decent bunch of lads.
What do you take with you for long visits to the toilet?
My iPad. I’m usually watching TV or YouTube videos on it. It comes everywhere with me.
What word can’t you spell?
Most of them. My typing is so bad these days, because always becomes becasue. If I was writing it with a pen I’d be ok.
I guess I have to be careful with bolognese and lasagne.
What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
I’ve had so many jobs. Rubbish Saturday jobs and stuff when I was a student. My proper jobs when I left uni were all boring desk jobs, shuffling paper, some of which I’m not at liberty to discuss any further. So I’ll leave that there.
Blogging is the most unusual and varied job I’ve ever had. Non-bloggers have no idea what I really do or how hard I work and think I just get free stuff and isn’t it brilliant. No two days are the same, and yet every day I’m sat at my laptop misspelling because and wondering if there’s enough bread in the house to have some toast.
I’ve said yes to some completely bonkers and brilliant experiences I’d otherwise have said no to, most of which have brought huge amounts or joy, silliness and fantastic memories into our lives. Love blogging, it’s weird innit.
Knitting, sewing or crotchet?
Ugh. Despite me doing and trying more crafts these days I cannot knit or crochet. I can sew, a bit. I’m better at cross-stitch. When I gave up smoking in 2004 I took up cross-stitch and spend six months or so lovingly sewing huge pieces which I gave as gifts. I really wish I have the motivation and time to take it up again.
Without looking it up, what is a jerkinhead?
I think it’s a kind of roof. In my head a jerkin is a kind of leather waistcoat but I don’t think it’s that. Or it could be an insult from Elf, you jerkinheaded ninnymuggins. What is it?
If you could have as much of one food as you wanted forever, what would it be?
Summer rolls. They’re the finest food known to humanity and I need them. I need them now.
What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I don’t know. Take my son into hospital for an operation maybe. Saying goodbye to people I know I’ll never see again.
Life, it’s all scary and full of jeopardy.
If you needed a getaway driver, who would you choose?
My husband. He’s the best driver I know and I reckon with some skidpan experience he’d be perfect for the job.
Would you rather live in Narnia or at Hogwarts?
Hogwarts. Little known fact but I’m actually half-wizard so I really should have been sent there instead of Parrs Wood High School. I guess my owl invitation must have gone missing.
What snack food says ‘Christmas’ to you?
Cheese and biscuits. We always have them in the house, but at Christmas every night the cheese board comes out and we tuck in. I always have nice chutneys and accompaniments at Christmas too.
Is there life on Mars?
Probably. But not as we know it Jim.
Which Christmas movie would you be a character in, and who would play you?
Elf and I’d be Elf. Because Elf is brilliant.
What are you proudest of?
My son. He is the best thing in my world. He makes me proud to be his mum every single day. Word.