A-Z of Nicki

I’m not much of a meme fan but this one which the lovely Carolin from MummyAlarm kindly tagged me in makes great reading (well hers did!) so I thought “Why Not?”. Here is the A-Z of Nicki!
  • ANORAK…Do you have a sad side? I’m a bit of a sci-fi / fantasy geek. There I said it! I read a lot and for every chick lit or fiction novel you’ll find one on my bookshelf with a dragon or similar!
  • BODY…What physical attribute would you most like to change? The first think that comes to mind is “weight” but since becoming a Mum again and losing a bit of weight I no longer strive for a certain weight, just to be healthy. I’m more comfortable with my body that I have every been. It’s a nice feeling.
  • CELEBRITY…Which one would you most like to date and why? I am so fickle! This changes depending on what’s going on in the world or what my hormones are doing. I’ll go with Richard Gere today because he is an intellectual and… ok, he has a FINE ass!
  • DEBUT …Tell us about your first ever blog post. What made you start blogging? My first post on Curly&Candid was my father amusing birth story. Kieran being my first, I had no idea what to expect and the write up show that! I started blogging to house my guest posts as well as just for me.
  • ERROR …What’s been your biggest regret? Given a time-machine and being told we could go back and change anything many would say “I wouldn’t go out with him”, “I wouldn’t take that job” etc. For me, I wouldn’t change a thing, everyone I’ve met, everything I’ve seen and done makes me who I am.
  • FUNNY – who’s making you laugh?The Kids! Kieran especially as he is at the right age to come out with some right clangers! (Usually in public too).
  • GRAND…If we gave you one right now what would you spend it on? I should say “The kids” or similar but honestly, a 2 piece suite to get rid of this ORANGE goose feather filled monstrosity and anything left over to go toward new carpets in the lounge & on the stairs. These are two big things to replace but what a difference they’d make!
  • HOLIDAY… What’s your favourite destination? Findhorn in Scotland. I lived nearby as a young child and fell in love with it, so much so that we decided to go there on our honeymoon. Roy feels just the same way as I do about the place, it’s magical.
  • IRRITATE… What’s your most annoying habit? I chew pens, often ruining them. I started when I gave up smoking many years ago and it means that despite working from home full time, there is rarely a pen that works in the house! (And sometimes I get an inky mouth!).
  • JOKER…Whats your favourite joke {the one that makes you laugh everytime you hear it}? What do you call a fly with no wings? A WALK! HAHAHAHA (Ok, it’s funnier when Kieran says it then collapses in a heap laughing)
  • KENNEL… Do you have any pets? No, despite being a Mum with two monkeys (boys!) I am not an animal lover. That said I’ve promised Kieran a hamster at some point (Clever me!).
  • LOVE…Are you single, married, engaged, living with a long term partner?  I am a very happily married lady! We’ve been together 12 years and married just over 8 years. Roy is my best friend as well as my husband and we are hopelessly soppy still, even after all this time.
  • MEAL… Whats your ultimate starter, main and dessert? Being one who loves food.. a lot, I really couldn’t narrow it down to one dish or set of dishes… sorry!
  • NOW…If you could be anywhere right now where would you be and who with?I’d be in bed, tucked up warm with a good book and knowing I could fall asleep and stay in bed as long as I like. Just because!
  • OFF DUTY…What do you do in your spare time? Reading, watching TV, spending quality time with the husband.. nothing hugely exciting but that suits me after a busy day.
  • PROUD MOMENTS …What are you most proud of? My boys, at 5yrs and 11m they are already growing into two fine young men.
  • QUEASY …What turns your stomach? Gore, especially goo and snot (but only on films fortunately or I’d spend much of my Mummy time gagging!)
  • RELAX…How do you relax? I crank up and lose myself in music, or a book. Oldies but goodies!
  • SONG…Whats your favourite song of all time? I’m a big music lover and my favourite changes daily. Today though, it is this:
  • http://youtu.be/LCuSo8q7HnI
  • TIME …If you could go back in time and relive it again, when would you choose? This is a difficult one to be honest. My first thought was to visit those who have passed, spend more time with them but to be honest I wouldn’t want to go anything different or change any memories that I have. I might be one of the very few who would turn down a go in a time machine.
  • UNKNOWN…Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows? My second toe is slightly longer than my big toe on both feet, how is that for weird!?
  • VOCAL…. Who is your favourite artist? Again, I admire so many different artists and music styles so I’m going to say my favourite vocalist is Jodie, my sister who has her own very popular local band, Jodie & The Lost Boys and has an absolutely cracking voice! Whenever she is on stage I could burst with pride!
  • WORK….. What is your dream job, and are you doing it now? Yup, sorry folk but I really am living the dream! I am working full time from home as a freelance writer doing everything from ghost-writing to producing copy and editing. I love how varied the work is and the new challenges.
  • XRAY…Any broken bones? I had a greenstick fracture when I was about 6/7 years but didn’t even get to have a pot (gutting!), just a sling for a day or two.
  • YIKES…What’s been your most embarrassing moment? Oh pick your poison! Could it be climbing up on the GP table at 37wk pregnant to show him my thrombosed pile (yes this is real, yes it was hideous) or … oh there are just too many moments!
  • ZOO…. If you were an animal, which one would you be? An elephant obviously, I’d get to fill my trunk with water and soak anyone I fancied but no-one would dare tell me off because I’d be so big!

So there you are, me in an A-Z nutshell!

If you are still awake, I applaud you!

Apparently now I’m suppose to tag some people but will ask for volunteers then add a list below.