I’ve been tagged by Mari in my BMB comment group for Mrs Lister’s Q&A. Mrs Lister saw these questions in the Guardian a couple of weekends ago and thought it would make a good meme.
So here goes..Which living person do you most admire, and why?
This would have to be my mum of course. She brought up five kids pretty much by herself as my dad was away for long periods of time for work. She did this as well as keeping down a job and looking after her mum.
When were you happiest?
This is a tough question as there have been a number of happy times but I would have to say the birth of my two sons was a rather happy time. Sorry for the cliché.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Oh so many to count and usually all involve alcohol and falling off something. Need to think a bit more of this one! I am sure Mr P has a lot of embarrassing moments caused by me!
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
Would have to be my little red car I had back in New Zealand. It was a shopping trolley with wheels and a motor.
What is your most treasured possession?
Emotional it would have to be my boys, materially my handbag collection, too many to count...
Where would you like to live?Back in NZ, by the beach. Hoping that time will come soon..
What’s your favourite smell?
My boys after their baths, I just love that clean smell. Nice perfume and of course freshly cut grass on a hot summer’s day.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
I have no idea, only person I can think of is Julianne Moore simply because we have the same colouring – pale and freckly she will just need to wear a blonde wig.
What is your favourite book?
Split decision on this one, Lord of the Rings as I am a bit of a fantasy\ sci-fi geek when it comes to books. Then the Vintners’ Luck by Elizabeth Knox it’s a love story between a man, woman and an angel. It was made it into a movie which apparently isn’t that good.
What is your most unappealing habit?Snoring... Very loudly, according to Mr P.
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?Not sure have never done fancy dress before.
What is your earliest memory?Getting my photo taken with my twin sister in little white dresses, not sure how old we were but we were toddlers.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Sauvignon Blanc.. Plus jeans and handbags..
What do you owe your parents?My sense of what is right and wrong in this world and of not being afraid to say what I think.
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
My mum, just for being a horrible teenager
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What does love feel like?
What was the best kiss of your life?
The first time I kissed each of my boys
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I will not tell you again....
What is the worst job you’ve done?
It was an after school job in one of the major supermarkets, packing groceries. They sacked me for not trying hard enough.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?A couple of boyfriends of course, why did I go there?
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
Don’t think I have had one yet.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?My family
When did you last cry, and why?Since having children I cry over the stupidest things so if I am being honest it would be the other night on Eastenders when Jack realised what the baby wasn’t his..
How do you relax?
A glass of wine, laughing with good friends
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Would have to be money of course, life is good at the moment but to have a little bit more wouldn’t go a miss.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?To have no regrets, if you want to do something just do it as the only person holding you back is yourself.