100 Questions: “Get to Know Me” Part II

 This is Part II of the 100 Questions Tag, which I was tagged in by Beth @Before We Go Blog. Go check her out. She’s awesome. You will find my answers to Part I here.

I’m doing this instead of Top 10 Tuesday this week, because, quite frankly, I just don’t have the answers for this week’s Top 10 question! Hard category this week!

So, here goes… Let’s get down to the Q&A…

Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

Many piercings and tattoos! Piercings: nose, septum, three in my bottom lip, and two in each ear. Tattoos: half-sleeve of my own devising, Pucca, band logos, things I just like, in a film reel; Counting Crows logo on my back in a watercolour-style; gecko on each shoulder; an angel with saggy boobs on my lower arm; an illustration from a Joan Aiken book my leg; and a sad bear on my upper thigh. Is that it? I think that’s it…

Do you have children?


Do you have pets?

I have a gorgeous puppy called Rubeus Beans, as some of you know… He’s a Lurchidor – part Labrador, part Lurcher. Which means he likes to learn, he’s wicked smart, and has a lot of energy – but only in short bursts, because he’s also quite lazy. And the lurcher part of him steals. He has a not-so-secret life of crime.

Do you have siblings?

I have 3 sisters.

Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dogs. Cats are ok, but I’m a dog person.

Do you prefer Mac or PC?


Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?

Beach. Love a beach.

Do you prefer to bath or shower?

Both have their merits…

Do you sing in the shower?

I do not.

Do you smoke?

Yes. Horrible habit.

Do you speak any different languages?

Conversational French… A very small amount of German, Welsh, Japanese, and Finnish.

Do you still have your wisdom teeth?


Do you still watch cartoons?

Yep! Love them. I just watched The Jetsons movie two days ago.

Do you/have you played any sports?

I don’t like sports… And I have zero coordination, am extremely slow, and lazy. So, no.

Does your name have a special meaning?

Yes indeed! Madam Mim is, obviously, my pen name. When I started this blog, I was a little nervous about it, about putting my writing and opinions out there – which seems very silly with hindsight. But there you have it… I felt more comfortable writing under a different name; with a different persona, almost. Madam Mim has been good to me! I sort of wish I was her, some days. She’s very well defined, and she says exactly what she thinks. So the name has double meaning for me.

Have you ever been hospitalized?

I have indeed. Never for anything exciting.

Have you ever been on a diet?

Yes… There was a sad day when I realised I was too fat to fit into any of the dresses I’d ordered for a wedding, and I decided that I better do something about it… Generally, I don’t diet though. I try to exercise every day, I make that part of my routine because it keeps me sane and it keeps me from having back pain and things. But I eat whatever I want.

Have you ever been to a concert?

Many, many concerts… Love that metal!

Have you ever gone camping?


Have you ever met any celebrities?

“Met” would be a strong word… Kelly Jones was sitting in the lobby of the building I worked in once, and boy did I have a crush on that guy! I was so busy staring at him, I fell down some stairs. Ville Valo walked passed me when I was crying outside a bar in Soho one time and gave me a sympathetic smile… Oh, and Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen asked me to get out of his way once.

Have you ever skipped class?

Yes, when I was at school my friend and I decided to bunk off one day. It felt very exciting and naughty, right up until we got caught… I skipped a lot of classes at university because I was too busy having a good time.

Have you ever won something?

A poetry competition and a short story competition. Oh, and some tickets to a festival once.

Have you had braces?

Nope. But I should have… My teeth are awful!

How are you feeling right now?

I’m ok, thanks! Life is a little overwhelming at the moment because we’ve just started planning our wedding. Since I start a new job next month, I’m winding down at my current role and hating every day I have to go into the office… But I’m very excited to start my new job. I also started doing some oily things with my oil group, and there’s a lot of really exciting things going on there… I’ve made a lot of wonderful friends through the groups and I’m learning about aromatherapy. So, some exciting things and some things I’m plodding through right now.

How tall are you?

About 5”5.

29 thoughts on “100 Questions: “Get to Know Me” Part II”

  1. Hahaha me too! I think she got a bad rap in the movie… I mean, how annoying, a wizard and a kid just appear in your space? I thought she was cool and kind of a bad ass

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  2. Hahaha I’m going to do a read along and zero waste post videos, I’ll get some tattoo-age in there for sure… yeeeh thank you, hes adorable!

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  3. I am! It was one of the intentions I set for my year. I’ve managed to get rid of almost all the plastic in the bathroom and I’m gradually replacing cosmetics. But food has eluded me so far! Everything is wrapped in plastic! I haven’t! I’ll check that out


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