Sunday, April 15, 2018

BlogonX Linky List - This is Me!

I’m off in May to the BlogonX conference with my soul sister, Debbie, so I’ve joined in with their linky link to share a little about myself and learn about some of the other attendees J The questions were set …….
1.   Share a recent photo of yourself
a.     I’m usually the one behind the camera, but this selfie was taken only a few weeks ago on a weekend break to Rome with the grumpy old man.
2.   What’s your favourite pizza topping?
a.     Being half Italian I’m pretty fussy, so got to be thin crust with cheese and tomato; and if I’m really pushing the boat out, then tuna and onion
3.   You can have dinner with any three guests dead or alive- who do you choose and why?
a.     No contest, three of my sons. But one lives in Dublin, one in California and the third in Hawaii so I only see them once a year, or twice if I’m lucky.
4.   Up to now what would you consider being your biggest life achievement?
a.     Oh gosh – difficult. Professionally it would have been when I built up two day nurseries from scratch, although being a foster carer has been an amazing experience. Personally it would be being a Mum, I am beyond proud of where all the boys and Ella are now.
5.   If you woke up tomorrow as a character from any Disney film or book who would you be and why?
a.     The hardest question. Left it till last. I think Maleficent, but the new Angelina Jolie version, a badass with a good heart.
6.   What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
a.     If the alarm has woken me up then press the snooze button and go back to sleep. If I wake up naturally then it has to be a cup of tea.
7.   If you won the lottery what would be the very first thing you would buy and why?
a.     Buy my husband a De Tomaso Pantera because it’s his dream car, and unless we win the lottery that’s all it ever will be – a dream!
8.   What is your favourite quote from a movie?
a.     This was hard. But I turned it round and thought, what do I say a lot, so it’s got to be ‘Stupid is as stupid does’ from Forrest Gump.
9.   If you were a superhero what would your super power be?
a.     I would like Paige’s abilities in Charmed – to be able to move objects through space, including myself. I hate flying so I could just blink and be there. Plus of course no hours and hours literally hanging around. Oh – and no luggage allowance!
10. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
a.     When I was at primary school I told my mum I wanted to be an actress or work with children. She told me to be realistic, no-one makes a career of acting. Harsh. But working with children is definitely my calling. And, when it comes to my acting skills, she’s probably right.
11. Which emoji do you use the most?
a.     Smiley face J
12. If you could go back in time and tell yourself anything what would it be?
a.     Don’t stand on that step!
b.     Say yes when Dale asks you out
c.     Look harder for Jeff – turns out we hung around at the same places for years before our lives crossed
13. What do you currently have set as the wallpaper on your phone?
a.     Mountains, mist
14. If you could do anything in the world as a legitimate job what would you do?
a.     Full time foster carer – or crafter – or writer – or anything that works around children or creating
15. Where is your favourite place in the world?
a.     San Gennaro, a tiny village in southern Italy where my dad comes from. Italian food, mountains, peaceful, like stepping into history.


  1. I don't think I've ever had tuna on a pizza...

  2. I don't think I would like tuna on pizza either!!!!

  3. I love the idea of being a full time foster carer as a job! I have so much respect for those who foster and can't think of a more rewarding job!
    Looking forward to meeting you at Blogon!


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