Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

November 24, 2009

Ten things

Thank you very much to World of a Mummy and Carrot In Mum’s Hair for bestowing me with the ‘Honest Scrap’ Award. I am slightly relieved because at first glance, I thought I had been handed an 'Honest Crap' award - which I may not have been so pleased about!

The rules of this award are to tell you 10 things about myself which you don’t already know and to pass it on to other bloggers you'd like to know more about. Hmmmm – what, oh what, to divulge?! W

1. I completed the London Marathon in 2001 (I will never do one again!)

2. As a result of my daily proximity to the kitchen, I am actually now half-mum, half-biscuit*

3. I can juggle (proper juggling, not just multi-tasking!)

4. I am 6ft 10" tall*

5. I have portion-control issues as I always, always cook way too much pasta and rice. I am an intelligent, well-educated woman, why can I not get this simple task right?

6. I am partial to a pork scratching when back in Yorkshire

7. I have kissed Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme anyone? No, I'm not particularly proud!)

8. I can't knit, darn or crochet

9. I would very much like a cleaner for christmas**

10. I have never been to Iceland (despite the fact that I am a mum!)

*this may not be true
** I don't think even Santa will be able to manage this one

Now, I call upon the following bloggers to please step forward to collect this award, which I dutifully pass on.

Mummy Tips
Older Mums Are Fun
Baking Mad Mama
Wives and Daughters
Bare Naked Mummy




  1. Thank you for the award - I misread it to be honest crap too!

  2. Pork scratching are the work of the devil!!!

  3. Nope, never been to Icaland either. But I am 6' 10'' tall.

  4. I like reading these. Well done on the marathon, I applied to do it this year and didn't get accepted, I'm quite pleased about that! I don't think I've ever been to Iceland but I did go to Bejam before it was Iceland.

  5. Your portion-control issues made me smile - I have them too!

    In fact, RIGHT NOW, I am waiting for some rice to cook and am wondering: too much? too little? Only time will tell.

    Oh, and I am 25% mum 75% biscuit and don't know who Nuno Bettencourt is...

  6. Is that Iceland the country or the shop?!! LOL

    And, get you -- you're almost as tall as me!!

  7. i'm half "anything thatcan be baked quickly". i get lots of kudos for baking so much with the girls ..... little doeseveryone know it has nothiung whatsoever to do with special one on one time... and everything to do with my desperate need to have goodies in the tin... and subsequently in my mouth! love your top tens.

  8. I love this (s)crap award - a first!

    My own portion control is out of control at present with the cold winter nights!

    Iceland is cool - I only go when I'm sure Kerry Catonna isn't lurking behind the party packs of mini pizzas.

    I've also been to TK Maxx and Aldi - credit crunch has hit us badly

    Actually, I love TK Maxx

    I also love Ralph Fiennes and have had a photo taken with him, only it was on an Australian girl's camera who was a complete stranger as my battery was flat at that moment (the camera's battery, not mine!)

    I once wrote to an actor who I had seen at the theatre and he wrote back a few month's later - from prison! Honestly. (It was before I was married - ahem!)

    I am an estate agent and valuer - now that IS a sure way to be unpopular!

    I once took chips into the cinema with a friend and we were ejected

    I have a packet of fags in the kitchen drawer, even though I gave up 19 years ago. Just in case!

    Oh yes - and I'm 21 years old.And a liar!

  9. Thank you! I'll do my list soon!

  10. why aren't you proud that you kissed Nuno? Was it a drunken moment? LOL


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