Vogue’s 73 Questions List

Vogue’s 73 questions posed to celebrities had completely passed me by, until Charlie at Mess and Merlot, blogged her answers in a post and tagged me. Most people who have been tagged have vlogged their answers. I am going to save you all from having to endure me on screen and simply write them down. So here they are:

Vogue’s 73 Questions List

1. What’s your favorite movie? Mama Mia – I love a good sing song
2. Favorite movie in the past five years? Skyfall – it’s the only film I can actually remember going to see in the last 5 years!
3. Favorite Hitchcock film? North By Northwest
4. A book you plan on reading? The Girl on the Train
5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you? The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy – Eustacia Vye inspired me when she got her dress caught on a twig and didn’t try to pull free, she was so at one with the heath…wow! That’s stayed with me forever
6. Favorite TV show that’s currently on? The Last Leg – I hadn’t heard of it before this year’s Paralympics and I am totally hooked – LOVE IT!
7. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now? 10 – I have my first day today off in a month 🙂 oh and I’ve been shortlisted for Best Writer in the Mumsnet blogging awards, which is very exciting
8. iPhone or Android? I phone
9. Twitter or Instagram? Twitter (but I’m pretty crap at both)
10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now? Me!
11. What’s your favorite food? Rare steak
12. Least favorite food? Oysters
13. What do you love on your pizza? Goat’s cheese, roasted veg…yummy
14. Favorite drink? Red wine
15. Favorite dessert? Mum’s rhubarb and ginger crumble
16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Dark, purely for health reasons!
17. Coffee or tea? Tea first thing, then a coffee, then tea all the way to bedtime
18. What’s the hardest part about being a mum? The guilt
19. What’s your favorite band? The Pogues
20. Favorite solo artist? Norah Jones
21. Favorite song? Come Away with me
22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be? Meat Loaf
23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be? Saxaphone
24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be? Hidden
25. To be or not to be? Not to be working all my life – I want to travel again
26. Dogs or cats? We’ve got 2 of each, so I have to say: both
27. Bird-watching or whale-watching? I’ve done both and the whales win
28. Best gift you’ve ever received? An electric blanket
29. Best gift you’ve ever given? …given birth to 4 children. The gift that keeps on giving…(me hell and heartache)
30. Last gift you gave a friend? An miniature orchid
31. What’s your favorite board game? I get too bored…
32. What’s your favorite country to visit? New Zealand – to see my no.1 NZ friend
33. What’s the last country you visited? Spain
34. What country do you wish to visit? Burma
35. What’s your favorite color? Deep pink
36. Least favorite color? Bottle green
37. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds (unlikely though)
38. Heels or flats? Flats. Although I do have a pair of killer heels in my wardrobe that belong to my sister, that she calls the: F me shoes! She’s never getting them back!
39. Pilates or yoga? Either. Both are good tighteners
40. Jogging or swimming? Jogging – I have issues with people’s excretions in public pools
41. Best way to de-stress? Doing Taekwon-do: kicking and punching – you can’t beat it…but wine and a weekend paper come close
42. If you had one superpower, what would it be? The ability to heal – myself and everyone else (God, I sound like I want to be Jesus)
43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language? Flange
44. What’s your favorite flower? A tulip, because it’s a sign that winter has been kicked into dust
45. When was the last time you cried? Two weeks ago, when I bashed my swollen finger
46. Do you like your handwriting? Yes. It’s inspired by The Cure – very curly
47. Do you bake? Yes, although my daughters have taken over that role now
48. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My injuries
49. What is your most favorite thing about yourself? My smile
50. Who do you miss most? My friend, Jo who lives in New Zealand
51. What are you listening to right now? The dishwasher
52. Favorite smell? Vanilla
53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? My partner
54. Who was the last person you sent a text to? Daughter 1. It said: Plate of food in fridge xxxxxxx (this is how good my parenting gets)
55. A sport you wish you could play? Basketball
56. Hair color? Light brown
57. Eye color? Blue
58. Scary film or happy endings? Happy endings
59. Favorite season? Summer
60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with? Prince Harry, David Beckham and Victoria Wood
61. Hugs or kisses? Aren’t I allowed both?
62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Rolling Stones
63. Where were you born? Bromley, Kent
64. What is the farthest you have been from home? New Zealand
65. Sweet or savory? Savory. Although sometimes only cake will do
66. Lipstick or lip gloss? Lipstick. Can’t live without it
67. What book have you read again and again? Biff and Chip
68. Favorite bedtime story? Facebook normally
69. What would be the title of your autobiography? No Regrets – although I’m sure a footballer or a member of a boy band has that one already
70. Favorite sound? A guitar at a camp fire
71. Favorite animal? A bear
72. Who is your girl crush? Rubyrose
73. Last photograph you took? My daughter dressed as a snowflake for Character Day at school. Yes, the pain of dressing up continues to 6th Form and still her outfit was crap


That was actually so hard. My brain is now aching and I must tag this pain to:

Vicky – Honest Mum

Dawn – Rhyming with Wine

Fran – Whinge Whinge Wine

Beth – themotherhub

If you haven’t done it already ladies, enjoy xxx

12 thoughts on “Vogue’s 73 Questions List”

  1. Ha ha LOVE IT- I now have visions of you on a Harley Davidson rockin out with Meatloaf Thanks for taking part (sorry bout the headache) it’s such a great way to get to know all the important stuff about our fellow bloggers, ok not important but fun!! The Last leg is one of our faves of a weekend too. Huge congrats on being shortlisted, if you win I’m expecting a ‘through the curtains on a Harley’ style entrance. Xx

    1. Funnily enough, my partner reckons we’re going to get a Harley in the future, so it may well happen! Thanks so much for the congrats. I would so love to do that entrance if I were to win – I wonder whether I could pull it off…!x

    1. ‘Phlegm’ is a hard one to beat…and spell! It’s good fun, isn’t it? It took me longer to do than it takes me to write a blog though!

  2. Love it! I cannot wait to meet you at Blogfest and I sincerely hope to see you doing a Meatloaf number. Possibly with Davina? Sure she’d be up for it? “What are you listening to right now? – The Dishwasher” made me chortle! Thanks for the nomination hon. I shall get my backside into gear and on it! Dawn x

    1. I’m looking forward to reading yours! So glad I’ll meet you at Blogfest – my first one of these events! I reckon Davina could rock, ‘Bat out of Hell’! x

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