The Liebster Award #2

This is the second time I’ve been nominated for a Liebster award, thanks to Min over at Single Mum Speaks (@babyorbankrupt).

Min is one of my favourite bloggers I have happened to stumble upon since becoming a blogger. If you love the Unmumsy Mum, or Brummy Mummy of 2, you’ll love Mins Blog. Her antics with Piglet cheer me up on the shittiest of days (not because she makes me feel superior of course… She’s one very funny chick).

So that’s the flattery bit done, on with the questions.

1.What is the best thing to do with kids on a rainy day?

I’d love to say crafting, baking, singing but that would be BS. In all honesty, at the moment TG is going through an age where she loves nothing more than to snuggle up and watch a Disney film (Cinderella? Again? Oh go on then – major crush on Richard Madden aka Robb Stark aka Prince Charming). Sadly, these snuggle sessions are somewhat disrupted these days by a crazy 11 month old who has a penchant for climbing the stairs, attempting to get into the washing machine, eating the cat food…

2. If you had three wishes, what would they be?

World peace, an end to Famine and a cure for Cancer? But if you wanted to ask me on a more selfish scale..(1) .for my friends and family to be happy, healthy and safe, (2) To have a massive garden (3) That I had found a massive bar of Fruit and Nut in the cupboard instead of the manky old bourbons in the bottom of the biscuit barrel.

3. What is your favourite fairytale and why?

Currently Cinderella, featuring the lovely Richard, see Q1.

4. What is the best thing about where you live?

The town I live in is a bit of a dump in all honesty, but its amazingly close to London (15 mins on the bullet train), has high speed links to Europe (which I use all the time, not), and is equidistant to the Kent coastline as from the Capital City. But, aside all that, its the town I grew up in, so houses all my family (and there’s a lot of them), my school friends, and everyone I’ve grown up with. I realise these days with so many newer friends having moved around a lot, that being near to your nearest and dearest is worth a hell of a lot, especially when you’re having families of your own.

5. How did you come up with your blog name?

I don’t really remember, other than when I had come up with it, I lay awake one night going over and over it in my mind – once it was in my brain, It wasn’t going anywhere.

6. Cats or dogs?

Cats. My cat M (named after an alcoholic beverage) and I have been together before Mr G and I, so shes pretty spesh. 

 Getting a cat of my own was a big step in realising I was a grown up, it was definitely good practice for becoming a parent. We never had dogs growing up so I’m a little nervous of them. (Although we did have snakes, lizards, ducks, stick insects, guinea pigs, rabbits…). My Mum just got a dog recently and she is bonkers. We do love her though.

7. What, in your opinion, is the best TV show ever?

Breaking Bad. No, Game of Thrones. Or Breaking Bad…argh its too hard! I watched the entire series of BB during my last pregnancy and still haven’t quite recovered from the BB shaped hole in my life. It’s close though – I’m a massive fan of GOT which is surprising because that kind of fantasy stuff isn’t my bag normally.

8.If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things (other than a boat/other means of escape) what would they be and why?

Assuming there was power and radio signals…It’d have to be a camera to take lots of selfies of myself chilling on the beach, a radio as I’d want to listen to some tunes whilst sunbathing, and it’s going to be super sunny right? Can’t be without my trusty Ray Bans 😉 (was I supposed to choose sensible rescue / survival items?)

9. What has been the best thing about blogging so far?

Since having the nippers, I have struggled with a real hobby – getting out isn’t as easy as it used to be and I’m not a big fan of TV. I love having a new interest, it’s healthy for me to have something to throw my over active brain into whilst I’m not working (I just got made redundant from my job career of 14 years).

10. Who is your favourite person from history and why?

Ernest Shackleton, a polar explorer from the 1900’s. He was attempting a transantartic crossing in 1914 when his ship, the Endurance became trapped in pack ice. His amazing tale of leadership and surviving against the odds was churned out during a management course I was on years ago, and I absolutely fell in love with the story. It’s an inspirational uplifting message that can be translated to many situations today (maybe parenting too?!). Theres a lovely quote that goes with the story which sums up the man;

For scientific discovery give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” Sir Raymond Priestly, Antarctic Explorer and Geologist.

So that’s me done for now. Great questions Min! Here are my new set of questions:

  1. Whats your biggest parenting fail to date?
  2. I’m getting a round in, what are you having?
  3. Snog Marry Avoid? Russel Brand, Gary Barlow, David Beckham.
  4. Desert or cheese board?
  5. Whats your catchphrase?
  6. Who is your favourite blogger?
  7. Are you an early bird or night owl?
  8. Which song lyrics strike a special chord with you?
  9. If you could choose one super power, what would it be?
  10. It’s the rugby world cup! Whats your sport of choice?…

Now here’s the bit I find really hard…nominating other bloggers. If you’ve done this before, and don’t fancy it, no sweat. If you want to join in and answer my questions, great! Consider this as a pointer and nod to your fab blogs, either way 🙂

Nipper and Tyke

Samantha Poole

Jenni from dttb

23 week socks

Mackenzie Glanville

Becky Pink

Wonderfully Average


Emmas Mamma

Over and out x MMT

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