Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Another Tag! :)

Hi everyone!

There is another set of getting-to-know-you questions popping up on blogs everywhere, and the gorgeous Danni from dannithegirl has tagged me! Thanks Danni!
I love this sort of tag, as I think the posts are much more personal than others, and makes you feel like you are getting to know the 'taggee' better, which in turn makes you enjoy reading their blog, and looking forward to new posts (at least, I do!) :)

so here are the questions:

1.  Are you named after anyone?
YES! For some reason, around the time I was born in 1985, my mum was really into watching old episodes of the TV programme 'Bewitched' (for those of you who dont know it - its an american sitcom in the 60's, and the main character is a witch called Samantha, who marries a mortal man and tries to live the life of a suburban housewife, and look after their daughter Tabitha)
When my my mum knew i was a girl, she was either going to name me Samantha after the main character, or Tabitha after the daughter. Im glad she picked Samantha!

2. When was the last time you cried?
Er, the last time I cried was probably when I was last frustrated with something/someone - for some reason if I get angry or frustrated, I get an overwhelming urge to cry - when im not even upset! does this happen to anyone else? Bizarre!

3. Do you have kids?
No, not yet, although Simon and I most definately want children, and we are hoping to start trying fairly soon - maybe I will have some exciting news by the end of this year or early next year ... I'll keep you posted!
I would like at least two kids, God willing (I think because I have lots of siblings, I cant imagine just having one!)

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
I would like to think so. I try to be a good, loyal friend, who is there when anyone is in need of a shoulder - or in need of a fun night out!

5.  Do you use sarcasm a lot?
yes, usually when it is most inappropriate, oops!

6. Will you ever Bungee-Jump?
I already have done a 180 foot Bungee Jump! I was 13 and a local pub was holding a Bungee - Jumping event to raise money for charity. Entrants had to pay £40, be over 16 years old, or 15 with an adults written consent, so I begged my Brother (who was 21 at the time) to tell the organisers that I was 15, so I could do it. I paid with my birthday money and went up in the cage attached to the crane. I have never been so scared in my entire life as when I was at the top of that crane looking down, and the safety person was explaining how to 'fall forwards'.
I was shaking that much afterwards, I could barely sign my certificate!

7. What is your favorite cereal?
I dont eat cereal very often, but when I do I love either Muesli (with everything in) or Honey Nut Clusters with chocolate curls in, Mmm!
When I was younger, (along with every child!) I adored Lucky Charms, and I always wanted to try the American cereal you see in films:

8. What is the first thing you notice about people?
The first thing I tend to notice about people generally, is their hair, or their outfit if they are wearing something bright! Otherwise I always notice if somebody is smiling :)

9. What is your eye colour?
Greeny-hazel, but strangely, my eyes tend to go more green if my eyes are watering, or im crying!

10. Scary Movies or happy endings?
Scary movies with happy endings!

11. favorite smells?
Chloe perfume, baby powder, cherry scented anything, petrol, calamine lotion, Joop for men (the purple one) the smell of puppies, I know, im strange!

12. Summer or winter?
Both, I love summer for the heat, sun, beer gardens, summery clothes, natural tans, ect, but I love winter for Christmas, snow, frost, winter clothes, cosy nights in, hot baths and mulled wine.....

13. Computer or television?
Computer, as I can  always watch TV on the computer if I wanted :)

14. Whats the furthest you have been from home?
I have not been abroad yet, so I would say Jersey.

15. Do you have any special talents?
sadly, no :(

16. Where were you born?
Leeds, West Yorkshire

17. What are your hobbies?
Blogging, reading, WI meetings, writing, eBaying, crafty stuff, walking Lucy :)

18. Do you have any pets?
I have two pets - My dog Lucy who lives with Simon and I, and my cat Timmy, who lives with  my mum.

19. Favorite movie?
 Far too many to mention, I couldnt possiby pick!

20. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, I have four brothers, and two sisters. Their names and ages are: Gavin who is 33, Marc, 27, Jenna, 23, Rhyes, 18, Jason, 16, and Kaila, 14.

21. What do you wanna be when you grow up?
Hopefully, a professional writer and in my dreams I would have a little crafty, shabby chic style Boutique too :)

I tag:

Alice (an alien world)

Alice (pretty wonderful)

Maddie (Diary of) a 30-something skellum)

And I tag all my lovely followers, I would love to know more about you all :)


  1. Ah what lovely answers. Your family is huge!! I'm well impressed by your teenage bungee-jumping bravery as well!

  2. Eek bungee jumping - definitely not for me. Loved your answers, Samantha.

  3. Fab post! Love a little nosy into peoples lives. Bewitched was an amazing show! Can't believe you bungee jumped... and at 13, very brave. x

  4. Such a great post, its so nice to find more out about people you have had some adventures, bungee jumping at 13! I can't imagine how fun that must have been
    I loved Bewitched! SO cool that you was named after her,

  5. I love Bewitched :-) When I was little I used to want to be Samantha Stephens! Your pets are adorable.

  6. Great answers, I used to watch Bewitched when I was little. As for a bungee jump, no way! My eyes are greeny-hazel and tend to change colour too, very strange :) x

  7. I was named after a TV show too, believe it or not. I wish I could say I was named after Alice in Wonderland, not quite my Mum was obsessed with this show called ‘Cagney and Lacey’ and one of the characters was pregnant around the time my Mum was with me, the (fictional) character gave birth and called her baby Alice… lets just say my Mum knew straight away what to call me! xxx

  8. Thank you for your lovely comment on my post, loving your answers too! Firstly, I totally cry when I'm angry, it's really annoying cos I'm trying to make a string point and I'm just sobbing away and they just take pity on me which makes me angrier!! Grr.
    Secondly, watch Moulin Rouge. Tonight! I guarantee you will LOVE it. I listen to the soundtrack all the time : )

  9. thank you for the lovely comments everyone!

    please do this tag, its fun to do and its lovely to read interesting/quirky facts about you all, but most of all, im nosy and i love reading them!

  10. Lots of interesting answers here...well done! Did I tell you that I have a Cavy too? Such a gorgeous breed of dog :)

  11. Just found your blog - love love love it! Im into so much of the same stuff as you! scarlett x

  12. Samantha is such a lovely name. Your pets are so adorable. Im sort of a cat person but my other half prefers dog.

    Squeeze The Pug


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