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Questions & Answers Meme – I’ve been Tagged

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I can see I am not going to get away with this one.  The lovely ladies over at More Than a Mum,  Yummy Step Mummy and Fluffy Dumplings have all tagged me so far.

The gist of it is this.  I have to answer 12 questions from each of them – eek.  I am going to try to do it in one post.  After you have read mine, you’ll find a new list of questions at the bottom from me, for you to answer on your own blog. Then you make up a new set of 12 for your victims.  I have amended the rules to save loads of different posts

From Yummy Step Mummy

1. Where are you from and where do you live now? – Aberdeen and Aberdeen – Boring I am.
2. Favourite pizza topping –  Chicken, Sweetcorn and Mushroom
3. Favourite childhood story/book/film – Little Women
4. Favourite story/book/film now – Too many to mention them all.   Anything with Morgan Freeman seems to be a good film. I tend not to have favourites as such.
5. If you could change gender for a day what would you do? Sack David Cameron & Nick Clegg & put Richard Branson & Stephen Fry in charge of the country.
6. Do you feel you family is complete or would you like more/some children? I am always tempted to go back to adoption panel for a girl, but I’m too old now I think.
7. What do you do/Where do you work and do you enjoy it? – From home.  Hard work, long hours, but the coffee is fab.
8. Which three words do you think sum you up? Opinionated, Determined and Self-Conscious.
9. If you were a fairy what magical powers would you possess?  The ability to cure disability.
10. If you were invisible, where would you go and what would you do?  Why? Sit at home in a comfortable seat and ignore all the shenanigans going around me for a week.  Ahhh, the peace.
11. Do you know what meme, blog hop, linky, Klout, Pinterest, Google +, SEO, tags, categories, keywords etc are and what they all mean?   Um, yes, I’m a geek.  What can I say.
12. Have you ever picked your nose. Of course not.  Like royalty, a lady must never divulge any bad habits in public.

From More Thank a Mum

1)    What song can’t you listen to without crying? – Angels – Robbie Williams, don’t ask why, I don’t know.
2)    Which book changed your life – or at least made you think a lot? – The Trouble with Alex- A Mothers Battle, A Child’s Rage
3)    Which of your personality traits do you most hope your children will inherit? – Inherit is impossible but I hope they learn determination to get things finished.
4)    Which of your personality traits do you most hope your children will NOT inherit?  As above, they can’t inherit but they might end up with my impossibility to stop myself from saying “stop that now or you will be grounded tomorrow.”
5)    Why do you blog? Because I love it, and I love the community.
6)    What do you wish you’d known before becoming a parent?  That taking on 3 moving toddlers at one time is a feat akin to climbing Mount Everest.
7)    What is your top ‘me-time’ tip? Leave the house for it.  Me time never happens while anyone else is in residence.
8)    What can’t you live without?  Materialistically – Netbook.  People wise – The Kids.
9)    Which of all your blog posts are you most proud of and why?  I am not proud of the post, but I proud of the actions of the people who the post is about.  Read it here.
10) Have you ever met a famous person? Who and where?  Prince Phillip at Holyrood when I was 16 and another, but not going to tell, or a friend will stop talking to me.
11) What is the best thing about parenthood? – Seeing them when they are sleeping and knowing I make a difference to their lives.

From Fluffy Dumplings

1) When did you last have a full nights sleep?  Far too long ago, but it might have been about a month.
2) How often do you and your partner get to go out on a date? Never – he’s not romantic at all.
3) What is harder going to work or staying at home with children?  Definitely staying at home with children, but I have special needs in children so different comparison I suspect.
4) What are you doing for Easter?  A week at home and a week away in the van.  I would miss my caravan too much and campsites are fab for my kids.
5) Can you ride a bike? Yes
6) What is your favourite tipple? It would have been diet irn bru once upon a time, but now I’m not sure.  I don’t like the taste of alcohol so it would have to be something lemonady for a tipple.
7) Do you play any sports Apart from running after the kids, I swim and cycle with the boys when the weather is nicer.  I used to play volleyball and badminton but not since the boys arrived.
8) What is your most embarrassing  moment? That will stay with me forever.  Actually I think it is on my blog somewhere, but not letting on.
9) How clever are you? It depends.  I can work out lots of things, but I can be as daft as anyone else at others.  I am quite shy around new people so my bravado is usually a front.
10) Name your favourite tv show? Doctors – cheesy, I know.
11) Any guilty pleasures? Chocolate and crisps.
12) Favourite song? Angels – as above.

Questions for my victims – tags:

1 – If you could have chosen your own name, what would it be?
2 – Who do you most admire in life, and why?
3 – What is your most treasured possession?
4 – Are you a glass half full, or glass half empty type person?  Give an example.
5 – Tell your favourite funny joke…
6 – What is your biggest fear in life?
7 – What is your favourite flavour of ice cream? What does it remind you of?
8 –  If you have kids, do they do what you tell them first time, every time? If no kids, what about your elders?
9 – Prada or Primark?
10 –  Jeans or joggers?
11 – Jennifer Aniston or Meryl Streep.
12 – Sean Connery or Daniel Craig.

The Victims


11 thoughts on “Questions & Answers Meme – I’ve been Tagged

  1. Well, these blog emphasized the greatness of a woman like me.. Cheer up! Many of us can relate on your blog..

  2. What a great stuff, I enjoy it reading.. Thanks for bringing here…

  3. Hi SM-

    We’ve been stealing memes and promoting the blogs where we stole them from for five years. Most of our “victims” join in the fun. This is a first. Most folks love the free promotion. While your “logo” really isn’t copyrighted, the fact that you’ve upset is enough reason for us to remove all credit to you.

    We don’t sell ads and don’t make any money here. We just provide a fun service to a blogger community with over 400 followers and thousands of players. We are sorry we caused you any problem. And really, we don’t care about your links to us. That wasn’t the point at all. The point is to meet fellow bloggers. That’s why we are the most popular meme site in the blogosphere.

    Again, please accept our apology. We won’t bother you again…


    WTIT Tape Radio

  4. Done!

    Thanks for the tag.

    And I completely agree that being home with children is much more difficult than working.

    1. Hi, thanks for the comment. It is harder working with the kids, and I used to think mums who stayed at home with 3 or 4 kids had it easy.

  5. First commenter has a bit of a cheek. Hope to get that sorted out. My first go made no sense whatsoever, am tired. Thats my excuse. Will sort it out.

  6. am with you on the pizza topping not as sure about doctors……


    1. Haha, was not sure if I should mention that one lol.

  7. Hi Scottish Mum-

    I’m Bud from the blog Sunday Stealing . Every week we rip a meme off someone’s blog. Today we chose one of yours. We combined the questions. We give you full credit and link back to your blog. The great thing is that a lot of previous “victims” such as yourself have become regular players! We usually publish the blog between 1 and 3 PM EST Saturday. We usually get between 40 to 60 people who play and comment on each others responses. And a lot of our players are previous victims of our theft like you! We hope you play along in the weeks to come! Thank you and have a great day…


    1. I’ve updated your comment to remove your (two) links so that you don’t get the link back from me. Still waiting for you to take down my image.

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