Sunday, 17 April 2011

My interview with the Guardian

I have been tagged by the lovely Nickie over at I am Typecast who has tagged me as her own personal "Gok with cocktails".  Mmmnn cocktails, now who am I to argue?!

The idea originated over at Mrs Lister's (another lovely blog) who likes to spend her Saturday's eating poached duck eggs and reading the Guardian in bed (lucky, lucky her).  So without further ado, here is my interview a la Guardian.............

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
I have thought and thought and thought about this far longer than any of the other questions, the trouble is, I admire lots of people, so I can't single it down to who I most admire most.  I can find admiration in so many people.

When were you happiest?
On a beach in South America, drinking cocktails, watching the sunset and HAW asking to marry me, was a truly funny (note to self, must blog about it) romantic and special moment!

What was your most embarrassing moment?
It has to be my DISCOCUNT moment. (note to self, must blog about that!)
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
My first car, I worked my proverbial nuts off as wanted a convertible....Got myself a mark 2 GTI and boy did that car go...spent many a happy time in that with the roof down, shades on, pimping the music and winking at boys!  It rocked (literally, ha ha)
What is your most treasured possession?
I love my rings, what they symbolise and also the fact they are so darn gorgeous!  Aside from that it would have to be my collection of photographs that I have in a suitcase.  They represent ME through different years/eras....I just wish I knew how to scan them in!! 

Where would you like to live?
So many places....definitely somewhere warm.  Definitely by the beach but close to a big town....Barca maybe??  Actually, scrap that it would have to be The Hamptons....or maybe somewhere in Thailand?  Heck I can't decide!!
What’s your favourite smell?
My babies when they are all in their jammies, clean faces, clean hair and still warm from the bath.

Who would play you in the film of your life?
I would play myself, I fancy a bit of hollywood action, the closest I get is the Hollywood Bowl!
What is your favourite book?
The Bible.  It's the only book I go back to again and again and find inspiration from.  I don't read it per se but I just open it on random pages and always find something that makes me think.

What is your most unappealing habit?
I am a fire dragon (according to the kids) I shout.  A lot.  I was never going to be a "shouty" parent but I just can't help myself.  Get your shoes on please x 4 then turns into "GET YOUR SHOES ON NOW WE ARE LATE FOR SCHOOL".  I also have shouty kids which drives me insane but unless I change they aren't going to (sorry to my future daughter in laws for that one). 
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Would always. always be wonderwoman.  I had a girl crush on Linda Carter for a long time.  In fact, I still do!  Love the costume, love the girl power!
What is your earliest memory?
When I was three I ran into a lamp post whilst having a race with my cousins.  I don't remember that but I do remember my Aunty trying to stop the blood pouring out of my head whilst I sat on her washing machine.  I don't remember going to hospital and getting stitched up either.  I find that bizarre.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Trash TV.  There, I said it.  Give me TOWIE, ANTM, BNTM and I am happy! I think it's because I can "watch" whilst doing other things, like tweeting and still get what is going on!
What do you owe your parents?
An apology.  It takes becoming a parent to realise how difficult being a parent can be.  I was a little minx during my teens and even though we laugh about it now (and they really do) I can see I gave them so much heart ache.  I was very strong willed and know every trick in the book. (My kids have NO chance)
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
I met a guy called Mark in Rhodes in 1995.  He fell in love with me, moved from North Yorkshire to London to be with me and I was a total and utter cow.  I really broke his heart and treated him so badly and yet he still stayed with me.  When I called it off he was devastated.  He was a lovely guy and I wasn't ready for commitment.  Mark, if you ever read this, I am truly sorry.  I hope you found love, peace and happiness.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family - HAW, the angels with dirty faces, my parents, my brother.  My grandparents whom I dearly miss and my Ipad/Louboutins/birkin

What does love feel like?
Imagine a really cold day, walking along a wind swept beach then coming in to a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.  That's what love feels like...the rough with the smooth.
What was the best kiss of your life?
I love kissing, it's the knee trembling ones I remember fondly.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Right, that's it.  I've had enough, I'm selling you all to the Gypsies".  I even have a picture of the King of the Gypsies on my phone that I pretend to call - OOOHHH I am a mean mummy ;-) 
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Peeling veg on a Kibbutz in Israel.  So, So boring.

If you could change one thing from your past, what would you change?
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
A boat on the Thames around 12 years ago.  I should have said Yes instead of No.
However, I am a massive believer in Karma.  My manta is "It's all about the Karma baby".

What is the closest you’ve come to death?
My first ever girls holiday aged 17.  I am not ready to talk about that yet but will do so one day.  Just admitting that has made me feel funny.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Aside from my amazing children who will always be my greatest achievement it has to be setting up my own business last year and getting into profit within 2 months. 

When did you last cry, and why?
Yesterday reading this so inspiring, so wonderful, so humbled by the kindness of strangers and so proud to be a part of it.

     How do you relax?
Lying on my bed with either a good book (currently reading Chanel's autobiography) or just faffing with my ipad.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
If I was 100% healthy, I have an underactive thyroid and metabolism of a 70 year old.  Am on meds but still overweight, constantly knackered and weepy at times as a consequence of this.  I am amazed at how hormones affect the human body and just want to be back to myself again.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
It's most definitely all about the Karma Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am tagging the following:


  1. I am staying tuned for all the "must blog about that" posts ;)

  2. Yes these posts need to be written! if pigeon porn is anything to go by! :-) x

  3. Oh so glad someone else loves ANTM/BNTM as well... people look at me funny when I say I love Tyra Banks!!

    Honest answers, nicely written. Feel like I know you now ;) x

  4. From The goggle Coffee Shop
    Be gentle with me new blogger eh? you lie one week of blogging eh
    Superamazing mum I think not get a life

  5. Dear Anonymous,

    Maybe you should have looked at the date of my post in the google coffee shop, I think you'll find it was posted back in October when I started this blog., get a life eh, I think you'll find I have one from reading this blog!

    Thanks for answering my questions though

  6. oh blooming eck, I'm going to struggle with this! Will get to it soon! x

  7. dear anonymous,

    go away,

    love jane

  8. and also,

    great post! i love this meme

    j x


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