The Mum Meme

I have been tagged by the lovely Izzie to answer some quick questions, so here we go…

Who was your first crush?

Adam Ant. When I was about 8 I had a huge poster of him in full Prince Charming garb at the end of my bed and I used to kiss him goodnight before bed every day. To be honest I still have a crush on the Ant man – tho my other favs from the age, The Dukes of Hazzard, don’t hold quite the same appeal these days!




What were the last three things you bought?

Well, mostly Christmas presents (which obvs I can’t mention here yet) and food, but other than that:-

New boots. Mine have died, the sole is curling away from the body and after I fell arse over tit when it got caught on something, I decided the time had come to replace them. Actually, 2 pairs of new boots. Currently deciding which ones get to stay and which ones are getting returned.

A hair curler from a car boot sale for the teenager – she has the most beautiful thick hair which I adore, but she moans about, mostly because it won’t hold curls very well with the cheap curler thing she has, this is a posher brand and all ceramic fancy so you never know, it might do the trick.

A Captain Sensible bobble head. Because everyone needs one of those….




What are you secretly hoping to find under the Christmas tree this year?

A new house. We need to move relatively quickly, one of the downsides of renting is that you can suddenly be given a small window to leave. So if someone can wrap a nice 3/4 bed house and pop that under the tree it would be a huge weight off my shoulders. Failing that a stash of books please.

Where would you go on holiday if you could go anywhere in the world?

If it was just me and the bloke then the good old US of A. I would love to do a cross country road trip taking in all places of musical interest. New York to San Francisco via Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans etc. We are hoping to get a few sneaky days in New York in 18 months time for the fellas 50th birthday, but the long trip may be a retirement dream!

If I have to take the children then either Camp Bestival, which luckily we have been able to do the last couple of years, such brilliant fun, or Cornwall with its rugged coasts and lots of things to entertain all ages. Can’t be doing with kids and long flights, or even short flights – we have such amazing places on our doorstep in this country that I am more than happy to stay closer to home with them!

What are you reading at the moment?

I just finished The Martian by Andy Weir and I loved it!

What was the last concert you went to?

I went to see the blokes band a couple of weeks ago, but this year has seen a lack of big concerts. The couple of years before that I saw quite a lot, but my favourite bands, the ones I will make an effort to see in terms of money and babysitting, have been quiet this year. I saw Adam Ant in April at the Hammersmith Apollo, and am shocked that that is the last big gig I went to!

What were you like at school?

At senior school I was the oddbod. The weirdo. The one with no friends. Think Ally Sheedy in the Breakfast Club, but at a posh-ish English grammar school where most people’s Mums drove a BMW and I was wearing holey tights and Docs and mostly being shunned by the Benetton jumper brigade. Luckily I left at 16, with my one good friend by my side, and went to college where there were far more like-minded people!




That’s the lot! Now to tag a couple of people to answer the same – over to you Mums The Word, Boo, Roo and Tigger Too, Β A Slice of Lemon’s Cake and The Diary of a Frugal Family,

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. December 3, 2014 / 12:35 pm

    My teenage son is obsessed with bobble heads too! I have this wonderful vision of a very large Xmas tree with your new house underneath it, that would be lovely though wouldn’t it. I loved the Dukes of Hazzard boys too, blimey you are right, they don’t seem as appealing now!
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  2. December 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Wishing you good luck in finding a somewhere new to live, moving is stressful at the best of times none moreso when you don’t have the choice.

    Thank you for the tag *must get my thinking cap on*
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  3. December 3, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Ahh American roadtrips are the dream! I went on one a few years ago with my mum, and we had an amazing mother-daughter bonding adventure! Would recommend Nashville definitely.
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  4. December 3, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Half of these answers could have been mine!
    Adam – same poster, same bed time routine πŸ˜€
    Gonna pinch the meme if that is ok, if it’s not then erm… have a tequila.
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    • December 4, 2014 / 7:43 am

      Yay! And go for it, anything for a fellow Ant lover πŸ˜‰

  5. December 4, 2014 / 10:02 am

    I knew I wasn’t alone with the Adam Ant crush! I don’t know what it was about the make up and frilly shirt, I just loved it!
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  6. December 4, 2014 / 10:33 am

    So hope that Santa wraps up that dream house for you xxx
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  7. December 4, 2014 / 11:13 am

    Ditto on so many things, Adam Ant, house move and the odd one … are you my twin??

  8. December 4, 2014 / 11:17 am

    I had a bobblehead in the form of a dog, not sure who’s dog it was meant to be but it made me laugh a lot at Uni x
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  9. December 4, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    I loved Adam Ant and love a good bop around to Prince Charming but it was Morton Harkett who held the special place in my heart. πŸ˜‰

  10. December 4, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Haha I’ve just bought my husband a Stormtrooper bobble head for Christmas – you can’t beat a bobble head as a daft gift πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for nominating me x x
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  11. December 5, 2014 / 8:34 am

    We don’t do a lot of gigs these days and I really miss it.
    Last time we went to see upcoming starts on kind of private gig as a guests of Sony πŸ™‚
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  12. December 6, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    What a great interview! Izzie sounds like a really interesting person!

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