The Q&A meme

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Just as I was thinking I was ahead of the game with my blogging this week Renee over at Mummy Tries goes and tags me in a meme… That’s ok though – have you seen the weather out there?!

Here are my answers to Renee’s questions whilst I try to work out what information I’m going to wheedle out of my chosen targets:

Where was your first holiday sans parents?

I went to Malaga in Spain when I was about twelve I think to stay with one of my school friends who’d moved out there. I remember being given special treatment on the plane as an ‘unaccompanied minor’, and being ridiculously jealous when I got there that Sarah had a pool. We lost touch not long after that. I often wonder what she’s up to now.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I would have been about the same age I think. I went to the cinema with a boy whose name completely escapes me, but who looked a lot like Chesney Hawkes. He was shorter than me too, so it didn’t last long.

What are your all-time favourite starter, main and dessert?

This is a tricky one, as my favourite food is Vietnamese or sushi and that all kind of comes together. But if I’m at a starter-main-desert kind of restaurant then… Maybe scallops? Followed by a really nice rare steak? Then tiramisu. Or maybe eton mess. Though with my nut allergy there are very few places I trust to serve me dessert.

What are your thoughts on climate change?

I think it’s a bit of a no-brainer that we’ve been mistreating our planet terribly over the past couple of centuries. I get that the world’s climate goes in cycles, so not every shift in temperature is necessarily to do with us, but with the amount of rubbish we’ve been pumping into the atmosphere I think we’d be terribly naive to think we weren’t having an impact. What to do about it is a whole other issue. I think the Western world has a huge responsibility to clean up its act, but when there are other huge nations at a different stage in their development it doesn’t exactly seem fair to say they’re not allowed to follow a similar trajectory to us. It’s all very complex and I could go on, but I think I’ll leave it at that.

Do you self-reflect?

Yes. Probably too much to be honest. I think self-refelction is absolutely vital and can be an incredibly powerful tool – I used to drive kids mad with it when I was teaching. But if it’s allowed to go unchecked then I think it can become unconstructive – my mind just doesn’t stop sometimes and I’m not sure that’s entirely healthy!

Adrian Mole, love or loathe?

I have to admit an ignorant indifference. I was too busy reading Stephen King and John Grisham when I was a teenager and have never actually picked up an Adrian Mole book…

Tell us three things about yourself you usually do not share!

There’s actually not all that much I don’t share, especially since starting this blog! Though whilst it was one of the first things I blogged about, I’m often reluctant to admit I went to private school when I meet people, as I feel like they’ll judge me because of it – especially since it’s so contrary to my politics. I have a guilty addiction to Casualty and Holby City that I very rarely talk about. And increasingly, depending on who I’m talking to, I’m becoming nervous to admit that I’m still breastfeeding my almost two year old. Which is bonkers really because it’s a personal decision that I’m very happy and proud about!

So there you go. Thank you, Renee, for the tag – it’s always actually quite fun doing these things, and your questions have definitely got things out of me I haven’t written about elsewhere…

I would like to invite the following lovely bloggers to answer my seven questions which are listed below:

Jocelyn at The Reading Residence

Iona at Redpeffer

Hannah at Make, Do and Push!

Merlinda at Pixiedusk

Dean at Little Steps

Louise at Little Hearts, Big Love

And those questions are:

Where in the world would you most like to be right now?

What do you love most about having your blog?

Who is the person that you most admire?

What keeps you awake at night?

What is your all-time favourite breakfast?

Which song makes you smile every time you hear it?

If you could go back and give one piece of advice to your fifteen year old self, what would it be?

And now it’s over to you!

 

11 thoughts on “The Q&A meme

  1. thereadingresidence

    Great questions from Renee, and then for me to ponder, too, thank you. It is a shame you have to feel reluctant to talk about breastfeeding Arthur, as as you say, it’s fine and a personal decision anyway. I’ve never tried Vietnamese food, and not known anyone say it’s their favourite either- I’m now thinking I’m missing out! Thanks for the tag x

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    1. sophieblovett Post author

      You should definitely check out Vietnamese food – it’s delicious! And it’s silly about the whole breastfeeding thing – I hadn’t even really realised I was doing it until I stopped to think. I definitely need to hold my head up high and ignore my paranoias! Looking forward to reading your responses 🙂 x

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  2. Mummy Tries

    I loved reading this post yesterday on my phone, but completely forgot to comment! First of all thank you for joining in, glad my Qs got you thinking. As I was reading I realised once again how alike we are Sophie, we must meet one day. Are you going to Brit Mums next year?

    It made me sad that you don’t openly admit to going to private school but I can see why. The whole breastfeeding thing is a minefield too. I fed my second until she was 15 months, then fell pregnant with my third a week after stopping! I think it’s such a personal choice and people really should keep their opinions to themselves.

    Fab photo too, that coat is just awesome. Thanks again for taking part, I’m looking forward to hearing what the next round of lovely ladies have to say xxx

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    1. sophieblovett Post author

      It would be great to get together in the ‘real world’ one day! I hadn’t really thought about Brit Mums, but maybe I should look into it… There are definitely a growing number of bloggers I’d like to meet 🙂

      And I do love my babywearing coat. It’s from a Japanese company called Sweet Mommy. It was expensive, but so worth it – especially since it’s now seeing us through our third winter! xx

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  4. Louise

    Thank you for tagging me and will try and get round to answering your questions too in the next day or so. I went to private school too for a couple of years but it wasn’t a fun experience so it’s not something I tend to talk about either. It’s a shame that society can be a bit funny about ‘extended’ breastfeeding – the fact that you are still breastfeeding your almost 2 year old is great and shouldn’t be something you feel you should hide (although I understand why). I’ve never tried Vietnamese food either and will have to give it a go – rare steak is probably one of my favourite main courses as well 🙂

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