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July 11, 2014


We had another exciting TAG post from Jenny over at “Jenny’s Beauty Pages“. Check out her TMI post here. Although this was a few weeks ago, my questions had already been answered but Gem has been soaking up time with Roode – her other half – since he is here for the Summer, and has been so tied up with lots of personal things that she hasn’t gotten round to her questions yet. So even though my answers were from a little while back, here they are. I’m hoping that Gem will get round to posting her own up at some point!


1. What are you wearing?

 A reversible maxi dress – it’s very warm and stuffy in this office!

2. Ever been in love?

It would seem so and currently might I add.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Well I’ve had a few breakups in my time and although they were all pretty unpleasant, they all needed to happen. Looking back on it now, they weren’t so bad but I would probably disagree with that statement at the time.

4. How tall are you?

A measly 5 foot 3. Having said that, my mother is 4 foot 10 (and three quarters allegedly) so I did pretty well.

5. How much do you weigh?

Significantly less than I did 6 months ago! Once I’ve achieved my weight loss goals, perhaps I’ll share the overall figures, but I’m not brave enough yet.

6. Any tattoos?

Yes quite a few – A dragon and triple moon symbol on my left arm, a sword with some scripture on my right arm. The polish eagle/Behemoth eagle logo on my lower back and a Valknut on my right wrist. Gem and I also have a matching tattoo – some runes and Triquetra on our wrist. The runes spell “T.A.T” which is an abbreviation for “True As Tits”. Some years ago one of our good friends passed away and during a nigh fuelled with beer and metal, the last thing he ever said, whilst picking us up in each arm was; “you two are true as tits”.

7. Any piercings?

A lot less these days than my youth. I have 6 ear piercings and a scaffold, tongue, nose, lip and belly button. I used to have at least 10 piercings in each ear, as well as my nipple twice in  cross. As if I hadn’t learnt my lesson from my last nipple piercing, I had my other one done two years ago or so now, but had to take it out. Probably the most annoying piercing I’ve ever had!

8. OTP?

I don’t understand this? I’m too old. According to Urban Dictionary it means “One True Pairing” but I’m still none the wiser. I clearly don’t spend enough time on the internet … *raises eyebrow*

9. Favourite Show?

Recently, thanks to Gemma’s continuous reminder, I’ve enjoyed Vikings. So that’s probably been my most recent fav show.

10. Favourite bands?

There are many, but to name a few and in no particular order: Evergrey, Carcass, Symphony X, Behemoth, Wintersun, Nevermore – I could go on, really I could.

11. Something you miss?

Being young, carefree and spontaneous – like going to festivals with a backpack and nothing else. Or staying out all night and walking 6 miles to get home because you spent all your money on beer. 

12. Favourite song?

Ugh, I can’t pick a song – It would probably be something like The Odyssey by Symphony X or Recreation Day by Evergrey. I can’t really pick though. There are too many songs that mean too many different things and are my favourite in their own unique way.

13. How old are you?

Can I say 21? I know I’m younger than Gem by about two years. In fact, I tell people I’m 21 so often that I genuinely forget how old I am. 

14. Zodiac Sign


15. Quality you look for in a partner?

Would die for Metal, calm, friendly and laid back but not in a “I don’t give a crap” kind of way.

16. Favourite Quote?

I don’t actually think I have a favourite quote? There are always quotes where I think – oh that’s good, but I never remember them enough to reuse them. Unless I’m allowed a favourite in-joke quote, in which case a) there are far too many and b) no one would have a clue what I was talking about, in a – you had to be there sort of thing. (“That’s not metal … but my girlfriend’s in the tent”)

17. Favourite Actor?

I don’t have one … no really, I don’t.

18. Favourite Colour?

It’s a tie between Purple and Red.

19. Loud music or soft?

It depends what mood I’m in. But generally speaking, you don’t have to listen to music loudly to enjoy it. Besides, I’d rather listen to some Cryptopsy at half volume to preserve my hearing, so I can continue listening to music without going deaf.

20. Where do you go when you are sad?

I try to avoid being sad. I mean of course it happens, it’s natural, but I’ll either tell myself to man up, keep myself busy or go for a walk with the pooch to clear my head. Think happy thoughts and you will reap the benefit of happy thoughts!

21. How long does it take you to shower?

It depends – if I’m having a quick body shower, we’re talking about 10 minutes (a girl’s gotta exfoliate), if it’s hair washing and shaving day, then we could be talking 20 minutes or more … I have a lot of hair!

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Again it depends. If I’m just going to work, which is my office next door to my bedroom and I’m not likely to see anyone all day, then about 10-15 minutes to slap on my various creams in the hope that someday this will prevent the inevitable incoming of wrinkles and to throw on some clothes. Gym days see me with an extra 5-10 minutes getting ready in the morning so that I can position my “council estate pony tail” correctly and if I’m going out, I might want to allow another 5-10 minutes to slap on some makeup.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

A few times – it was thoroughly unenjoyable. Someone I thought was my friend when I was in school had a one sided fight with me since I refuse to hit her back, I quickly severed ties with her and I’m pretty sure she ended up in prison. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t like violence, it’s silly and pointless and you just end up getting hurt. I think people who can’t control themselves and end up in physical fights are particularly stupid and I would never in a million years think that inflicting pain upon my family and friends was acceptable.

24. Turn on?

I’m going to pick the obvious long hair here. Well kept long hair might I add. I’m pretty sure that having long hair makes 60% of the population of men better looking.

25. Turn off?

Lack of control over emotions and insecurity. I’m talking, phoning you every 2 seconds to make sure you aren’t with the opposite sex. Starting arguments over silly things and then crying because he thinks you hate him – I have zero time for people like that.

26. The reason I started blogging?

It just kind of happened. I think we both enjoy being creative as well as writing, we both love makeup (maybe a little too much) and we finally decided to just go for it.

27. Fears?

I have a lot of fears – footballs, crossing the road (I got hit by a car when I was 13), spiders and probably germs. There a more, but I’m not about to announce them all on the Internet – you never know if an arch nemesis is reading to plot your demise and I wouldn’t want to give them a hook into my downfall! 

28. Last thing that made you cry?

I can’t remember. I try to avoid crying – a few words of comical wisdom from one of my favourite books “The Little Book Of Stress” – “Never Cry – Crying is a sign of weakness – it is far better to bottle up your emotions deep inside of you like a rotting tree stump”. Obviously I’m professionally obligated to tell you that crying is good for releasing your pent up emotions. Unfortunately I like to bury mine and give the illusion that I’m never affected by anythin :oD.

29. Last time you said you love someone?

Probably about half an hour ago to my partner. It’s a phrase we like to use throughout each day :o)

30. Meaning behind your blog name?

I’ll leave this one up to Gem

31. Last book you read?

Bernard Cornwell – Death of Kings. I was late reading this, as usually when  a new book from the Warrior Chronicles comes out I’ve read it in a few days, but I thought this was going to be the last so I savored it.

32. The book you are currently reading?

Bernard Cornwel – The Pagan Lord – Oh yes, the follow up to the previous book I read and full of mighty Viking/Warrior action.

33. Last show you watched?

Orange Is The New Black – after all the hype I watched an episode, which turned into a binge fest and I finished Season 1 & 2 in about a week.

34. Last person you talked to?

That would be Brains (the other half) since he’s sat next to me.

35. The relationship between you and the last person you texted?

My bested friend in the whole world – Gem.

36. Favourite Food?

Hmm there are a fair few – probably Cucumber or Rice. Bit of a difference there, but I bloody love them both.

37. Place you want to visit?

I really want to see the Aurora Borealis. Norway is such a beautiful country, but when I went there in May last year we were way off course to see the Northern Lights. One day though.

38. Last place you were?

Sat in the office and before that showering.

39. Do you have a crush?

Am I allowed to say that Brains is my crush?

40. Last time you kissed someone?

About 5 minutes ago.

41. The last time you were insulted?

I can’t remember, well I can’t pin point an exact moment. People often insult me to varying degrees but most of that is because I’m such an opinionated mare.

42. Favourite flavour of sweets?

I’m not sure, I’m not overly interested in sweets since most of them contain animal derivatives.

43. What instruments do you play?

Well when I was younger I played Piano, Cello, Violin & Flute. When I got to about 13 I picked up the Guitar and I took up Bass in 2008 or something like that when I got asked to join Dakesis. Oh I also played the recorder :oD.

44. Favourite piece of jewelry?

Despite loving my vast collection of Mjollnir’s my favourite piece is a gold ring with my initials on it. My Nan bought it me when I was about 10 and it hasn’t left my finger since. It has such sentimental value to me that despite my loathing of most gold jewelry, I’d be absolutely gutted if I lost it.

45. Last sport you played?

What is sport? Does like, going to the gym or walking count? I do that regularly – at least once a day.

46. Last song you sang?

Haha it was probably a Xerath song, well I say sang, there is one particular riff that I always get stuck in my head and end up humming throughout the day.

47. Favourite chat up line?

Would you like me to carry your bass? <- True Story <- One of many sexist remarks/chat up attempts I’ve endured

48. Have you ever used it?


49. Last time you hung out with anyone?

I hang out with Gem regularly at the gym, but Gem, Roode, Brains, Drums (our drummer Adam), and some of his friends hung out at Glastonbury and Stonehenge last weekend for the Solstice. It was beautiful.

50. Who should answer the questions next?

I’m going to nominate;

Simone from Thirty Something OAP

Jaq from Lazy Days Beauty &

Aimee from Aimee Belle (as she’s tagged us before, so we can return the favour!)

Even if these guys have already done the TMI tag, you should go and check them out anyway :o).


Totally hellbent for eventually getting round to posting a hundred and one questions! (okay 50)