Monday, 26 June 2017

50 Questions You've Never Been Asked

I mentioned in a previous post that since going from one job to three jobs, blogging has been a lot harder. Usually, I would be at least once month ahead with scheduled posts but right now I am not even a week ahead. Between work, housework, Baker, feeding Jake, sleep and everything in between I rarely know whether I'm coming or going. The reason I mention all that is because I thought that doing a good old fashioned tag woudn't take the insane amount of hours to put together like most of my other posts. Little did I underestimate this epic 50 Q tag I found over on the lovely Emma's Space blog!

What's your favourite candle scent?
I have two for separate occasions and/or rooms. I like different lemon scents for places like the kitchen and bathroom - they just smell cleaner too me. Then theres the basic vanilla, cake, sweet smells for living rooms and a deep mixed berry kind of thing for those places during winter!

Which female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
Oh gosh I'm not a big one for 'celebrities'. Hmm. The first that comes to mind is Mayim Bialik (aka Amy in The Big Bang Theory and much more) because she is a person I really look up to, not as a celebrity, but as a woman in STEM. She is not only beautiful, intelligent and down to Earth but also super funny and a great person in general. Pretty sure she'd make an awesome older sister! Check out her YouTube here for more of her insightful views on the world.

Which male celebrity do you wish was your brother?
I have always wanted an older brother (I'm an only child if you didn't know) because I have had pretty hard times in the past and a big brother who could stand up for me was an appealing thing. That taken into account I, superficially, would want someone big and manly haha, so I guess Leonardo Dicaprio or Tom Hardy would be cool. Both would be better! They are big strong guys, very talented but most of all they care about things I care about - our planet, climate, animals, DOGS!

Do you know a hoarder?
I don't think so. Perhaps one or two of the residents at work.

Can you do the splits?
Haha, no!

How old were you when you learnt to ride a bike?
Properly around 5 or 6, Dad took me on the field and just set me away and I did it. I learned to swim in a similar way. Straight in at the deep end! (Not completely literally.)

How many oceans have you swam in?
Only the Atlantic but off the coast of a few different countries!

How many countries have you visited?
Scotland, England, Spain, France, Greece and Italy. Many places within a few of those and some islands off the coasts of those places too but that belong to the countries listed.

Is anyone in your family in the army?

What would you name your daughter if you had one?
Pft like I'd tell anyone! I've already had names on my list have to be crossed off as family members have used them, I'm not gonna cut down my list anymore.

What would you name your son if you had one?
Same answer as above. Though to be honest I'm more protective of my boy names than girls, as when I do have a child I hope to adopt and that means I'd rather have a boy if given the opportunity.

What's the worst grade you got on a test?
A 'U' which apparently means 'incomplete'. Somehow I never took part in any cookery classes in High School...every time it came to the class I never had the ingredients because I was never told what we needed and for when.
I also got a 'U' in Business Studies because I did no coursework. It was during the time that life was hell though so excuses and stuff.

What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
As a small kid I loved Barney,  Babar, Playdays and Noddy. I can't remember other than that. As I got older there was Art Attack, HOW2 then whatever was on Nickelodeon.
Some faves on Nickelodeon were/are Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocko's Modern Life, Doug, Clarissa Explains it All, Kenan & Kel, Ahhh! Real Monsters, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, The Secret World of Alex Mack, The Amanda Show, All That, Drake and Josh and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Phew! That's a lot. I'm not even gonna mention Disney shows...

What did you dress up as on Halloween, when you were 8?
I knew what the answer was going to be before I asked, but had to check with my Mam due to the old memory. She said a witch haha. A typical 90s bin-bag witch!

Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight books?
Only Harry Potter and I don't plan on reading the others. I think I kind of know the jist from hearing others mention them etc and they really aren't my cup of tea. Harry Potter, on the other hand, is like one fifth of my life :P

Would you rather have an American accent or English accent?
North Eastern English. Just like the one I have actually! If it had to be a posh Southern English I'd probably choose American though haha.

Did your mother go to university?
Nope, nor did her mother or her mother or her mother as far as I know. Oh, I didn't either if you didn't know. It's not something I personally value or feel is the be all end all in life. I am amazingly proud of friends who have gone and done proper courses and gotten useful degrees, but I just mean it isn't for me. My life will be perfectly fine despite not being a university graduate ;)

Are your grandparents still married?
I lost my Granda on my Mams side a few years back but he and Nana were still married after 50+ years together. On my Dads side Grandma and Granda are still married too, however Grandma is extremely poorly just now.
I'm love that they have all had such great relationships and the only divorces I've semi experienced have been uncles/aunties etc.

Have you ever taken Karate lessons?
I did them for a short time as a child but didn't stick it out. As an adult I did a little Judo and Jui Jitsu.

Do you know who Kermit the frog is?
The annoying green frog from The Muppets? Yes I am a Disney fan who hates the Muppets. It isn't proper Disney just like Star was bought. End of scene.

What's the first amusement park you went to?
Disneyland Paris, October 1996.

What language, besides your native language would you like to be fluent in?
Français! I know a decent amount but would love to be completely fluent. I've learnt it on and off since I was like 8 or something when I had a Madeline CDROM that taught a couple languages. It was a great CDROM! Way more fun than kids computer games these days.

Do you spell the colour grey or gray?
'Grey'. The other is how many spell their last name.

Is your father bald?
He is.

Do you know triplets?
Nope but quite a few sets of twins! One on my Mam's side of the family, one on my Dad's side of the family and a couple I went to school with.

Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
Neither. I haven't seen the latter but don't want to and Titanic annoys the poop out of me. THERE WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM FOR TWO PEOPLE YOU SELFISH COW!

Have you ever had Indian food?
I don't think so? Curry is technically British isn't it and I've only had different homemade curries.

What's the name of your favourite restaurant?
Home. Head chef, me.

Have you ever been to Nando's?
Nope. That's chicken isn't it? I don't eat animals.

Do you belong to any warehouse stores?
I don't know what that means.

What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
Gary Andrew, after my Dad (Gary) and my Mam's Dad (Andrew). I was still named after my Mam's Dad actually because for some reason he got called 'Danny' by everyone and so I'm Danielle.

If you have a nickname, what is it?
My Mam often calls me Dee but that's about it. I'm not popular enough for a nickname. I don't have many friends at all to tell the truth...

Who's your favourite person in the world?

Would you rather live in the countryside or city?
Another silly question. My worst nightmare would be to live in a city again. Hell on Earth! Country girl for lyf.

Can you whistle?
I can, though not with my fingers.

Do you sleep with a night light?
Nope. Though I am scared of the dark.

Do you eat breakfast every morning?
Not every morning.

Do you take any pills or medication daily?
Fancy iron pills! Fun fact - my body doesn't let me take tablets so things that don't come in liquid form I have to cut into teeny tiny pieces before dousing my throat with the force of a great typhoon.

What medical condition do you have?
Pretty bad anemia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma and other little things.

How many times have you been to the hospital?
Only once I think when I split my head open in first school. I had suspected meningitis as a baby but the doctor came to the house and then the rest of the time it's been little A&E visits for broken toes, fingers and fractured wrist etc. I am very, very thankful for that.

Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
These questions obviously don't know me. I am not going to even justify this with an answer!!

Where do you buy your jeans?
I don't buy them often, but the majority of my recent in within the past 5 years, have been from Next.

What's the last compliment you got?
That I was a nice person.

Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?
Occasionally. It depends on what stage of sleep I am woken up during I think. I vividly remember a couple I've had from as far back as high school (and that was a long time ago!).

What flavour tea do you enjoy?
Hot chocolate, the only hot drink that is actually somewhat drinkable.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Like 5 pairs of vans, 3 other pairs of Disney trainers/slip ons, an old pair of Nike 6.0s I wear to job #1, smarter work shoes for the other two jobs and perhaps one or two other pairs of trainers. So like 12 or something?

What religion will you raise your children to be?
None. It is not a nessisary factor in any life, let alone a child's.

How old where you when you found out Santa wasn't real?
Mam said I was told by other kids when I went up to Middle School :( 

Why do you have a blog?
I dunno. I just do. I had one as a Project 365 in around 2007/8 then after that fizzled out messed about with a couple other things. Then I started one in early 2010 when I went to DLP for my first 'adult' trip and each night I updated it from the hotel computers, which I then carried on upon arriving home. I was a little gutted to delete it all when personal issues got in the way and only lasted a few months before I started a new one...Underland to Wonderland. (Although it wasn't called that at the time!)
It did and still does a lot for me. From hard times, unemployed times, depressed times and stressful times. Through 5 hours moves, 2 new pets and 3 pet deaths, new jobs and so much more I have had this here to keep me company, keep my busy, focused and de-stressed. More than anything it has blessed me with the ability to document the past 5-6 years of my life which I can share with friends and family I don't see much as well as look back at on my own in years to come.

17,000 days later...the post is complete. If you read even half of those without skipping through you need a medal. I've read through them at least half a dozen times to 'proof' them or whatever sounds legit but I bet there are still discrepancies. Ooh, I know, if you did read all of them you must do the tag too so I can read all of yours :P


  1. Always enjoy these types of posts and love getting to know more about you. Your views on university were really refreshing too. I knew I wanted to study geography and learn more (I love learning, I'll always have a little of the Hermione's about me I think) but you're so right, it isn't the be all and end all and there are other ways to chase dreams and get into certain fields. I'd love to learn French properly too, I did a little bit at school for my GCSE's with German, but I need to do more as I've forgotten it all! Your answer to the celebrity big brother question was great too, Leo is one of my favourites because I love the fact he's so on the ball with all of his environmental work, it's so cool and endearing. Love your final answer too, your blog will always be one of my favourites lovely. - Tasha

    1. Thanks Tasha! I love reading them too...putting it together wasn't quite as fun as I expected haha. Going to uni should be like that though - you should go because you are passionate about a subject and want to learn more. So many go just to say they have been and study subjects they never end up using or care about. I've a love/hate thing with all further education!
      I was never a huge fan of him but I appreciate the environmental work he does for sure.
      Thank you!!! xo

  2. This was an epic post, with some really interesting answers! x

  3. Yay! You did it! ☺️
    I love your answer to the Titanic/Notebook question.. πŸ˜‚
    I went to uni - mainly because it's what the school drilled into you in 6th year and felt like it had to be done, but don't feel like it has got me anywhere. After uni I decided to do college and I loved it so much more. I did sport & tourism and am using the tourism in my job just now... But hopefully one day I end up in Sports Tourism.... πŸ™πŸ»

    Mayim Bialik would be an amazing sister!

    Serious nostalgia reading the list of kids tv shows you watched!


    1. I did it! Yay.
      Ahaha, well ya know. It's so annoying.
      Oh really? That's refreshing to hear. A lot of people that went to Uni get quite defensive when I share my opinions on it haha. It really isn't for everyone though.

      Wouldn't she?! I love her!

      HOW! lol xo