Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you to Maddie over at Shatter the fourth wall for the nomination! Can you call a millennial wise? Or is wise only reserved for the old? Nah. I think Maddie is wise. Go check the blog if you like a little thought provoking, well written posts on all things life and a good dose of humour! Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Award”

The Scottish Tag

Shout out to my ginger from another ming…er? No,thats terrible. Shout out to my lady over at lifeinthegingerlane for the nomination. Thank you very much!
I do love a wee nomination and whats better than a nomination that is asking questions about Scotland and one that doesn’t require me to nominate 3 billion people!! This is my kind of tag!
Please go and visit my ginger friend, it might give her the boot up the arse she needs in order to give us more posts (she says, as one that rarely blogs these days). She might use the excuse that she is a mumma with another one on the way, but I don’t buy it! So lets all gang up and annoy her until she starts pumping posts out every week!

The Scottish Tag

Question 1: Whereabouts in Scotland are you from?

I’m from a dark and murky city where murders run rife in the streets, kids shout up tae their maw to ask them to throw a piece n jam oot the windae. I live in coronary disease capital of the world, I live in Glasgow, colloquially known as Glesga.

Question 2: Where’s your favourite place you’ve been in Scotland?

Interesting…mmm, let me think. I’m never a favourtie kinda person, I’m dead inside. But, I do feel very much at peace in the highlands. We have use of a family home in Embo, up on the east coast of Scotland, so if you forced me to pick a place, then this is where I would pick.

Question 3: Where would you like to visit in Scotland?
All of it! Like my ginger friend, I too have never been to many of the islands. Well, I did go when I was younger but I don’t remember much. I would also love to go on a spooky haunted tour of Scotland, visiting old abandoned buildings, especially old hospitals for the mentally ill. That would be amazing,  but don’t go planning anything and inviting me as I would most likely bail on account of being a scaredy-cat.
 
Question 4: What is your favourite Scottish film?
Aww man, I don’t know. I hate favourite questions as I never have favourites – other than food and chocolates bars. I feel like I must pick something amazing and cultural, the best of ‘Scotland’…I haven’t even seen Trainspotting. Christ, I can’t even think of a film that is set in Scotland…Dave is going to beat me with a stick for not answering this correctly.
Can I say World War Z? I’m sure they shot some of that in Glasgow?….
*hands David the stick and prepares back for a beating. sigh*
 
Question 5: Do you match up to any Scottish stereotypes?
Pretty sure if you put me in a line up, I would be singled out very easily for being the Scottish lassie. I’m paler that a milk bottle, I have freckles, nae tan – honestly, I can’t stress my paleness enough, my accent is pretty darn Scottish, I would say I have the feisty, stubborn, sarcastic and rude attitude that all us Scots are meant to have. At the drop of a hat I would bend over and flash my arse to you, and slap it for good measure, while shouting ‘feast yer eyes!!’
 
Question 6: What is your favourite Scottish food?
 
Well, well, well…where oh where do I begin?! Listen, I’m taking chicken pakora as Scottish,purely because I can never find it south of the boarder…and I love it. Obviously Irn Bru is there to wash the chicken down. Haggis? I can take it or leave it, although if it’s in the form of a haggis, neeps and tatties stack, well my friends, that changes everything! Get it in me! I’m also a huge fan of the many, many, mannnnny Indian curries that have either been created in Scotland or been given a good auld twist to entertain our Scottish taste buds, I’m thinking Chicken Tikka Masala. Yes baby! There is speculation and debate about the origin of this dish, but for the purpose of this post (and my love of curry and just plain wanting to add it here) I’m going with it being created in Glasgow back in the day.
Sorry to disappoint but I don’t ‘do’ fish, I don’t ‘do’ deep fried anything (gies me the boke), unless that deep fried is a cut tattie in the form of chips then smothered with gravy and vinegar, then we’re talking!
Question 7: Do you follow any Scottish traditions?
Mmmm….other than the tradition of being batshit crazy, i don’t really think so. I’m not a huge fan of Hogmanay, but given the chance of a swally, I do celebrate it and if with friends we will belt out ‘Auld Lang Syne’ while jumping…which might result in the down stairs neighbours ceiling caving in….maybe.
Is it a Scottish tradition to look for fairies while out in the forest? If it is, then yes I follow that one. Can’t wait until I can take Jess a walk and involve her in my hallucinations.
 
Question 8: What is your favourite Scottish word?
Too many. Especially naughty ones or offensive phrases, like ‘shut yer face’ or ‘get tae’. I do partake in a little sweary word now and again and again and, well basically every single sentence, I cani fucking help it.
For fear of looking like a right swear bag nutter I will refrain for listing my favourite profanities or sayings. I’m quite the fan of ‘havering’ as in ‘David, I think you are havering mate’ – talking shite, I say it alot…or maybe David talks shite alot…
‘Don’t gies is’ – You are lying or talking shite, exaggerating, being a pain – basically I’ve had enough of you and it best you beat it.
 
Question 9: What is your favourite Scottish song?
Nawwwww, no again! Please, I don’t have favourites! Aw help ma boab! I’m no picking the Proclamiers or the drunken song we sing at the end of a wedding, naw. Despite loving a Scottish Tag post, I’m no that into nationalism and ‘Moan the Scots!’, so I’m finding it hard to think of a song that doesn’t make me cringe (see The Proclaimers). Sorry, I’m out.
 
Question 10: Can you recommend any Scottish you tubers?
You know, I don’t think I watch any Scottish Youtubers. Saying that, I did come across Jamie Genevieve recently, and I like her videos. I’m not into make up and all that beauty carry on, well I am but I’m far too lazy to be doing all that jazz. But I do like watching her videos, she’s proper Scottish, that accent! Do we really sound like that? We do, don’t we. I always cringe at our accent on TV, but it is what it is eh?

 

 

Rightyo, done!

I’mma gonna mix things up a bit, instead of nominating Scots I would like everyone and anyone to give it a go. Swap out Scotland for your country and then answer the questions. I love reading and learning about other parts of the world, especially all our quirks and differences.So if you feel like it, then give it a go.

There are some people I would like to nominate, purely as I’m a nosey beast, those are –

Fem pants – my sassy Nigerian friend

Mahbuttitches – my weird Goldblum obsessed friend

Opinionatedman – my opinionated man friend and helper of blogs

TheSilentWave – my aspergers informant and great source of knowledge

Becca – my funny ass, like minded friend

DorkyMomDoodles – my weird ass MmmBop loving friend – I don’t judge

And Kat!! But I can never find her blog! Where you hiding lady?! I even went to the great effort of checking FB, but I can’t find your blog! You are probably too busy sunning your self on that Greek sun, but when you have a minute you give me your blog (yet again, I don’t know what I’ve done – I probably do have an email, but since I have over ahem 1000 emails now, well I’m just going to pass on that one) and stop this madness.

*Update – I found her!

As always, there is no obligation to bother your arse with this tag. I’m just curious to see different parts of the world and how we all live.

Bye bitches – the latest line I have been teaching Jessica. Top parent!

 

Real Neat Blog Award

Well hello there, Mahbuttitches! And thank you very, very much for the nomination. I do like doing a wee blog award now and again, especially when I’m going through a bit of a bloggin lull, like at the moment.

Myself and Mahbuttitches are actually the same person. For reals. I have two blog accounts. Kiddin, I don’t. There is some kind of weird cosmic voodoo going on that has aligned us together. My sister from another mister – or the same mister, I don’t know, I’l need to check with my father – is one of my favourite bloggers. I love her humour, her attitude and her bravery. She openly and honestly discusses herself in all it’s nitty gritty glory, mental health and all. Goldblum and her kids play main roles in her blog. I genuinely just love how ‘this is me, get over it’ she is. It’s refreshing and honest. I feel like I could call her up and be like ‘I’m having the worst day, my hair is frizzy’ and she would reply ‘are you fluffing serious woman? Sort your shit out and get a grip’. We all need that kind of friendship in life.

I would highly recommend you go check her out, you are seriously missing out if you don’t. Namastae – she loves the yoga too.

Rules for The Real Neat Blog Award

1. Put the award logo on your blog
2. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs
3. Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blogs, etc.)
6. Ask your nominees 7 questions

My Questions from the butt scratcher, mahbuttitches:

1.What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

I’m not sure, but I am sure that I will fart in your general direction.

2. God dammit! Who put a question mark on the teleprompter?!

Oh my days, I love Anchor Man. In fact I love all Will Ferrel-ness! Big fan! The teleprompter scene in Anchor man always reminds me of Bruce Almighty when Evan talks gibberish. Right up my street with that immature, silly, sense of humour. Makes me laugh just thinking about it!

3. On a Friday night (or any night ending in y), what is your go to delivery order?

I’m not even ashamed to admit this, I don’t have a go to delivery as I order in so bloody much. It’s a bit ridiculous. We never food shop as we are both full time working parents….and lazy to boot. So, pretty much there is never decent food in the house. You would think this would make us slim-jims, alas, it’s the opposite. No food equates to us ordering food more often than we would like. To be fair, we have cut back…I think we made it through a whole week without getting take away….that was 2 weeks ago. Maybe ordered in twice last week. Really though, we need to stop this before either one of our hearts puts a stop to it!

I would like to say my go to is pizza, but since Dave can’t have gluten we opt between Chinese or Indian. I’m quite the fan of a chicken tikka chasni and rice in the one container, means I can have chips and cheese on the side…after the chicken pakora.

I know, it’s terrible. I’ll try cut back….starting tomorrow. I had a Mcds today, buuuuut, does that count since it’s not a delivery? I think not, result!

4.What is your favorite quote or one you find most inspirational?

Oh that is a good question. I’m never a one for favourites, I often joke I’m dead inside as I never have ‘favourites’ of anything, other than brand of baked beans – then I’ll get all in yo face about my favourite and best brand!

So my favourite quote? Mmm, I would have to say I don’t have one. However, positive affirmations and positive outlooks do resonate with me. More so now, while I ride out my depression adventure. There is one ‘quote’ that flies around my mind and has always stuck with me – “There is no such thing as ‘can’t” – my dad would say this a lot (and still does), especially to his karate students, to those that would say they ‘can’t’ do a a certain move or whatever. He would always reply with ‘there is no such thing as ‘can’t’. And he is right. He taught me to always try, don’t easily (or at all) dismiss something without trying it first, try and try again and have the attitude that you can do it. He’s always my biggest fan, your biggest fan, anyone’s biggest fan. I’m thankful that he taught me to try and I believe this is where I get my ‘I can do it’ attitude. So, I guess this would is my favourite and most inspirational quote 🙂

5. If you could speak to any person in the world – alive or dead – who would it be?

Ohhhhhh what a tough question. Do I opt for a dead celebrity? Do I interrogate an evil dictator from days gone past? Do I have a sit down meal with Freddie Mercury? Ohhhhh!

Tempting. Yet, I think the person I would most like to meet and speak with would be David’s deceased grandfather. He passed before David and I met. He was, and continues to be, a huge figure in his family. I have heard countless stories about him, how he made a life for himself and his family, his generosity and his presence. After hearing and seeing his legacy I wish I had the opportunity to meet the ‘Godfather’ in real life.

6. If you had only three questions to ask the person above, what would they be?

Ohhhhh this is even tougher than the one above, in fact I only seen this after I answered number 5, if I had seen it first it might have influenced my choice. I’ve sat and thought about this, I’ve even asked David. But I cannot put together a list and not one that I would like to share, as this is encroaching on David’s family and privacy. I’m not all that comfortable sharing what I would like to ask. Don’t be too intrigued it’s noting juicy, I’m just shy.

7. When you’re having a bad day, or you just need something good to think about – do you go to a memory or a dream?

I would have to say that I have a collage of thoughts when I’m having a bad day. No specific memory or dream, I guess, it depends on the type of bad day. If it’s a crazy depression fueled bad day, I tend to think of sentences my therapist has said. She reminds me to be kind to myself and thoughts will pass – if I let them. If I’m just having a bit of a crappy day, I will try to drum up memories that put one of those weird smiles on your face, you know, the smiles that occur as you are walking to the office while thinking about your toddler patting you on the knee for doing a ‘good poo poo’. I tend to think of funny moments I have shared with friends and family. Even silly things like the night of ’10 times’ I shared with my BFFer. No, not that 10 times, more along the lines of hormones and wine, and well what happens when two emotional wine woman come together in a hotel room – For the love of Pete! No, no that type of come together. Enough. I’m making this worse.

My questions for those that wish to answer, that includes the nominated and everyone and anyone reading this, are:

  1. Where in the world are you? Why are you there and do you like it?
  2. Sex before marriage, is it a sin?
  3. What, if any, is your biggest gripe with ‘society’?
  4. Describe the political climate you are surrounded by? Left or right? And do you feel the same?
  5. What do you do to ‘recharge’?
  6. What is your guilty pleasure?
  7. What is your biggest achievement to date? Personal, career or otherwise.

My hand picked, finger clicked nominations are….*drum roll please*…

Shockdrama

sleepdeprivedmotherblog

TheLockwoodecho

bigtinysteps

thesilentwave

harshreality

As always, there is no obligation to respond and sorry if I have nominated anyone that hates awards and I haven’t noticed. Theses are just a few of my favorite reads at the moment.

Also, I had better nominate Sass Pants over at Esther’s blog or I will receive a torrent of abuse. Don’t go to her blog. There is no great writing to see there. I just speak to her in the hope that one day she will tire of me and leave me alone. Some day soon I hope.

 

50 Questions you’ve never been asked tag

Thank you to the lovely lifeinthegingerlane for the tag. I have been lacking on the blog idea front, so I welcome the tag very much! Plus , when I was reading her post I thought I wanna do this 🙂

Here are the 50 questions and my awesome answers.

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The Blue Sky Tag

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Thank you to Ramblings of a writer for the nomination to do this tag. I really enjoyed reading her answers, she has such a positive, up beat, perspective to life. The answer to question number 8 “What motivates you?  Waking up every morning, good enough excuse to go motivated.” Waking up every morning. I like that, a lot. Her answers are so pure and lovely – can I say cute? – You can’t help but feel happy after reading them 🙂

Right, lets get down to business!

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