I have been tagged in a wonderful little get to know you kind of tag, I love tags as they just give you an opportunity to take time out with prepping and planning and simply slow down. I want to thank the wonderful Angela who tagged me, you can find her blog here and her Sunshine Blogger post here and seeing that I have been pretty much sick with a bad cold and chest infection for the past week and haven’t really had the time or the energy to sit down and write anything besides ‘ugghh i’m sick’ on my twitter.

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// RULES //

  1. Thank the blogger/s who have nominated you in your post and also link their sunshine blogger post to.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger has left for you.
  3.  Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award.
  4. Write them 11 questions
  5. Include the rules and display the logo within your post.

// Questions & Answers //

  1. Why did you start blogging? – I used to blog years and years ago but in private, I had started reading a few blogs here and there on twitter and was inspired to start it up again, it felt like it would be a wonderful way to document days out other things to look back on in future.
  2. What has been your most successful post? – A silly post I did about this game called Skyrim.. I put it onto Stumbleupon and it just took off. you can give it a read here
  3. Describe yourself in three words. – Mummy, Gamer, Nerd
  4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go (and why) ? – I would love to visit more of england if I am honest, I dont like flying and I am scared of everything so I’d love to see more of my homeland.
  5. What was the last thing that made you laugh? – Robin saying to Kai ‘Alright Kai?’ when I met them from school.
  6. What is the last thing you watched and why? – The Grand Tour and why because I tend to watch them before I let my children watch them to make sure there aren’t many bad words and frankly I love those three idiots!
  7. If you had a theme song to your life what would it be?– U2 Stuck in a Moment
  8. Are you a morning or night person? – It depends on what night ive had before, some days I can get up and get going and others are just hard work haha
  9. What is your biggest pet peeve? – People who talk and eat at the same time, pisses me off completely, cant you just wait to finish eating before you talk to me?
  10. Which would you give up: Your car or your phone? – Honestly.. I am going to say neither haha
  11. Tell us your most embarrassing moment!– There are far to many to mention haha I am sorry

// QUESTIONS FOR YOU //

  1. What is your Starbucks order?
  2. Who has been your biggest inspiration?
  3. Where is the one place you would love to visit?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  5. Tea or Coffee?
  6. One game that you can waste hours playing?
  7. Favorite film?
  8. Funniest childhood memory?
  9. Biggest blogging goal?
  10. One meal that you would gladly eat every day?
  11. Favorite curse word?

// SUNSHINE BLOGGER NOMINATION //

Becca
Britt
Vicki
Kris

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Welcome to the 100 Truths tag!! its where you learn a little bit more about me and some opinions along the way, I was tagged by the wonderful Ruth from Mummy and the Mexicans and I hope you enjoy my answers.

The Basics.

1 What’s your name?
Sarah, boring name if you ask me.
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
I am known as iLemmy on many other places on the internet, which is also my xbox gamertag.
 3 Your gender?
Female
4 Your star sign?
 Aries!
5 How old are you?
I am the ripe ol’ age of 31
6 Your relationship status?
 Currently married, almost for 5 years now, Im honestly surprised hes lasted this long hah
7 Any children?
 I have three beautiful, if demonic children.
8 Any pets?
Just the one, Loki my Mainecoon.
9 Any tattoos or piercings?
 Just piercings in the ears, three in each lobes and one daith piercing which you can read about here
if you fancy.
10 What do you like about yourself?
 I like my sense of humor, my husband claims I lost it when I had Kai but its just observational and kinda dark, which has to be honest caused some issues in the past haha!
11 What do you dislike about yourself?
Oh god, do you have a week? I self doubt, I hate most things about myself, Sometimes I will look in the mirror and honestly hate the image looking back at me, I hate that I trust people far to easily and I hate that I say sorry as well..I say that far to much.
Generally I just hate me.
 12 Righty or lefty?
Righty.

 Lasts

13 The last thing you drank:
A cup of English Breakfast
14 The last thing you ate:
 A Galaxy Ripple.. and it was GOOOD!!
15 Your last phone call:
 My mum, shes pretty much the only person I call and answer the phone too
16 Your last text message:
 Once again, my mum.

17 Your last email:
Nothing exciting, my emails aren’t as fun and personal as they once was, just some emails from WordPress and a notification telling me I have a twitter DM.

 18 The last song you listened to:
 According to my iTunes, the last song I listened to was Togo Te Pate from the Moana soundtrack, its Robins favorite song and its often will be repeated daily.
19 The last book you read:
 Currently reading The Rook, not finished it yet.
20 The last time you cried:
 The other day, Not sure what I cried about.. sometimes the wind blows and I cry
21 The last blog you read:
This one by Becca
22 The last person you spoke to:
 My mum, on the phone
23 The last place you visited:
 We all went to Keddington with the family to visit Mr S’s nan for the day
24 Your last holiday abroad:
 Not to sure if this counts but I went to Dublin for my 16th birthday, that was the last time I went somewhere that wasn’t inside England.

Your beliefs and opinions

49 Do you believe in aliens?
 Yes I do, the truth is out there of course.
50 Do you believe in miracles?
 I believe in good luck
51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
 Yes! While it can be hard to think positive sometimes it can really help when you have tough days and the anxiety is slowly creeping in.
52 Do you believe in love at first sight?
 I am not completely sure on this one, people can fall in love quickly but on looks (because thats biological nature to find an ‘attractive’ mate in the terms of health etc) but to truly fall in love requires trust and getting to know the person.
53 Can money make you happy?
 Yes and No, it cannot bring you love or joy but if you can afford to remove any dept that is causing stress then that can make you happier.
54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
 I believe people should be equal.. and from what I’ve seen of feminist is some don’t believe that all should be equal, just that men shouldn’t have a voice.. everyone should have a voice and an opinion.
55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
 Pro Choice BUT.. personally I couldn’t do it.
56 Do you have strong political beliefs?
 Only that we shouldn’t judge others for what they believe in.
57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?
 Not really, I have been reading a lot lately on pagan beliefs but I don’t have any strong beliefs
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
 love and guidance, you are their teacher in this world and of course their boss, you need to guide them to make the right choices (within their opinions).

Right now

59 Are you eating anything right now?
 I am about to eat some lunch, which is a nice mini cheese pizza!
60 Are you drinking anything right now?
 Water
61 What are you listening to right now?
 I am currently watching some Youtube videos while my smallest naps, so I can hear the wonderful Achievement Hunter.
62 What are you thinking about right now?
 Not a lot, I never know what to say when I am asked this because its like… well now I am just thinking of this question now haha
63 What are you waiting for right now?
 The weekend, I feel like this week is taking such a long time. I hate weeks like this
64 What are you most excited about right now?
 Sunday, all my family are meeting up for a meal as my aunt and her family went to Australia for Christmas plus its my mums birthday on the 24th so its going to be a great get together
65 What’s your pet hate right now?
 People who eat food and then talk to you, either don’t eat and talk or wait until you are finished before opening your mouth.
66 What’s your favourite thing right now?
 My camera.
67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
 Probably writing posts and taking photos, its nap time and I use my time with Robin being down in her bed to get photos done for post.

Firsts

68 Your first best friend:
 Her name was Bianca, she moved to another city and this was the time when social media wasnt a thing so I never spoke to her again. I wish I could find her and see how her life is but there are a lot of people with the same name as her and it was over 20 years ago.
74 Your first job:
 I was a cleaner in a local hospital, I worked weekends and in the evenings, it was great and good pay as it was unsociable hours.
75: Your first childhood memory: 
 My mums dog Shandy biting my ear, she didn’t mean to, I think I annoyed her and it wasn’t like a bad bite, more like a nip

Which would you choose?

76 Love or money?
Love
77 Twitter or Facebook?
 I like them both, I have met so many wonderful people on twitter and I am in some fantastic groups on facebook.. hard to choose.
78 Hook up or relationship?
 Relationship.
79 Dogs or cats?
 100% Cats!
80 Coffee or tea?
 tea of course 🙂
81 Beer or wine?
 I dont really drink but if I had to choose id pick beer
82 Sweet or savoury?
 I cant pick, I like them both depending on the mood
83 Introvert or extrovert?
 Introvert
84 Vampires or werewolves?
 I cant choose! sorry haha
85 Seaside or countryside?
 Once again I cannot choose, I love both locations
86 Summer or winter?
 Autumn 😉
87 Books or movies?
 Probably books, I do enjoy films but nothing beats the smell of a book
88 Horror or comedy
 Probably horror

A few random questions to finish on

89 Do you wish you could change your past?
 Sometimes, but I feel like I wouldn’t be the person I am today without things from my past.
90 What’s your dream job?
 Being a mother I think its a pretty good job so far, exhausting, underpaid but its so rewarding.
91 What’s your guilty pleasure?
 Top Gear/The Grand Tour – those three idiots can bring a smile on my face in dark days and make me forget my anxiety when it gets to much.
92 What are you afraid of?
 Trains and train tracks, I did go on a train but it was hard going and I panicked when we didn’t go according to schedule and almost missed our return journey… couldn’t get me on one again mind
93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
 I don’t think I ever knew what I wanted to be, I don’t think I wanted to grow up and deal with adulthood.. still don’t haha
94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?
 Invisibility, it would be wonderful if people didnt see me for a few days, I could go hide..
95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
 There are lots, I wish i wasn’t so anxious and apologetic
96 Would you want immortality?
 I am not sure, Id love to see what the future holds and I don’t like the idea of dying but living forever would be pretty sad while everyone around me dies.. I couldn’t do it
97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
 Judy Garland, However I wouldn’t know what I would say to her.
98 Would you say you are happy?
 I guess I am, tired.. but happy.
99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
 Be careful of who you trust.
100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Still married, probably in a new home and I’d like to hope another baby on the way, working and earning a living from my blog too.
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Usually I am such a confident mother, I trust my gut and go with whatever my mothers intuition tells me but lately, I have been busy, with the mixture of the Christmas period, new year prep dealing with a clingy Robin and blogging things have taken a back seat, mainly that tiny little voice inside my head that tells me to do things when they are needed..

On the 15th December, around 1pm.. I realized that I had forgotten the children’s Christmas jumpers for the Save the Children Christmas jumper day

I cried… my heart raced and I felt so guilty..

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How could I have forgotten? I had them all ready, but the morning rush must have made them slip my mind and they never wore them to school.. all I could think was the fear I felt whenever I was at school and I forgot it was a non uniform day, everyone else in their day clothes and stupid me sitting there feeling bad about being in my uniform.

I talked to some ladies who I know about it and they did reassure me a little bit, but I couldn’t help but feel so bad for them, when I did go collect them from school I thought perhaps I wasn’t the only one who forgotten, but nope, out of all the other children in the school my two walked out without a festive jumper on and I felt worse..

I hugged them and said sorry so many times but they told me they didn’t care, they had their Christmas dinner and got to make their own hats and had fun..

But I still feel bad.. Mum guilt is a horrible feeling, coupled with anxiety can make it feel ten times worse than it is, so I am going to make sure that going forth to not forget things, make sure I write everything down on the calendar in the kitchen and check it daily..

No more mum guilt for me thanks, and for certain no more forgetting things and then getting anxious over it all.

Have you ever experienced mum guilt? or guilt over something so stupid and pointless?

Until next time..

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Christmas Photos –

I realize Photograph Sunday is my main day to share favorite photos of the week or if I see something on my time-hop that I just adore I share that too but today I want to look back at my past Christmases and share with you some of my favorite photos that I have taken/had taken and stories behind them all.

2008

This was considered the last Christmas my family had together, in 2009 my Granddad died and honestly our little family get together didn’t feel the same again, but we had a tradition.. which I think many famlies have of when one member of it falls asleep and of course someone snaps their photo.

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That year also was the year I got my Nikon camera and it came with me when I went to Mr S’s family party on Boxing Day –  which was our first Christmas together.

2009

During the space of 2008 and 2009 Mr S and I got our first pet together, this is Owen, shes was a lovely girl who we got of his aunt and apparently they couldn’t deal with her, I took up the challenge, to much of my mums annoyance and took home this beautiful little girl.

Also at that time I was pregnant with our first child, Kai, and I think I was about 29 weeks.. feels like a lifetime away now.

2009

We also got a bit of snow a few days before Christmas.

2010

Kai’s first Christmas was a white one, this is my aunts and uncles back garden, with pheasant naturally.. it was cold and beautiful and wonderful that his first Christmas was a white one, and sadly last white one as we haven’t had snow on Christmas since then.

2010

2013

Finally a quick snap of the table decorations at my aunt and uncles house, which is where we go to each Christmas, it was a very windy day and because of where they live the power went completely during dinner, candles got whipped out and it really felt lovely and cozy.

2013

I am honestly so excited for this year and what new photos I can take, I didn’t take many in the years after 2013 and I don’t know why,  but I am going to make sure that this year to take as many as I can.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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I have to go to the dentist today, I am not best pleased about it, its pretty normal, not like this place, the smell and the fact that someone is looking directly into your mouth and judging you from the state of your teeth..

I have always had this dislike, almost distrust of the dentists, apparently it all started when my wonderful childhood dentist pulled out a wobbly tooth without telling me and it gave me the shock of my life…

So imagine my horror when I find out that I needed to have one removed, I had a tooth that broke, I didn’t think anything of it at the time because it didn’t hurt and didn’t bother me, but one day, it got infected and I was in total agony.. give me birth over tooth ache, I was on so many pain killers and none of them worked… I even remember taking a spoonful of the children’s calpol just to take the pain away (it didn’t really help of course)

But the day came, it was time to get that tooth out, and my goodness the panic I felt, thankfully my dentist at the time was so calming and reassuring that my worries sort of faded away, it came out in one and naturally I asked to look at it, its always odd to see your teeth when they are out of your mouth, they seem so small..

and of course, it happened again, I had another chip, pregnancy does some wonderful things to your teeth and gums, and this time, while I was still worried.. I wasn’t worried so much..

I still don’t really like the dentists, now that i’m 31, stickers are few and far between when I do something brave..

Today is just a basic check up, all is well in my teethy kingdom!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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