1. If you could describe your life in colour, what would it be and why?
Purple. Firstly it's my favourite colour. But mostly because it can be a happy colour, it can be a sad colour, it can be depressing and it can be uplifting, it's often a misunderstood or confusing colour, it can be both over and under rated. It can be ugly and it can be glorious... all things which describe aspects of life I think.
2. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they/their names and why do they fit your personality?
We have a Jack Russell dog called Cooper. I am not a dog person at all. But was talked round by him being a cute puppy at the time and his name being my choice. He is mental, hyperactive and kinky (he has an ear fetish!) He doesn't like other dogs much, but he is the most lovable, cuddly, stupid, infuriating but downright likeable mutt you could ever meet. So... take from that what you will.
We also have lots and lots of birds but they are Craig's and I don't think of them as pets. And of course, we now have Bernie the bunny.
3. Where did you fit in in high school...jock, band geek, popular crowd...etc?
I was the painfully shy one - still am sometimes. If I was sent to knock on another classrooms door to give the teacher a message I would be stood outside for ages just trying to work up the guts to knock. I dreaded the days in English when you had to read aloud from books or stand at the front and give speeches. Yet English and Art were my favourite subjects. I would do anything not to draw attention to myself, but somehow managed to still become the focus for bullies. Because of this I left school at 15 I never went on to art college like I wanted to. One of my biggest regrets.
4.How do you react in an emergency...fight or flight, go get help, the calm one???
I'm tempted to say flight. But thinking on it I've had to face up to a few emergencies and there has been no choice but to fight. In my head I'm fleeing but am stood there all the same.
Can you be a pessimistic optimist? I think that's what I am. In my head all the worst possible scenarios play out over everything and yet I always, always try to look on the bright side and egg my girls on to do the same.
5. If they were making a movie of your life, who would you chose to play you... why?
Miranda Hart. No question! I adore her, she makes me laugh proper belly laughs and in her first series, when she said a lot of her sketches were based on her life... I related to a little too much! And she's tall. And my middle name is Miranda. Got to be her.
Craig is my best friend... but you knew I'd say that. Why is he my best friend? I suppose because he knows the best of me and the worst but loves me all the same. He likes me for me and actively encourages me to do more of the things I want to do. Doesn't make me feel daft for liking the things I do even though most of our interests are complete opposites. I think we have learnt a lot from each other. He just makes me a better person.
7. If money was no object, and you were going to buy yourself something completely frivolous, what would it be, and why?
I would have my bingo wings 'fixed'. How completely shallow is that? I can get over all my other physical faults, embrace some of them even. But oh how I hate my flabby upper arms and keep them covered no matter how hot a day it is. Three quarter length sleeves and shrugs are my clothes staples.
7. Three words that describe your personality?
Sarcastic, honest... creative.
8. Who was your favorite teacher and how did they influence you?
Ms. Gardner. My Primary 4 teacher (I would've been about 6 or 7) I just remember this really flamboyant punk/hippy of a woman. She was amazing, she seemed to make it her mission to take me under her wing. She was so creative and I remember one term she turned the whole class into a pirate ship. She often encouraged me to bring in drawings from home - I wish more teachers were like her. I often think about her when my own girls mention particular teachers that have inspired them.
9. What do you consider true strength?
Honesty and kindness. Anyone can be mean and spiteful.
10. What is your favorite game? (video, board, card...any kind)
Oh now. With video games it would be something like The Sims which I go through phases of being completely addicted to and then being completely bored with. Or the Monkey Island series - things like that. I can't be doing with 3D games they make me feel queasy. I prefer playing on the PC too.
Card games - I'm actually getting onto the various Top Trumps because of the girls.
11.What season do you love the most, why?
Autumn, I love the colours, I love that the temperature is just right, not to hot and not to cold. I love the good dramas that come on the TV. I love just the general atmosphere of Autumn.
So now I am supposed to think up 11 separate questions and tag 11 people. Honestly - I am claiming that my brain is still a bit mush from not feeling well. So I am going to ask anybody that would like to play along to answer Kelly's questions above. I can't pick from you all. If you do take part, please let me know as I love reading these posts on other people's blogs :)
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