Wednesday 27 April 2011


There's nothing quite like reading a blog and thinking "Wow, great idea" and then discovering that you have been tagged to do it too!

Thanks Sarah. Go read her answers while I think of some of my own.

Q & A

Which living person do you most admire, and why?  
Oprah - for taking a really bad hand and making the most of it. Which then allows her to make miracles happen for others.

When were you happiest?
The night I realised that Stud1 loved me. For real, not just as a friend!

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Getting my extremely long hair caught in a figure of eight thing whilst abseiling for an outdoor ed thing in highschool. Hanging 10m down a cliff with your rather substantial butt trapped in a abseil harness and waiting to be rescued by the rather sexy young PE teacher is probably the most embarrassing thing to happen to any teenage girl. Although there was also the time that I called my maths teacher an "Effing male chauvinist!" out loud and not in my head like usual! Or the time I went ice skating and fell over taking two people with me.... Wow, I am a walking, talking embarrassment....

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought? 
A bicycle for Stud1.
Or our first car - but that was only £400... But still I paid cash for it.

What is your most treasured possession?
Can I pick a person or two? No? Ok then... my most treasured possessions are photos. Especially my wedding album.

Where would you like to live?
Somewhere closer to family and warmer than NZ but with the same lifestyle...

What’s your favorite smell?
Freshly cut grass, swiftly followed by good coffee!

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Looks wise I guess Shannon Doherty would work quite well for the younger version of me, as I have been told many times we look quite similar. But, in all honesty, I think I would love to have Lauren Graham play me... She is awesome!

What is your favorite book?
Just one?? Oh man.... I can't answer that at all!

What is your most unappealing habit?  
 Picking at the dry skin on my thumbs

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
An outfit worn by Inara from FireFly

What is your earliest memory? 
My uncle (a policeman) pretending to arrest my father at a family christmas party. I think I was about 3...

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Pork Scratchings!

What do you owe your parents? 
 An apology or three, a lifetime of love for my mom, striving to be the best I can for her. And as for my father I guess I don't owe him anything other than a thank you for the dark hair gene!

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
My Mom. For not being nearer to her and for the fact that she isn't part of Monkey's life.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What - books and knowledge.
Who - Stud1 and Monkey

What does love feel like?
Oh dear - hard question... I guess love feels like the feeling you get when you put your cold foot in a warm bath - it hurts a bit but it is also sooooo good!

What was the best kiss of your life?
Stud1, Herold's Bay July 1998

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I'm coming
I'll be right there
I'm just checking my emails/facebook/twitter etc
It's ok. I'm fine

What is the worst job you’ve done?
Kitchen hand and receptionist at an internet cafe when I was 17. The boss used to spend all day watching porn and then go um... release the tension... in the communal loo.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I would live on my own for a year or two before getting married.

What is the closest you’ve come to death?
I have been in 4 car accidents and firmly believe I will die in a car accident. Note: I wasn't driving in any of them!!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
So far it would be adjusting to life in 3 countries and teaching in all three of them.

In the future I hope to say that Monkey turned out well enough to be my greatest achievement.

When did you last cry, and why?

Two weekends ago. I finally admitted to Stud1 that I do want another child but am too scared to.

How do you relax?
Writing, listening to music, dvds, hot baths and reading.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
A new mattress!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Shit happens, don't dwell on it. Move on and move up!

There you go Sarah! I caught it and didn't fumble too much :D

I nominate:

Little Sabine
Lady Estrogen
Angela Noelle
Penny@My Spirited Baby

Tag ladies, you're *IT*!!


  1. Holy shit - 4 car accidents!! That's crazy.

  2. Great answers LJ, and well done for being brave and admitting you would like another little monkey. Sometimes just saying these things lifts a little weight from your shoulders. Love that sexy dress in the pic, stunning!

    Oooh right...i'm "it" hehehe, thanks :D

  3. Awww, love your description of love and your words to your Mum too. Was flabergasted at the car accidents! Poor you!

    And awww, good on you for working through your feelings with regard having another child x I'm sure they'll be little souls lining up wanting you and Stud1 to be their parents :)

    And 'Oprah', yes! I should have thought of her!

    Great answers! I loved reading and hope you get that new mattress soon :)

  4. OhH I want to do it..but how do I get it all up on my blog? do I have to type out the questions? cos if yes. Im to lazy...

  5. Loved reading your answers! And love how you're so in love with Stud1

  6. Weird. Where did my comment go? I commented on this one, I know I did!


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