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July 22, 2009

I have been tagged a couple of times recently (apparently you lot think I need something to do while I am sat around waiting!). For some reason I have been happier reading and commenting than I have writing but it is time to pull my finger out and catch up before the big push and what I expect to be a blogging holiday where I work out what to do with a newborn baby and an influx of visitors. Warning: This is a long post.

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Tara at Sticky Fingers started a meme and then wrote this really interesting post about it. Happily I seem to be one degree removed as I have been tagged by the wonderful Amy at And one more means four. So I have to answer the questions and then pass them on. Which I will do, probably, if this baby stays where he is a little longer!

1. Who is the hottest movie star?
I think I am a bit weird because I don’t fancy movie stars. Will I get thrown out of the female human race for that confession. However, I do have a thing for David Tennant, particularly as Doctor Who.

2. Apart from your house and your car, what’s the most expensive item you’ve ever bought?
Wedding dress.

3. What’s your most treasured memory?
I have two.

The first was the moment that I found out that Mr C’s birthday was the day after mine. We had just got together, where out for the evening and it came up. For some reason it felt like I had been struck by lightning, a true magical moment. If Squigler comes on the 28th July then all three of our birthdays will be in a row. Feels like fate (now I have written that he will probably come before.

The second was the day that Mr C proposed.

4. What was the best gift you ever received as a child?
A handmade stuffed dog made by my Nanna for me. His name was Fido.

5. What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made?
I used to play fast and loose with other people’s feelings when I was a teenager. I was too self centred and never thought about anyone but myself. For that I am very sorry.

6. 4 words to describe yourself.
Silly, optimistic, caring, loyal.

7. What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?
Getting married to the love of my life.

8. Favourite film?
10 things I hate about you.

9. Tell me one thing I don’t know about you.
When I was drunk at parties my friends (!) used to convince me to sit on the stairs and sing “Halfway down the stairs” by Kermit’s nephew Robin. I used to do it as well.

10. If you were a comic book/strip or cartoon character, who would you be?
Robin the frog obviously!

That was fun, and it is a great way of finding out more about people. I am afraid I do not have the patience to tag today. You want to do it? Go ahead! Leave me a comment to let me know you have done it and I will come and find out about you. Deal?

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Now, thanks to Sandy at Baby Baby I also have the Meme award. Thanks very much, I love her blog and if you have not read her blog shame on you. Go and do it now.

The rules:
  • Acknowledge the person who gave you the award
  • List seven personality traits about yourself
  • Pass the award on to seven other blogs that deserve recognition for the personalities that they share with the blogging world.

My seven personality traits:

Introverted: Oh I am so shy. Until I know you, then I am loud and silly. But that takes an awfully long time, and I am usually beaten at the first hurdle as I am unable to make small talk. If I cannot talk to you in the first place how will I ever make friends? This is why I love the internet. I am worried how this will affect Squigler and hope that having a baby to talk about will help me talk to other Mums and make some friends. We will see.

Apprehensive: I am a bit of a scaredy cat but can be brave when faced with a difficult situation. I worry a lot. If I have nothing to worry about, I worry that life is too perfect (done a lot of this recently). Having a child may push me over the edge.

Steady: I am reliable and can be depended on in a crisis.

Punctual: Being late for anything FREAKS ME OUT. Is this baby really mine?

Conscientous: I am hardworking and dedicated. I have high standards for myself and want to give 100% at all times, particularly at work.

Independent: I have always had to look after myself from an early age and also had to look after my brother as well. This has made me very independent. I moved out of home as soon as it was feasible and have worked hard to ensure I can support myself since then. Getting married and learning that I am allowed to rely on another person has been odd to me. If I decide to be a SAHM I will have a while adapting to relying on Mr C for money and things. Hmm, we will see.

Childish: I love to be silly. Mr C was heard to remark this week that it will be funny having two kids in the house, meaning me and Squigler. I cannot wait to have a playmate!

Again, I have lost the will to tag. Maybe when I get back into it I will pass this one on.

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Finally, Armyblond gave me the Honest Scrap award which I have already done here, but thanks very much! I love every award, it is so exciting.

Oh, and it seems I have started something with the what we have stuck up our noses and have found some volunteers to play Monopoly with me, Tasha and Millennium Housewife (although I will have to keep an eye on the bank!)

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3 Comments

  • Reply More than Just a Mother July 24, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Is that really you in that video clip? Wow, you look JUST like a frog! Uncanny! xx

  • Reply SandyCalico July 24, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the kind words about my blog. The feeling is mutual!
    I'm introverted too. Squigler will be a great ice-breaker. There are so many questions you can ask other mums:
    How old is he/she?
    What's his/her name?
    Where did you get that babygro?
    Are you getting much sleep?
    Occasionally you may remember to ask the other mums their names!!
    Oh and I'm independent too. I'm fine about asking Andy for money because we see our whole life as shared x

  • Reply Tara July 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I have one thing to say to you after reading that blog post – get your stinkin hands off David Tennant.
    Otherwise, great answers – very honest and open, just what the meme was intended for. x

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