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I’ve been tagged in this meme by the lovely Rachel. You can read her post right here. It’s all about “Why?”, or rather, your own list of Whys.

The rules are:

1. Post your whys – as few or as many as you like
2. Link up your post at Mummy Central, and leave a comment here too
3. Tag 5 bloggers to keep this going
4. If you’re not a blogger, leave your whys as a comment below. I’d love to read them
5. Show your support by reading a few others and commenting on them

Here goes:

Why does the sun not like England?

Why oh Why did they kill Mike off in Desperate Housewives?

Why is my husband completely obsessed with football?

Why does Baby Z still not sleep through at the age of 18 months?

And why won’t he eat anything besides sweetcorn?

Why does my car fob set other car alarms off? Oops.

Why don’t we have our passports ready yet for holiday?

Why does PC Plum in Balamory sing about telling you about the birds and the bees? (it’s true! Listen closely next time).

Why do I hate Grandpa in my pocket?

Why doesn’t the “Disaster” song come on more often in the Zingzillas?

Why does my toast burn the second I turn my back on it.

Why do birds do the Dawn chorus? Apparently it’s something to do with marking territory. (at 4am???!!)

Why do the nicest people marry such horrible people? Yes, yes..opposite attract. But.. Still!

Why are the nicest people still single?

Why do I think of the right come back a day after the event?

Why is there such a thing as separation anxiety?

And why is there such a thing as sleep regression? Is it to remind you just in case you forgot? (I know, there’s a theme here!)

And the one that’s been stuck in my head since I started this post…

Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?

There you have it. I’ll add more as I think of them. So now, I tag….



The Ultimate Britmums Live Meme and Linky!!

Yes I am going to Britmums.  Arrrrrrgh!!

There is a Britmums Live linky doing the rounds.  Its great for me as it’ll be my first blogging event ever.  Ever.  Ever.  Very exciting and scary all at  the same time.

Here are my answers….

Q: What’s your blog title/URL and how long have you been blogging?

A: Not My Year Off and I’ve now been blogging for about 10 months.


Q: Will Britmums Live be your First blogging conference?

A: Yes,  I am very very VERY scared.  My first blogging conference ever.  ever.


Q: Did you bag yourself a sponsor?

A: Noooo….someone sponsor me please!


Q: Are you attending both days?

A: I’m not sure.  I am trying my best to skive off work but there is a chance I may only attend Saturday


Q: What are you most looking forward to about the conference?

A: Meeting other blooggers in real life and seeing some excellent keynote speakers


Q: Are you wearing Branded Clothing ( you’re sponsors brand)?

A: Nope…(well, maybe if I ever find a sponsor!)


Q: What is your planed style for this event?

A: Style?  Probably Jeans with a dress or top and maybe heels if I’m pushing it.  Probably flats if I don’t fancy murdering my feet!


Q: Are you hoping to be nominated for a BiB award?

A: I was nominated by some gorgeous lovely people (Thank you!!) but didn’t make the shortlist.


Q: if so what category?

A: Best Blog ever.  Ok, not really…it was in the Best New blog category.  I’d like to thank my


Q: Will you be looking to network with Brands?

A: Yes, Its all very new to me but would love to build a relationship up with people, snag some free stuff and then maybe start writing reviews.


Q: What do u hope to walk away having gained from the conference?

A: Lot of blog ideas, maybe a new direction, lots of fun and some friends


Q: Will you be dressing up in the toilets for the Friday night BiBs?

A: I need more than one outfit? Oh shoite….(In truth, yes if I make it Friday night!)


Q: Are you speaking at the conference and if so when, where and how do you feel about doing so?

A: Nope!  I may just scream like a crazy fan when I see my favourite bloggers.


Q: Will you be joining in the early morning bloggercise on the Saturday?

A: Nooooooooo Chance! 


Q: What speakers are you most looking forward to listening to?

A: Sarah Brown, Ruby Wax and Jane Blackmore.


Q: What workshops will you be attending on the Friday (Day 1)

A: Not sure yet (Can you see how disorganised I am), it’ll be all the ones that help me better my blog.


Q: What Workshops being held on the Saturday (Day 2) have grabbed your attention?

A: How to make money from your blog and Advanced WordPress


Q: Are u booked into a hotel for the Friday night, if yes which one?

A: Not yet!


Q: Will you be looking for after party drinks

A: I dont drink but I will join anyone for a good natter!


Q: Are u worried about not knowing anyone or being confident and socialising on the day?

A: Yes!! I will be the one stood in the newbie corner cluthing my folder and biro.


Q: What’s are you most likely to be found doing when attending Britmums Live?

A: Say “oh my god!” a bit too much and crying everytime someone makes a remotely emotional speech!

If you’d like to take part in the linky then….its Simple… I’ve written some questions which I’ve also answered!

Copy the nosey questions, and paste them within your own post, followed by your own answers …

Tag another 2-4 bloggers to do the same (alerting them to the meme) tip (it’s a good idea to make sure they are attending before tagging them)!

Once complete link your completed Meme to A boy with Aspergers.

On My Birthday

The lovely Dia from Diary of a Lagos Mum has tagged me in this birthday related meme (created by Kate at The Five Fs). All you have to do is give a whole load of facts based on the day you were born. This is where Wikipedia comes in handy!

Here Goes,…

When is your birthday? 21st August

Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them.

Kim Cattrall – Samantha in Sex and the City. One of my favourite shows and a woman with an amazin figure! And guts!

Usain Bolt – Jamaican Sprinter and champion. Sharing birthdays unfortunately doesn’t correlate with ability to run fast

Princess Margaret – Queen Elizabeths younger sister

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day (and year) as you? What do you know about them? Yep – Kelis Roger-Jones known mostly just as Kelis. American Singer famous for songs like Milkshake and being married to Nas. I thought she was older than me.

List three people who died on your birthday and share what you know about them.

1940 – Leon Trotsky, a Marxist revolutionary, was attacked with an ice axe by an undercover agent working for the police. He was taken to hospital but died the next day.

I dont know anymore on the list!

List three notable events that happened on your birthday.

1961 – Motown releases what would become its first #1 “Please Mr Postman”

1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee

1170 – Captain James Cook formally claims eastern Austrailia for Great Britain naming it New South Wales

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.

Youth Day / King Mohammad VIs Birthday in Morrocco

I am tagging the following to share with us what happened on their birthdays!





What’s on Your MP3 Player?

The lovely LagosMum has tagged me in the meme What’s On Your Mp3 player?. Quite a lot of old (and some embarrassing) stuff… Argggh!

You have to put your MP3 player on shuffle and confess to what the first five songs that play.

Sooooo… This is what came up.

1. Broken Strings by James Morrison and Nelly Furtado
Hurrah. Great song

2. JLS – Do you feel what I feel
Hubby hates JLS but I love this (as does his 7 year old nephew)

3. Rihanna – What’s my name
I don’t actually like this song!

4. Alicia Keys – New York
I love this song though!

5. Usher – Yeah
Quite old now but still good!

I now tag

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

I have been tagged in a I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here inspired meme by the lovely Jenny Paulin from Mummy Mishaps in a post originally started by Kate On Thin Ice.

I used to watch this programme religiously, especially when Katie P and Peter Andre got together (remember that one?). I’ve not followed it so much this year but I did enjoy Sinitta screaming every second, for about one task. Then my ears just hurt!

So here goes….

1. What one thing about being parent makes you scream “get me out of here” ?
When baby decides he doesn’t want to nap at all. Those days I pretty much stand by the door waiting for 6.15pm so that I can hand the baby over as soon as hubby steps in the door. Then I run like hell!

2. What skills, if any, do you have that would be useful in the jungle?
I think I’m a pretty decent cook and no matter what I make there are always a lot leftover (I just tend to make too much!). So no-one would go hungry. Ever! I can also yap for Britain so you wouldn’t get bored.

3. How are you likely to annoy people if you were stuck with them for 3 weeks
I would probably show pictures of my baby every chance I got! I’d probably do a lot of Sinitta style screaming as well and end up getting voted for a LOT of tasks!

4. Whats the worst thing you had ever eaten?
I once had a “soup” at a “dinner party” and it tasted really sticky and was a bit hard to swallow. I asked what it was and it turned out it was Lamb legs boiled till the bones released the marrow, which is then used to make this “delicious soup”. I wanted to throw up but managed to swallow it. I didn’t have any more *shudder*.

5. What luxury item would you take into the jungle with you?

My phone and maybe a a very powerful wifi hub!

6. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?

At the age of 13 my friends and I once spent the night in a haunted house. (My friends!). Nothing happened but we didn’t sleep all night and went home utterly freaked out.

7. Who would you miss most if you went into the jungle with a bunch of strangers?
My baby boy and husband.

8. What celebrity alive or dead would you like to have with you in the jungle?
Someone like Jamie Oliver who could make nice meals for everyone or Philip Schofield, just for his company!

9. What would scare you about being in the jungle?
Woodlice and Maggots. I don’t mind spiders but those two things would have me squirming a lot!

10. After leaving the jungle, you go to a luxury hotel. What would be the first thing you did on reaching your hotel?

Sit in the tub and scrub myself convinced I had nits and tics attached to me

11th mission should you choose to accept it is to tell us why the person who tagged you is a star

Jenny is the mum of a very active toddler and a baby boy that sometimes wakes in the night. She manages to entertain them all day AND cook some very nice things including chutneys. I have no idea where she gets all her energy from but after this I’m off to read her Slow Roast beef recipe. Check it out here.

So now my next task is to pass this on and the rules are as follows:
1) Answer the 10 questions and consider the mission – DONE

2) Tag a blogger or two or more to do the same – I will tag

3) Come back to me and tell me you have done the questions and answers so