I have been tagged by Penny of Alexander Residence (she loves a good meme does our Penny …) and this time I don’t have to share the contents of my fridge.  No.  Nothing quite as simple.  Instead, I shall be sharing my most intimate secrets with everyone.  Not sure I like where this is going … 

This Q&A meme is a concept taken from The Guardian.  It’s the article I turn to first every week (what?!  I read the Guardian!)  … and I’ve always thought, oh, when I rule the world (circa 2025) and I get interviewed for this in real life, I’m going to be oh-so amusing, pithy and entertaining, who could fail to fall in love with me.

Now it’s here, admittedly in a slightly different context, I’m like, “Oh shit … I’m going to sound like a cock.”

So, the gig is, once you have read my answers you will come to your own conclusion about me.  You’ll either think a) I’m nice b) yes, she IS in fact, a cock or c) you’ll want to go for a pint (or ten) with me.

I’ll save you the trouble … it’ll be b), I’m pretty sure of it.

Oh well.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

OK, go and grab your bucket now.  Got it?  Right.

My partner, Richard.  I know, I know … but … people, you have to admire someone who voluntarily chooses to live with me (as opposed to my poor kids who have no choice.)  He’s the strongest person I know.  Patient to the nth degree; positive; heart of a boxer and he gives good spoonage.  He ran a 10k race for charity earlier this year, loves our boys til his heart explodes and, in the face of adversity, continues to strive for what he wants in life.

When were you happiest?

When my children were born (a given.)  Salsa dancing in the kitchen with my Other Half whilst heavily pregnant with our son.  Pottering around Portobello Market after brunch at the Electric.  Baking with Mum as a young child.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I have them daily.  Yesterday, I put some luggage in the boot of the car at 6am, dressed in pyjamas, without realising there was a massive split in them.  Yup – in the arse region of course.

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?

Cars aside … my beloved MacBook Pro.  I heart it.  Probably heart it a little bit too much.

What is your most treasured possession?

My late Mum’s wedding ring, which I wear on my little finger.  It’s not that I have massive, sausage fingers – no … hers were so skinny!

Where would you like to live?

Sydney.  Or Brighton.

What’s your favourite smell?

Toast.  Fried onions.  My mum’s jewellery box.  Lavender in the garden.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Tilda Swinton – only woman mad enough to carry it off.

What is your favourite book?

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.  Or … The Time Traveller’s Wife.  Or … To Kill A Mockingbird.  Or … etc etc.

What is your most unappealing habit?

Road rage.  I’m like a different woman in the car.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?

Marilyn Monroe in *that* white dress.  I actually have this dress in orange (looks nicer than it sounds,) just not brave enough to wear it … yet.

What is your earliest memory?

Having a stye on my eye aged 7 and everyone at home telling me how bad it was as I came down to breakfast.  Looked in the mirror, and promptly fainted.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Watching Food Network TV in bed whilst eating Galaxy Counters.

What do you owe your parents?

Dodgy eyesight, good legs, a strong work ethic.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

To my Mum for not realising how sick she really was.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My partner in crime, Richard … and our boys.  ‘Love’ doesn’t come anywhere near to how I feel about them.

What does love feel like?

Like being wrapped up permanently in a pair of strong arms.

What was the best kiss of your life?

Bar Salsa, London, July 2002.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Lovely.  Nice.  Cock it.  Wankstain.

What is the worst job you’ve done?

Saturday job in a drycleaners.  Got high on the fumes though plus it taught me that I can cope better than I thought in shitty situations.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

To know that upon leaving school, I could have gone to university, even if others didn’t see that I was capable.

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

Walking across a frozen pond as a child and promptly falling in, echoes of my Dad saying, “It’s safe, trust me,” ringing in my ears.  Not technically a life/death situation mind you.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My degree, raising happy children and still being madly in love 9 years on.

When did you last cry, and why?

I’m not a sad person, but I cry a fair bit.  Cried at Britain’s Got Talent when a really unassuming guy sang ‘Fast Car’ – love it when people are proved wrong.  I cried at DIY SOS too.  Oh, and normally Eastenders (now I can watch it again cos the stupid baby swap storyline has finished.)  There’s a pattern here – I cry at shit TV programmes.  Other than that, I sometimes cry when I see the boys playing together in the garden.  Or when my Other Half has to work away.

How do you relax?

Running, writing, watching DVDs, spooning.  Not necessarily in that order.  Although … hang on …. yeah, in that order.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

To have a paid job (I love.)

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

As Grammy award winners, Chumbawamba so eloquently said, “I get knocked down, but I get up again …”

To never give up.

So, there you have it.  A little insight into lil ole me.  Mary, of Lincoln & Me, consider yourself tagged again girlfriend.

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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.

11 replies on “Oh, Cock It …”

  1. Awesome post! Couldn’t NOT like a fellow road rager! 😉

    I choose A) by the way. Somebody who’s still madly in love after 9 years is definitely NOT a cock (a sucker maybe, but no, not a cock. LOL)

    Am your newest follower!

    1. Thank you so much for commenting! Oh, and welcome … hope you enjoy the blog! As for the road rage … I am seriously like a different woman behind the wheel (although I do stay behind the wheel, I don’t actually get out – just get a little sweary 🙂

  2. So lovely (my overused but much meant word too) to learn more about you. Love that photo! I love that these memes like rollercoasters, laughed at the salsa dancing and the overused words, felt your pain at the mum stuff. The pond, that’s scary.
    Sorry its taken me ages to get here. It was worth it.

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