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>Desert Island Discs meme


Desert Island Discs Meme

I’m doing this thanks to Livi at her blog which you can find if you CLICK THIS THINGY-MA-BOBBY LINKAROO!
The deal is that you have to choose 8 pieces of music that you’d most like to have with you on a desert Island, a book and a single luxury item.
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I too, much like Livi, turned to my “25 most played on iTunes” for inspiration!

1) Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen

This is ACTUALLY my top played song on iTunes.  I heard it for the first time in my teens when I watched the film “Pump Up The Volume” for the first time in my teens… it’s an amazing cult teen movie!   Fell in love with the song there and then.  

2) Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
This song has been my favourite song since I heard it for the first time when I was about 9 years old.  My younger brother and I were at our friend James’ house who was a year older than me.  We’d been playing with our toy cars (I was SUCH a tom boy, and still am I guess!!) and James went thorugh to his elder sisters bedroom who was a good few years older than him.  He borrowed her vinyl record player and records and it was sat on his bed, with the records spread about on his bed and we were just going through them having a listen to them!  When Unchained Melody came on, the boys were about to put it off when I MADE them keep it on til the end… and my love of that song begun… and it’s still the most beautiful song to me now 20 years later.  This song isn’t however in my top 25 played songs on iTunes.  However I had to reset my iTunes about 6 months to a year ago coz of errors.

3) White Horse – Taylor Swift

This is a new addition for me… it’s and it’s “horsed” right up my top played songs on my iTunes and is currently sitting at the number 5 position there! This is a smashing “girl loves boy, boy doesn’t realise what he’s got til it’s gone, girl realises once he’s gone she’s better off without the boy” type song!! If you’ve not heard it… go listen to it on the YouTube. 
4) Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
I still remember the first time I heard this song too… My sons Dad was in Afghanistan, before I was pregnant, and we used a Lycos Chat room to chat to each other whilst he was out there.  Of course I had to hang about there a lot, til he got online, as he couldn’t give strict times, and during our times in there hanging about waiting on each other (to go to a private chat room together) we’d chat to the regulars – and WE became regulars.  I had some wicked times on the Lycos chat and met some cracking people online there, some of whom I still speak to nearly 8 years later now!    One of those guys introduced me to this song when I was feeling a bit fed up with everything and sent it to me over MSN messenger… Just love this song and the words… they spoke to me, and still do.
5) If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley

One of my peace loving songs… I just can’t see why the world cannot be a more peaceful place.  All this fighting… everything is fucked up.  The lyrics of this song speak to me:

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere

Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue

If I can dream of a better land

Where all my brothers walk hand in hand

Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true

There must be peace and understanding sometime

Strong winds of promise that will blow away

the doubt and fear

If I can dream of a warmer sun

Where hope keeps shining on everyone

Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear

We’re lost in a cloud

With too much rain

We’re trapped in a world

That’s troubled with pain

But as long as a man

Has the strength to dream

He can redeem his soul and fly

Deep in my heart there’s a tremblin’ question

Still I am sure that the answer, answer’s gonna come somehow

Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle, yeah

And while I can think, while I can talk

While I can stand, while I can walk

While I can dream, please let my dream

Come true……right now”

 It will always speak to me… It’s true for me.  Whilst I am here breathing in the air on this beautiful Earth, I shall hope for my dream of a more peaceful world.
6) Don’t Speak – No Doubt
I was 15 and in my first serious relationship when this song came out.  The boyfriend and I had our shares of ups and downs, but mainly his repeated use of strong drugs I could not tolerate.  His bedroom was next door to mine and when I knew he was in there with his mates up to no good I’d turn my volume up full, point the speakers round to facing right against his bedroom wall and BLAST this song out – on repeat.  It wouldn’t be long ’til he would give in to the song and open his bedroom window and knock on mine to find out the deal and for me to moan at him bout the situation.   We stayed together for 6 years in the end, as he did eventually chose me over the drugs!  I won!  We lived together for the final 4 and a half years too.  I still love this song… and the album it’s on – “Tragic Kingdom” being one of my favourite albums, and the first album I ever bought that wasn’t a compilation album.
7) Light My Fire – The Doors
I love The Doors.  The boyfriend I mentioned in the previous song choice got me into The Doors – pauses for laughs – and I just love The Doors!  I’ve also read a heck of a lot of Jim Morrison’s poetry back in the day thanks to the interweb and *shudders* – dial up connection and a printer and a TON of paper.  I have many favourite Doors songs, however I just love this song, despite it being their most popular I guess.  It’d be fitting for a desert island too!  I can just imagine myself getting a wee fire going and dancing around the fire naked and singing… why not naked I say!?  It’s bound to be hot on that desert island anyway – and no-one there to judge so fuck it!  I’ll dance away… to this song, around the fire – naked.
8 ) I Miss You – blink-182
Yes this was the first blink song I liked, back when it was charting.  However since starting that “on the way to being” my current boyfriend 4 years ago, I got into them properly as they are his favourite band – and now mine too!  I LOVE BLINK!  “Don’t waste your time on me, you’re already the voice inside my head…” are lyrics I just love and at the time could totally relate to.  I adore Tom DeLonge’s voice… singing and speaking, however the one word I love the most of him is when he sings the word “treason” in this song… and for that reason alone, since I’d HAVE to have a blink-182* song in here – I Miss You is my choice!

* On a side note, for those of you who claim to LOVE this band and write it continuously with a capital B at the start of blink – you annoy me, as do those mega fans who say it as “blink one eight two” when every proper fan knows fine and well that it’s “blink one eighty two” that it’s said!  Phew… finally wrote that SOMEWHERE and it kinda feels good! 😉
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The one book I would take with me would be Twilight by Stephanie Meyer… or If I could find some sort of compendium of the Twilight saga I’d have that of course!  Those books… they’re just works of art to me!  I’m just one of those girls that wants a guy to love her as intensely as Edward does Bella, so their story speaks to me.

My luxury item would have to be a laptop with internet connection – how else would I know what I could eat and how to build a shelter etc.!  I’d need it for SURVIVAL, and I’d start up a desert island blog of course… charting my progress and all that jazz! 😉  I hope you’d follow it!? 😉
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Sorry I’m not gonna tag folk individually, as it just takes me FOREVER to dig through blogs finding others who haven’t done it yet… so if you’ve not, then crack on!  It’s fun this one!  I took tons of time doing the music ones, and thoroughly enjoyed doing so!  I of course had to listen to all of the song choices I put on here too whilst writing about them…
Well if you do chose to do once of these – lemme know so I can go check it out too!
Louise xXx

>The Five F’s meme!


The Five F’s Meme
YAY!  A meme…
I was kinda at a loss of what to do today… as I didn’t sleep as long as I wanted before I start my night shifts tonight.  Tonight is night 1 of 7!  Then along came a meme… okay, today I shall blog!  
This meme is courtesy of the lovely Livi whom I met in July!  Find her blog  over here – CLICKITY CLICK!
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When did you join twitter? (You can find the exact date at
7th March 2009!  I even went out for drinks with the real life mate who introduced me to Twitter on 7th March 2010 for a laugh!!  We got a couple more of my mates out too, saying they HAD to for my “Twitterversary!”.  Sadly me and this mate who introduced me to Twitter fell out a few months ago over something beyond STUPID and have not spoken since.  It’s sad…

Why did you join twitter?
Well the friend of mine had his Twitter for a few months, and had been telling me it was really good and what not.  I popped over to his page, and some of the celebs pages… but I really wasn’t feeling it much!!  It looked way too complicated too.  However when I found Mark Hoppus from blink-182 had a Twitter and used it a LOT (he did back in the days before the Twitter boom!), then I decided I would finally join up!
Who is/was your oldest follower? Who did you follow first? Tell me all about them.( will give you this info)

Well one of them was the mate who unfollowed me when we fell out.  I still follow them though.  I don’t know the others though as the link above is telling me wrong people for sure, and I’m having problems looking back to the first followers on Twitter as it keeps going “over capacity” and my iphone app isn’t letting me go back that far in my followers either!!

Do you have any celebrities following you or have you ever had a DM from a celeb?

Yeah, well the Cheggers follows me – Keith Chegwin, as well as the Big Brother couple Lisa and Mario.  Have had tweets and direct messages from all three of those.  That’s about it I think for followers.

Have had tweets from Luke from Big Brother and Jason Manford the comedian.

Think that’s all… I don’t really tweet celebs, minor or major much.  I know there’s a fair few that seem to reply to most things some of them say whenever they’re online at the same time!  Nah… that’s just not for me!

However I’ve had a couple of tweets from Jaret from Bowling for Soup – much to my boyfriends dismay (who still hasn’t got a Twitter despite using it to celeb stalk folk he likes!!).  Here’s some screenshots I took for proof for the boyfriend lol!

If you could follow anyone who is not on Twitter – alive or dead, real or fictional – on Twitter, who would it be?
It’d be Jim Morrison of The Doors… Imagine his Tweets!! Fucking LEGEND.

Which came first Twitter or the Blog?
 For me, it was the Twitter… I’ve had webpages before though!  Just never a blog.

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Okay, I’m not gonna tag folk… I find it too exhausting going through the regular blogs I read finding others who haven’t done it already!  It’s much easier to just do this if you wanna, and just do it!  Letting me know would be nice, so I can come read yours…

Louise xXx

>The Inquisitor


The lovely Livi (who I’m meeting a week today!!) over at her little bubble tagged me in this Inquisitor questionaire!

Here’s the deal… you answer THEIR questions, then you ask your own 10 questions and tag people to answer THEM and yada yada it goes on…


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1) My good friend is a cosmetic surgeon and is offering one free treatment to each of you, what would you change and why? (You can refuse if you’re perfect!)

Only one!?  Sigh…. Okay would love lipo, BUT that can be put back on again, so I am gonna say a rhinoplasty to fix my horrible broken twice bulbous nose – and just be careful not to break it again!

2)  Your TV is stuck and will only play one thing (TV series, film, whatever), what would you pick? (You can’t buy a new one!)

FRIENDS!  Of course!

3) (Stealing this one!) You have your own personal Tardis, where would you go and what would you do?

Ooooooooh I’d go back to childhood and do things differently… be more confident, be better at making and maintaining friendships, sorting the bullies out!!!! (not taking it from them in the first place etc).  Just lots of things for me to be less self conscious etc… oh – And I’d never start smoking!!  Plus when I was a teen realising I had a cracking tum on me, and actually enjoying it… it wasn’t huge like I thought it was – and NOW it’s pretty flabby so I LITERALLY can’t!

4) You’ve suddenly been gifted with all the intelligence/skills you need to do your dream job, what is it?

Hmmmm… I think I’m DOING my dream job!  Sorry!  Nothing else I’d wanna do more!  I love my job!

5) What one piece of futuristic technology would you like right now?

Oh definately a housework robot… 

6) Describe your ideal date to me (it can be with a partner or just a friend if you prefer).

Dinner where you get picked up or meet the guy at a nice place for dinner – not too posh I don’t like “fancy” food!.  Where you’ve both made efforts to dress up nicely, to be as nice for each other as you can.  Chat and laughter throughout meal – with some wine of course!

Afterwards a nice romantic stroll (if it’s nice) or a trip to the cinema… or even 10 pin bowling or the likes!!

I’ve never been on a “proper” date before… so really I’d not be difficult to please!

7) You can hire a household helper for any purpose, but they will only do one thing, what would you have them do?

Clear/tidy up!

8)   There’s going to a movie made of your life! Who would play you, who’d play the other main character and what would the main plot line be? (Would it be a box office smash?!)

Okay used to always think that girl from the film “She’s All That” Rachael Leigh Cook back in those days!! Now though it’d be Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame!  She does moody teen down to a fine art! LOL! 

9) You get a phone call from the Master of the Universe (the Goddess/God/whoever you believe in), they want to make some changes, what do you suggest?

No more HIV, AIDS, malaria and that sorta thing.
No more war.  
No more religion.
Sort out the poverty in the world!  It’s sick in this day and age that there are people dying from lack of food or water.  DISGUSTING.    Rob from the rich bastards, and lets get the world fed and watered!!!   
Sort out the political correct/human rights madness!!!  It’s way past the point of going too far!!!
Rich bastards – ie: your Bill Gates types, and mega-bucks actors/sports stars/musicians… basically those earning serious mega bucks like 1 million plus a year should give a TON of their earnings to charities – they don’t NEED it.  Greedy bastards.  Who NEEDS 5 vacation homes!?   Even tho my Master of the Universe would’ve sorted out poverty, there’d always be other charitable needs.
I’d end global warming.  But I’d make Scotland have nicer Summers like the south coast of England say!

Okay that’s about enough input from me on that one… 😉

10) And finally…there are two identical looking (wo)men: one is rich, will provide you everything you want but you have nothing in common. The other you hit it off with straight away but is poor and intends to remain that way. Which do you marry and why? (Yes you have to pick one!).

Of course the poor one.  It’s fine.  My earnings and his poor job one would make for an okay standard of living. Nothing elaborate but we’d get by fine with enough for a holiday every year or two. Fine by me.  Much more important than endless wealth, and a loveless marriage.  It’d not make my happy on the INSIDE having all the external materialistic things with someone like that.

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Question Time!!

1.  What did you want to be when you “grew up”?

2.  What was your favourite subject in school, and was it what subject you were best at?

3.  What is your favourite song of all time and why?

4.  If you could re-surrect someone back from the dead who would it be?

5.  You win £50,000 what would you do with it? (much harder Q than the winning lotto types… £50,000 isn’t really THAT much in the grand scheme of things!).

6.  What was the best thing you’ve done so far this year?

7.  What one thing do you want to achieve by the end of the year?

8.  How did you get into blogging?

9.  Royal Family… yay or nay? and why?

10.  Last up… life is short!  What one thing that you’ve done (or failing that – WANT to do in life) would you suggest to me to do at least once in my life?

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Okay taggin’ time!!

(Livi who tagged me, comment YOUR answers to me! LOL! Know you’ve done this twice already…!)

Sarah Blissbubbley at her bloggy

and Super Single Mum!

and anyone else… so drop me a line if you fancy it!

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>5 Year Meme


Thank you to And Then All I Thought About Was You for tagging me for the 5 Year Meme!  Check hers out by clicking her name there.
So basically it’s just a few questions, easy peasy (so I think now before I start!) so here we go…
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Question 1: Where were you 5 years ago?

Okay June 2005… crikey I can’t even think where I was living – not a good start!! Is it four or five years I’ve been in my own home now??  Damn I’m gonna have to hunt down the mortgage stuff to see… okay I moved into this home on 2nd February 2005!  Wasn’t sure if was 2004 or 2005 but oddly always remember that it was the 2nd of February!

So June 2005 would’ve been just 4 months after moving into this place I call my home with D’s Dad (my fiance at the time) and baby toddler D.  We were in that happy “ooh we’ve got our own house, we’re a family!” way of thinking for a few months.  It was brand new too when we moved in… everything so clean, fresh and NEW.  Shame that only lasted a few months before the problems that were already there with us, came back into our lives…. and then we split the day after Valentine’s Day in 2006.  So we’d been in that house just one year and 13 days when he called time on us.

In June 2005 I was working for Tesco – who I had done for 8 years by that point!  I worked in the petrol station for 7 years by then after a years stint on the checkouts (boredom hell!).  Though after returning from maternity leave I’d reduced my hours down to 16 hours a week.  I kept working there throughout my nurse training – in June 2005 I was probably accepted to start… as I did in September 2005 and qualified in September 2008!

June 2005 I was still in the throws of trying to overcome/deal with post-natal depression… something I still feel I’m not quite over, despite thinking so a few months ago that I was free of it at last.

Question 2:  Where would you want to be in 5 years time?

I’d still be working where I am because I love my job as a scrub nurse in operating theatres!  My speciality is orthopaedics, which is my favourite area to work in… have tried a fair few different ones now, but my heart lies in ortho.   Though maybe I’d be a team leader in 5 years?  Who knows… sometimes I think it’d be nice… the extra money and the likes, but there’s even more stress and responsibility with that role including battling with the surgeons lol!

In 5 years time I had better be in a 3 bedroomed house with a garden!!  Currently I live in a downstairs 2 bedroomed flat, with just one floor above me which houses a lovely blonde air hostess lol.  I really want a house with a garden though… and one with a garage would be even better – not for a car but for a gym and maybe some woodworking/DIY workshop area – for me!!  I’d love to get into woodworking/carpentry…  I do love decorating!

I’m taking my driving lessons just now, so I hope to dear heck I’ve passed by then and so am on the road and own my own car with a bike rack so we can go out cycling anywhere we feel the urge to visit!

I’d love to say too that I hope I’m all blissfully wedded up in 5 years… I am getting on a bit for not being married – I’m 29 in October!

Not asking for TOO much am I?!

Question 3:  What are 5 things on your “To Do” list today

1. Go to work (done on writing!)
2.  Package up ebay sold shoes for sending!
3.  Send the ebay parcel
4.  Tidy livingroom
5.  Finish my book

That was the plan when I woke this morning… However half way through writing this after work, and have half wrapped the parcel my best mate text and is on her way over to take me to the pub!  I think I can now scrap the rest of that list…

Question 4:  What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

1.  CRISPS!  My ultimate favourite
2.  Salted peanuts
3.  Chocolate bars
4.  Cake
5.  Biscuits

Question 5:  What would you do if you were a billionaire?

  • pay off mine and my families bills and give them cash to build their own dream houses.
  • I’d build my own custom made dream house!  
  • put a whack into accounts for my son and two neices for when they’re 21.
  • put a big whack into an account where the profits every year can go to charities/charity work.
  • I’d go and do charity work as a operating theatre nurse on the mercy ships.  that way I still get to do the job I love.
  • I’d have a couple of holiday villas.  I’d have fun chosing them 😉  My families could then use the villas at their pleasure.
  • I’d travel across America in a campervan!  This would be during the school hols so D could come with me.  
  • I’d probally enroll D in a private school.
  • I’d still have a home in this city I currently live in!  
  • I’d go and meet the long time net pals I have… finally!! You know who you are…
  • I’d have plastic surgery… HELL YES.  Not totally fake like that wifie from The Hills did…, or OTT like Jordan but definately things like sorting my nose which I hate, and some liposuction… and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Get a personal trainer and make myself fit healthy and with a slim stomach lol…
Okay gonna stop now… must get back to reality!!
Considering I don’t even play the lotto it’s even less likely to come true 😉
Gonna tag… (sorry if you’ve done it already!)