On another note it is weird to think that it was 2 years ago today that Mum died. Can't believe that it's been that long, but as Brenda pointed out when she text me this morning, Mum is still very much alive in our hearts and minds.
I am not around much, but had spotted this meme that kazzy_cee and hobbituk have been doing. I liked the look of it, but have recently started too many memes only to abandon them. However manoah has done the whole thing today so thought I would also give it a go .....
1.) Are your parents married or divorced?
Mum and Dad were married in March 1952, and parted 2 years ago today when Mum died. They were both well enough to celebrate their 60th, so that was a special family day.
2.) Are you a vegetarian?
Sorry, no, I like my meat (am having a pork casserole this evening!)
3.) Do you believe in Heaven?
YES - My parents & Grandparents are there ... one day I will join them. (I also believe in Hell)
4.) Have you ever come close to dying?
Yes - day before my 21st .... I was hit on the back wheel of my bike by a taxi doing 40mph. Luckily a judo breakfall saved my life.
5.) What jewellery do you wear?
I love jewellery. When not at work I wear a minimum of 7 rings, 2 or 3 bracelets, a necklace and earings ... and a watch. At work I always have one ring on (not the wedding band as stated, oviously), at present it is a ring I bought Mum and she wore for about 15 years, and now it's on my little finger.
6.) Favourite time of day?
7.) Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
8. Do you wear makeup?
As with jewelry, I'm finding I don't wear as much, usually a swipe of mascara. If I'm going out (not a fancy party) I wear powder foundation, concealer, a neutral eye shadow, mascara and lip balm. Moreso if it's a fancy party.
9.) Ever had plastic surgery?
No (although I have silicon in one eye after a retinal repai)
10.) Do you colour your hair?
11.) What do you wear to bed?
Nothing, unless I am away, then pj's.
12.) Have you ever done anything illegal?
I may have broken the speed limit once (or more)
13.) Can you roll your tongue?
14.) Do you tweeze your eyebrows?
15.) What kind of sneakers?
I am wearing boring Navy ones ... but do have a pair with flowers and sequins on!
16.) Do you believe in abortions?
Not personally - but women should be allowed the freedom to decide for themselves.
17.) What is your natural hair colour?
Grey, and silver!
18.) Do you have any children?
Does Jiffy count?
19.) Do you snore?
Was tested for sleep apnoea when we had new equipment at work and was told that when I sleep on my back I do.
20.) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
USA, Greece or Italy
21.) Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
22.) If you ever won the lottery, what would you do first?
I don't gamble - but I would give money to my nephews for trust so that they have a start in their future. If it were large I would give up work.
23.) Gold or silver?
24.) Hamburger or hot dog?
25.) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
26.) City, beach, or country?
27.) What was the last thing you touched?
My glass of water (well I suppose the computer keyboard as I type!)
28.) Where did you eat last?
Home - lunch..
29.) When's the last time you cried?
Sadly over 2 years ago ... I know that as since Mum died I seem to have shut down many of my emotions
30.) Do you read blogs?
31.) Do you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
Well our uniform at work are actually uni-sex In fact, as I have long legs, my trousers are technically mens!
32.) Ever been involved with the police?
Only when I had the accident
33.) What's your favourite shampoo?
Whatever is cheep
34.) Do you talk in your sleep?
Don't think so (I shall ask Jiffy)
35.) Ocean or pool?
If the sea is calm and fish free, with a sandy floor, then yes. But I do swim 2 - 3 times a week at the gym (although haven't gone for about a month.
36.) What's your favourite song at the moment?
38.) Window seat or aisle?
39.) Have you ever met anyone famous?
40.) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life?
41.) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
42.) Ricki Lake or Oprah?
43.) Basketball or Football?
44.) How long do your showers last?
3 - 5 minutes.
45.) Cake or ice cream?
Depends, but basically ice-cream.
47.) Are you self-conscious?
48.) Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
49.) Have you ever given money to a tramp?
50.) Have you been in love?
51) Where do you wish you were?
How I feel at present I am happy where I am.
52.) Are you wearing socks?
Not at present.
53.) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Yes, twice. Once after the accident (above); and the other when I de-gloved one of my fingers 10 years ago
54.) Can you tango?
Can't dance at all
55.) Last gift you received?
A get-well card from work
56.) Last sport you played?
Gym, 3-ish weeks ago
57.) Things you spend a lot of money on?
58.) Where do you live?
Exeter, Devon, England
59.) Where were you born?
60.) Last wedding attended?
A friend's about 10 years ago ... at Hallowean
61.) Favourite fast food restaurant?
62 is another missing question.
63.) Most hated food?
64.) What's your least favourite chore?
Cleaning the bathroom.
65.) Can you sing?
No, although I love singing in Church.
66.) Last person you instant messaged?
Brenda this morning
67.) Last place you went on holiday?
USA in July
68.) Favorite regular drink?
Water, week blackcurrant squash, English tea
69.) Current crush?
70.) Do you want people to do this meme?
If they want - up to them