I was tagged by Claire of the awesome Life Love & Dirty Dishes in the A-Z of Me list that is currently doing the rounds. A-Z of me? I Gosh sounds pretty narcissistic huh?
I was doubtful that anyone would want to read an A-Z of me, and then I wondered if I could even rustle up something for every bloody letter!
Having overcome both those thoughts, I came up with the goods, and so if you want to get to know the mumma behind Motherhood: The Real Deal a little better in a quick skim, then here goes it…
A is for ANTSY PANTSY
I can be a wee bit antsy pantsy at times. Just comes with my territory!
B for BELLYDANCE
I can belly dance. Pass me a coin belt will and I’ll show you!
C for CHOCOLATE
I am a total choc-fiend. I think I have eaten chocolate every day for the last 20 years in some way shape or form, and I don’t care what anyone has to say about it!
D for DANCE
Ha you thought it was just bellydancing? Well, I can tap dance too and even do a little bit of B-Girling if plied with enough booze.
E for EXOTIC
I guess you could say I’m a little bit of an exotic mix with Israeli, Spanish, Lithuanian, Scottish and English blood all pumping through my veins. My little girl now has Chinese in the mix with that, combined with the fact she was born in Singapore!
F for FOODIE
I am a massive, massive foodie and in a previous work life have been on more food tastings than my digestive system cares to remember. I churned out so many food reviews that it went way past a sport.
G for GRAND PRIX
I have worked at the Grand Prix in Singapore before and have to say, YES, being in the thick of the action is as exciting as everyone says it is, even if you don’t give two hoots about Formula 1.
H for HAIR
I have a love-hate relationship with my hair that is naturally curly and have tried everything to get round it, including adorning braided extensions which I didn’t wash the whole time I had them – yuck!
I for INSINCERE IDIOTS
I do not tolerate the insincere or the idiots of this world gladly.
J for JOKES
I am pretty terrible at telling or being on the receiving end of jokes, especially of the practical kind!
K for KITE
I discovered recently that I am quite an awesome kite flyer. No idea what I’m actually doing but the results look pretty impressive!
L for LOSER
I am a pretty bad loser – bowling, pool, Super Mario brothers…best not go there…unless you want to see the thunder face mentioned first hand further below.
M for MUSICAL
I am a little bit of a musical maestro and can play the piano, ukulele, violin, flute – hell pretty much chuck any musical instrument my way and I’ll fudge something out of it!
N for NEGATIVITY
Negativity literally saps my soul from within. Leave it at the door please.
O for OPERATION
Just before I fell pregnant with our little one, I had a total thyroidectomy as they found out I had pre-cancerous cells lurking in my thyroid. Going under and coming back round were the weirdest experiences ever.
P for PARTNER
I am not married, but have been in a partnership for the last seven years. We believe that having a child is the biggest commitment of all.
Q for QUIET
I am not very good at being quiet, or should I say, more talking quietly– in fact, the word fog horn has been used to describe me by my own father on various occasions. How lovely.
R for RHYTHM
I have a pretty fantastic sense of rhythm…pass me some bongos or a tamberine and let me show you!
S for SPIDERS
I am so scared of them that even as I write the word I am shuddering. I can’t even look at a picture of one without feeling like I’m going to have a cardiac arrest.
T for THUNDER FACE
Yes, I have a thunder face, which comes out occasionally, mainly when I am pushed over the antsy pantsy cliff. My whole face apparently changes and can look pretty scary and it would appear that at those times I look like my Dad! Anyway, don’t mess.
U for UGHHHH
Is an expression that frequently gets bounced around my brain which usually stops it from exiting through my mouth.. because I am not a very patient person.
V for VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
I used to work there for 4 years – some of the best years of my working career – and was very lucky to have met some very interesting people including Manolo Bhlanik, Alan Titchmarsh and Kevin McCloud – plus others less so.
W for WINE
The only thing that keeps me sane after a hard day of mummy bootcamp.
X for XENOPHOBIA
I have a huge disliking for xenophobes or any xenophobic remarks of any kind.
Y for YOGA
Totally swear by it and even now with a crazy toddler hanging off me most of the time, I try to do 10 minutes before I switch off for the night.
Z for ZZZZZZs
I love sleeping, and for those who say that sleep can wait until you die…well, I’m sorry but I just don’t agree!