The Q&A Meme

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As one of life’s over sharers it’s always really fun to take part in a meme – especially when Sally tags you in it. If you don’t know Sally or read her blog just click that link and appreciate her ridiculously awesome kid in a rather epic jumper. It’ll start your day off just right.

It’s a Q&A meme. I’ve seven questions to answer so I best crack on.

1. What’s the last really evil thought you had

Oh c’mon, you all know me by now… I’m nice – nearly all of the time. Yet 5% of the time, every single day, I think evil thoughts. We live on a really busy main road and park in a side street just off it. Every morning we need to turn right out of this quiet little dead end into the madness and against the traffic of the main road. You’d be amazed at the number of people that don’t let us out. But then some kind soul will. Karma is watching all those horrid folks and with every car that doesn’t flash their lights to let us across, I wish them the very worst day ahead. Shocking, I know!

2. When did you last donate to charity and why?

Ooooooh, poignant Ms Whittle with all this Band Aid-bashing and Sainsbury’s Christmas ad cynicism doing the rounds. I tend to donate as and when. As someone who’s been supported to fundraise insane amounts of cash for Pancreatic Cancer UK in exchange for some marathon-running madness, my charity donations are often determined by those completing all manner of challenges at a given time. But most recently it was more well, I don’t know what it was, close to home? It was a donation to a hospice at the end of the funeral service of a family friend. That was a difficult day – and not just for me.

3. What’s the naughtiest thing you did at school and did you get caught?

I got put up a year at primary school but then held back and forced to repeat a year when I was thought too young to start Junior school. I kept “finding” stuff. I’d go home with calculators, pencil cases, you name it. I returned it all – except a packet of Burger Bites.

4. What’s your guilty pleasure?

I have two equally guilty pleasures and their combination is a painfully ironic one. Any time anyone ever goes to the US I politely ask them to bring back a Crest Whitening Strips kit and the biggest bag of Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups they can find. And this happens annually (at least)! And this is me, a girl well aware that a) digestion begins in the mouth, bleach severely interrupts that process; b) sugar rots your teeth and c) I am someone else’s trip to the US closer to needing falsies by my 40th!

5. Do you believe in ghosts?

Spirits, yes. Ghosts, no.

6. What’s the lamest Christmas present you ever received?

Year before last I got a mini nutmeg grater + nutmeg. I rolled my eyes, tossed it aside but somehow it survived our big move to Wales. I started using it but it was so hideously small I grated more fingernail than nutmeg. I didn’t learn. But then thankfully an Ocado recommendation for grated nutmeg was presented to me and my destroyed talons are but a thing of the past!

7. If you could live in any city in the world, for one year, where would it be?

I’ve taken a little while to respond to this meme and it’s this question I’ve probably thought about most. I love the idea of Scandinavia, The Netherlands, the south of France. But I’d most love to give San Francisco a go. A clean eating paradise for me, close enough to Hollywood for him. It would be a chance for us both to truly explore our passions. We’ve both been separately, but never together. I certainly feel I have unfinished In-N-Out business to close.

Right, I’m tagging Sasha, Trine and Sara.

Ooooooh, and now for your questions…

1. What do you want most from 2015?

2. What was it that made you cry most recently?

3. Peanut or almond butter? Discuss

4. How would you describe me to someone that doesn’t know me?

5. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?

6. Your glass is half full of what?

7. If you had the opportunity to give one person a piece of your mind without any consequences / repercussions, who would it be…?