Emma from Life at the Little Wood passed on this wee Q&A meme and I thought, Yeah, I’ll join in with that craic. I’ve never really done something like this on the blog before. So here we go….
Where in the world would you most like to be now?
Mmmmmm I would have to say – right here. My Granny passed away at the end of November. Granny was a special lady in my life for lots ofdifferent reasons. We grew up seeing Granny and Granda basically every day, they live on the same plot of land as my parents. So many of my childhood memories involve them. And we all miss her very much. And Granda too, he passed away 7 years ago. This Christmas there is nowhere else I would rather be than at home with the rest of the family.
What do you most love about having your blog?
I really do love my little blog. It’s not something that I ever really imagined myself doing, but I have come to really love it! I started it because a lot of people told me to. I had started sharing on my personal Facebook page things that I was doing with my little ones at home, which then led to me starting a Facebook community, Making Memories in The Chaos. Some followers from that encouraged me to start a blog and so, very cautiously I did. I was so worried what people would think of me for writing a blog, I worried that people would think, “what is she doing that for”, “who does she think she is?!” But I have to say I have loved the community that has formed in and through it. I love getting messages and comments and emails from people telling me that they have been encouraged / inspired to play more with their kids, or that something that I have said has struck a chord with them.
There are still days I worry about what people think of me and consider just packing it all in! But then I look back at all the memories that have been recorded and I smile and start typing again!
Who is the person you most admire?
Wow! What a question! Gosh there a lots of people who I admire for lots of different reasons! Ok. I’m going to pick my top 5. Honestly I could list about 20 people whom I admire and aspire to be more like. But, right, Top 5.
1. My mummy. Things haven’t always been easy for her in lots of ways, but through it all, if her 3 girls have been ok that has been her main priority.
2. My Ben. He is always patient, kind, loving, strong, gentle. The perfect gentleman.
3. My friend Mandy – despite everything she NEVER complains – NEVER. She always smiles, is always the same.
4. My minister. He goes above and beyond the call of duty every time.
5. My kids – I wish I had their sunny outlook on EVERYTHING every day. Their ability to forgive and forget so easily. Their genuine love.
What keeps you awake at night?
Honestly? Right now – nothing. As soon as my head hits the pillow these days I am out of it! I am just so tired. Roll on tomorrow 12 noon …..helllloooooooooo Christmas holidays!
What is your all time favourite breakfast?
Oh a fry, everytime. With a large cup of coffee.
Which song makes you smile every time you hear it?
Lots of songs make me smile. I love music.
“My girl” by The Temptations always brings a smile – it was our first dance.
“The Gambler” …good old Kenny Rogers. When this song comes on it’s a full on sing out loud no matter where I am! Even better when it comes on, on a night out / wedding party – good times.
If you could go back and give one piece of advice to your fifteen year old self, what would it be?
I’m quite similar to Emma about this one. In fact basically the same….
Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. You are great just the way you are. Those pretty, really popular girls?? Stop comparing yourself to them. Good looks fade. Makes and brands and material things really don’t matter. When God made you He didn’t make any mistakes – He made you YOU for a reason. He needs you to be YOU for a reason. Be confident in who you are.