Friday, April 15, 2011

Bet you never knew this about me.

Gemma at Helloit'sGemma asked if she could tag me - I responded in the affirmative however I think she may have been taking the piss out of me as I couldn't see myself mentioned in her post.
Whatever, she can't stop me now.

This meme is based on the Guardian mags questions to celebrities, so for the next five minutes just pretend I'm famous and you're interested.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Camillia Batmanghelidjh - a) for all the work she does with the amazing Kids Company and b) because she has 'Batman' in her name. 

When were you happiest?
Swimming in the sea in Byron Bay.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Climbing into bed with my then boyfriends parents after a heavy night out. Eek.

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
A car

What is your most treasured possession?
My engagement ring which was handed down to me by my grandmother, who received it from her great aunt. Plus my boxes of photos.

Where would you like to live?
Where I am - but in a nice big posh old house.

What’s your favourite smell?
Coffee or my kids musty hair. Mmm.

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Winona Ryder. It's the klepto tendencies...

What is your favourite book?
The Ground beneath her feet by Salmon Rushdie or Paradise Lost by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Really, I'm not making that up.

What is your most unappealing habit?
Disorganisation and procrastination in equal measures.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Squaw, I'm sure I have a photo somewhere...

What is your earliest memory?
Weeing behind the piano in my bedroom (well I'm hoping this was a very early memory)

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Eating a whole box of French Fancies in one go.

What do you owe your parents?
Compassion, security and a whole heap more.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
To anyone reading this for the five minutes they will never get back.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My children of course, oh and a good Barolo.

What does love feel like?
A big hug with a giant teddy bear.

What was the best kiss of your life?
University and a sparkling water shower. I will say no more on the matter.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
'Where's your other sock?'

What is the worst job you’ve done?
Washer-upper at 15 (not the restaurant, the age).

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I'd omit all my unnecessary worrying.

What is the closest you’ve come to death?
Driving in Australia when a tyre blew and we coasted across the freeway. The angels were circling.

When did you last cry, and why?
Can't remember. That's good right?

How do you relax?
Relax? What's that?

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
An 'off' switch for each of the kids.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Never lose your way in the dark in an unfamiliar house.

Tagging the very talented Reluctant House Dad. Enjoy.


  1. "Weeing behind the piano in my bedroom" sure that isn't just something that happens every weekend after a night on the plonk? ;)

  2. I so love your embarrassing moment! Wondering about sparkly shower thing? Great fun reading this. Who needs formal tags. I think himupnorth has tagged you in this too - mrs popular

  3. laughing at the sock comment! I have a basket of odd ones! and loving the off switch for the kids...a volume switch would do for mine! x

  4. You should be on stage with that sense of humor of yours!! Hilarious - thanks for this - I feel crap today - some bug or other and you totally cheered me up. You're being stalked and are up on my blog roll! Shah at X

  5. Thanks Shah. I do love a good stalker.

  6. Love the off switch idea! Brilliant :)

  7. Oh you make me laugh, esp the off switch, don't read mine!

  8. I can definitely agree with that...

    Never lose your way in the dark in an unfamiliar house... last time I did that, I ended up walking into a particular tough wall, yelling at the top of my voice and falling over the cat.

  9. "An off switch for each of the kids" = PMSL! I agree but can I have one for my husband too?

  10. My daughter's hair is my favourite smell too. And I sometimes have to say "Mummy needs a little question break"...


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