Me and: another ten things

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Me and: another ten things

A few weeks ago I published my second Eleven Things post and commented on how much I enjoy reading these memes. I love finding out little snippets about the bloggers behind the blogs, little insights into their personalities. Basically, I’m nosy!

However, I admitted how awful I am at responding when tagged…

Over the last couple of months I’ve been tagged in the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award several times. Lots of wonderful posts from great bloggers, and lots of great questions for me to answer.

So, this is the first in a series of Ten Things posts that I will publish over the coming weeks. You will soon know more random stuff about me than you could ever want to :)

First up are my questions from the wonderful Mrs Tubbs over at Some Place Strange.

1. Where’s your happy place?
Other than with my children, and let’s be honest that’s not always a happy place, I am happy among trees, by the sea or in an art gallery. In fact, I wrote a poem about my happy places a little while ago…

2. Favourite box set?
Ooo, that’s a hard one. It changes depending on what I am watching! Currently The Good Wife tops the list of must-view box sets, but if we’re going for all-time favourite then it would be a close run thing between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel…

3. Favourite app or emoji?
I love Instagram, so that is probably my most used app. But, sitting here thinking about this question I’ve realised that I’m not a big app user (other than social media sites) and have loads on my phone that I rarely use! I’d be lost without my social media apps, but I could probably live without everything else on my phone bar the camera and my Starbucks app :) As for emojis, well, I’ve only very recently starting using anything other than smiley faces!

4. Last thing you do before bed?
Resist the temptation to check Facebook, one last time :)

5. Who is your hero?
My mother.

6. Signature dish or a restaurant recommendation if you’re not a cook?
I make a mean veggie lasagna with ‘fake’ mince that once fooled a Sicilian!

7. What’s in your shopping basket?
Virtual or real?! I order a lot of stuff from Amazon, taking full advantage of my Amazon Prime membership… Currently my basket is empty, but most recently it contained birthday presents for a friends daughter, and both the wee girl and 6yo, whose birthdays are coming up shortly. My real-life shopping basket generally contains food, trying to keep up with three kids who are intent on eating me out of house and home!

8. What time do you get up?
My alarm goes off at 6am during the week, but I rarely get up before 6.30. I need a few snoozes to set me up for the day!

9. Why do you blog?
Good question! I blog for many reasons. Originally it was as a diary, a record of our time in the US. Now, it is much more than that and I blog as a creative outlet, as a means of processing and because it gives me purpose and identity. I don’t make any money from my blog, so I do sometimes ask myself this question, but honestly, I love writing too much to stop.

10. How did you pick your blog name?
I started my blog after we moved to the US from the UK, so I was a mum who became a mom :)

So, there you have it! Thanks to Mrs Tubbs for asking such great questions, and look out for the next installment, when I’ll be answering the questions posed by Claire at Tin Box Traveller.



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