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I'm a 29yr old first time dad living in South East London. I have been married to my gorgeous wife since September 2009. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives with our darling daughter, LC

Monday 27 February 2012

Questions of Twelves

Questions of Twelves

I've been tagged in a game. The rules are as follows -
1) You must post the rules
2) Post 12 fun facts about yourself in the blog post
3) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you in their post and then create 12 new questions for the fellow bloggers you plan to tag
4) Tag 12 people and link to them on your blog
5) Let them know you tagged them

I was tagged by Caz who tweets as @cazem and has a great blog over here

12 fun facts about me:

1. I LOVE Christmas. It doesn't matter how old I get I just get wrapped up in the whole 'magic' of it all. It's got to the point where I have to not think about it too much until December arrives as otherwise I think V would kill me!

2. I can't make a decision. I don't know why, I just can't. It's not because I don't want to offend/ disappoint people with the choices I've made; I just genuinely am easy going and go with whatever is happening.

3. I feel sorry for random things. If I have three of something, say a log for our fire, I can't use two and leave one on it's own. I'd feel sorry for it and think it's lonely. So I have to put it on the fire too! Lol

4. I name things. Every household item has a name in our house, From Dillon the Dyson to Sally the Samsung. There is no reason for this, I just do it. Maybe because I'm insane?

5. I love snow. Maybe even as much as I love Christmas? I wait patiently every year for a blizzard and huge drifts but they never come. Where I live we always end up with grey slush that doesn't really settle. I'd rather no snow than being teased with slush!!!

6. I can cook pretty well. Baking not so much, I leave that to V but I do enjoy cooking!

7. I snore. Sorry, I mean SNORE! I have no idea how V puts up with it or how LC slept through it when she was in our room? It causes me great amusement when on a stag do/ lads weekend away to not warn people about this :)

8. I can down a pint in around three seconds; I learnt this aged 15. I can also down a bottle of red wine in around 10-12 seconds. The joys of playing rugby taught me these skills! I haven’t tried this out for a while though so any challenges welcome so long as it’s your round!

9. I love cars, well and bikes too. I’ve owned some great cars in my eleven years of driving, but my favourite was easily my Ford Capri. I’ve been in to cars since I was two years old and fell face first on to a Ford Crossflow engine in my mum and dads garage. Hooked since then!

10. I pick my nose. I know, I know, it’s horrible. Well to others anyway, I love it myself!

11. Incorrect singing of lyrics drives me up the wall. Sing a long by all means, but please don’t make up the words as you go along. Especially when singing karaoke!!! The words are on the screen you numpty, READ THEM!!!!

12. I’m addicted to my iPhone. I seriously am in love with it. It can do so much and is so clever. I can waste hours of time just sodding about playing games or looking up random info. I shed a tiny tear when it runs out of battery L

Questions set by Caz

1. Cat or Dog?
Tough one, I have two cats but I do love dogs. If really pushed I’d say dog but it’s very close.
2. Apple or Banana?
Apple. Bananas only recently came in to my life when doing the London to Brighton bike ride. They’re okay but nothing like an apple – only Granny smith or Pink Ladies though!
3. Tea or Coffee?
Coffee. Caffeine makes Neil a happy man!
4. Favourite day of the week?
Saturday. I hate work so waking up on a Saturday is just a fantastic feeling.
5. Favourite month of the year?
December – Christmas and a chance of snow!!!
6. Favourite year of your life so far?
2011. LC arrived, before that it would have been 2009 when I got married to V.
7. Favourite shape?
Really? I have never thought about it before? Silhouette of an AC Cobra 427 probably.
8. If you’re happy and you know it, what do you do?
Clap my hands! Or share my happiness with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
9. What is your worst habit?
It used to be smoking but that’s long since passed. Maybe alcohol now :)
10. What animal would you want to be and why?
A Dog, they seem to enjoy everything and are really enthusiastic
11. Favourite children’s book?
I used to love “Teddybears Go Shopping” by Susanna Gretz and Alison Sage. I still remember the shopping list: “Ice cream and peas, soap and cheese, cereal, buns and bubble bath, [something] and pears, tooth paste for bears, mustard and custard and carrots”. Modern days, you can’t beat a bit of Harry Potter.
12. What did you have for tea tonight?
Roast Beef for dinner last night (it was a Sunday) round at my parents. Plenty of ale and wine consumed too J

Questions for my tagged bloggers:

1. What movie would you watch over and over again?
2. If you had a snail that could magically grant wishes, what would you name it?
3. The world is going to finish in 1 hour. How are you going to spend that hour?
4. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what is it? If not, why not?
5. If you could live anywhere you wanted to where would it be and why?
6. What sound do you love?
7. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
8. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
9. What story does your family always tell about you?
10. What’s the most played song on your iPod?
11. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
12. Are you afraid of the dark?

Well, that didn’t actually take me as long as I thought! It was quite fun too. So, who do I now choose to take part in this Meme?

I tag:

World of 0ddness (@0dd1)
First Time Daddy (@_firsttimedaddy)
DaddyNatal (@daddynatal)
Bump Birth and Beyond (@BumpBirthBeyond)
The Perfect Bad Mummy (@mrsaimeehorton)
Pink Oddy (@PinkOddy)
The Pieces of Me (@plasticrosaries)
Blogger Father (@BloggerFather)
Urban Vox (@UrbanVox)
Chloe Witters (@Khloeee)
Tricky Customer (@tricky_customer)
French Yummy Mummy (@FrenchYumMummy)


  1. duuuuuuuude! that i one long meme!!!! but here's the answer mine! http://urbanvox.net/wordpress/2012/02/questions-of-twelves/

  2. Finally I'm done :)