10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me…

10thingsThank you Nicola at The Simply Homemade Mum for the tag. So here’s a lil bit of info on meself.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

Mostly an interior designer, but you can read more about that here…https://totallydonnamarie.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/im-blogging-because/

Do you have any hidden talents?

I don’t think so…I’m pretty handy and I try to make the most of it so it’s not really a hidden talent. Emm I have a C&G Level 2 Cert in Room Planning. Emm emm emm I took pole dancing lessons once, but I wouldn’t say it’s a talent. It’s bloody hard and you need serious upper body strength…actually total body strength, of which I have none!

What do you love most about blogging?

I like telling stories and it’s a good way to help me remember things that have happened. It might be fun, one day for my kid(s) to read it. I like making people laugh and smile too so hopefully I do that, you might even find something useful in amongst it all.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

God, I dunno. My sister and I used to imagine, when we were younger, that if we had enough money we would buy/build a village where all our family and friends could live and be together. Looking back now, I guess it wouldn’t be ideal…it’s good to have space and meet new people, plus home will always be there waiting for us. Still, though, I’d like to live a bit closer to my family and friends, but you know how it is…you go on hols, get a job, meet a fella, get married, have a kid…..and you kinda end up settled.

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason, that it’s fate?

I’m not to sure about this one. I’d like to think that before the universe but me together, they picked up my pieces and said…hmm…now this one…this we will make great, let’s write it in stone but at the same time I’d like to be in control of my own path. I think if I can make my own wibbly, wobbly path and still reach the “planned end zone of amazingness” then that would be great. (Dear God, I hope You have an epic plan for me pleeeease!)

What makes you smile?

My Small Monkey makes me smile 95% of the time I look at him, the other 5% I’m either pulling my hair out or considering hanging him by the toes off the clothes line! My hubby does too of course. And nothing beats a family member or friend showing up at my house, especially unannounced. Ooooh…glittery, shiney things make me smile too and if they can go on my head all the better.

What is your middle name?

Marie…just ‘cos my Ma liked it and thought it went well with my Da’s choice of Donna ( after the 10CC song).

Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?

Summer ‘cos lots of good things happen in Summer, the sun is out (hopefully) it’s Pimms and park weather. Both my top men were born in Summer.  Then Winter….’cos I love Christmas (just not the pennilessness afterwards).

What song reminds you of a happy moment in your life?

Hmm….I have a few actually and feck it I’ll name them too.

Mark McCabe’s Maniac 2000…just cos it’s the nuts!

Bruno Mars- Marry You, this came out close to our wedding day and I would’ve had it walking up the aisle but for the “looking for something dumb to do” line so we used Amazing, which I love anyway. Also Westlife’s I Do was our first dance and hubby picked that.

Fun- We are young reminds me of a great night with family and friends in Southampton, the night before my Uncles wedding.

Taylor Swift- Romeo & Juliet reminds me of my eldest bro…don’t ask!

Divinyls- Touch Myself reminds me of my middle bro…again…don’t ask!!

Michael Jackson’s- Dirty Diana reminds me of baby bro…his moves to this tickle me.

Bryan Adams- Summer of 69 reminds me of my sis…she’s a rocky kareokeier!

The Eagles- Hotel California & Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bad Moon Rising remind me of my Da.

Billie Jo Spears- Blanket on the Ground & Bette Middler’s Hero my gorgeous Ma.

Vitamin C’s Graduation reminds me of my bestie and my girls L, C and even E.

All of the following remind me of my son or being pregnant with him. Frankie Valli- My Eyes Adored You & Walk Like A Man, Ellie Goulding- How Long Will I Love You, Guns N Roses- Sweet Child Of Mine and bizarrely Abba’s Fernando.

What would be your perfect meal?

Ooooh I dunno, I dunno….oooh! Emmm…..a stressfree Christmas dinner (in a bigger kitchen than what’s existing) with my parents, my sis, bros, their partners and children, my Auntie I, cousins J & M normally turn up too and sometimes Karl Green! O’Connell stylee baybeeee…eating, drinking and good old fashioned board games and craic. Totes emosh!

Sooo yeah that’s it. This was a nice post to do and I’m now gonna tag some of my fav blogs to take part if they wish, but also you guys can pop along to say hi too. xx









Annnnd here are my questions….

1) Why do you blog?

2)What is the most outrageous thing you’ve done?

3)If  you had to change your name what would you pick?

4)Have you had any odd (strange) jobs?

5)Where’s the furthest place you’ve visited?

6)What’s your fav song and why?

7)Which could you not live without…..bread or spuds?

8)Do you believe in ghosts?

9)Camping or a hotel?

10)Karaoke? Or not?

Have fun xx


5 thoughts on “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me…

  1. Donna Marie, thank you so much for mentioning me in your blog! It is always so nice to learn a little bit more about the person behind the keyboard. Keep up the good work!

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      1. You’re so sweet! I love those shoes! I wish I had more places to wear them. Yes, that is a canvas with melted crayons. Google it, they are tutorials everywhere! ❤

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