Friday, 31 July 2015

31 Things You Didn't Know About Me!

31 Things You Didn't Know About Me
This is actually the 10 or 11 things you didn't know about me tag, but as I've been tagged 3 times, I thought I would combine them all into one post. I would like to start by thanking the people who nominated me:
Becky at Cuddle Fairy
The Mama at Poop Rainbows
I love all three of these blogs, drop by and say hello :)
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Answer their questions
3. Write your own questions
4. Nominate other bloggers to keep the tag going
Becky's questions
1. If you could return to one place you have already traveled to, where would it be?
I want to say Rome for the culture, the history and the fashion, but being totally honest, much as I loved Rome and would return, if I could only pick one, it would have to be Benidorm, even if that does make me sound a little boring! You know when you find that place that somehow feels like home even though it isn't? That's how I feel in Benidorm.

2. What kind of music do you like?
I like all kinds of music - my playlists are a mix of genres that should probably never be seen together - Led Zeppelin followed by Dolly Parton anyone! My favourite kind is rock/metal.

3. What's your favourite book or magazine?
My favourite book tends to change but I think it would have to be Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M Auel. I felt such an emotional connection the first time I read this (and still do each time). I feel it's one of those books that every time you read it again, you find something you missed before.

4. What's your favorite thing to shop for (ie: handbags if you asked me)?
Generally, I hate shopping with a passion, but shoe shopping is my guilty pleasure!

5. If you could travel back in time & give your 17-year-old self one piece of advice - what would it be?
Stop trying to please people - some people, you will never please - those people don't matter. The people who do matter you please without having to try so hard! I know this now, but I wish I had learned it a lot sooner.

6. Do you have a favorite sweet / candy?
Cadbury's Caramel! It's just so good!

7. Do you have any pets?
Just fish at the minute. I have tropical fish and gold fish.

8. What's your favourite perfume?
I love La Coste Pink.

9. What was your first job?
My first job was as a cleaner on a chemical plant - it was 5-7pm on weekdays, so worked out perfectly for a bit of pocket money while I was at college.

10. Name one blog that you really enjoy & follow regularly (I know it's hard to choose just one!).
Wow, this is tough - I have a list coming out tomorrow of my top favourite blogs, so anyone of those really, but I feel like that's cheating! I really enjoy You Baby Me Mummy and I have learned so much about blogging through reading this blog.

Thanks again Becky - those questions where tough, I think you got your own back lol!

The Mama's questions

1. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?
Oh wow, ever wish you hadn't vowed to be honest on your blog!? I once kissed a man who was married. I was very young, very stupid and utterly charmed that this older, seemingly sophisticated man was into me. I really regret it and if I could turn back the clock, there's no way I would do it.

2. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I worked for a company that did business to business sales. It involved a lot of cold calling, not even over the phone, but just turning up at businesses uninvited and unannounced. I was quite good at it, but I hated every second of it!

3. What’s the best trip you’ve taken?
I really enjoyed Terra Natura. After reading a few bad reports, I was a bit nervous, but it turned out they were all totally unfounded. The animals all had loads of space, were well fed and seemed happy. It was a great day with a lot of good memories.

4. If you could be any inanimate object, what would you be?
Oh, I like this one! I would be an aeroplane! I love the idea of flying around the world every day, and most people on aeroplanes are pretty happy so that would be good too.

5. What’s the best TV series you’ve seen?
I love so many. I think my favourite would have to be Orange is the New Black - I hope that counts because technically it's a Netflix Original!

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?
A bush tucker kebab! It had bison, kangaroo and crocodile, all of which were surprisingly nice). That wasn't even abroad either, our local butcher was getting in on the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here hype!

7. What’s the best date you’ve had?
I'm not really a hearts and flowers type - I don't buy into the whole posh dinner and theatre trips things. My best dates have always been just sitting in a bar having a few drinks and a laugh.

8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I never want to go grow up! I would love to be a writer though.

9. What rules do you often break?
Only ones I consider to be stupid - such as the no phones at work one. If there are no customers in, who am I hurting! I also regularly break accepted writing rules - I over use exclamation points, I have a big love for run on sentences and sometimes I start sentences with the word "and". Such a rebel!

10. What white lie have you told recently?
Just this morning, I told a sales person that I wasn't in when he asked to speak to me! I don't even have to feel guilty about this one, it's got to be better than slamming the phone down.

11. What’s the most annoying thing you have seen online?
How long have you got lol? One of the things that annoy me most, and I seem to see on an almost daily basis are the "poor me" Facebook status. Now I don't mean if you genuinely have something going on, or you feel down, you shouldn't say that. I mean the overly vague ones that have clearly done it just so people will ask what's wrong! Either say it or don't!
Thanks again to The Mama :)
Katie's questions
1) Do you have kids? How old are they?
I don't have any children. I love other people's, but have never wanted my own.

2) What is your favorite day of the week?
I think Friday's. For all I work all weekend, I still get that Friday feeling - years of social conditioning I guess!

3) What's the last vacation you took?
The last one I took where I went away was last year I went to Benidorm with my best friends for 10 days. It was fantastic. Last month I took some vacation days from work, just to use some up in the nice weather but I didn't go away any where.

4) Would you ever go sky diving?
Yes, definitely! I would love to go sky diving, talk about the ultimate sense of freedom.

5) Describe the prefect evening at home.
Wine! A nice hot bubble bath, a nice meal and a bit of Netflix or a good movie. And wine :)

6) Do you have any pets?
Just some fish, both gold fish and tropical fish.

7) What is your favorite holiday?
It's got to be Christmas. I'm like a big kid - all the lights, the decorations, the Christmas songs, family, friends, gifts, the whole works. There's always a buzz in the air and everyone's happy and excited.

8) What is your favorite non alcoholic beverage?
Coffee - I can get through quite a lot per day.

9) What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I love having my own little space to talk about whatever I want to, and when people read and comment on what I've written, it's just the best feeling ever!

10) Dress or skirt?
Dress! I'm so weird with skirts - I love them on other people but they just never look right on me for some reason. The odd time I find one that doesn't hang funny, or isn't an awkward length or any of the other reasons I don't wear them, I can never find a top I like with it!
Thanks again Katie!
Now for my questions:
1. If you could be invisible for one day, where would you go and what would you do?
2. What is your biggest fear?
3. If you could commit a crime with no fear of retribution, would you do it?
4. Who do you look up to most?
5. What is your favourite colour?
6. What is your most embarrassing moment?
7. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be and why?
8. What is your favourite gadget?
9. Facebook or Twitter?
10. Who is your favourite author?
And my nominations:
Angela from Days in Bed
Susan from The Mommy Life
Thanks again ladies! Some tough questions there, but I really enjoyed answering them. If you wish to answer my questions, consider yourself tagged!
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  1. Oh my goodness! Three nominations?! You're just so popular, Debbie!! ;)
    I must share that I have tropical fish, too! I love how relaxing it can be to watch them after a long day. Your idea of a perfect evening at home sounds amazing! Wine + movies + yummy food = Heaven! Wonderful read, Debbie! Thanks so much for accepting your nomination (x3)! xx

    1. I feel very loved :) I really enjoy writing these types of posts too! Defo relaxing to sit and watch the fish. Thank you :)

  2. I too hate the Facebook whiners. Those or the ones that NEVER post a thing until they want to brag or gloat about something. Those ones are annoying too! Thanks for the nomination...I am currently working on one and was actually going to tag YOU! You beat me to it.

    1. Oh yes, the braggers are annoying too! You're welcome - great minds think alike lol :)

  3. Oh yes to OITNB, stupid rules, vague fb status', bar dates. And to all the grammar rules that I am also bad for breaking!!


    1. Sounds like we are pretty similar in out outlooks :) Thanks again for the nomination!

  4. Wow, you had quite the list of questions!! You answered them all so well. I love your advice to your 17yr old self. I wasn't trying to make hard questions lol Thank you for accepting the nomination x

    1. Thank you :) I know what you mean now though - it's so hard to choose just one of something! Thanks again for the nomination :)

  5. I have completed mine thanks again for the nomination! ;o)

    1. You're welcome, I'll pop over for a read in a sec :)

  6. I loved reading this post! I too have 3 nominations so I really need to be getting on with this one! Lol! I loved learning more about you and the honesty! I think no phones at work is a silly rule if it's not bothering anyone. I once worked at reception at a restaurant and had quiet times! Same at the supermarket as a student. When there was no customer and your just sitting waiting. Back then we didn't have cell phones so i would print out till receipt paper and write my essays for high school on the back of them lol. Don't like time wasting!

    Angela xx

    1. Thank you :) The honesty is maybe a little much but I promised myself when I started blogging that I was going to be 100% honest about the good, the bad and of course the ugly! I love the idea of getting your essays done in your quiet times :) x

  7. Great to learn more about you. Great advice to stop trying to please everyone. I've quickly learnt that too. Thank you for sharing it on #bigfatlinky

    1. Thank you :) I think trying to please everyone is an impossible task and you only end up miserable. Thanks for hosting