I'm a celebrity - no, I don't think so!

I have been tagged by one of my most favourte people, Caroline at Village Fate.  I don't normally do memes, not because I am too posh but because I don't think I have much new to say, but who knows?

1. What is the one thing about being a parent that makes you scream, ‘GET ME OUT OF HERE!’
My kids are flown.  When they were younger the thing that drove me mad was daily cooking.  I love cooking.  I love food.  It was coming in through the door, knowing that the need for fuel was so overwhelming it didn't matter what is was, and then cooking in my coat.  That was the challenge.

2. What skills, if any, do you have that would be useful in the jungle?
I very rarely get cross.  When everyone else is in meltdown, I am probably in melt middle.

3. How are you likely to annoy people if you were stuck with them for three weeks?
It depends how much you mind that I am always right.
4. What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
Something I have cooked on a very, very bad day.

5. What luxury item would you take into the jungle with you?
Mascara.  Well you have to be able to see my eyes which is helped by a frame.   I suppose Tilda Swinton manages so maybe I just need a  new way of looking at the whole question.
6. What is the most daring thing you have ever done? 
Daring? Can't remember.  Climbed mountains with vertigo, gave presentations to strangers, ate odd stuff? Got divorced?  Had kids? (not that way round).  Actually never knew having kids was brave until I did it.  Then, oh my god.

7. Who would you miss most if you went into the jungle with a bunch of strangers?
Ian.  Children are following very close on his heels
8. What celebrity, alive or dead, would you like to have with you in the jungle?
Ray Mears.  He could do his fabulous stuff.  I could admire it.
 9. What would scare you about being in the jungle?
Some sort of grub.

10. After leaving the jungle, you go to a luxury hotel. What’s the first thing you do?
Shower.  Eat.  How do you ever choose which to do first?


  1. I like you answers. They contained a lot of common sense. It seems you are a very down to earth woman, but I had already suspected that. XOX

  2. Shower. I'd definitely shower first.

  3. Answer number three was exactly what I would have given, except that I have a habit of suggesting shortcuts (because it's fun to try and be efficient) which so often sadly turn out to be long cuts. Still if people didn't experiment we still be living in caves.

  4. I really enjoyed this Elizabeth - good, fun answers and your humour shines through :) Shhhhh *whispers - I confess we actually watch IACGMOOH* :o

  5. I'm with you on the cooking - only I don't ever really like it! Cooking in your coat. LOL

  6. I am feeling guilty that I didn't offer some sort of context for this. Does "I'm a celebrity" make any sense at all to non UK readers?

  7. I suspect that whoever wrote this meme was a fan of the series "LOST"... what with all the jungle references, you know.

    Not that anyone cares, but here are my answers:

    1. I never had kids - nyah, nyah, nyah! Actually, what that means is that it's my own everyday stupidity that ends up causing me to scream GET ME OUT OF HERE!

    2. I can crack coconuts with my thighs.

    3. I never give away trade secrets.

    4. Buttermilk. And yes, I saw the word "eaten" in the question... UGHHHHHHH.

    5. Baby wipes. Hands down the best item EVER to have when living rough.

    6. Joined the police force.

    7. The hubby.

    8. Angelina Jolie - as Lara Croft.

    9. Becoming the daily special on the local menu.

    10. Blog about it.

  8. Elizabeth, my comment is a question, nothing to do with this post, sorry.

    Is there any way of accessing the 'Blog archive' list that used to be found on sidebars? Since Blogger introduced these 'wonderful new ways of viewing blog posts' so much good stuff has disappeared. Sorry to grumble, but I have loved reading your beautifully crafted words for sometime, but having to fight with this new layout means it's no longer a pleasure.

    I was reading something on Rachel's blog (Slow Lane) which referred to a post you made in August 2010 - and I wanted to go back and look at it. Have wasted 20 minutes or more trying, and failing, to find a way to get at old posts. Call me Luddite, I've been called worse .... Thanks.

  9. HI BW
    I am so sorry you are having trouble finding your way around the new format. I am not quite sure whether to keep it or not. More people liked it than didn't when I asked but those who don't, like you, really don't!
    If you go up to the top left hand corner, which is headed Magazine at the moment you can change the way you see the posts. If you choose timeline you will get them in date order and if you know roughly when the post was done, like the August one Rachel mentioned, you can find it that way. Hope this helps! and thanks for reading the blog too!

  10. Now you are a celebrity I am adding you to my list of favoured blogs. Doesn't victory taste sweet? ;-)

  11. Elizabeth, thank you so much for taking the time to reply with your suggestions. I'd already tried the Timeslide option and the blasted thing would not display anything for August 2010. Of course, this morning it complies (but instead has hidden October & November 11, amongst other months).

    I continually wonder why the h*ll Google feel they have to keep messing around with things. They obviously cannot cope with if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I am definitely in your group of "those who don't like it REALLY don't like it"!

    Afraid I now resort to reading Welsh Hills via Google Reader which is, for the time being, slightly less wayward.

  12. Ray Mears!!! Don't you mean Bear Grylls???? [smiles wickedly]


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