My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Thursday, 8 May 2014


A little lot about me!

Ok, so I was probably having one of my frequent absent days when I agreed to take part in the TMI Meme, but I loved reading Chantelle's over at Mama Mummy Mum and thought it looked like fun. So when Monkey Footed Mummy's Karen asked if I minded being tagged, I thought "why not".

I may live to regret this ...

Sorry kids!!

1. What are you wearing?
Right now? Black leggings, a pink vest top and my slippers. Don't worry, it's an indoor day. I don't need to cover up my lumps and bumps as much!

2. Ever been in love?
A couple of times, I'd say I've been in love with the thought of being in love.
But true love, that's what I have now.

(Yes kids, I mean daddy!!)

3. Ever had a terrible break up?
Yes. Absolutely terrible. But it made me stronger (and all that!)

4. How tall are you?
4ft 11ins
In shoes ...!

5. How much do you weigh?
Just short of 9 stone.
Weight loss is imminent! I promise!

6. Any tattoos?
Yes. One.
I have a 'waistcoat wearing' Taz on my tummy to the left of my belly button. It was one that I drew myself and had done back in 2002. Back in the day of the flat tummy! 

7. Any piercings?
Just my ears. Twice in each ear. I did have my navel done too, but that was years ago. Back in the day of the flat tummy!

8. OTP?
Ok, I'm taking a stab here and guessing this is One True Pairing?
Then mine would be one of my guilty pleasures ...
... The Burton/Depp/Bonham Carter pairing. I can't resist a film combining the skills of these three!

9. Favourite Show?
I'm pretty much loving Breaking Bad at the moment, but one of my most favourites was Bad Girls! I'm a bit of a prison freak, me. But I won't digress!

10. Favourite bands?
Ask me this a few years back and I would have said 'Wham' before you had even finished your question.
Today, ask me this question, and there may just be a embarrassed hesitation before my reply ...!

11. Something you miss?
Sleep ...
... Enough said!

12. Favourite song?
I can't decide. It would be between Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri and Charlene Soraia's version of Wherever you will Go. I'm also a bit of a sucker for Cars by Snow Patrol (that's 'our song') and pretty much anything by Adele.

Sentimental kind'a thing, me!

13. How old are you?
Physically ...? 34!

14. Zodiac Sign?

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Someone who makes me cry with laughter & smile through the tears.
(... It helps if they're not too shabby to look at too!!)

16. Favourite Quote?

17. Favourite actor?
Hands down ... Johnny Depp.

18. Favourite colour?
I do love pink ... I'm sorry!
But not the girly girl, candyfloss pink. More a dusky pink.
And most shades of brown!

19. Loud music or soft?
This usually depends on my mood, but I do love my music loud. Maybe that stems from years of working in nightclubs, I don't know. But loud music with lots of bass is good.

Unless I'm listening to Wham ... as much as I'd love to belt it out through the speakers, that kind of music played loud can ruin a reputation ...and a relationship!!

20. Where do you go when you are sad?
To my mum. Mum always makes me feel better and seems to untangle my twisted perspective!

21. How long does it take you to shower?
I don't usually shower. I prefer a bath. And this can take anything between 10 and 40 minutes. It depends if The Man is here to play referee to the rugrats whilst I relax or not!

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
However much time I am left over after getting the little people ready! This can be 5 minutes, or it can be 30 minutes.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

24. Turn On?
Eyes and a smile that light up a room.

25. Turn Off?

26. The reason I started blogging?
For Munchkin. Pure and simple. I thought that one day, I could print the blog and make it into a book for her to read and look back on all the things we did.

27. Fears?
I have a list!
Needles (Surgical)
Enclosed spaces.

I could go on ...!

28. The last thing that made you cry?
Baby Plum at 3am this morning. He had been awake for 3 hours already and wasn't showing any signs of playing the night time game by the socially acceptable rules!

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
About 5 minutes ago to the girls as I was lifting each one out of the bath.

30. Meaning behind your blog name?
The Hart of the Munchkin Patch.
Well, Munch is the Munchkin of our Patch, and our surname (or, at least, their surname, until we finally marry!) is Hart. That is where our blog name comes from. I recently wrote a post about the meaning (and the rugrats) behind our blog name if you wanted a read ...?

31. Last book you read?
Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.
The bedtime story of choice right now.
For Munch ... not me!

32. The book you are currently reading?
Reading? Currently? For me? Like, actually sitting down and staying awake for long enough to read a book? For me?

Moving on ...!

33. Last show you watched?
For me? Eastenders!

34. Last person you talked to?
Beastie Boo. I think I was asking her to stop climbing on the back of the sofa, or crawling under the travel cot, or throwing bricks at The Pooch, or something like that!

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

36. Favourite food?
Chinese takeaway, my mum's cauliflower cheese and my dad's bubble & squeak.

Not all at the same time of course. Unless I was really hungry!

37. Place you want to visit?
I desperately want to go to Florida again, but will wait a few years for all 3 kids to be old enough to appreciate it. But most of all, I want to visit Alcatraz. Badly! (Refer back to my prison comment in answer #9!)

38. Last place you were?
At Munchkin's nursery, picking her up at the end of her day.

39. Do you have a crush?
No. I feel I'm too old for teenage crushes, and too young for embarrassing mummy crushes!

40. Last time you kissed someone?
About an hour ago when The Man arrived home from work.

41. The last time you were insulted?
Last week, whilst on the nursery run, we were walking past a local primary school minding our own business when a little group of around 6 year olds shouted "Fatty" at me, One at a time. I would normally have ignored such behaviour, but not when I have Munch with me. I will not tolerate 1) her hearing other children calling me names and one day thinking it is ok to do the same if she's unhappy with me, b) Munch thinking this behaviour is acceptable and then subjecting someone to the same treatment when she is in the school playground, and c) her thinking that if someone calls you a hurtful name, then you should let them do so without facing any consequences. It's ok though, as they didn't bank on a teacher being within calling distance for me, and I was able to inform her of what had happened. I have since spoken to the teacher who has assured me they were suitably punished for their actions, and they have had to each write me a letter of apology. Don't think they'll be doing that again in a hurry!

42. Favourite flavour of sweet?
I'm not really a 'sweet' person, but I am the one in this house that picks all the yellow and greens out of the bag of Jelly Tots!

Chocolate ... Now that is different!

43. What instruments do you play?
I used to play the flute when I was at school, but I never really got anywhere with it as I never practised at home. 

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
A pair of earrings I have that belonged to my beautiful nanna who passed away in 2012.  

45. Last sport you played?
'Running races' with Munchkin. She won, of course.
She always wins - even when I reach the 'finish line' first!!

46. Last song you sung?
Do you Wanna Build a Snowman from Disney's Frozen. 

Ask me this question at any time, on any day, and my answer will probably be the same!! 
I'm a mum to a 4 year old girl ... what do you expect?!

47. Favourite chat-up line?
I don't really go for chat-up lines. But if I had to choose one, I'd have to choose the only one that ever worked on me, and that would be The Man's first move on me ...

"Are you flirting with me ...?!"

48. Have you ever used it?

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Apart from the kids ...?
Wow ... Erm ...!
Errrrrrrmmmmmmmm ......!

50. Who should answer the questions next?
I am tagging Jo from My Monkeys Don't Sit Still and Emmy's Mummy (aka Clare!) to reveal all. 

So, do you feel you know the real me a little better now ...?  


  1. Fabulous answers nigh times really are a tearful place sometimes aren't they

  2. I know you so much better now Hun. Thanks so much for the tag.....watch this space! x

  3. Loving reading all of these TMI posts.
    And i would really recommend alcatraz. Totally worth living on tesco value beans on toast for a year! San Francisco was amazing, my favourite place!