I feel like a feature on this blog way too much. I wanted it to be about the family as a whole and in particular, the children however I just can’t resist participating in quizzes and questionnaire style posts so here I am once again…this one is quite nice and laid back so you’ll find out a few random facts about me as a person. I promise to limit these posts in future! Saying that, I’d love to hear some answers from you guys…
Sarah from Boo, Roo and Tigger Too has tagged me in this one so thanks Sarah. I hope you like my answers!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I never really had any massive ambitions as a child, I think I was too unconfident so never really thought I could be much, to be honest. I wanted to work in an office like my mum and then when I was about ten, I wanted to be a teacher. I didn’t think a great deal about my adult life when I was little so these were merely fleeting moments of thought. Elsa is the polar opposite of me, she literally has her career mapped out and I’m so proud of the confident young lady she is becoming. She wants to start out as a vet and then travel around the world teaching people how to look after their animals. She also wants to play in a professional orchestra.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Pre children, I was very much an early bird. I would get up at the crack of dawn to work out at the gym before work; I even did this in the sixth form of school. But saying that, I could also stay up really late. I’ve never particularly needed much sleep which is fortunate because as a mother I rarely sleep more than a few hours in any one stretch. Elsa doesn’t go to bed until quite late (for an eight year old) and then I work for a few hours before going to bed. Emmeline inevitably wakes up at least three hundred times a night so rest isn’t something I’m used to any more.
What scares you the most?
I don’t think I’m scared of anything really. Without sounding like a sob story, I’ve experienced quite a lot of stress through my adult life and nothing now phases me. What’s the worst that can happen? I’m still alive, we have food and a home, we can go anywhere we like and the world is our oyster.
What is your must eat comfort food?
Cake! I love cake, especially with lots of custard. I don’t have a comfort food as such but do eat a lot of biscuits (a habit I’ve inherited from Joe) and every evening Elsa and I share a big bag of crisps together. What do people often comfort eat? Toast! Toast is a great one, isn’t it? I love a few slices of toast, peanut butter and jam and a hot cup of tea. Yummy.
When enjoying a cream scone, do you put jam or cream first?
Jam! Always jam. Otherwise, the cream just gets all gloopy and you can’t put the jam on properly. Saying that, it obviously has to be vegan cream please.
What would you most like to receive as a gift for your birthday?
It was my birthday last week actually. I never really want much for my birthday, I feel quite awkward receiving presents but if we’re talking hypothetically…I would love to open a card on my birthday and for it to contain a couple of plane tickets to an exotic island for a relaxing holiday. Another great gift would be the gift of peace and quiet! It would be amazing for someone to say “here you go Alice, you spend the day at this spa where you can have any treatment you want. We’ll pick you up at dinner time after the children are in bed.” A whole day of me time ahhhh.
Are you a stationery lover or a technology fan?
Not really either to be honest. I do love a beautiful journal note book so perhaps that makes me a stationery girl. If I had lots of money I imagine I’d be a huge technology fan so I guess my love is relative to our means!
What’s your favourite childhood memory?
Playing on my climbing frame during the summer holidays. I’d sit on my swing for hours just watching the leaves on our apple trees. I remember that feeling of clarity – no school to worry about (I was a worrier as a child), just several weeks of nothingness which suited my anxiety ridden mind perfectly.
I also remember weekends at my aunt and uncles house. We’d visit them regularly and I absolutely loved playing with my two cousins, we’d get up to all sorts. I remember sitting up really late watching horror films with 3-D glasses when our mums were downstairs oblivious. I’ve no idea if they knew what we were watching! I was so happy at their house.
If you had an extra hour each day, what would you do with it?
Probably more of what I already do. Some more housework? More work? There are never enough hours in the day, I’m always behind with everything so this hour would hopefully mean I catch up a bit on life.
If I were to use it for something “me” then I’d lie on my bed and read for an hour. I miss reading for long spans of time which is something I used to do almost every evening.
What film can you watch time and time again and never get sick of it?
What’s eating Gilbert Grape. I love this film, it’s amazing. It depicts a time and space I would love to have been a part of, such a slow moving, old fashioned rural town. Ironically, it’s about an autistic boy (played by a young Leo DiCaprio) but it’s a film I’ve loved for years.
Thanks for the tag Sarah. I’m now going to pass this on to a few people:
Sara at Ballys Mama
Faye at Glossytots
Faith at Raising Moonbows
Jenny at Accidental Hipster Mum
Jenni at Chilling with Lucas
Your questions are:
- What did you want to be when you grew up?
- How did you meet your partner?
- What were you afraid of as a child?
- What is your favourite meal?
- When making a cup of tea do you put the tea or the milk in first?
- What is your ideal date?
- Do you read the book or watch the film first?
- What’s your favourite childhood memory?
- What would your super power be?
- What has been your best ever holiday?