Tuesday, 29 April 2014

TMI - Too Much Information

I've been tagged to give TMI (Too Much Information) by The English Dad (his real name is Ryan!)....so...here goes!

1.What are you wearing?

Today I am in slummy regalia (no work today), so an old tatty grey jumper, an old over-sized top which I wore when I was pregnant over some probably too-see-through leggings which should have been chucked out months ago, but I'm still hanging onto because I'm too skint to buy any more really (I'm just not bending over).  I don't think it looks as bad as it sounds...

2.Ever been in love?

Many times during my teens and I am still madly in love now with my husband (spew, but it's true)

3. Ever had a terrible break up?

Not terrible, but is any break up ever easy?  (unless you are Phoebe from F.R.I.E.N.D.S)  Again, when I was young, and everything is always worse when you are full of teenage hormones.

4. How tall are you?

5ft 4inches high

5.How much do you weigh?

I don't actually know - we don't keep scales in the house.  I'd guess around 10stone.

6. Any tattoos?

No.  I would like one, but I've never seen anything that makes me want it on my skin forever.

7. Any piercings?

I've had my ears pierced twice and my poor wee now-wrinkled bellybutton when I was a washboard-flat-tummied tenager.  Those were the days!


No idea what that means.  Ryan's answered this one with Football stuff, so i'm going to presume it's something about Football, of which I know nothing.

9. Favourite Show?

urrrrgggghhhhh...depends on my mood.  I love Archer.  Hilarious.  But Frasier was pretty perfect.  Or Still Game for the super-funny.

10. Favourite bands?

Again, mood dependent, but i would say The Killers, Muse and old skool Blink 182.

11. Something you miss?

A lot of my friends have moved away to other cities and countries - I miss my friends a lot sometimes.  There's nothing like old banter with old buddies to right your place in the world.  Oh and my washboard stomach!

12. Favourite Song

Just now it's Runaways - The Killers

13. How old are you?

29 years young

14. Zodiac sign?

Scorpio - watch out!  I definitely carry a lot of Scorpio's traits!

15. Quality you look for in a partner?

Honesty, trustworthy, kind and considerate to others.

16. Favourite quote?

If you want your kids to be intelligent, let them read fairytales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, let them read more fairytales (Einstein)

17. Favourite Actor?

Patrick Stewart

18. Favourite colour?

I can't really pick one.  I always say red, but this might not be true one day to the next!

19. Loud or soft music?

LOUD!  As loud as I can!

20. Where do you go when you are sad?

Usually the beach or the rock gardens near our house.  Somewhere very quiet where I can't hear human noise if I can.

21. How long does it take you to shower?

Depends - if I'm going anywhere where i have to look especially nice, about 15 mins.  If it's just the usual day-to-day then less than 5!  I can whizz through it all quite quickly, like a pro!

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Just me?  Em, about ten mins tops.  I'm a basic needs kinda gal.  However, it's never just me - getting 2 crazy kids, and an elderly dog out of the door takes ages, and a lot of prep time included!

23.Ever been in a physical fight?

Not unless you count with my sister when we were younger.  I used to kick her butt! Came close once when someone headbutted a friend outside a nightclub, but other than that, nope.

24. Turn on?

Nice arms, nice teeth, honesty, someone who can have a laugh and isn't afraid to take control, but knows when to step back, a bit of stubble, someone who digs small acts of physical contact - wee hugs, brush of the arm, hair ruffles etc. Kindness and compassion. Intelligence.

25. Turn off?

Male chauvinism, tight trousers on guys, trying to be too cool, fake tan, guys who are up their own arses, bad teeth, bitten fingernails, guys who are up their own arses, showing a lack of empathy or intelligence towards others.

26.The reason I started blogging?

I love to write.  I've always written and never been confident enough to do it before, so this is me, laying myself bare!

27. Fear?

Wasps.  I'm not scared of much, but wasps...boak!

28.Last thing that made you cry?

Honestly?  We watched Disney's Tarzan today and that bit where he chooses Jane over his gorilla mother had me.  She looked so sad.  I guess it just hit home that boys always leave home.  Girls not so much, but boys always leave their mothers, in a way.

29.  Last time that you said you loved someone?

Er, about 5 mins ago to my son.  We try to say it a lot in our house.  It's an important requisite of living here.  It's always sincere, and always returned.

30. Meaning behind your blog name?

Blethering is the Scottish word for someone who talks too much and my boys never stop talking!  Havering skites, the pair of them!

31. Last book you read?

Love, and other dangerous pursuits by Ayelet Waldman.  Not my usual choice of genre, a bit chick lit for me really, but I indulged it and read it all the way through, so I must have enjoyed it.  Like a goth secretly loves The Spice Girls.

32. The book you are currently reading?

I always have a few on the go, mainly because when i'm putting books away in the library, I can't resist.  We Are Water by Wally Lamb, Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding and Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore are all currently being read, but they are slow reads at the moment due to the fact that I never want to finish a Wally lamb book (too awesome), I'm struggling with the latest Bridget installment (I think I'm too young to enjoy it properly, but i read the others and loved them, so feel an obligation to finish, eventually), and I'm never sat down for more than 5 minutes at the moment!

33. Last person you talked to?

Dave on the phone.  He's been in Edinburgh on a training course today, and has to go back again tomorrow.  It's a long two days.

34. Last show you watched?

Still Game last night before bed.  Always like a laugh before going to sleep.

35.  The relationship between you and the last person you text?

An old friend - one of those people who, it doesn't matter how long it's been you can pick up where you left off.

36. Favourite food?

Oh god. Cheese.  Cheddar cheese.  Preferably smooth and strong.  Grated and cold.  I am a bit of a cheddar lover.  It's actually going to be the death of me.

37. Place you want to visit?

Pompeii if we're going all cultural.  I'm a bit morbid and just want to see all the dead folks' body casts.  If we are really talking though, I'm going to say Florida - I am a huge Theme Park geek and just want to go to Universal Studios and Disney in Florida so badly!  Also, a Six Flags if I have the time.

38. Last place you were?

I just took the kids to The Blue Seaway Park in Monifieth after school, because I am the rockin' est mum ever.  Tom even shouted 'this is the best day ever!' and made me feel like a total bastard who deprives her kids of parks so much that they both act like they have never seen rubber safety mats in their lives.  He was at a park on Sunday, fyi!

39. Do you have a crush?

Mmm...not a real life one, unless you count Dave, which you can't because we are married and that's really pukey, isn't it?

Other than that, Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling and Hugh Jackman...*droooooooool*

40. Last time you kissed someone?

Oooh, last night before I went to sleep.  I have a disgustingly happy marriage and it's getting embarrassing...

41. Last time you were insulted

Last week.
It's cool, I'm a cool customer.

42.What instruments do you play?

Sadly, none.  I used to play the violin quite well, the trumpet quite badly and the cornet o.k.  Now all i can do is sing very well - my body is my instrument, lol

43. Favourite flavour of sweets?

Red or purple.

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?

My heart necklace that Dave bought me for my 19th birthday.  Such a nice gift and one I really treasure.

45. Last sport you played?

Battlefield laser tag.  Is that a sport?  Anyway, turns out I'm a good shot.

46. Last song you sang?

Come on Eileen - it was on the radio.

47. Favourite chat up line?

Errr...it's been a while since I heard one of those.  And even then, it was usually leery old men in the pub while I was working.

'How you doin?'

48. Have you ever used it?

Aye, to anyone who'll listen.  What?  Joey is a classy man!

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?

Ummm...a few months ago we all went to the pub and got drunk.  It was awesome.  Old friends are the best friends.

50. Who should answer these next?

I nominate Kate http://craftsonsea.co.uk/ , Jetta http://www.mischievousmum.blogspot.co.uk/ and Laura http://lifelovelaura.com/ and Jac at http://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/


  1. I feel I know you a wee bit more now x

  2. Quite fun as memes go this one wasn't it?! I enjoyed reading this

    You can't beat a blast of 'Come on Eileen' and wasps are pretty bad - what's the point of them! OTP isn't football related. It means something like 'one true pair' so could be anything.

    Did you mean to write that you don't like 'guys up their own arses' twice, or do you just REALLY not like them? ;)


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