11 Questions…


The very lovely Lauren over at You Big Eejit has tagged me in a recent post ’11 Questions’. I love these kind of things. They let you know more about the bloggers you read about and me being the bit of a geek I am, love taking part. The rules are:

The Rules:
  • You must post these rules.
  • Each person must post 11 things about herself on their blog.
  • Answer the questions the “tagger” listed for you in her post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • Choose 11 people to tag and link to them in the post.
  • Let each blogger know that you have tagged them.
I was asked…

1. What is your most prized possession?
Oh that’s a toughie, I always think of a prized possession one that you would want to save if there was a fire so my answer would be Mikey my very loyal and noisy Westie. I’m not big on material possessions, if I’ve got my family I’ve got all I need. He’s my buddy, my companion and my confident (sp!)
2. Do you have any regrets?
Oh yes, I have many but there’s absolutely naff all I can do about it now. My biggest regret is not dieting before my wedding. I hate my wedding photographs and really wish I had of had my wake up call before I got married so I could look back at my photographs and feel happy with what I see. Unfortunately, I don’t and regretfully I wish we hadn’t spent so much on them seeing as they are in a really lovely case hidden in our bedroom. 
3. What is your pet hate?
My pet hate is telephone cold callers! If I’d have wanted a new mobile phone/legal aid/PP insurance/double glazed windows I would have called them. Grrrrrr!

4. What film can you watch time and time again?
The film I can watch over and over is Bridget Jone’s’ Diary. Many moons ago I thought I might actually be the real life version of Bridget Jones and I just love watching Hugh Grant and Colin Firth argue over her. It’s brilliant.

5. How would you spend a fantasy 24 hours with no travel restrictions?
Ohhhh good question. I think I would want to wake up in a plush New York hotel with a slap up breakfast (obviously we’re not counting WW points in a fantasy 24 hours) and then be pampered for the first couple of hours. I’m thinking hair, nails, make up etc. Then I would want to go to shopping with somebody else’s credit card. I think if money was no object I could shop until I dropped. I would want to break the shopping trip up with a posh lunch and then continue the shopping into the afternoon. I would go back to my hotel room for 40 winks  then I’d be off out for dinner and cocktails before going onto see a Broadway show.

6. Any unfulfilled ambitions?
My only unfulfilled ambition is to be a Mummy. I’m in a very happy marriage with a wonderful man, I have my own home and I’m a CIPD qualified HR professional. Obviously I would love to be debt free and stay at home all day eating cake, sewing and quilting without gaining an ounce but for some reason, I don’t think it’s going to happen.

7. Which person has influenced you the most in life?
Ohhh another good question. I’m influenced by many different people so I’m not sure who to say for this one. My determination for doing well on WW has been a long documented affair. This is my 4th year (albeit off and on) and along the way I’ve admired the efforts of many bloggers. They no longer blog about WW as they’ve reached their ultimate WW goal weight and moved on with life but for the record they include Bryher, Alice and Lana. (Two of which are now expecting their first babies so there is hope for me to continue on my WW journey!) I’m influenced on a daily basis by the many wonderfully talented sewers and quilters out there. I just adore their work and there are too many to mention. On a personal level, my Mom and Dad are a massive inspiration to me. They both work incredibly hard, working full time and still have time to look after my nephew. My Mom squeezes in free time to craft and my Dad, bless him, just gets as much rest as he can whilst he’s not working. I’ve definitely got my work ethic from them. Work hard/play hard.
8. Guilty pleasure?
I guess listening to Olly Murs and One Direction should be included here…but sshhhh don’t tell anyone!

9. Most embarrassing moment?
Oh I have many, including going to the Opticians, aged 18 and being asked to open my eyes wide, I opened my mouth (as if I was in the dentist!) and during my first visit to my hubby’s family Christmas get together about 8 years ago (pre-marriage) we were playing a board game and I read out the question ‘Name 5 professionals that are to do with ears’, well after 15 minutes of hubby’s family coming up with all sorts of answers including Doctors, Surgeons etc, I re-read the question and it actually said ‘cars’! D’oh..

10. Why do you blog?
I blog, primarily, as a record of my WW journey. If I can inspire just one or two people to make a few changes to help with their weight loss I am a happy lady. I was ‘once’ someone who would never diet and be successful at it, but now i’m actually proving that I can do it and if I can do it, anyone can. I’m overweight because I like food. I’m not going to lie. I LOVE food. My relationship with food has always been an emotional one; if I was happy, I’d celebrate with food, if I was upset I’d console myself with food. By being able to break it all down and think about the reasons why I ate so much crap has really helped me. I might blog a load of rubbish to some people but i’m not asking them to read it. I’m blogging for my own personal reasons and as I said, if my experiences can help others then that’s fab!

11. What is your dream job?
When I was younger I always wanted to be in the Navy on board an aircraft carrier, waving in and out the airplanes (think Top Gun) but once I’d started to pile the weight on in secondary school due to hidden depression and a lack of confidence, I realised I’d never be fit enough to do such a job.My dream job now would be to run my own crafting business. I would love to open up a local sewing and quilting store with space to run workshops (obviously I would get the pro’s in) and be able to offer tea, coffee and cake to those who visited. There’s a lack of crafting shops here in my little area of the West Midlands and I would love to set one up. It’ll have to be a dream for the time being as I’d need plenty of money (to import fabrics from the States) but I will keep that dream alive in the hope I can win the lottery.
I nominate the following peeps for my 11 questions…
Lauren – A Little Less of Lauren
Tim – Fat Boy Thin
Paul – Fat4now
Linz – Linzerellos BlogMy 11 questions for you are….
1) What lessons did you take as a child? Did any carry over into adulthood?
2) Do you have a favourite piece of clothing? If so, what is it?
3) Do you have a favorite author – who? why?
4) Who was your best friend while you were growing up? Do you still associate with them?
5) Why do you blog?
6) Are you in a job you thought you would do as a child?
7) Did you ever have a life plan?
No.8) What’s your usual workout routine?
9) Do you believe in wishing upon a shooting star?
10) List and tell about at least three good qualities about yourself
11) Name the personality trait you most admire and tell why?

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  • Reply Lauren - Big Eejit 26/02/2012 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for taking part, loved reading your answers :) x

  • Reply Linz M 28/02/2012 at 4:05 pm

    Ooh – thanks. Will try and do a post on this very soon! x

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