23 January 2012

Seven Secret Things...

I have been tagged again - by the fabulous and clever, very decent counsellor sort, Older Mum for 'Seven Secret Things.' 

Here they are -

1) I have a thing about potato peelers. I buy them eveywhere I go in a vain attempt to replace my old line cheap IKEA ones which were perfect and which wore out. It is an ongoing strife of mine.

2)When I was young and healthy I taught aerobics. It knackered my knees. Now I prefer to drink wine and it shows. Plus, in retrospect, that was the energy Mother Nature endows us with for raising our kids, so, to be truthful, I'm knackered all over.

3) Mummy Misfit and I have established that I am the only woman in the world never to have used hair straighteners, blessed as I am with half Indian (still undyed despite my age) hair and I couldn't leave the house without eye make up. Plus lippy as well on a good day. Only a young baby combined with the school run have got the better of me. TWICE. Not that I still wake up in the night fretting about how naked I felt, you understand.

4) Ironing is a love. A film on the telly and a big stack of it. Very satisfying. Mind you, since 'Twitter' (where I feel it's my duty to inform eveyone I can about bacon sandwiches being calorie free on each and every Friday, even during January), it happens less and less. But I can't be one of those ladies who does things on a particular day because...

5).... Routine makes me feel claustrophobic.  I read today that this is typical of someone born in the Chinese year of the Dragon, which I was and which we are now in.  Hence, my two little chaps are amazingly adaptable.

6) I have recently got into properly-fitted bras. They make me feel a new woman. They even make me walk differently. Highly recommended after the gravity and confidence knocking effects of  having kids.

7) And I have recently come to finally accept that my mother and I just don't get on, no matter how hard we both try.  This acceptance is quite liberating and eliminates another ongoing, exhausting strife!

If you want to know seven other silly / serious things, please click here for my Versatile Blogger Award post.

In the mean time, I am supposed to tag five others, but in such times as these, don't we all like a little more for our money?

1) The two ladies at More Than A Mum Blog
2) Stay At Home Dad (even though I think he's done it, there'll  be at least another seven secrets in that man!)
3) The three 'sassy' ladies at Country Wives
4) Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron, not least because she claims she can do remarkable things with a pickaxe.
5)  A girl after my own heart, a new kid on the block City Girl Turned Suburban Mum.

Coming up soon - why most women can benefit from employing a cleaner and CBeebies' Justin Fletcher CD Review.