I’ve been tagged by the lovely Mandy @mummyontheedge1 - you know, the lady who did the great interview with me?
By accepting this tag, I need to reveal the A-Z of me. That’s me in 26 words.
A - Amanda. Also Mandy, Manda, Mindy, Mindus-Maximus! Oh, and I’m probably called lots of other names that are unprintable!
B - Bonkers! Truly, I am. You should see the daft things we get up to in my family.
C - Chocoholic. Love it, love it love it. Any type, apart from white, and I’m happy.
D - Dog-minding agency. I run Digs4Dogs from home, part time. Sadly we don’t have the dogs to stay with us (our cats won’t allow it) - we have a bank of minders who care for the dogs as an alternative to kennels.
E - ‘Eages’ - what my husband calls me, derivative of my maiden name Egan. He NEVER calls me anything else.
F - Fussy. There are certain things I like to be just so and if they’re not, it bugs me.
G - Goddess. Domestic. I’ll never be one! My house is lovely, I can cook well but I hate cleaning - life’s too short.
H - Hostess. I love to have friends for dinner and take great pride in my table settings and entertainment. No, I’m not Mrs Bucket - but I do like a candle-lit supper.
I - Imperfect. Aren’t we all?
J - Jazz. I love the standards - not the manic ‘rapist’s mind’ stuff but the smooth, sexy kind.
K - Kinky! No, no that! I’d love to have kinky hair - not curly - just kinky. Mine is poker straight and drives me mad.
L - Legs. I like mine. There’s not a great deal I like about my body so I *high five* them!
M - Mum. The best job in the world. I also have the best mum in the world myself.
N - Number-phobe. If it wasn’t a word, it is now. I’m terrified of them. Useless at maths and get worse as the years go on, yet I can double the numbers on car registration plates in a flash.
O - Overly protective. In a massive way, of those I love.
P - Painter - I love painting and decorating. I must get it from my lovely dad but give me a paintbrush or roller and I’m in heaven.
Q - Quick. I do everything quickly. This can lead to mistakes and hubbie often just shakes his head at me as I take short-cuts or stuff up (cake-decorating, cutting threads from garments etc.).
R - Regular back pain sufferer (OK, I cheated but it’s my blog and I’ll do what I like!). I have a disc bulge that often plagues me for months. Yoga seems to have sorted it.
S - Stubborn. Very. It runs in the family and I have passed it on to my son.
T - Tolerant. It’s a talent I’ve learned over the years. But I can only be pushed so far and then there’s no going back.
U - Unplanned. I was a mistake - my mum started to feel sick and blamed the paint fumes from my dad’s decorating. Nine months later, a little Mummy Misfit was born!
V - Vi. My real life Fairy Godmother is responsible for an awful lot of what went into make me who I am.
W - Worrier. I worry about everything. If there’s nothing to worry about, I’m worried.
X - Xtremely in love with my husband. I think he’s the best. He makes me laugh, supports me in everything I do and is the fairest and nicest person I know.
Y - Yoga. I do it reluctantly but I do see the benefits.
Z - Zen-like state! I go into another place when I write and often shock myself.
So there you go, that’s me!
I now tag @michellebetham. Here's her blog - go check her out.
The Mummy Misfit books are available at Amazon and Lulu - see links to right.