I rarely talk about myself on this website, preferring instead to focus on my children; after all, they are my primary reason for writing at all. But today I was tagged in this All About Me meme, which began life on Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies, and I decided to give it a go. I don’t enjoy myself as a topic, particularly but really, how bad can it be?
First of all tell us your name and what you do….
Fairly straightforward; my name is Jen and I am a mother, (soon to be) wife, writer and lover of photography, books, travel and messy play.
I live at home with….
James (hubby), Jasmine (four going on fourteen, on a good day), Sonny (train mad three year old who dislikes dinner and going to bed) and Lily & Charlie (mother and son), our pair of cats who are ostensibly not the sharpest knives in the drawer. We also have a rabbit, Dusty, but he currently lives with my parents due to our lack of garden.
My favourite thing to do is….
Apart from spending time with James and the kids, I like to write, a lot.
My favourite thing to eat is….
Chicken bhuna, garlic rice, garlic naan, bombay aloo. I didn’t even need to think about that one!
When I get cross I….
Either go quiet or shout, neither of which I enjoy.
Sometimes I worry because….
Honestly, it would be easier to list the things about which I do not worry.
My favourite book is….
I have read a few that I have loved (Susan Fletcher’s Eve Green being a particular favourite), but I always think of A Little Princess when I am asked this question. It is one that I cannot wait to read with Jasmine; I only hope it is as good as I remember.
My favourite toy is….
I love my laptop.
People who are disingenuous; ostentation; judgement; ignorance; certain attributes of our pets.
When I grow up I want to be….
Organised, and the best Mummy my children could ever hope for.