Awards and Facts and That.

The beautiful and lovely Kat from Kat A Pillar gave me two awards in the past couple of weeks, and as both of them involve sharing hitherto unknown  facts about myself with you, my dear readers, I have combined them. Because frankly there are only so many things I can share without boring you, for example- I can’t imagine my inside leg measurements are that interesting, nor my dental history, so to keep the list vaguely within the bounds of ‘not quite dull’ I shall just do one list of 11 facts!

1) I am a Gooner. I likes a bit of football, and I loves me The Arsenal. Tony Adams, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp- lawdy bless them all and their cotton knee high socks. Admittedly we could do with them all being a few years younger and still playing for us. But still….

2) When I was somewhere about the age of three, my parents took me to visit Osborne House, I obviously liked it as I then insisted on wearing a gown and crown for several weeks and only answered to the name Victoria. This has led to my other half referring to me affectionately as Queenie.

3) I can’t drive, but I love vintage classic cars. Especially convertibles with shiny chrome and seats with different coloured piping. I want to don a leopard print headscarf, and enormous pair of tortoise shell sunglasses, and bomb down country lanes blasting out dirty rock’n’roll.

4) Staying on the topic cars, I hate cars with eyelashes. What is that about? I don’t put false eyelashes on myself, let alone inanimate objects. False moustaches are a different matter and improve the look of anything.

Demented Ginger Tache Cisco.
It is a good look.

5) I am a sucker for a medical drama. House is my favourite, but I will even watch Holby. I reckon that in an emergency situation I could operate a defibrillator. My advice to you is to never have a heart attack in my vicinity just in case I try.

6) Speaking of House, I have a large girly crush on Hugh Laurie. Of course he is at his finest as the obstreperous House, but is still a hottie when he is playing the blues. I draw the line at Prince George tho.

7) I have been seen out in public dressed as a Nun in my no longer secret identity of Mother F, one of the Mother Superiors of the Nuns of Lushotology. Enough said.

Spot the Cisco!

8) I can recite far too many lines from the Comic Strips Bad News episodes. And from Red Dwarf. Geek.

9) I find it very hard to think of anything to write about myself. For example if I had to write a list of, say 11 things about me, I would get stumped by number 9 and have to pad out the list with things such as this sentence right here. It was this or my cheese preferences. I steered away from the cheddar.

10) I got down to the final twenty in Pop Stars the Rivals. I was very nearly in Girls Aloud. But I was pipped at the post by that Tweedy cow.

11) In any list I write, number ten will always be utter bullshit. A total fabrication. But I will always own up in number 11.

TA_DA!!!!!! DONE! That was hard work wasn’t it, but thank you for sticking with me to the end of that rather shoddy list. Turns out I am not very interesting. Things that almost made the list include- my favourite crisp shape (square) and the fact that I have Wurzel Gummidges autograph. I am shockingly dull. There should be an award for that!!

Speaking of awards- nominations are open in the MADS (Mum and Dad blog awards), I have submitted my form, after much deliberation as there are so many blogs I love, but if you fancy nominating me, I qualify for the New Blog category, but would be delighted to be nominated in any category you felt I was worthy of. You can find the nomination form here. Unfortunately there isn’t a ‘talks the most shit’ category, as that is the one I feel I would be at the front of the field in!!

As I have combined the Liebster and Inspirational awards together I am not going to make anyone in particular join in- but I will mention here just a few of the blogs that I think are more than worthy of your nominations in various categories in the MADS, do check them out, and if any of them would like to join in with the above then you all deserve every award going, so grab the badges and get listing facts!!

That Spencer Bloke

Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron
Mum Of Three World
An Exeter Mum
Adequate Parent
Stressy Mummy
3 Children and It
Family Four Fun
Lulastic and the Hippyshake

And of course the lovely Kat who nominated me, and that list is by no means exhaustive, but this post would be pages long if I included all the awesomes out there! Now you can see why it took me hours of deliberation to get my votes cast!! Anyway, have a read of the marvellous people above, I love them all!

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. Sarahmumof3
    February 2, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    haha I love your list! I was reading number 10 thinking ohh how exciting.. then read number 11! I am also nto great at writing lists abotu myself.. infact I’m pretty useless at writing lists in general

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      I am rubbish at lists- if I write them-I forget to take them to the shop with me!

  2. Nicola Thomas
    February 2, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Hugh Laurie?? Really?? That made me laugh especially number 10 so I am very disappointed that it isn’t true! Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated and I have no doubt that this blog will get very many nominations x

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Hugh Laurie is seriously sexy. I have odd taste in men tho! And my kind words are well deserved for your fab blog! 🙂

  3. SarahMummy
    February 2, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    Brilliant 🙂 Thank you so much for the mention. Really struggling with coming up with any more facts about me I haven’t previously shared, but sure there must be SOMETHING.

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 7:14 pm

      DITTO! Hence my bunch of nonsense above!:)Make some up!

  4. @ADadCalledSpen
    February 2, 2013 / 6:48 pm



    Thanks for the mention.

    But seriously? A GOONER?

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 7:14 pm

      oh yes. lovely lovely arsenal and their lovely manager with his lego haircut!

  5. Tas D
    February 2, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    Is that first nun you? 🙂 you must have been a brilliant singer to have made it to the top 20…Stoopid tweedy!! Good luck in the mads!!

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 7:11 pm

      yes, silly old Chezza preventing my fictional entry into Girls Aloud. I would have been AWESOME! (not) And Good Luck to you too, I love your awesome blog, in fact you should be in that list up there too, damn my rush to post it before Raa Raa finished! xx

  6. Looking for Blue Sky
    February 2, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Fab and enjoyable list and it’s reminded me that somewhere buried in my dashboard are several half finished ..

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 7:16 pm

      I know that feeling! I always really appreciate people tagging me, then forget to respond- even now I haven’t really fulfilled the criteria- but its the thought that counts right!!

  7. Adventures of a Middle-aged Matron
    February 2, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    How generous and lovely of you. Where do I send the fee?!

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 9:42 pm

      Haha, no fee, just keep on entertaining me with your fabulous writing!

  8. February 2, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    Oh man I was so excited when I read number 10. Pft.

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 2, 2013 / 10:00 pm

      Haha, wouldn’t it be ace if it were true!

  9. February 2, 2013 / 11:46 pm

    Actual ROFL at #5

    BTW, you have my vote for “new blog” – I have to tell you that because I am drunk as I type this and I never tell anyone who I vote for but I think you should know because I love your blog.


    • Sonya Cisco
      February 3, 2013 / 6:56 am

      well that has made my day! I love your blog too, look, it is even in the list titled ‘Blogs I Love’ just to the right of this very comment! #mutual

  10. February 3, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    Too kind to include me on this aciest list 🙂
    Also, I have to admit, I was a bit dissapointed on the Pop Stars being a fib bit. I was like WOAAH. Although I still think you are cool.

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 4, 2013 / 11:15 pm

      You are welcome, I love your blog, sorry that I wasn’t a genuine girls aloud contender, I could have been the old, fat one that drinks pints! They are lacking one like that!

  11. February 4, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention! I saw a car with those eyelashes last week and wondered what the hell they were. I mean why, why would you do that? Who drives the cars with the eyelashes on. What do they look like? I am with you on the vintage cars. I am kicking myself now 20 years on that I did not pass my driving test first time round and did not keep the white triumph dolomite that my parents got me that had a lovely wooden dashboard.

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 4, 2013 / 11:16 pm

      Ooh lovely car! I am relieved you can’t drive either tho, makes me feel less ridiculous! Really must win the lottery and learn how to so it!

  12. February 6, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    Ha, I challenge you to a Red Dwarf quote competition. 🙂 My bet’s on ME. Lol 🙂 *Uber Red Dwarf Geek*

    • Sonya Cisco
      February 6, 2013 / 2:53 pm

      I bow down to your greater knowledge if you include the ‘Kochanski’ years. didnt like it with her in!

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