Tuesday 6 March 2012

Am I doing this right.....?

{an excuse to show another fab vintage dish!}

I was really happy to be tagged by Jen from Little Birdie today! I just discovered Jen's lovely blog recently and she is a fellow Glaswegian, which is always good to hear! I still feel very, very new to this blogging thing and am totally oblivious to all protocol etc if it exists. This blog has always been about a space for me to write, connect, take pictures and to well have a wee break from all that makes a working mum's life stressful and hard! So if I connect with some more great people through tagging then that sounds good to me- its worth a go!

So what I think I have to do is post some random stuff about myself, answer Jen's great questions- then somehow think up some of my own and tag some blogs that I read and like. So here goes and double sorry if this is a bit haphazard!

So this is what you have to do those that I have tagged;

^ Post these rules
^ Post 11 things about yourself
^ Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you
^ Create 11 new questions for the people you tag
^ Go to their blog and tell them they've been tagged!

11 Random things about myself;
  • My other half and I travelled three times to Australia before we had children and seriously considered emigrating there. 
  • I LOVE our house and we bought it even thought it was a total wreck. We have been 8 years doing it up- a serious labour of love.
  • I nearly did a Theatre Studies course at Uni.
  • I knew my other half was the 'one' after our first night out.
  • I used to be a goth.
  • My favourite poet is Mary Oliver.
  • I went to New York and New England for my honeymoon.
  • My favourite food is North African.
  • I cry loads at sad bits in films.
  • I love John Denver (a childhood thing!).
  • I have an English Literature and Sociology Degree
And Jen's questions;

^ What is your favourite 1980s movie?
Promised Land- an old Kiefer Sutherland and Meg Ryan movie.
^ Sweet or savoury?
Savoury- sugar is evil- I try to keep away from it....!
^ Who was your childhood hero?
Probably Laura Ingalls Wilder- I read and re-read the Little House on the Prairie series.
^ What would be your dream job?
Something creative- a writer maybe. I am not too bad on the old grass is greener front. I like what I am doing now.
^ What really annoys you?
Injustice of any shape or form. Its a bit of an unequal world we live in and I try to make a difference where I can.
^ What colour are your eyes?
Dark green.
^ What is your favourite piece of art?
Anything by Joan Eardley.
^ Beer, wine or cider?
Red wine- totally necessary when small children are in bed at the end of the week!
^ What's the nicest thing that has happened to you recently?
The kindness of friends.
^ Who is your secret crush?
Very, very sadly I have to admit Chis Martin. I know not why!!
^ What's your favourite novel?
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

My questions;

1. Etsy or Ebay?
2. Have you any regrets so far?
3. What is the best gig you have been to?
4. What is your special place?
5. What is your favourite novel?
6. What is your signature dish that you cook?
7. If you could travel back to anytime in history when would you choose?
8. What is your favourite country that you have visited?
9. How would you describe your personal style?
10.Who is your favourite actor?
11.What do you collect?

I am going to tag the following blogs I read- and so sorry if you have been tagged already. I have so little time I haven't checked your 'tag status' and I'm just going to go for it!(and hey and if you don't feel like the questions no pressure to do it at all). 

Please do check these out they are great blogs,

Thank you everyone!

Jo xx


  1. Great answers Jo! And don't worry, you did it all correctly! x

  2. Lovely answers - thank you so much for tagging me - I really like this idea! Will be having a really good think and will be posting in the next couple of days xx

  3. Lovely to know a bit more about you. I'm with you on the red wine front :) Andrea x

  4. Phew- glad I managed it Jen! Thats great Karen, look forward to reading.

    Yes Andrea, red wine is not too bad a vice- in moderation!

    Thanks for your comments, Jo x

  5. Chris Martin!!! (secretly me too - Don't tell Dan he hates him!). Red wine I hear ya! And Australia, yep me too I seriously considered staying there forever... glad I didn't as this life here wouldn't have happened. x

  6. thanks Lou! I know my other half hates Chris martin too!Lovely you commented, Great post you have up just now, Jo x

  7. loving your blog Jo, and what a beautiful dish! not so sure about Chris Martin though...looking forward to checking out all the lovely blogs you have tagged. Rach x

  8. This is so much fun - loved reading our answers! Oh, and great vintage dish of course :-) x

  9. My Dad found that dish for me- he knows my style these days! Thanks Rach and Col, Jo x ps I know Chris Martin shocks me too- whats that about!

  10. Would have never guessed that you used to be a goth (but then I guess I did black hair and nail polish for a bit!). I wanted to be Heidi when I was little so totally understand the Little House Laura thing ;)

    1. Hi Zoe- I know the goth thing was a pretty much from my other half who was real mohicaned punk/goth. Much of that had gone when I met him bar a few earrings! I turned away from the darness when the kiddos came along!!! Jo x


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