Monday, 4 July 2011


After a week that left me a tad frazzled, Hubby suggested that he looked after the boys while I go on a rare shopping trip. And boy did I jump at the chance. A morning of buying clothes for me (rather than toddler sized stuff) and getting a free facial while allowing the sales person to talk me into to buying products I don't need. Delightful, not to mention the Cookie stand... Afterwards I was walking on air people. Time to think. Time to breath without worrying about who needs a snack or a sleep... By the time I saw them again I was rejuvenated and was a better mummy the rest of the day. In the spirit of Me Time today's post is going to be self indulgent. Using the Guardian newspapers regular Q&A column we are going imagine that I am some fabulous famous person that you would be interested in enough to want to read about...

When were you happiest?
I'm pretty happy now but when you are a child you don't fret over the past or worry about whats to come. So probably when I was young.
What is your greatest fear?
Dying. More specifically dying before I am old, before I have really lived.
What is your earliest memory?
I remember being in a pram, watching the rain drops travel down the rain cover.
Which living person do you most admire?
John Lassiter creator of Pixar. He retains that childlike enjoyment of life and also shows you what can happen when you do what you love (even if it looks impossible to everyone else).
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Being a disorganised, messy perfectionist. It's enough to drive a sane person mad.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
There are too many to choose from (and maybe too embarrassing to confess), I have a tendency to fall down ALOT as well as say and do silly things.
Property aside what is the most expensive thing you have bought?
It wasn't crazy expensive but probably my engagement ring, we share our money so I really paid for it too.
What would your superpower be?
I really want to say flying but my fear of heights could seriously get in the way.
What makes you unhappy?
People thinking badly of me even I don't particularly like them. It's a sickness.
What do you dislike about your appearance?
The tire of fat expanding around my middle without my permission.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
Paula Radcliff, we look very similar. When I see her running it freaks me out. I'm like why am I running and how did I get so skinny? Also it would have to be a comedy if it was my life.
What is the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?
When I was waiting in a car once some boys walked past and called me a big nosed c**t.  It was the reason I had a nose job. I wanted to blend into the crowd.
What is your most unappealing habit?
Speaking of noses...Sly nose picking (come on everyone does it!!!)
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Honestly I been thinking on this for hours, I still have no idea.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Watching Gilmore girls, it kinda snuck up on me.
What do you owe your parents?
The belief that I can do or be anything I want.
What does love feel like?
It's feels different with everyone I love. I would actually die for my children which is a new feeling. (no offense hubby if it was me or you i'm hoping you'll offer first...) With my husband I feel safe. I get to be myself completely.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Oooooh so many people. All of the Pixar brain trust, Nelson Mandela, Elvis, Oprah Winfrey, Paullina Simons (fav author) Ian Brown from the Stone Roses. I'd let my real friends come too but they would have to sit on the floor ; )
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
To my first love. I would say 'sorry, I was an idiot.'
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Be gentle!!! (to my 3 year old)
What is the worst job you have ever done?
Packing boxes in a factory. I did 2 weeks and was like i'm outta here.
When did you last cry?
Last week when the boys behaviour got the best of me. Hubby came home to find them separated in their bedrooms and me sobbing in ours.
How often do you have sex?
Enough but we are certainly not going to be breaking any records anytime soon.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
The ability to exercise consistently.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Everyone says it, but it really was giving birth, I'm stronger than I thought.
What keeps you awake at night?
Not one particular thing but I can never fall asleep quickly. My brain won't stop racing.
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who made the good things I wanted to happen, happen.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That it's all about balance. What's that quote...? Live well, Laugh often, love much.

If any of you bloggers fancy doing the same questions on themselves let me know I'd be interested to read it. Here's to a little self indulgence every now and then...


  1. I share the same fear! Glad to hear you had some you time - envious of your facial!

  2. this made laugh and a little angry too ... i think ill give it a go myself ...

  3. Love getting to know more about you and I love the pic of you... and thanks for making me laugh.

  4. This was totally awesome! I love hearing about your kiddos and your day to day, but it's nice to get to know more about what makes you you.
    You made me laugh and made me want to kick those f**ckers that said mean things in their mean little shins!
    Maybe I'll have to follow you in this Q&A challenge:)

  5. Yay!!! You must do it I'd love to read yours x

  6. Great blog post, Siany! :) I LOVE that picture of you!! Loved reading it! ...and...nose job? really? I had no idea. They must have done a good job ;)

  7. This is a really interesting blog post Sian.... Just found it. I am longing to share a few secrets myself now, ha, but I'm too tired tonight. would you mind if I took some inspiration from this post and answered same/similar q's soon on my blog?
    Great, honest post.
    J. X