The October Blog Tag

Mage of me, them (the kids) and the others (the cat!)

I was tagged by Jada at Unique Young Mum to answer some questions about myself. Tags like this are always fun for getting to know bloggers so here’s goes!


Jo. I don’t have a middle name but desperately wanted one as a child so used to pretend it was Elizabeth, it’s even on one of my bank accounts.

What is your favourite colour?

Green or orange, I can never choose.

What did you do today?

It’s half term so I took the kids to see a cheap film at Cineworld. It was Teen Titans Go. I normally find Teen Titans fairly bearable, so wasn’t dreading it too much but it was pretty bad. Kids loved anyway.

Where are you currently?

On the sofa. It’s post lunch iPad hour in my house so all is quiet apart from Boy Child narrating his Minecraft activities.

What is your star sign?


Cake or Ice cream?

Cake unless it’s Hagen Das. I have very expensive taste in ice cream, cake, I’ll eat any kind.

Frozen or Moana?

Moana but I’m not a big Disney fan (sorry!)

A night in or a night out?

In. Always in.

Home cooked meal or takeaway?

Home cooked, preferably by someone else, ideally steak cooked by my husband.

Pineapple on pizza or no pineapple on pizza?

I don’t know. I’ve never had it but tried cheese and pineapple sticks for the first time as an adult and quite liked those, so think I might like it?

Books or films?

As a former librarian and bookseller it’s obviously books.

Autumn or spring?

Autumn, I like being able to be cosy again.

Flowers or chocolates?

Chocolates, flowers involve a surprising amount of effort. I can’t imagine why we give them to sick people and new mothers, like they need something else to look after.

Full fat or diet coke?

Neither. Yuk.

Phone or laptop?


What is your current favourite TV series?

We’re just about to start the second series of Making a Murderer, I loved the first series so really looking forward to it. I love a good documentary about people.

What is your favourite thing to do in October?

I associate this time of year with starting courses (because uni courses start around now) and always wish I was starting one, I love learning but it’s a very expensive hobby.

What is your current food to crave?

I’ve been addicted to Kinder Bueno for over a year now. They are stupidly expensive and have gone up again recently so I’m trying to swap to the Aldi version.

Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

Just my ears. Had my nose done when I was younger but let it close. I would consider daith piercing to help with my migraines. I’d like a tattoo but have never found a design I was willing to commit to.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Introvert, no question.

What is your all time favourite Halloween film?

I used to love horror movies and watched tons but once I had kids I found I didn’t want to anymore. I’ve recently started watching them again so have 8 odd years of them to catch up on. I watched The Conjuring the other day and enjoyed that.

Name your top 3 favourite artists/bands.

Foo Fighters, Audioslave and Nirvana (this question took me the longest to answer).

Have you got any plans for Halloween?

Trick or treating with the kids and their friends followed by wrestling sweets of them before they make themselves sick.

Do you have any fears?

Space and the deep parts of the ocean.

Do you believe in life after love?

My husband and I have been together for nearly 25 years so don’t really feel qualified to answer this.

Do you have any children? (or animals you treat as your babies).

Two children, Boy Child (8) and Girl Child (6) and a cat who likes to shout at me a lot. We’re planning a dog in the next few years (don’t tell the cat).

What do you want for your future?

I think I’ve been pretty lucky in life, so more of the same.

Be honest, why did you start blogging?

I always wanted to write but fell out of love with it for a long time and am now rediscovering it.

What is your biggest achievement so far?

Making scary choices to make my life the way I want it.

What are your ambitions with your blog?

For some people to enjoy reading it.

If there is one thing you’d like to change about your blog what would it be?

I would love a nice logo and header but it will have to wait until I have some more money.

Have you achieved any blog goals you set out to do this year?

My goal was to start so big tick for that!

Where do you want to be in 10 years time?

I would like to still be self employed and have written a (non fiction) book.

What is your dream holiday?

I’ve never really enjoyed laying in the beach or doing tourist stuff so I’ve only really enjoyed holidays since we had kids, I like seeing them enjoy it. Doesn’t sound very exciting but I’d love to go to Butlins and stay in the hotel so I don’t have to cook or clean for the week and I know the kids will have a great time (they bloody love Butlins!)

If you had an entire day to yourself what would you do?

Read, eat, sleep, have a bath, read and eat some more.

So there you have it, that’s me! I now want pass the tag on to Freddie’s Mummy, she blogs about home education,  beauty blogger Little Bling Ring, Emma from Me, The Man and the Kids, Dad blogger Jamesy and finally Aimee from Dream in Colour. Can’t wait to read all the answers!


  1. November 7, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Great post Jo, you had me laughing from the very first answer – giving yourself a middle name, how did you get away with that at the bank haha!? Haagen Daz is the best ice cream ever, cookies & cream to be precise! Oh and your comment about your cat shouting at you made me chuckle too, my dog does the same, and no I won’t tell your cat about your plans 😉 good luck with the goal’s x

    • Jo
      November 8, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks Jada, glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the tag!