Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A Royal Hodgepodge.

Trying to get back into the swing of things by linking up to hodgepodge this week. If you want to take part then you should, by answering the questions linked on Joyce's blog.

1) July 24th is Amelia Earhart day. Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean. What's something you've recently accomplished solo?

Is it sad that I was finally able to get my mum to clean her wardrobe out? It has been a MESS for months and months to the point you had to climb over her clothes and shoes. I woke up yesterday morning determined to get it sorted. I started it and she finished it! Mission accomplished!

2) What's one product you use that never ever fails?

Tresemme frizz ease serum is a must have for my hair. It really takes the frizziness out of my hair and stops it looking like a bomb has hit it after blow drying it!

3) Have you found your place in the world? Where is it?

I don't have a place where I want to retreat to when I need to think or have time out. I wish I did. When my Granddad's ashes were buried (we have since scattered them in various places) I used to visit his plaque quite a lot. I remember when Simon and I visited the Lake District last year and there was one lake called Crammond Water - it was just beautiful and I remember thinking if this place was nearer I'd stay here all the time!

4) Worst movie you ever saw?

I don't know if this is the worst but when I think of my least favourite movies, this one always pops up. The Terminal - with Tom Hanks. It is the only movie I have seen in the cinema that I left before it ended. I don't even care how it ended because it was that pants! It's a shame because Tom Hanks is the lead in one of my all time favourite films - Forrest Gump.

5) What's the last fun thing you did?

I would have to say going to Thorpe Park with the work girls at the beginning of this month. That was a great day out!

6) The month of July is named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar...ever been to Rome? What's your favourite Italian dish?

I went to Rome in September 2011 and loved it! It is a city full of so much culture and you honestly feel like you're walking around in an oil painting as you discover new places. I would love to go back and I would definitely say to anyone who is visiting Europe - definitely go to Italy! My favourite Italian dish is spaghetti!
Eating my favourite dish outside the Colosseum in Rome.

7) What is one piece of advice you'd offer new mum Kate Middleton?

I am not a Mum so I have no mummy advice to offer but from what I have heard my older sister Nicola say about mummy-hood I would say this. Savour the little moments. Nicola says she used to remember being so desperate to get Cohen off to sleep or get him to finish his bottle to put him down so she could stay in tune with his routine. Now he is walking everywhere, doesn't want to hold your hand and a lot more independent. She always wishes she never rushed everything when he was little and appreciated the extra snuggly moments.

Cohen, my nephew at two weeks old. He's now 16 months.

8) Insert your own random thought here.

I am pleased the new Prince of Cambridge is here, healthy and came safely. I won't lie I really wanted it to be a girl! I'm mean aren't I? It's only because after Queen Elizabeth it is a succession of men to the throne. It would have been nice to have broken it up a little bit - especially now first born females can now ascend the throne! However, I think William and Kate will make wonderful parents.


Hey Monkey Butt said...

I thought it would have been cool for it to be a girl as well :) Oh well though, I'm sure he's precious! they're such an adorable couple!!! said...

I was hoping they'd have a girl too for the same reason. But I am glad they've put that new legislation through because our Queen has rocked. Regardless our new Prince has brought a lot of joy and never again will a younger son become heir over an older sister unless she abdicates. It is weird to think though that it could be a few generations before a Queen is reigning after Elizabeth. If they ever get rid of the monarchy, then she might be the last Queen.


Laura Anne

Life in a Small Town said...

I watched The Terminal at home, thank goodness. What a big disappointment!!!
You can remember the advice for when you're a mom...that is excellent advice! :)

Joyce said...

I've been to Thorpe Park : ) I think Kate is so adorable...they look happy and I hope they are. Have a nice weekend!

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