I was tagged in this by a fellow blogger, thanks Three Time Daddy (which I mistyped in google there and was presented with a whole host of ‘interesting’ websites. I don’t recommend googling three TIMES daddy – instead just click the link above to check out his site. Unless you do want to google three times daddy, in which case, enjoy).
Anyway, I was too polite to tell him to take a run and jump so, below, you’ll find 100 truths about little ol me.
Q1: What’s your name?
A – Claire.
Q2: Any nicknames or aliases?
A – Mummeeeeeeeeeeeee
Q3: Your gender?
A – Female.
Q4: Your star sign?
A – Aquarius.
Q5: How old are you?
A – 33 and 11 months.
Q6: Your relationship status?
A – 4 years into the old matrimonial adventure.
Q7: Any children?
A – Indeed. A 5 year-old son and 2 year-old daughter.
Q8: Any pets?
A – Oh I wish. When I first broached the ‘let’s get a dog’ conversation Alan suggested we have kids instead. So I’m sure that gives a clear indication of his love of animals.
Q9: Any tattoos or piercings?
A – Having removed a bunch of piercings in recent years I’m down to ears pierced twice plus my tragus and 3 tattoos (4 if you count the fact that one is a cover up). All of the above demonstrating why you should THINK before acting! I’ll still get more tattoos though as I don’t really learn from my mistakes.
Q10: What do you like about yourself?
A – Oh lord. Em. I’m a genuine kind of person, I think.
Q11: What do you dislike about yourself?
A – I can be uptight/anxious if things don’t go the way I think they should. And sometimes I’m a little too honest.
Q12: Righty or lefty?
A – Righty.
Q13: The last thing you drank?
A – A wee glass of red wine. Because it was my mother-in-laws birthday and not because I like the weekend to last 4 days. At all.
Q14: The last thing you ate?
A – A bowl of wheetabix minis.
Q15: Your last phone call?
A – To my son’s school to check how he was after he wasn’t feeling too great this morning and mum of the year forced him to go to school anyway.
Q16: Your last text message?
A – Hubster.
Q17: Your last email?
A – Checking in and trying to secure a new client, having literally just gone freelance with only one client lined up. Yikes.
Q18: The last song you listened to?
A – No idea. I had the radio on in the car today but all I heard was ‘whinge, whinge, whine, whine/ can I have / can we buy / how many days till Christmas’.
Q19: The last book you read?
A – Mr Marvel’s Car. Actually T read it to me, does that count? I’m currently reading The Power by Noami Alderman and probably will be till 2023 since I can’t seem to read more than 2 pages without falling asleep these days.
Q20: The last time you cried?
A – Last week when the stress of our house renovation got a bit much. Oh, and the kids knew it so had pushed me to the point of me wanting to throw them both out the window.
Q21: The last blog you read?
A – I really like reading/living vicariously through The Travel Mad Mum so have been reading about her and her family’s latest adventure a fair bit.
Q22: The last person you spoke to?
A – Little L, threatening the binning of dummy and rabbit if she didn’t stop throwing the contents of her cot on the floor. Who doesn’t love an empty threat?!
Q23: The last place you visited?
A – Does Dobbies Garden Centre count? If you mean an actual place, as in trip it would be Northumberland in the October holidays.
Q24: Your last holiday abroad?
A – I went on a little girls trip to Barcelona in July. It was Epic. Otherwise our family holiday was a family holiday in the truest sense, with my parents, sisters, husbands and children and a beaut of a villa in Javea, Spain, back in June. And a great week it was too.
HAVE YOU EVER?
Q25: Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
A – Emmm, looks at the ground.
Q26: Have you ever been cheated on?
A – Yep.
Q27: Have you ever cheated on someone?
A – Emmm, looks at the ground.
Q28: Have you ever lost someone special to you?
A – Yes.
Q29: Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
A – Far, far, far too many times.
Q30: Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
A – Yes.
Q31: Have you ever met someone who changed you?
A – Of course. I think all the special people in your life do don’t they?
Q32: Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
A – Oh yes!
Q33: Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
A – Emmmm, discovers a really interesting piece of pavement whilst looking back at the ground.
Q34: Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
A – Yes. The most memorable being when I received a text clearly not meant for me. Deary dear.
Q35: Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
A – Maybe when I was young but I hope not.
Q36: Have you ever kissed a stranger?
A – Probably.
Q37: Have you ever had your own heart-broken?
A – Yeah, in that young-love kinda way.
Q38: Have you ever had sex on the first date?
A – Nope.
Q39: Have you ever been arrested?
A – Nope.
Q40: Have you ever been attracted to someone who isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
A – I have a massive crush on Alanna Masterton from the Walking Dead at the moment. She’s a beaut, and so cool it hurts.
Q41: Have you ever done something you regret?
A – Oh I regret so much. And so much more now as a parent. I basically regret every cross word, bribe, empty threat and minute I spend looking at my phone instead of being with them. And then I make the same mistakes again the very next day.
Q42: Have you ever had a threesome?
A – Nope. Q43: Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
A – Oh god yeah. Almost daily!
Q44: Have you ever misjudged someone?
A – Yes.
YOUR BELIEFS AND OPINIONS
Q45: Do you believe in God?
A – I’d like to believe…
Q46: Do you believe in yourself?
A – Sometimes.
Q47: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
A – He’s real, of course!
Q48: Do you believe in ghosts?
A – I don’t know. I probably kind of do.
Q49: Do you believe in aliens?
A – We surely can’t be the only living beings in the entire universe? So yeah, sure.
Q50: Do you believe in miracles?
A – I think you would need to believe in God to believe in miracles.
Q51: Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
A – Freaking yeah!
Q52: Do you believe in love at first sight?
A – No. I think you can be instantly attracted to someone and have a connection, but it takes more that setting eyes on someone to know love. So there.
Q53: Can money make you happy?
A – Happier, yes, but I doubt it’s got the power to make the unhappy person feel true happiness. But I wouldn’t know. Coz I aint got none.
Q54: Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
A – I believe in equality for all so of course. It would be nice for that to be a historical term one day though eh.
Q55: Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
A – Pro-choice.
Q56: Do you have strong political beliefs?
A – I do. But I also don’t read enough/watch enough to really be able to engage in any real political debate so don’t test me. But I know what I think is right and wrong and that’s enough for me
Q57: Do you have strong religious beliefs?
A – In no shape or form. Though I’ll keep celebrating Christmas so say what you will.
Q58: What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
A – Love. And you.
Q59: Are you eating anything right now?
A – No.
Q60: Are you drinking anything right now?
A – Green Tea, which by the way is a big mistake after 9pm so I’ll pee about 40 times during the night now. Yep, my bladder is that goosed. Q61: What are you listening to right now?
A – The delightful sound of silence.
Q62: What are you thinking about right now?
A – I should shower, but is it pointless since I have another day of house painting ahead tomorrow.
Q63: What are you waiting for right now?
A – Nothing.
Q64: What are you most excited about right now?
A – I might be getting a smidge excited about Christmas.
Q65: What’s your pet hate right now?
A – I’ve got a big bee in my bonnet about blogging and the tactics used to grow followers on social media.
Q66: What’s your favourite thing right now?
A – Drinking red wine on an almost nightly basis as my mother-in-law (who we’re currently living with) enjoys a glass most days.
Q67: If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
A – Procrastinating instead of showering.
Q68: Your first best friend?
A – At the grand old age of 8 I joined a new school and my cousin, who went to that school, ordered Victoria to be my friend. She duly complied, probably out of fear, and we’re still best friends now. Perhaps still out of fear.
Q69: Your first kiss?
A – Craig something or other. It was so gross that I’d like to forget it thank you very much.
Q70: Your first celebrity crush?
A – Jason Priestly Q71: Your first holiday?
A – Rhyl, Wales. An annual 8 hour drive, peppered with my sister and I asking ‘are we there yet’ every 10 minutes from the moment we set off. Brilliant. And now I know why my parents are so smug when I complain about my kids being crap in the car.
Q72: Your first pet?
A – My gran had a dog called Honey that was basically everyone’s to share.
Q73: Your first regret?
A – Not spending more time in Australia when I had the chance.
Q74: Your first job?
A – Waitressing in the Red Lion Inn.
Q75: Your first childhood memory?
A – Age 4, hanging around watching our old neighbour pottering in his garden and learning some great new words from him, like ‘fuck’ and ‘shite’.
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Q76: Love or money?
A – Love.
Q77: Twitter or Facebook?
A – Facebook.
Q78: Hook up or relationship?
A – Relationship.
Q:79: Dogs or cats?
A – Dogs.
Q80: Coffee or tea?
A – Coffee.
Q81: Beer or wine?
A – Wine.
Q82: Sweet or savoury?
A – Sweet.
Q83: Introvert or extrovert?
A – Neither.
Q84: Vampires or werewolves?
A – Vampires.
Q85: Seaside or countryside?
A – Seaside.
Q86: Summer or winter?
A – Summer.
Q87: Books or movies?
A – Books.
Q88: Horror or comedy?
A – Comedy.
A FEW RANDOM QUESTIONS TO FINISH ON
Q89: Do you wish you could change your past?
A – No. I wish I had made some different decisions though but not full on change it.
Q90: What’s your dream job?
A – I’d love the blog to take a more travel/adventure type of route and to be able to monetise it somehow while seeing the world. That or be one of the dancers on Strictly.
Q91: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A – I don’t feel guilty about none of my pleasures.
Q92: What are you afraid of?
A – Dying and having not experienced everything I want to. And spiders. Of course.
Q93: What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
A – An actor.
Q94: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
A – Ability to fly.
Q95: If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
A – I wouldn’t change anything about my life, but more, how I react to it. I’d like to learn to be more patient, and live in the moment more.
Q96: Would you want immortality?
A – Oh yeah. Dying terrifies me.
Q97: If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
A – Debbie Harry.
Q98: Would you say you are happy?
A – Yes. I just have to remind myself sometimes.
Q99: What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
A – Don’t roll your eyes when your dad tells you to ‘stay together’ when you’re going on a night out with your friends.
Q100: Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
A – Here.
If you read all of this I thank you, and apologise. There’s 10 minutes of your life you won’t get back.