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Reasons for the Thuggery… Excuses, Excuses.

Now for the bit that makes me really angry… The reasons that are being given for all this madness…

Now please bear with me and accept my utmost apologies for the swearing, when things upset me, they REALLY upset me.

These kids have spent the last 4 nights hunting in packs, acting like feral animals and causing absolute chaos in their own communities!

Something my grandad used to say rings in my ears… “Don’t shit on your own doorstep. Even cats won’t shit in their own back garden.” These kids didn’t give a shit… most of them seemed that unconcerned at getting caught that they didn’t even cover their faces and there were cameras everywhere, some were taking footage on their own phones!

On sky news was a lad of about 15/16yrs old, his face covered and when asked by the reporter why his face was covered if he was law-abiding, he replied “I’m not law-abiding though.” he continued to say that he was there to ‘piss the police off and get money’. What the hell?

Words used have been ‘deprived’, ‘oppressed’, ‘disadvantaged’. I’m so sorry but this is a complete crock of shit!

This poor disadvantaged youth of today with their ‘uniforms’ of £90 Nike trainers, £35 trackies & £50 hoodies… they have no future, because they really can’t be arsed to work for minimum wage or quit the weed, they’re deprived of an education because they didn’t work hard enough, therefore failing their GCSE’s and having no respect for their teachers or their education, and disrupting lessons and threatening teachers, and now apparently, they are fighting oppression… They are obviously living in Libya or some other dictatorship because they damn well ain’t living in England!!

We have to admit, it must be a struggle for them to get out of bed after a night on the stella or the weed and drag their lazy arses out of bed before lunchtime to go down the social to sign on every fortnight to get their free money and rent paid.

Oh the poor disadvantaged, deprived, oppressed youth of today. 😦
These kids don’t know real disadvantage!! We are LUCKY to live in this country! I know people who’ve had to look into the eyes of kids with no clothes to wear, their parents have been killed for even uttering what they really think and these kids eat off rubbish tips! Or those kids in the 3rd world countries that are MAKING the clothes these thugs wear, the kids that have to support their families by risking their health and sometimes their lives in jobs where they’re grateful to earn a pittance. Now THAT’S disadvantaged youth with no future!

This was thuggery with a blatant disregard for the rest of society.

These kids DO have a future… if they use their own parents as an example of how NOT to be.

I’m sorry if I offend anyone here, but I can speak from experience… there are way too many people in my generation who are in my position that use their circumstances as a damn excuse to behave badly.

As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t have the very best start in life but this isn’t an excuse to raise my kids like feral animals.

I was raised in care so does that mean I have to give up on my kids because that’s what my parents did?

I was a teenage single mum on benefits, so does that mean I should think the world owes me and not have ambition?

I lived on a shitty run down council estate, so does that mean I should’ve kept the inside of that flat looking like a shit-hole?

NO, people. You make your own future. You start by not blaming the past, then accepting the present and changing the future.

I am so fucking pissed off with people making damn excuses.

These parents are trash, they cannot have missed the news, if they did, they can’t have missed the High Street was completely trashed!

What the fuck were they doing while their kids (some as young as 9 and 10 years old!!) were smashing the shit out of good hard-working people’s lives and working their way through our cities like a vile cancer, stealing from them up until 2am?!!

Certainly not raising their children like the rest of us!!

Message to these ‘Parents’… Do what the job title says and PARENT your damn kids!!

Stop expecting the streets to raise them because WE live on those streets and WE have to put up with their intimidation, their abuse, their rudeness, their bad manners, and their complete lack of compassion toward their fellow human being.

There’s a problem with the streets raising kids… the people on them your kids are looking up to. That lad was mugged for a bike, beaten up (so badly his jaw was broken), and bleeding profusely he was robbed again. This wasn’t the worst area in London… this was Barking!!

Now I’ve lived in Barking, Bow and Millwall for most of my life, and I lived in NW London for a fair few years (visiting friends on the estates of Barking during that time) and I can honestly say that this is most certainly NOT the norm for Barking. In 30-odd years and with 4 sons, I never even knew of anyone that was mugged in Barking. Sure it happened occasionally, but someone getting beaten by one group of teenagers and then mugged by another? No.

When we lived in NW London 2 of my sons went to the infamous St Georges in Maida Vale, where Headteacher Phillip Lawrence was murdered, and gangs are commonplace in the area and in the school, and muggings and violence commonplace in the areas surrounding the school. Both my eldest sons were mugged at times, and it’s a dangerous place, especially for other youths. Youth on youth crime is the worst. They can’t walk through the estates if they’re not local or their face isn’t known without being in danger. Even though both my kids knew some of the younger gang members from school, out of school things would be very different. If my boys were to go on the estate with someone that lived there to play xbox or something, that kid would get trouble for bringing him.

We lived in NW London and St George’s is West London (or north weezy and weezy!) and the gang fights spilled into school over postcodes. My 17yr old son lost 3 mates that got stabbed to death by the time he was 15. A guy was axed to death 2 mins from my flat at 10am. A bus driver was attacked with a nail gun ‘for a laugh’. A 15 year old was shot in our local chip shop. I’m lucky, I still have my kids. They’ve only been mugged a few times. This was normal for us in NW8. Barking… please don’t glamourise this way of living.

The kids in Barking and other areas (for some ridiculous reason) want to copy what’s going on in London and it’s not big, it’s not hard, and it’s not fucking funny. People die. Mothers never get overthe death of their children. And it never stops. Thank god that Barking isn’t that bad… Yet.

Things can change there, it’s not too late for people to stamp there foot down.
Don’t let your kids see what mine have had to.

PARENTS LISTEN!!


Raise your OWN fucking kids and stop expecting the streets to raise them! Stop sticking them in their bedrooms surrounded by the latest TV, Games Console, DVD’s, Games, Laptops etc. That ain’t parenting!!! That’s fucking neglect!!

Letting 10 year olds play 18rated games full of sex, drugs, car theft, crime and violence seem ok? Will it seem ok when theystops being able to tell the difference between these games and reality? When they’re the ‘youngers’ and running drugs for the ‘mandem’? When they becomes the ‘mandem’ and get shot or stabbed? Seem far fetched?

Open your eyes… look around the estates… at the 15yr old girl pushing a buggy, the 16yr old boy with the tag round his ankle, the mother standing by the hearse with the ‘SON’ wreath…

Mums, set a damn example to your daughters, I don’t want to go to pubs and clubs and see your 13 year old daughter’s breasts barely covered by the ‘top’ only fit for a pole dancer. I certainly don’t need to see her shagging some random fella down some alley on the way home! And YES, it does happen, it happens more often than people think! Dress and act like a MOTHER. YOU decided it was time to have kids, so YOU have to take responsibility for you actions and change your life.

Teach them some goddamn self-respect and self-worth! Set them curfews and boundaries and teach them that they don’t need to give themselves away to men to get noticed. Teach her that ‘Linking’ with a boy and having sex with him and his 3 mates is NOT how it’s supposed to be, and don’t be naive, your daughter’s ARE doing this! Give them a decent male role-model that is going to stick around. Teach them that emulating sexual positions and sounds in public is bloody disgusting and again they should have self respect! Teach her to be a lady!

Teach your son’s to respect women, you are his mother and a woman… he should respect that. Teach him that ‘linking’ up’ with a girl/girls just for sex is not on! Teach your son that his sperm is precious, it’s your potential grandchildren… teach him NOT to share it with just anyone! Teach him self-respect and self-worth. Teach him to respect girl’s reputations. Locker room talk destroys girl’s lives when they’re young. Explain to your sons that when a girl with no self-asteem feels she has to sleep with boys to get them to like her, then get’s treated like shit and dumped, is it fair that she then becomes a ‘slag’ after 2 or 3 disrespecting boys has had their way?

Teach him that to cry is not showing weakness. Teach him that to walk away from a fight is not being a ‘pussy’ but only fight when it’s absolutely necessary. Teach him that when it IS absolutely necessary, that a man fights with his fists… he may be beaten but if he is, he lives to see another day. Teach him to be a gentleman!

DAD’s…. yes you… if you’re still around.

…and I don’t mean when it’s convenient for you, I mean whenever your child NEEDS you to be there.

No girlfriend, friends, sports, pastimes etc. should be more important than your child. Your child needs you even when it seems they don’t. In some areas, good male role models are hard to find, especially in the more deprived areas.

See the connection there???… NO fathers at home with jobs=kids living in poverty!!

Proud of yourself now?

Get a grip. You don’t need to be with your babymother for that child to grow up well, you just need to be there for the child. Not wearing that condom became a lifelong commitment. Was it worth it? It will be one day. If you stick around and raise that child right. YOU need to show your daughters how men should treat women, and show your sons how to be men.

ALL PARENTS.

Teach your children that they have to work hard to get anything or anywhere in life. crime does NOT pay. Good things happen to good people.

Teach them to value and embrace their education, it’s the key to a better future. Teach them ambition, respect, manners, morals, compassion, empathy, values. How to be patient, how to be dignified, how to be gracious. Praise them at every possible opportunity. Talk to them.

Don’t be your child’s best friend, be their parent… they should have enough friends, no kid looks at their mum as their friend! Set rules, boundaries and curfews and stick to them. Set punishments and stick to them. DON’T be afraid to chastise your child! Smacking your child is NOT illegal. I’m not talking about hitting or physically abusing your children, I’m talking giving a naughty child a smack on the hand, the bum or that back of the leg. There IS a clear line between smacking a child and abusing a child, and I should know having been on the receiving end of both. A smack given by a loving parent in a calm, controlled manner isn’t going to cause any lasting emotional or physical damage. It will make them realise what they did was wrong and it displeased you. Almost everyone in our generation was smacked when we were naughty and we all agree that we grew up with love and respect. People nowadays are afraid of their children, that’s not acceptable. I’m not telling you to smack your children… That’s YOUR choice, I’m just telling you that there IS a choice.

Of course love your children… No-one disputes a parent’s love for their child, but actions speak louder than words. A hug, some praise, or just a smile. Lastly, BE THERE when they need you… Even when they don’t seem to want you around, they’ll need you around. Eat dinner together and spend the time getting to know your kids and what they do when you’re not around. You’ll be surprised…
If you work, then ensure someone is there for your kids when you can’t be.

If you’re not sure if you can do it, there’s no shame in signing up to a parenting course.

Parenting is a HUGE commitment. Teach your kids this by example.

1. So they grow up successful.

2. so they don’t find out while they’re still kids.

You may not be able to make your OWN lives a complete success, but you CAN ensure your kids lives are.

I’m still trying… Me and my husband are raising 5 kids in a council house and survive on 17 p/a. Apparently, we’d be better off on benefits but we teach our kids that there’s no such thing as a free-ride. There’s no pride in that.

You work and you may have to work damn hard for very little but you do it… the harder you work and the more you better yourself the better you’ll feel about yourself.

I KNOW my kids will grow up with the right attitudes, the right morals, the right values and hopefully successful.

If YOUR child was out until the small hours last night or in the last few nights & they have new trainers, clothes, phone, laptop, TV, games console, games etc. & YOU didn’t buy them, then it’s time to be a parent and teach your little fuckers darlings right from wrong… give them a bloody good slap and march them down to the nearest police station with their newly aquired belongings & do what you should’ve been doing the last 10-20years!

Step to it, we’re waiting!

Don’t get me wrong, I think the media has a part to play. Alex Rogers from Hackney says it much better than me…

http://ymlp.com/zAqsg9

Until next time….

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Riots?? In Civilised London??? WTF?!!!

Firstly, I’d like to apologise in advance. There may be some swearing in this post as I’m so angry!

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m a very opinionated woman, with very strong values. I find it difficult to accept that other people can’t have good values or morals as I don’t think it’s that hard, nor do I think you necessarily need to be raised with these morals and values.

I didn’t have the very best start in life. I suffered abuse and neglect. I was taken into care aged 3 and I never felt loved as a child, in fact, I rarely felt ‘liked’. I had a very low self-asteem and I thought I’d amount to nothing. I lived on my own in a bedsit at 16 or 17 still under social services ‘care’ and was deemed ‘institutionalised’ and ‘at risk of being overly dependant on men’. I dabbled in drugs, committed some petty crimes and ended up pregnant at 17.

In fact I was a single mum of 2 by 19 and living in a flat on the 8th floor of a tower block on a shitty council estate.

None of this is an excuse to raise my kids like feral animals.

Last Thursday, Specialist officers from Operation Trident were involved in the pre-planned attempted arrest of a man from Tottenham, 29 year old father of 4 Mark Duggan, which led to him being shot dead by police. There are allegations of the family having to wait 36-48 hours to see the body as well as other issues between them and the police. I don’t want to speculate on the death of this man as I really don’t know the cold hard facts.

Do I think the police were justified? My thinking is that he must have been under surveillance for some time and he ‘allegedly’ had possession of a handgun, and I do believe in  ‘live by the sword, die by the sword’. If someone chooses to carry an illegal firearm, they have to be willing to use it. And somewhere down the line someone will shoot at them, whether it be the police or another criminal.
Do I think he fired it at police? I don’t know, though evidence suggests not.

Do I think the police can make mistakes? Of course. They are human the same as the rest of us.

The bottom line is that because of this, the family and friends of Mark Duggan and approximately 300 people had begun a peaceful protest to demand answers from the police, this erupted into violence…

From there it seems, every youth in London that claimed to be ‘disadvantaged’ has jumped on the bandwagon and instigated violence and vandalism across our country’s Capital city.

Many town centres have been destroyed… shops smashed up, looted, and raised to the ground. Cars smashed up, overturned and set alight. Bricks and missiles being hurled at the police.

There is no reason for this now, I keep hearing phrases like ‘mindless vandalism‘… this isn’t mindless!! It’s a premeditated, pre-planned operation! Kids have been using BBM, Facebook, Twitter and suchlike to organise rioting and looting across our great capital and the police just haven’t had the manpower on the street to deal with it! People are frightened, youths are going feral and there seems to be no stopping them.

Here is a video of an injured Malaysian student. Ashraf Haziq was attacked and robbed randomly in Barking. He is now in Hospital with a broken jaw, and broken tooth and awaiting an operation. He’d been on his way to visit a friend when he was beaten and had his bike stolen, then this happened and he also lost his mobile phone and wallet.

Please be warned, it is VERY distressing.

It’s hard to escape talk of the riots, it’s been 4 nights now and if you take a walk down any High Street in practically any town you’ll see the damage that these thugs have done. Once they finish looting they set what’s left on fire. It seems that every JD Sports, Foot Locker, PC World, music shop, games shop, phone shop, designer clothes shop etc. has been looted… Waterstone’s, the book shop has amazingly remained unscathed.

More seriously, people’s homes have been destroyed, their businesses, cars, everything. The bustling shopping areas of London look like a warzone.

These are from Barking, one of the lesser hit places.

But then amazingly, out of this devastation, a new community spirit is emerging… People are vowing NOT to allow these thugs destroy our city. Monday night, a few people on twitter decided that they were going to start something new… #riotcleanup began! Communities were coming together and planning clean-up operations everywhere that had been destroyed. Yesterday morning armed with brooms, gloves and black sacks, thousands of people came out and swept the streets clean.

The Wonderful People of Clapham!

Of course we have the fabulous Emergency Services to thank for the relatively quiet night last night, a few towns outside of London were targeted… Manchester, Birmingham and a few others, but the presence of 16000 police on London’s streets may have scared the little thugs back under their rocks!

And I HAVE to mention the wonderful Sikhs of Southall! Hundreds of Sikh men, patrolled the streets outside their Gurdwara (and also stood guard outside the local Mosque while Muslims were worshipping!) Peaceful and dignified but not willing to put up with thuggery from British youth.
The British Asians of this country showed the EDL (English Defence League) what defending England is all about!

Though the EDL haven’t done much defending at all! In fact they sat in a pub in Eltham getting drunk all day yesterday, tying up police resources as they were risking public order!

As was tweeted last night… ‘ Bloody immigration. We let these Sikhs into our country and all they do is defend our boroughs and communities’. ;0)

This brings me to add a bit of humour to the post, this wasn’t about the riots but it always makes me smile. ;0)

 
 

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Some Facts About Me…

My name means ‘Angel’ so I collect anything to do with angels.

Flanagan is a nickname that means red-haired one.

I also collect key-rings from everywhere I go and all my pals buy me one when they go anywhere!!

I have a VERY strong personality! It takes a very strong man to stand beside such a strong woman.

I am VERY opinionated!!

My dad is the only person I have ever hated.

I was in care for 15 years.

I did drugs for years. (but despise them now.)

I can’t stand people that judge me before really getting to know me.

But I am often guilty of judging someone before I really know them… I feel SO guilty after that I usually apologise and tell them why!

I am still on a journey of self-discovery.

I love reading childhood memoirs & survivor stories, I hope to write my own book in the not too distant future.

My glass is always half-full.

I don’t take anything in life seriously.

I am left-handed.

I LOVE British films, they’re so under-rated.

I wish I’d never lost touch with old friends. (I love facebook for reuniting me with some of them.)

I can’t abide liars and thieves.

I love all vegetables!

I am the proud mother of 4 sons and a daughter. (and it still amazes me!) they are all very special to me in their individual ways, and like any Mum I think my children are better than anyone else’s!

I was a ‘new mum’ in my teens, 20’s and 30’s!!

I am a bit of an ‘Earth Mother’…. natural birth, babywearing, blw, breastfeeding, cloth nappies etc.

I have 9 tattoos (3 were cover-ups so technically I had 12!!) and 13 piercings.

I HATE HATE HATE Marmite!!!!!!!! YUK!!

I HATE horror films so much that I have to watch something nice after, or I have nightmares!!

I LOVED being an Army Wife.

I HATED being an Army Wife!

I am a stereotypical red-haired, scorpio with Irish heritage… RED HOT TEMPER!!! LOL

I am extremely loyal to my family and friends.

I don’t tolerate any type of ignorance… there’s no room in my life for them.

Much to everyone’s annoyance, I analyse everything and everyone in my life!!

I have Bambakomallophobia… I am SO scared of cotton wool!!! YES, REALLY!!! lol

School days were NOT the best days of my life! Teenage years are the worst!!!

I have the BEST friends in the world!! OF course!!! Some of my best friends have passed away over the last few years, I will try never to lose touch with friends again.

I am addicted to E-BAY!!!!!! I cannot live without it!!!!

I have very few regrets…’Don’t regret the things you do…Regret the things you DON’T do’… Fabulous philosophy.

I am a VERY philosophical person, more so than most.

I am a TERRIBLE singer!!!

I miss London so much. I love Starbucks, Pure Waffle, being able to walk to Camden Market and sitting on Primrose Hill with a good book. etc.

I have a very sarcastic sense of humour… some people miss the humour bit! (ooops!) but I never mean offence.

I love nothing better than a good book, a coffee and some peace at the end of the day.

I love blogging as it gives me such an insight into my friends lives.

When I’m happy, I’m on a crazy high… when I’m down, I’m desperately depressed.

I suffer with C-PTSD

I think there’s no excuse for bad manners, I hate it when people push past me… and then even worse, when they don’t apologise.

You can read my mood by how I’m dressed and how my house looks…

I try to raise my kids to be independent, tolerant, domesticated, polite and to embrace their individuality. I think I’m succeeding so far.

I am very insecure though I have learnt to appear confident to those that don’t know me.

I can be sooooo immature… and I don’t care what people think. I’m not dead yet!!

I love the Disney store and Hamleys!

My best night out goes like this… meal, West End Show, drink, walking back home a bit tipsy!!

I am a bit OCD. I have to plan everything, I hate changes to my routine, I do almost everything in even numbers (but my favourite number is 13!?!) & I love the smell of bleach, Milton and Dettol!!

I really hate cooking… I hate cleaning the kitchen after dinner more!

Army wives really do have it hard, no-one realises that.

I am a worrier, I even worry that I worry too much!

I always try to understand the other persons point of view and get upset when others don’t do the same.

I have always preferred humour to good looks in a man, looks will fade with age… humour only gets better!

I have always talked WAY too much!!

… and waffled on & on!!

I get passionate about certain subjects and go on about them a bit when the conversation starts!!

The smallest things can aggravate me!

Although I am working class and I live in a council house, I DO look down my nose at those that cannot be bothered to work and live on typically rough council estates… THEY made those estates rough, areas only get ‘rough’ when the residents don’t give a sh*t about the way they live and it really pisses me off.

I love a good debate, it exercises the brain cells!

The 3 most important goals in my life are:

…..1) To be settled in a loving relationship.

…..2) To be the best Mother I could be. (well, I am still trying!)

…..3) To start my own business.

I hate women swearing, but I do all the time.

I smoked way too much. (I quit in January 2011!)

I am such a craft-geek!! … anything to do with fabric and amigurumi!!

I love to shop!! I love buying things for people, I always see things for friends/family when I’m out and I always wish I had more money!

I write lists about EVERYTHING!!!

Though I lived in London for 37 years and used it almost daily, I am petrified of the tube!! (London Underground, that is!)

But in all I love London Transport! (I miss it much!)

I am never serious for very long.

I carry my life in my handbag… and a load of crap that I never use but ‘may come in handy’!!! ie. swiss army knife thingy, 1st aid kit, nazar boncuğu, babywipes, handgel and more that I’m too embarrassed to admit!! then there’s the usual…diary, makeup, brush, mirror, keys, mobile phone, purse etc. (LOL see more OCD!!)

I love coffee. Not cheap coffee… but the kind that you get from the little cafés in St Johns Wood & Hampstead. (well, if they’re gonna spend £6 million on a house, they ain’t gonna drink shit coffee!!!!)

I am a bit of a snob. I can’t afford to live the lifestyle that I love & that’s probably why I miss living in St Johns Wood so much.

A lot of people have had a huge impact on me, by giving little bits of wisdom and they probably don’t know how much it has affected my life in a positive way. Some of them have been children… kids sometimes have the answers… if you take the time to listen.

I don’t drink often, unless I am in a social situation… even then I don’t always drink.

I have had LOADS of driving lessons and I STILL can’t drive!!! I think some people just aren’t cut out for it! (like those people you swear & curse at on the road!)

I still feel I have a lot to learn about life, and I believe in the sayings “you live and learn” & “you learn something new every day” I think the most unexpected people you can learn from are children.

I didn’t have a very good childhood but I feel it was the life I was ‘meant to have’. It has made me a very tolerant and understanding person.

I hate it when people use their bad pasts as an excuse to be an ‘arsehole’

I love roses, daisies, lilies and poppies…. but I can’t stand flowery things in general. (curtains, wallpaper etc.)

I come across as a very closed off person emotionally but on my own I am an emotional wreck!

I am (& always have been) a daydreamer. I’m so good at it!!

Christmas is my favourite time of year, it is so magical when you have children. I get so hyped up that I even convince myself that Santa is real!!

I am a very spiritual person.

I believe that some of the most aesthetically beautiful people (on the outside) are the most ugly people on the inside and vice versa.

The friends that have touched my heart… Tammy, (she’ll always be my best childhood friend), Shirley (we went through those awful teenage years together), Jane (we learned how to be parents… & adults together! RIP old pal), Angie (the best listener in the world & knows how to make me laugh!), Ray (he was my rock and he never even knew it), Nicki (got each other through some devastating times), Andy (a real good friend, always there when you need a pal to catch a movie! RIP Drew mate), Ann (I never showed her how much I appreciated what she did for me, it was a tough time), Elise (Made me laugh at a time when I thought I’d never smile again), Emma (café buddy & circle-slut. lol), Michelle (I should be a better pal to you) Love them all.

I think the problem with this country is down to bad parenting and lack of role-models. Parents want to be their kids best mate… Do they think their kids need parents or more friends? Can their kids not find their own friends? We are parents, it’s a job, start parenting your kids people!!!

I fall pregnant WAY too easily!!!

Being a teenage Mum was way harder than I thought it would be! It was the scariest thing I have ever done and I think I would’ve done a much better job if I had been older.

Adults really DID have the best advice when I was a teenager and I SHOULD have listened more!!

I was happy being single, I really enjoy my own company, not that many people I know can say that.

I hate infidelity, there’s absolutely no reason to hurt someone like that and definitely no excuse. (no, not even alcohol!)

I have worked in many pubs and I NEVER have ice in a drink from a pub!! (ew!)

I battled anorexia for years and at one point I weighed under 6 stone.

The best job I have ever done was being a childminder.Vicky, Amy, Billy, Sansel, Cema, Necati, Adam & Emily have a special place in my heart, they really kept me on my toes!!

I love music and I am most emotional when listening to music, what I listen to definitely reflects my mood.

I hate seeing girls bite their nails!

I hated being ginger and wished I was a brunette…. until I got to 20 something and my hair started to get darker! I realised I LOVE being a red-head! It attracts lots of positive attention!

When I was little I wanted a VW Beetle painted red with black spots!! (like a ladybird!)

I used to self-harm and get so frustrated at people that think it’s only for attention! (that’s why self-harmers hide it!!)

I love weird pets. I have had rats, ferrets, chipmunks (my fave), lizards (my other fave), as well as the usual dogs, cats, guinea pigs. We now have a guinea pig and 1 Axolotl. (we had 2 but Bob kept biting Margaret’s limbs off!)

psychology is my hobby. (I think it’s because I love to analyse everything and everyone!)

I have an illogical paranoia about public loos. (or am I right? hmmm…) anyway I carry hand-gel EVERYWHERE and refuse to wash my hands at the sinks in them!

I can’t stand procrastinating…. I can’t stand knowing there’s things to be done, I can’t relax until things are done!

I love the Autumn.

Men do ‘fantasy football’… I do ‘fantasy girls night out’!! On my list is… Holly Willoughby, Fern Cotton, Davina mcCall, Sarah Cox, Sarah Cawood, Jade Goody (bless her), Denise Van Outen, Jo Brand, and a few others. I’d invite Paris Hilton just to take the piss out of!

I still have a tatty little ragdoll in 70’s colours called Julie and she’s not much younger than me! It’s the only thing I’ve had my whole life.

I am crap at telling jokes but I am the b*ll*cks at writing best man speeches for people!! (if I do say so myself!)

I have a ‘thing’ for Russell Brand and James Corden!

My worst habit is that I interrupt people mid-conversation… I don’t mean to but I have a shite memory and I get worried that I’ll forget what I was going to say! Sorry!

I used to do ‘voluntary’ work at a Scout Camp and I loved it!

I am a sympathetic vomiter! I vomit if I see/hear/smell vomit!!

I am STILL an E17 fan!

I have a ‘treasure box’ of each of my children. Each contains; umbilical peg thingy, scan pics, hospital wrist bands, first tooth, lock of hair, first teddy, favourite baby toy, 1st birthday cards, pictures/paintings/clay models, sewing etc. that they’ve done in school, certificates, medals, trophies, souvenirs from places they’ve been and a whole lot more! They think it’s all rubbish!! (yes hoarding!!)

I did my 1st Race for Life when I was pregnant with my daughter and I plan to do it every year with her.

I am petrified of bees and wasps!! (I think it’s because red-hair attracts them!)

I had a beloved cabbage patch kid that was stolen from me in a children’s home so my friend bought me an exact replica.(aw)

Because I wasn’t raised by my family, I have always felt like an outcast. I still feel like a loner.

I’m not a trusting person. I only trust someone 95% tops, that gives them a 5% chance at breaking my trust. Then I can’t get hurt can I? I knew there was room for doubt!

I am the only civilian that can iron properly!!!

Since my husband left the army I have realised that the ‘squaddie humour’ that all army wives become accustomed to, is now ‘sick humour’ in civvy street and women aren’t supposed to laugh at it!!!

I have brothers and sisters that I’ve never met. I envy people who have close sibling relationships.

I am a facebook and twitter addict!

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Life, Thoughts

 

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