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)

February 5, 2010

Catching up on homework

I have been rather rubbish lately at keeping up to date with some memes which have come my way. This is very remiss of me and to make amends I will now do three at once!

First up, the lovely Emily at
Babyrambles tagged me with the 'Stories and Songs' meme which asks you to select a favourite song and tell the story behind it.

My song is 'Step On' by The Happy Mondays. This is one of those songs which transports you right back to a certian time and place in your life as soon as you hear it. For me, it transports me back to Manchester and my university years. 'Madchester' as it was then know was quite simply 'the' place to be for the student music scene; The Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Charlatans, The Hacienda, Afflecks Palace...all so new and so exhilarating to a naive young girl from a tiny village in Yorkshire! Step On was played everywhere that year and, to this day, takes me back to my student days and some very happy memories. Plus, it's a bloody good tune!

Insomniac Mummy tagged me with the 'Shiny Happy People' meme which was started by the very shiny and happy Ms Rosie Scribble. The rules of Rosie's Meme are to:

Name a song that makes you happy - a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness (see above song choice!) and an image that makes you smile, it can be anything - a silly photo, an image taken from the internet, anything at all that puts a smile on your face (and isn't too rude!)"

My image of choice is this, courtesy of Miss Anne Taintor.

The final meme is from 'The Last of The Mojitos' (what a brilliant name!) who tagged me with the '10 Favourite Things' meme. So, here are my current '10 Favourite Things'.

1. Crinkly paper
2. Crisp, sunny autumn mornings
3. A large cup of coffee accompanied by a large slice of carrot cake
4. The smell of washing when it has dried on the line outside (I do have a domestic goddess lurking somewhere within me)
5. Daffodils and crocuses peeping through the ground
6. Catching up with old friends
7. Unexpected kind gestures
8. My imitation Uggs - so inexpensive and yet soooo comfy!
9. Philosophy 'Cinnamon Buns' shower creme. One word. YUM!
10. My Lily-Flame 'Daisy Dip' candle. If heaven had a smell, this would be it.

I now pass these memes onto the following. I will leave it up to each of you to pick and choose which ever meme/s you would like to take on. Enjoy!

Who's The Mummy
New Mummy
Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy
Brits In Bosnia
Really Rachel
Make Do Mum
A Mother's Ramblings
It's A Mummy's Life



  1. Thanks for the tag. I love that picture, will have to print that off!
    I wanted to go to uni in Manchester purely because of the Madchester scene. The only graphics course was in Salford though so gave it a miss!

  2. What a great list of favourite things! I really like the sound of cinnamon buns shower creme!

  3. Thanks for doing the meme! Step On reminds me of my student days too. And to think you were there at the time, maaaan. I love the smell of washing that's dried on the line too, missing it at the moment. And a friend who's an air hostess is going to get me some imitation Uggs when she's next in Singapore so I'll be with you on number 8 as well.

  4. Catching up with old friends is great. I have a friend who is going to call later today from New York, we've been mates since we were 10. I can't wait to talk to her.

    Thanks for the tag!

  5. Tough enough keeping up to speed with all the memes. Great idea to just combine a few in one go :)

  6. Hope it lets me comment today, it wouldn't yesterday! Fab post. Thanks for doing my meme. I love the picture and agree with you totally about coffee and carrot cake!

  7. Great song choice - Music was much better back then. Glad you like the blog name - hope people don't think I've a fondness for the drink, (well maybe just a small one...) xx

  8. Mmmmmmm...carrot cake is one of my faves too. And flowers peeking out of the ground can brighten any day. Awesome post!


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