The lovely Emily of Maternal Tales and wonderful Kayleigh from Fashionably Later recently tagged me, but it's taken me a while to get 'round to doing something about it! Ladies, please forgive me. They both tagged me with a list of questions which were similar but not all of them were the same, so I've attempted to merge the two in a sort of haphazard way which I hope is acceptable. OK, here goes:
What are your current obsessions?
My two new babies! I recently relented to my girls' pleas for a pet, and bought two guinea pigs from an animal rescue centre. I admit that initially I wasn't too keen, but I have fallen in love with the little critters. They are soooo cute. The two we have are a mother and baby. The baby - Trixie -was only 6 weeks old when we got her and was like a little ball of fluff. She's grown quite a lot now, and is very inquisitive and squeaks a lot. The mum, Jess, is black and very quiet. I've discovered that it's very relaxing to go out to see them (they live in a hutch in an outbuilding), sit on a stool and feed them some fresh veg. My girls keep saying 'You love them don't you?'
What's for dinner tonight?
Fresh (but not homemade!) ravioli with passata and salad. Quick and tasty.
What's the last thing you bought?
Well, actually I bought a car today. Not a brand new one, but a newer version of the car I currently drive which is quite old, and has started being unreliable. I pick it up tomorrow. Can't wait!
What are you currently listening to?
I bought Stevie Wonder's greatest hits, and am really enjoying dancing around the kitchen with the girls to songs such as Masterblaster and Do I Do. Brilliant!
What are your favourite holiday spots?
It has to be the Lleyn Peninsula in Wales. We've been going back to the same place for the past 5 years, and will be going there again in July. We stay in a farm cottage, and travel around the peninsula visiting the fantastic beaches there. We love it, and I hope it will be the cause of some very happy memories for the girls when they remember their childhood in later life.
What are you reading now?
Hmmm....I keep starting books and then leaving them around the house. I'm currently supposed to be reading The Shack but haven't got very far with it; I also have The Single Trap on the go (see, I am trying!) and more recently I opened An Open Heart by the Dalai Lama.
Use 4 words to describe yourself? Optimistic, busy, loving, single.
What is your guilty pleasure?
That's easy. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Have you seen that show? Obscene wealth, ostentation and big egos all wrapped up in one hour a week. It's fantastically trashy TV and I love it!
What is your favourite film? I have a few favourites, but some of them would have to be Mystic River, The American President (such a brilliant romcom), Contact, White Christmas, Singin' in the Rain, Notting Hill.
If you could change anything about your life so far, what would it be?
This is such a negative use of energy in my opinion, wishing you could change something in the past. What's done is done, and what's happened has made me who I am now. Now I'm not saying that's good necessarily, but it's reality. Much better to move on and deal with what you've got.
What do you fear the most? Outliving my daughters.
What's on your bedside table?
Several unread books piled up on top of one another, a radio alarm clock, bedside reading light, small manicure set bought for me by the Teenager-in-waiting, a tub of Dove body moisturiser which rarely gets used.
What's the best thing you ate or drank recently?Last weekend I cooked salmon fillet which we ate with homemade potato salad and a green salad. Delicious!
What single piece of advice would you give to a Mum-to-be? (this is the question I have added to the list)
Trust your instincts. You know your own baby best.
I'm obliged to pass the baton onto 8 other bloggers. I'm tagging:
Sunday Painting (if you haven't been to visit her blog, please do. She writes beautifully.)
Some Mothers Do Ave Em
Not Wrong Just Different
More Than Just A Mother (when she gets her pc fixed, hopefully soon!)
39 and Counting
I know that's only 7. Oh well, sue me.
Apologies if you've already done this tag but I'm too lazy to check!