Wednesday, 6 September 2017

BlogOn Christmas Jumper 2017 Linky

I had the dubious honour of writing this Autumn's get-to-know-you linky for #BlogOnXmas 2017, so I should probably be among the first to complete it! As it's the Christmas Jumper Linky, two of my teenagers kindly offered their modelling services...


The linky is open for anyone who is attending BlogOn Conference on 24th September to join in and add their answers, so that we can get to know each other a little beforehand. This isn't my first BlogOn, I've been a regular since 2013 and in fact it's my 4th BlogOn linky - here's my first. All being well I'll be the short blonde one greeting you when you arrive at Hotel Football...

1. Please share your favourite photo of you. This isn't my all-time favourite, that's a printed photo and in a box somewhere, but I am at least recognisable.


This was me at Blog On a couple of years ago, attempting to win a holiday. I didn't win that time, but I did win an amazing Canvas Holiday at last year's Blog On Christmas. Excuses in advance if I end up wearing that dress again.. just pretend you haven't seen it before...

2. If you could choose a band to play in your garden for your birthday, who would you pick? Snow Patrol. I have really eclectic music taste and I'm constantly busy. I feel like they would chill everything out a bit, probably make me a brew and wouldn't make too much mess.

3. What do you take with you for long visits to the toilet? Buzzfeed. And emails, Facebook, Twitter. I refuse to actually answer the phone when I'm on the loo though.

4. What word can't you spell? Manoeuvres

5. What's the most unusual job you've ever had? I was a copy telephonist for a press agency when I was a teenager, and I spent 8 hours a day reading out news articles and other copy to journalists and typists. I was replaced by an incredibly expensive Fax Machine, which was already being made obsolete by the invention of email by the time my 4 week notice was served.

6. Knitting, sewing or crotchet? Sewing

7. Without looking it up, what is a jerkinhead? I wrote this question, it would be foolish of me not to know the true answer!

8. If you could have as much of one food as you wanted forever, what would it be? Vegetarian hot dogs with loads of mushrooms, onions and ketchup.

9. What is the scariest thing you've ever done? Reading Dear Elspeth at Britmums Live in 2015. I couldn't make my mouth work for what seemed an eternity.

10. If you needed a getaway driver, who would you choose? Sim - she'd have to be my choice of partner-in-crime, she takes no messing!

11. Would you rather live in Narnia or at Hogwarts? Narnia - I quite fancy the idea of all that snow, and the White Witch couldn't be everywhere at once. I can hide.

12. What snack food says 'Christmas' to you? Those boxes with 6 different snacks including tiny pretzels and cheese crackers.

13. Is there life on Mars? Undoubtedly and it's probably more humane than us humans.

 14. Which Christmas movie would you be a character in, and who would play you? National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and I'd like to be played by Cameron Diaz, but it'd probably be Julie Walters.

15. What are you proudest of? Our children. All of them.

If you coming to BlogOn then it'd be great to see your answers to the questions, so join in with the BlogOn Christmas Jumper Linky by clicking on the jumper! See you there...

Blog ON Conference

You can find out more about BlogOn Conference on the website...

18 comments:

  1. Love your answers, some made me chuckle! Gutted I'm not going to BlogOn this time round, will definitely be there next year! Hopefully see you there x

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    1. Awww thank you! I try :D It is a shame you won't be there, but it'll be great to see you next year and all being well I am sure I'll be there - like a bad penny :D

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  2. I think once you have children it is hard not to be proud of them the most ever isn't it! I can't think of anything else that matters to me anywhere near as much as my children! Great questions - loved taking part x

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    1. It's hard to think of anything that you can be prouder of really :)
      I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking part :)

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  3. Gutted I won't see you this time hon. Wish I was going. Hugs x

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    1. Awww - I wish you were coming too. It's such a long way though, I really appreciate the fact you can come sometimes :) x

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  4. I'm going this year, it'l be so good to start putting some faces to names :)

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    1. Awww it will! please say 'hiya' - your boys are so cute on Instagram :D

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  5. I am so ridiculously excited about going to my first BlogOn and meeting lots more of you in person. It feels so weird not to have met a lot of the bloggers that I feel like I know already :) See you there!

    Stevie x

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    1. Awwwww - it is exciting. I remember being so nervous the first time - then I realised they were all just people :D I'd have sworn I'd already met you sometime in the past!

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  6. Oh my goodness those little Christmas nibble packs, I love them so much. Thank you for hosting this - it's nice to get the opportunity to 'meet' people before meeting them x

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for taking part! I have been craving little salty pretzels since I wrote this :D

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  7. Those little pretzel nibbles are so moreish!
    I'm so excited to be coming, it's the first I've been to. It'll be great to chat to everyone face to face.

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    1. We're excited to have you! Don't be shy, please say hiya! :)

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  8. absolutely love your linky questions! there been very easy to answer! oh my i nearly put down snow patrol too we had a live band at our wedding who sung Chasing Cars for our first dance! Love that band! And i use to eat those snack boxes for every party when i was younger but i had to share them with my german cousins! Looking forward to seeing your lovely face again! xx

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    1. Oh bless you AK, you are lovely. Chasing cars has special memories for me, it's an excellent choice :D
      It'll be great to see you again too!

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  9. Great questions, Jenny - thanks for setting this up. Very much agree that Snow Patrol would be fab. See you next weekend!

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  10. So go on then what is a jerky whatsit? I still haven't dared googled it!

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