I was tagged by Fenngirl, over at My Mummy Wrote this for me.. The meme was started by Kerry at Mrs Lister Writes and is based on the Q&A in the Guardian Weekend supplement. I haven’t been tagged before, so this is my first go.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Lisa Lynch. She had breast cancer at 28, underwent a double mastectomy and an oophrectomy, and has a husband that totally adores her. She has written a book, which I would love to do, and she writes a fab blog.
When were you last happiest?
13th April. The day that my ENT consultant told me that although the other half of my thyroid was malignant, I was low risk. That is the first time in over 18 months that anyone has used those words to describe me.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Probably when I was in hospital being induced with Jake, and I had to show the midwife my pad when my waters broke, and then in it was my “show”. Very embarrassing!!
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?
Our VW Passat estate. We didn’t go to the dealership with the intention of buying anything. We just went for a look.
What is your most treasured possession?
I would say Jake, but I don’t think he counts as a possession, so can I say my doggies?
Where would you like to live?
Canada. We went on holiday there a few years back to visit family, and I loved the place. I’d move in a heartbeat, but Neil is too much of a home bird.
What’s your favourite smell?
I LOVE the smell of freshly brewed coffee, like when you walk into a Starbucks, and that smell just hits you. Yum!
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Oooh, urm. Anne Hathaway, I think. She’d need to be able to carry off short hair though!
What is your favourite book?
I am a book worm. I can’t narrow it down to just one. But I do love chick lit books, and Paige Toon is becoming a fast favourite, Dorothy Koomson is brilliant too!
What is your most unappealing habit?
Biting my nails. I know it’s a horrible habit. But I’ve done it since childhood, and it seems that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t stop.
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
What is your earliest memory?
I can’t pinpoint an actual first memory. I do remember being quite young and being sat on my brother’s lap and he was drawing me pictures of a dog. I couldn’t tell you how old I was though.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
A crush on Dermot O’Leary.
What do you owe your parents?
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
To my family and friends, for putting them through so much over the last 18 months.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My little family.
What does love feel like?
It makes you feel all lovely and warm.
What was the best kiss of your life?
I’m not sure I should divulge…
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Frankie, get off!”
“Ernie, pack it in!”
“Neil, are you nearly done in the bathroom?”
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Telesales. Hated it, and I wasn’t very good at it.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I wouldn’t have got engaged to the guy I was engaged to before I got married to Neil. That was not a happy time in my life.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
June 16th 2010. I was in the cancer ward in hospital, and I woke up that morning and couldn’t breathe properly. I couldn’t even walk to the end of my bed without needing oxygen. I was then moved to intensive care. That was by far the scariest cancer experience.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Jake. Definitely! The fact that I helped make him, and he has turned into such a handsome, funny, and nice little boy, I’m so proud of that! I’m also fairly proud of the fact that I kicked cancer twice.
When did you last cry, and why?
The other morning when I had a really upsetting dream in the night that I just couldn’t shake off. You know when a dream just feels so real?
How do you relax?
A nice long soak in a bubble bath, with a good book
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
For someone to tell me that I will never have cancer again – I stole that off fenngirl, but yes, without a doubt!
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Live every moment as if it’s your last. Cherish those that love you and that you love, and don’t waste time on those that aren’t worth it.
Now, I’m pretty sure that most people have done this already, so forgive me if you’ve already been got, but I tag….