Wednesday, 30 November 2011

My Kate Winslet/Gwyneth Paltrow moment

"Oh my God, I can't believe it...I didn't think I was going to win anything! Okay...Oh look, I really did win it! Oh gosh, okay. Thank you so much. Thank you so so much."
- Excerpt from Kate Winslet's Emmy speech, 2011

"I would like to thank the Academy from the bottom of my heart..."
- Excerpt from Gwyneth Paltrow's Academy Award speech, 1999

Don't you just love awards? I do...I've won one! 

I have finally got to experience my own Kate Winslet / Gwyneth Paltrow moment. I have had an award bestowed upon me from the fabulous bloggers, Mother Venting, From Fun to Mum and More Than a Mum Blog. Thank you so so much for this award *blub*.

So what did I win - a shiny trophy? A large pile of prize money? Some sort of high-cost, luxury prize? 

No. I have won the right to display this picture...


... and tell you seven secrets about myself *gulp*. Suddenly I'm not quite so thankful for this award after all.

So which seven secrets about myself shall I divulge? Here goes...

1) I once cut my own fringe. Just the once, when I was at school. I did it far too short and it went a bit spiky (not a good look). Thankfully, I do not have a photo although I'm sure my parents will find one eventually and post it on facebook.

2) I am incapable of drawing straight lines. My fringe-tastrophe confirmed this for me, so goodness knows why, so many years on, I thought it'd be a good idea to cut my little girl's hair. I now make sure she now goes to the hairdressers on a regular basis.

3) I think The Beatles are over-rated *ducks down and runs for cover*. Sorry, I just can't take a band who came up with 'Yellow Submarine' that seriously.

4) This might sound strange but I have to make sure that the toilet roll is hanging from the bathroom holder in the right direction. By 'right direction' I do, of course, mean when the loose flap of tissue faces outwards and not towards the wall. It doesn't matter where I am, if I see the toilet roll hanging the wrong way round, I have to change it. I've heard Cliff Richard does the same.

5) My smart-phone is slowly taking over my life.

6) I don't like how I look. That might sound a bit strong, but I can be very critical of myself and my appearance. My nose is too flat in one place, my chin goes weirdly red whenever it feels like it, I have bags under my eyes, my smile is wonky - I am not photogenic in the slightest. Any photos in which I appear have most probably involved considerable work to make sure I look half-way normal.

7) I have a love of exclamation marks! It's true!! I didn't realise it until I started this blog but, if I'm not careful, they could quite easily take over a post!!! Can you believe it?!!!!

So there you go, seven of my deepest, darkest secrets (well, kind of). I'm supposed to pass this award onto 10-15 other bloggers so, I'm handing the baton over to:
Sorry if you've been tagged already. If you haven't, what skeletons are in your closet? Will you dare to share?

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for nominating me for this award also. I can't draw straight lines either. :-)

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  2. Great Post, I love the Beatles so you lose me on that, but, like you, I am also a fan of exclamation marks, they are the essence of writing if you ask me. So here they go, Well Done for your award !!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I like my loo roll the other way and also love exclamation marks!!!!! Will divulge my secrets later in the week ......

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  4. Love this and particulalry like your 'acceptance' speech! Don't believe you for a moment about your appearance - I find people's faces fascinating and can honestly find something beaurtiful in everyone! xx

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  5. Thanks for the award tag! I also love exclamation marks but thought I was alone!!
    Also in the "Beatles are over-rated camp"!! I also add Madonna and Kylie to that list.

    Posting this on my Smart Phone ;-)

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  6. You're so welcome!!!! You thoroughly deserve this award!!!!! And thanks for sharing those secrets, I'm sure we can get something a bit more salacious out of you at some point!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know that these exclamation marks are JUST FOR YOU, yeah?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  7. The loo roll has to be the same way around as you have it, I love my smartphone but I'm a bigger fan of (brackets) - congratulations!

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  8. I think The Beatles are overrated too, but I much prefer semi colons to exclamation marks. You've got me worried about my loo rolls...

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  9. Wow you sound remarkably like me! All apart from the fringe thing, with me it was eyebrows - don't ask why, I do not know! And I had a school photo taken too, all copies of which oddly disappeared (magically landed in the bin)! Fabulous award =)

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