Sisterhood of The World Tag

Many, many moons ago Our Rach nominated me to complete The Sisterhood of the World tag! She set some really thought provoking questions for me to answer and that's my excuse for taking so long to do it! Please go and learn more about Our Rach by checking out her tag. Many thanks for the Q's, here are my A's.

Why did you start blogging?
I have a lot of reasons for starting the blog but I think the radio edit is that I'm really gobby and being at home with a baby left me with no one to gab on to. 

What 3 things would you take with you to a desert island and why?
This question really stresses me out, I mean where is the island? What sort of food is available? Is this a holiday or am I stranded? I've narrowed it down to a massive jar of coconut oil cos then I can use it on my hair, skin and for cooking; a frying pan in case I manage to find something to eat; a book I can read over and over, perhaps The Colour Purple; a massive bottle of cognac (for medicinal purposes); a sleeping bag or duvet because I must be cosy even in the heat. I refuse to commit until I've read the small print.

What's your all time favourite song? 
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield. I think it's the perfect balance of uplifting, hopeful and groovy. 

What was your worst Christmas present and why?
The first Christmas present my husband, then boyfriend, got me which was a box of Egyptian sweets (he had recently been on holiday there). There was nothing wrong with the gift itself but I had got him a selection of carefully chosen, beautifully wrapped gifts. I was so embarrased - you know when you think, I've got this so wrong.

Have you made any New Years resolutions? If you have what are they? 
Not this year. This year I'm doing Mission Acceptance. I'm setting myself a new self acceptance challenge every week so it feels like I've got 50 resolutions.

What are your hopes for this year?
To become a better mother, to become a better wife, to conquer nail varnish application and to curb my addiction to rubbish TV.

What's your favourite memory?
The first time my son kissed me at ten months. We were on holiday in Tunisia and we were all lolling about on the bed, mid afternoon; watching the weird cable TV you only get into on holiday. Out of the blue my son started giving me kisses, by that time I'd probably given him a million kisses in his lifetime and it felt like he was saying thank you.

What's your favourite film?
I think I'm still waiting to discover the film that ticks all the boxes for me but for now I'll choose, It's a Wonderful Life. I watched it with my husband on our wedding night and it's such a sweet movie.

What's your guiltiest pleasure in life?
I try not to associate pleasure with guilt but there is something truly hideous that I secretly really enjoy. I can't believe I'm admitting this but in the spirit of the sisterhood I will confess that my guiltiest pleasure is excavating a really ripe spot. I rarely get to do this because I am too vain to leave my skin alone long enough to get to that point but sometimes I see someone on the bus and I'm so tempted to just reach over...

In your opinion what is the best blog post you've ever written?
My best post was the first one on the blog, for no other reason than it was the one that said, hello I'm here. Read me (please).

If you would like to join Mission Acceptance you can do so here. 

You've still got time to enter my Forever Memory Bear giveaway. 

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  1. I love this post, a great way to know the writer behind the blog. I like how you wanted to bring coconut oil with you in desert island, I used it for my hair too when I was in Phils. but apart from that there's so much uses of it. A son's kiss, I find that one memorable as well. #BloggerClubUK

    1. Thanks fot stopping by! I started using coconut oil for oil pulling in the morning as well - it's ace.

  2. I'm glad to hear someone is getting to use coconut oil. It sounds like a great product, but it's not for me. Not good for me. I was once sent some and told to try it out as a beard conditioner. It was a hot day. I applied it to my face and it went rancid. I refused to review it and explained I couldn't recommend it to anyone who was sexaully active as they would never experience intimacy so long as they were using the stuff. So, er, never apply it to your beard. Oh, are you sure you want cognac? Wouldn't bottled water be more useful?

    1. Yeah, I think it might be a bit much to smear in facial hair! I will bear in mind for future beard maintenance. Why do you have to be all pratical with the bottled water! #killjoy ;)

  3. A great post... it's always lovely to learn more about the writer behind the blog. Good luck with all of your hopes for this year x

  4. I always like to hear about why other bloggers got into blogging and their likes and dislikes. I am visiting from #bloggerclubUK

  5. This is a great post Charlene, funny and just the right amount of revealing, a very good read! I especially love how much thought you've given to the question of what supplies you'd bring to a desert island.

    1. Thank you! I mean you should see how much I pack for a minibreak...

  6. I really enjoy posts like this as its good to find out more about the blogger behind the blog as such :) I can concur on the favourite post! There is something momentous about writing your first ever post and saying to yourself I am going to do this!! Thank you for joining us from #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x