100 Truths

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I was tagged by the lovely Sophie at Wifemotherlife to complete the 100 truths questionnaire about myself. These types of posts are normally a bit of fun getting to know the person behind the keyboard. I loved reading Sophie’s which you can find here.

I started answering them for myself to share with you all and, being totally truthful, felt that most of these things regular readers would know, and others would simply highlight my middle of the road existence thus far (that’s a whole separate post which will be coming soon!). So, I have answered a few, and copied the full set below in case anyone else would like to join in and answer any in the comments! I’d actually love to know more about you all, where you come from, your hopes and dreams!

Anyway, onto the questions. The ones that I have answered I have consolidated into prose for ease of reading, and perhaps even for ease of writing too. I hope that you won’t mind it’s not quite on the track of an interview style post. Many I have missed out completely, I like to keep a little mystery…! So, breaking the rules entirely, may I present…

100(ish) truths

You’ll all know me as Jo. I live with my husband, our three sons and multiple family pets in Warwickshire. We live on the edge of the countryside but close to town life too, which suits us perfectly. Before children my husband and I were enthusiastic about travel and live music. These passions have waned slightly since we started our family. Now that we are out of the nappy stages of parenthood though I feel that perhaps we might be able to gently start them up again with our boys in tow. Regular readers will know that we caught The Snowman Tour last year and that we are hoping to travel more with our boys over the coming months. So, some things are already in action on that front!

A few more nuggets:

I started my blog because a dream of mine for as long as I can remember was to write. So one day I did. I haven’t looked back, and I thoroughly enjoy every moment of this journey that I’m on. Over the course of the past 12 months I’ve learnt a lot about the technical side to running your own website and becoming self-employed, along with learning a lot about myself. I’m determined, I’m focused and I’m dedicated. My husband, one of the cleverest people I know, says that he admires my enthusiasm, passion, commitment and general work ethic. He sometimes adds that he likes my writing too 😉 .

I don’t have any piercings or tattoos. I’d love to get “Omne trium perfectum” tattooed somewhere, I’m just not sure where. And why that phrase you ask? I’m one of three and I have three children. Both my parents are one of three. I think that there is something very special about that number.

I am quite a spiritual person but I don’t identify with a specific religion. I think I still have lots more to learn on that subject!

I am a happy person, mostly. There are things in life that try my patience, swallow up my energy and occupy my brain more than I should let them. But on the whole I try to lead a very honest and respectful life. I love talking to others and hearing their stories. I believe that recognising our differences is what makes us stronger and more thoughtful.

In five years time? I’d like to be right here. Still tapping into my keyboard, my wonderful family and friends either right by my side or only a touch of a button away. I hope to have travelled more and been to more music concerts, especially classical music. I do miss those. I hope that my boys are happy and that we continue to make good choices with them for their education and personal development as they move through their childhood.

So that’s pretty much me. Or as much of me as I think I need to share right now!

What about you? I’d love you to introduce yourselves!

Cup of Toast 100 Truths

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N.B. Questions are noted below in case any other bloggers would like to take part in this. Although I have totally bent the rules I have really enjoyed taking part. Thanks again for the tag Sophie!

The Basics

1 What’s your name?
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
3 Your gender?
4 Your star sign?
5 How old are you?
6 Your relationship status?
7 Any children?
8 Any pets?
9 Any tattoos or piercings?
10 What do you like about yourself?
11 What do you dislike about yourself?
12 Righty or lefty?


13 The last thing you drank:
14 The last thing you ate:
15 Your last phone call:
16 Your last text message:
17 Your last email:
18 The last song you listened to:
19 The last book you read:
20 The last time you cried:
21 The last blog you read:
22 The last person you spoke to:
23 The last place you visited:
24 Your last holiday abroad:

Have you ever?

25 Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
26 Have you ever been cheated on?
27 Have you ever cheated on someone?
28 Have you ever lost someone special to you?
29 Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
30 Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
31 Have you ever met someone who changed you?
32 Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
33 Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
34 Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
35 Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
36 Have you ever kissed a stranger?
37 Have you ever had your own heart broken?
38 Have you ever had sex on the first date?
39 Have you ever been arrested?
40 Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
41 Have you ever done something you regret?
42 Have you ever had a threesome?
43 Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
44 Have you ever misjudged someone?

Your Beliefs and Opinions

45 Do you believe in God?
46 Do you believe in yourself?
47 Do you believe in Santa Claus?
48 Do you believe in ghosts?
49 Do you believe in aliens?
50 Do you believe in miracles?
51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
52 Do you believe in love at first sight?
53 Can money make you happy?
54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
56 Do you have strong political beliefs?
57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?

Right Now

59 Are you eating anything right now?
60 Are you drinking anything right now?
61 What are you listening to right now?
62 What are you thinking about right now?
63 What are you waiting for right now?
64 What are you most excited about right now?
65 What’s your pet hate right now?
66 What’s your favourite thing right now?
67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?


68 Your first best friend:
69 Your first kiss:
70 Your first celebrity crush:
71 Your first holiday:
72 Your first pet:
73 Your first regret:
74 Your first job:
75: Your first childhood memory:

Which would you choose?

76 Love or money?
77 Twitter or Facebook?
78 Hook up or relationship?
79 Dogs or cats?
80 Coffee or tea?
81 Beer or wine?
82 Sweet or savoury?
83 Introvert or extrovert?
84 Vampires or werewolves?
85 Seaside or countryside?
86 Summer or winter?
87 Books or movies
88 Horror or comedy

A few random questions to finish on

89 Do you wish you could change your past?
90 What’s your dream job?
91 What’s your guilty pleasure?
92 What are you afraid of?
93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?
95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
96 Would you want immortality?
97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
98 Would you say you are happy?
99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?


25th April 2018

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