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Guest Post: @Pint-SizedMoo in the Jungle

So last week I tagged the wonderful @PintSizedMoo, a lovely Twitter friend,  on this continuing “I’m a Celebrity” meme, but since she’s not yet blogging (despite having a fascinating take on life), I invited her to respond via a guest post on my blog. So, before they announce the King/Queen and we all collectively go “Nooooooo, not FATIMA!”,  here she is taking the floor: @PINTSIZEDMOO!

Here it is @pintsizedmoo – The Interview:

1. What is the one thing about being a parent that makes you scream, ‘GET ME OUT OF HERE!’
Teenage logic – when they think they have the perfect comeback to your argument and it makes perfect sense in their head; just no one else’s.

2. What skills, if any, do you have that would be useful in the jungle?
Quite handy in the kitchen so I’d like to think that I could add a few (non-poisonous) things here and there to make food a bit more interesting.  Also I think I would be pretty good as a mediator when people got themselves into arguments. Oil on troubled water and all that…

3. How are you likely to annoy people if you were stuck with them for three weeks?
Not being argumentative enough. Some people like a really good rant, fight, shout, squawk.  I’ll never be one to put my fists up.

4. What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
Can’t think of anything truly revolting that I have eaten.  I think I’ll go with tapioca pudding from school.  That was revolting.  That and semolina.

5. What luxury item would you take into the jungle with you?
I guess I wouldn’t be able to take an ipod.  I do find it easier to do anything with music in the background and it’s a great mood enhancer/antidote.  So, failing that, it would be some moisturiser.  Similarly vain as Piglet confesses to be, and I wouldn’t want to come back any more of a wrinkly old prune than when I went in.

6. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?
Diving from a 5m diving board.  Used to dive regularly when I was a pre-teen.  The 3m board was ok but the 5m board scared me witless.

7. Who would you miss most if you went into the jungle with a bunch of strangers?
My husband and my two best friends, Gail and Nic. Oh, and my gorgeous labrador, Dizzie.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my children too, but they are learning to be independent so I’ll leave them to it while I’m in there.

8. What celebrity, alive or dead, would you like to have with you in the jungle?
I think Louis Theroux would be a cool guy to have in the jungle.  I like his dry style and I reckon he could tell some fairly fabulous stories.

9. What would scare you about being in the jungle?
Having to eat something revolting in a challenge.  I honestly don’t think I could manage that without “chundering ev’rywah” (which will mean nothing if you haven’t seen Youtube Gap Yah).

10. After leaving the jungle, you go to a luxury hotel. What’s the first thing you do?
Have a shower with some Jo Malone shower gel and then slather some JM body lotion all over.  I like the word ”slather”.

I tag @cjturner72 and her wonderful blog at http://cj-villagefate.blogspot.com

Crikey – Fatima’s Strutting Again, Get Me Out of Here!

I’ve been tagged by the wonderful @MelkshamMum in this ‘I’m a Celebrity’ inspired meme. I’ve never understood tagging and have no idea what a meme is despite Googling it so it all makes me very nervous. But nevertheless I’m excited to be asked and, aside from disturbing semi-naked Fatima flashbacks caused by the subject matter, I am up for the challenge! 

So here it is: Piglet33 – The Interview:

1. What is the one thing about being a parent that makes you scream, ‘GET ME OUT OF HERE!’
When, having struggled for hours weeping through another unfeasibly enormous pile of ironing, I find the same clothes impossibly wrinkled and stuffed carelessly half-hanging back into their drawers.  The sods.

2. What skills, if any, do you have that would be useful in the jungle?
I am not at all squeamish so would be able to kill and skin things easily, I believe. I can also carry more than my own bodyweight in firewood, other campers, kangaroo meat etc. which could come in handy. I also make excellent model prawns from flower pots and bits of papier mache? Could be good for camp decor.

3. How are you likely to annoy people if you were stuck with them for three weeks?
I make a joke out of EVERYTHING and can’t usually be doing with deep and serious (unless its me that wants to be, obviously).  People with “issues” – beware! I do sympathise hugely and have a big heart, but you’ll not be able to tell in between me trying to cheer you up and make light of things.

4. What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
Fish – any fish.  I hate the stuff.  Bottom-feeding, poop-munching mud suckers, the lot of them.

5. What luxury item would you take into the jungle with you?
Despite @MelkshamMum ‘s belief that I am secretly smutty, it would not be a battery-operated  “personal massager”. Sadly, it would be L’Occitane’s Cherry Blossom body lotion – smells divine even when I might not. Anyone who’s read my Train Etiquette blogpost will know I have strong views on personal hygiene!

6. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?
Sailed across the Atlantic from Hull to Rio de Janeiro in a yacht race for 6 weeks, having never sailed before. Pretty daring for an old croc like me!

7. Who would you miss most if you went into the jungle with a bunch of strangers?
My kids and my husband. They “get” me. 

8. What celebrity, alive or dead, would you like to have with you in the jungle?
Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy. Did I mention Tom Hardy? *sighs and faints*

9. What would scare you about being in the jungle?
Running out of loo paper. That would send me over the edge. Also bathing in water where you can’t see the bottom – I worry about those little fishy things swimming up my hoo-ha.

10. After leaving the jungle, you go to a luxury hotel. What’s the first thing you do?
Eat steak and wash my hair! (Yes, deeply vain – sorry!)

And now I have to tag someone.
I tag……….. @PintSizedMoo