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The A-Z of Me…..

Thank you to Emma from Mummy Musings for tagging me in this meme. I have taken an absolute AGE to get around to doing it so apologies!

This meme originated from Lauren of The Real Housewife of Suffolk County.

So here is the A-Z of me! (Sorry it’s so long!)

ANORAK……….Do you have a sad side?
Oh yes, absolutely! I don’t even hide it that well. Some of my taste in music is questionable to say the least (I don’t care what you say, there are times when only Steps will do) and I am completely anal annoying about reading all the books in a series (think DI Tom Thorne or Kay Scarpetta) IN THE CORRECT ORDER. Anything else is just wrong people, WRONG!

BODY……….What physical attribute would you most like to change?
Easy – my weight. I know, I know…..yawn yawn. But I really do need to shift it.

CELEBRITY……….Which one would you most like to date and why?
This is a tough one as it seems to change frequently depending on what kind of mood I’m in. Robert Downey Jnr has always been my ultimate lust magnet but, if you’re asking about actually dating, I’m not sure I could cope with that level of unpredictability on a regular basis. (I already have a 3yo whose mood swings are legendary, thank you very much!) I’ll just have to go for two people I’ve been perving over watching on MTV lately. The first one is divine Adam Levine (see what I did there?) but the second one will probably shock you. I’m going to go for Stephen Manderson (Professor Green) *ducks*. What can I say? I’m clearly going through a ‘tattooed and musical’ phase.

DEBUT……….Tell us about your first ever blog post. What made you start blogging?
This is actually my second blog as my first one wasn’t anonymous which I decided I didn’t like. On my previous blog my first post was this:

So, I’ve finally taken the plunge and started my own blog.
Why now?
Maybe it’s the fact that March, with its bright, sunny mornings, really does bring to mind the possibility of a fresh start, a chance to make things better, the hope that something begun now will flourish and grow.
Maybe it’s because my frustration at merely thinking about doing things has peaked and this was the first thing I felt I could tackle to feel better about accomplishing something.
Or maybe it’s because I was supposed to be working from home this morning and this was a pleasant distraction!
I can’t promise I’ll find the time to make a blog entry every day as my life is rather jam-packed at the moment what with my 19 month old son, my self-employment as a trainee accountant, studying for my AAT qualification, trying to move house and my overwhelming addictions to both the television and Twitter, sometimes in tandem! I even have to try and find time to give my very patient husband some attention!
I’m also a bit of a Luddite so it will take a while until my blog is pretty and full of interesting things to click! Please be patient with me…..
What I can promise to deliver is an honest account of my experiences as I try and find my way to making the most of every aspect of my life!

And this was my first post on this blog.
As you can see, neither post was particularly ‘ground-breaking’ but I was trying to introduce my madness myself to you gradually.
I started blogging as a direct result of being on Twitter. I enjoyed reading other blogs, had set up a GReader to keep up with them all and suddenly thought, ‘actually that’s a good idea, why don’t I join in?’

ERROR……….What’s been your biggest regret?
As Edith Piaf famously sang, ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’ but that was clearly a load of old BS as far as I’m concerned. Who hasn’t said at one time or another, ‘I wish I’d done X instead of Y’ or even ‘If only I’d bought B instead of C’? We all have things we regret but hopefully they’re not large things.
The main thing I regret is that I didn’t give myself the chance to pursue my dream of going to Drama School. Long story short: started A-Levels, got a bit bored of studying and had some ill health, met a boy (now my husband), decided to take a year off and restart the following year, restarted, had lost impetus, quit them for good, started working. Now, as it happens, I’ve managed OK without them and am currently debating the merits of progressing onto the ACCA qualification now I’ve completed the AAT or even doing an Open University degree at some point in the future. However, I’ll always wonder what might have been if I’d done my A-Levels and gone on to Drama School or University.
Having said all that, I actually wouldn’t change a thing about my life now (apart from the usual things that everyone wants, more money, more family time etc) and I do think it would have been hard to maintain a long distance relationship had I ventured away from home to study further so maybe it was for the best?

Non, je ne regrette rien – No, I don’t feel sorry about anything
Car ma vie, car mes joies – Because my life, my joys
Aujourd’hui, ça commence avec toi – Today, they begin with you

And that’s about as soppy as I will ever get!

FUNNY……….who’s making you laugh?
My son and husband both make me laugh on a daily basis (not always intentionally) but I’m also a big fan of going to live comedy. I’ve seen Jimmy Carr several times live as well as Jack Dee but I’d love to go and see Tim Minchin live. He is GENIUS. Watch this clip and you’ll (hopefully) understand why.

GRAND……….If we gave you one right now what would you spend it on?
Gadgets! Xbox360 with Kinect, an iPad and a bigger TV.

HOLIDAY……….What’s your favourite destination?
New York, New York baby! Will always remind me of my honeymoon and who could ever get bored there?

IRRITATE……….What’s your most annoying habit?
My lack of ability to make a definitive decision quickly and the fact that I will change my mind (and my mood) frequently over the course of a day.

JOKER……….What’s your favourite joke (the one that makes you laugh every time you hear it)?
Why are there so many ‘Ds’ in Edward Woodward?
Because otherwise he’d be Ewar Woowar!
I’m giggling again now…..

KENNEL……….Do you have any pets?
None. I would love a dog but we’re not at home enough during the day for it to be fair.

LOVE……….Are you single, married, engaged, living with a long term partner?

Married for almost 4.5 years, together for 15.5 years. He took his time…..

MEAL……….What’s your ultimate starter, main and dessert?

I can’t possibly choose (told you I was indecisive!) but some of my favourites are:
Starter: Garlic butter king prawns / Chicken Liver Parfait
Main: A rib-eye steak, cooked medium rare with onion strings & chunky chips / Slow-cooked spice-rubbed shoulder of lamb with warm potato & fennel salad
Dessert: Not a huge dessert fan so I’m going to cheat and choose cheese & oatcakes!

NOW……….If you could be anywhere right now where would you be and who with?
As it’s nearly Christmas I’m going to say Lapland with my husband and son, visiting Father Christmas and the elves!

OFF DUTY……….What do you do in your spare time?
TV, Twitter, Books, Magazines, Internet.

PROUD MOMENTS……….What are you most proud of?
Probably a predictable answer but I’d have to say my son. He’s ace and never ceases to amaze me at how quickly he’s learning and progressing.

QUEASY……….What turns your stomach?
I can stomach most things and can happily watch surgical procedures with blood, guts etc but show me a David Busst style injury and I feel physically sick. This link doesn’t include pictures as I still can’t look at it, do not Google them if you are at all squeamish about this sort of thing like I am. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

RELAX……….How do you relax?
I’m actually not very good at relaxing. I always feel that there is something I should be doing or worrying about instead. The only time I will truly switch off is if I have a particularly absorbing book. I’m hoping that The Moiderer’s relaxation track that she has kindly let me download will help with this though.

SONG……….What’s your favourite song of all time?
I don’t really have a favourite song of all time as, to me, music can be so evocative of a particular time, memory or emotion that I will often choose a track to suit (or change if necessary!) my current mood. Five tracks that do stick out for me though are:
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
Jamiroquai – Return of the Space Cowboy
Massive Attack – Teardrop (Current Children in Need cover is a TRAVESTY)
R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

TIME……….If you could go back in time and relive it again, when would you choose?
1999-2002. I had a fantastic job which involved great money, lots of socialising and some great opportunities, none of which I made the most of.

UNKNOWN……….Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows?
No, it’s secret for a reason!

VOCAL……….Who is your favourite artist?
Another tricky one for me but I’ll say Alanis Morissette.

WORK……….What is your dream job, and are you doing it now?
My dream job used to be acting, and to a certain extent this is still the case. However, I would also love to do something creative and crafty. I’m a self-employed accountant instead! Some people say that this can involve craftiness and creativeness at times but obviously I have no idea what they could be referring to *cough cough*.

X-RAY……….Any broken bones?
Only a very minor greenstick fracture to my right arm as a child. I can’t even remember how I did it but I suspect foul play on the part of my older brothers.

YIKES……….What’s been your most embarrassing moment?
Ever sent an email to the wrong person? An email moaning about the person you accidentally sent it to? I’ll say no more…..

ZOO……….If you were an animal, which one would you be?
Either a leopard or a zebra. Hey, I like animal print!

And now I have to tag some other victims bloggers to take part in this meme. I’ll tag:

Rox at PaisleyRox

J at Cooktease

Kate at Katie and the Kids

Heather at Something Blue

and finally, Rob at Planet of the Ape – get that blog up and running!