73 Questions

Reading through a couple of old posts on blogs recently, I came across Vogue's 73 Questions and enjoyed reading them so much, I thought I'd join in, so here goes:
1. What's your favourite movie?   I may have mentioned before that I'm not a big movie fan. I don't mind watching the odd film here and there but I definitely don't have a favourite. 

2. Favourite movie in the past five years?  Zootopia.

3. Favourite Hitchcock film?  I've never watched one!

4. A book you plan on reading?   There's several books on my wish list including The Secrets She Keeps (Michael Robotham) and Raven Girl (Audrey Niffenegger). 

5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you?   I'm trying to rack my brains for a book I might have read but because of bullying, school wasn't a great time for me and I can't remember any at the time of writing - believe it or not, I was a real book worm too.

6. Favourite TV show that's currently on?   We're currently watching Safe on Netflix, which has me hooked. 

7.  On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?   Maybe a 7. I'm not sure excited is the right word but I'm optimistic.

8. iPhone or Android?    Android.

9. Twitter or Instagram?   Instagram.

10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?   Whoever they want - who am I to dictate?

11. What's your favourite food?   Close toss up between chocolate and bread.

12. Least favourite food?   Offal.

13. What do you love on your pizza?   Pepperoni.

14. Favourite drink?   Favourite every day drink - water. Favourite alcoholic drink, its got to be a G&T.

15. Favourite dessert?   Anything with chocolate in it.

16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?   Milk chocolate.

17. Coffee or tea?   Both. Coffee in the morning, tea after 4.

18. What's the hardest part about being a Mum?   There's SO much that I find hard but without a doubt trying to be patient when there's numerous things that grate on me - the kids bickering, tantrums about dinner and who sits where. Being asked the same question 20 times in a row.

19. What's your favourite band?   I don't have a favourite band. 

20. Favourite solo artist?   I genuinely don't have a favourite but I love Ed Sheeran and Bryan Adams (90s). And 80s Madonna.

21. Favourite song?   Currently its Can't Stop The Feeling, Justin Timberlake.

22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?   I don't think I could inflict my singing on anyone....

23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?   Drums but my sense of rhythm is shocking and I have zero co-ordination.

24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?   I've already got a couple but I'd like another on my wrist and fingers.

25. To be or not to be?   To be.

26. Dogs or cats?   Dogs.

27.  Bird watching or whale watching?   Whale watching. Its something I've wanted to see forever.  

28. Best gift you've ever received?   My children.

29. Best gift you've ever given?   My children!

30. Last gift you gave a friend?   Monin coffee and cocktail syrups.

31. What's your favourite board game?   Monopoly or scrabble.

32. What's your favourite country to visit?   I've not visited many places so out of those I've visited I'll say Greece.

33. What's the last country you visited?   France.

34. What country do you wish to visit?   There's so many on my list.  I'd love to visit Mexico, Peru and China. 

35. What's your favourite colour?   Turquoise. 

36. Least favourite colour?   Red.

37. Diamonds or pearls?   Diamonds.

38. Heels or flats?   Flats, I can no longer wear heels as the arches in my feet have dropped and that, combined with my super wide flipper feet, makes anything other than flats seriously uncomfortable. 

39. Pilates or yoga?   Both.

40. Jogging or swimming?   Swimming.

41. Best way to de-stress?   The best way for me is to get lost in something. These days 

42. If you had one superpower, what would it be?   Close call between invisibility or flying.

43. What's the weirdest word in the English language?   Collywobbles, though lets be honest there's lots of weird words!

44. What's your favourite flower?   This is a toughie, I love the flowers you would typically find in a country garden - stocks, hydrangea, gladioli, delphiniums, lupin.... I choose all of the above!

45. When was the last time you cried?  I cry a lot so it wouldn't have been long ago, either the kid's school/nursery shows or E's dance show.  

46. Do you like your handwriting?   Sometimes, although I often think it looks just like it did when I was at school. 

47. Do you bake?   Occasionally! 

48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?   There's lots of traits about myself that I don't like but one of my least favourite things is that I'm very impatient. 

49. What is your most favourite thing about yourself?   Tough one but I think I'm a loyal friend and if I know someone's having a tough time or needs something I will always try to offer support. 

50. Who do you miss most?   This is a difficult one. There's two people I frequently think of: my godmother, P and my old boss, A.  P passed away well over ten years ago and I had known her since I was 3 or 4. I often wonder what advice she would have given me as a Mother and how much the girls would have loved her.  

And A.  It was a complete shock to hear he had fallen ill so suddenly, a few days before he was due to go on holiday, and then not to recover. I worked for him for 4 years and considered him and his wife to be good friends. He could be an absolute nightmare to work for and had a temper on him that could suddenly flare up from nowhere. But he was also one of the kindest and most generous men I've ever known. My heart aches at the thought he has gone and left his wife and children whom he absolutely adored and I know that he would be completely heartbroken at leaving them as he did. The thought of life changing in the blink of an eye is something that has stayed with me. 

51. What are you listening to right now?   The radio.

52. Favourite smell?   I have so many.  Fresh rain, homegrown lavender, citrus scents.  Fresh laundry.

53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?   My Mum.

54. Who was the last person you sent a text to?  My friend, R.

55. A sport you wished you could play?   Any! Sport has never been my strong point.

56. Hair colour?   Mousy brown with plenty of grey coming through round the temples.

57. Eye colour?   Brown.

58. Scary film or happy endings?   Happy endings.

59. Favourite season?   Autumn.

60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?     This is an easy one. My great-Grandpa, G and his wife, my great-Granny, R. He died when I was a baby and she passed when I was 12 so I don't remember a huge amount about either of them. The third person would also be a family member, my great-great-Granny. I've been told that she committed suicide and was found by her daughter (my other great-Granny). I would love to learn a little more about her and to see what she was like, what could have been happening in her life to make her want to leave it in such an awful way.

61. Hugs or kisses?   Hugs.

62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?   Rolling Stones.

63. Where were you born?   Wiltshire.

64. What is the farthest you have been from home?   Greece.

65. Sweet or savoury?   I've always been a sweet girl but these days I'm leaning more towards savoury.

66. Lipstick or lipgloss?   Lipgloss.

67. What book have you read again and again?   The only books I read over and over are children's books. There's a handful I can think of including The Slightly Annoying Elephant (David Walliams), Room On The Broom (Julia Donaldson), Flip Flap Dogs (Nikki Dyson) and The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Judith Kerr).  

68. Favourite bedtime story?   Anything the kids choose.

69. What would be the title of your autobiography?   Winging it.

70. Favourite sound?   When the kids find something hysterical.

71. Favourite animal?  Birds.  

72. Who is your girl crush?   Genuinely can't think of one, although there's lots I admire. 

73. Last photograph you took?  

If you made it to the end, thanks for reading!


  1. I too have never seen an Alfred Hitchock movie. I hear they are good. #twinklytuesday
    Tracy www.viewfromthebeachchair.com

  2. I think this is such a fab idea - to do this on your blog so people get to know you better. I've read a few of the celebs on Vogue's 73 Qs but it's a nice way of getting to know fellow bloggers x #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Wow - such a selection of questions and certainly a good way to get to know someone that bit better. Might pinch some of them for when out and about trying to make new friends. Interesting one on your best qualities - wrote about friendship and loyalty on my blog today as it goes. Also I asked my children what their best qualities were this week and they could not come up with anything so I need to change that -self-esteem matters #TwinklyTuesday

  4. I'm a cat person but I'd love a dog too, I'd like both really!! Deffo with you on the G&T #TwinklyTuesday

  5. Some of these questions are quite hard. Love your responses about the best gifts!

  6. I loved this when I read it earlier this week and it really helped me get out of the terrible mood I was in. It was so fun to read and inspired me to do one of my own! Thank you!


  7. Wow! That was a long list but really interesting - feels like I know you so much better now. #TwinklyTuesday

  8. Lovely read, great to get to know you more X #twinklytuesday

  9. How nice to get to know you a bit better! I'm with you on the chocolate, bread and pepperoni! :)

  10. Oh these are some lovely questions to get to know you better #twinklytuesday

  11. I made it to the end! It would be chocolate & diamonds for me too! #twinklytuesday