Old Blogger

by Mothership on October 11, 2015

I’m not sure that I like that moniker. In fact I’m rather sensitive to anything with the word ‘old’ in it these days but as both Iota and Nappy Valley Girl have both given me the same award (possibly because I was the only one left who hadn’t done this yet?) I shall have to accept my senior status gracefully and try to pretend that the fact that I’ve been blogging since 2008 does not in any way mean that I am seven years wrinklier than I was when I started. I am actually extremely, very good at denial. It’s one of my superpowers.

In exchange for this badge here:

Idragon awardI’m supposed to tell you seven things you don’t know about me.

There might not be anything left to tell at this stage but I’ll have a go, and you can stop reading any time you get bored. The great advantage of a blog is that I’ll never know, particularly as I’ve forgotten how to check my stats if I ever knew in the first place.

  1. I used to be a pop star. I spent all of my teens and a good part of my twenties desperately trying to ‘make it’ and become famous, only to discover (once I achieved my proverbial 15 mins) that I absolutely hated being the centre of attention and I’m actually an introvert. Wuh woh!
  2. I have been writing a novel for the last three years. I thought it was going to take 1/3 of that time and I’m still not sure when I’ll be finished. Part of the book has a graphic novel element to it – an idea I dreamed up at the novel’s inception – and I’ve just decided recently to create the images myself which will probably extend the deadline by about a decade due to the small obstacle of my not actually being able to, you know, draw. Wuh woh wugain!
  3. I teach music to primary school children two days per week. I never, ever dreamed I would do this job but to my astonishment a) someone hired me and b)I absolutely love it. I sometimes worry that I am overly strict with my pupils – some bizarre channeling of 1940’s British schoolmarms going on here (no idea where that comes from, I went to an inner city comprehensive) but they seem to like me anyway. It’s often quite hard to get the littler ones out the room when class finishes because they all want to hug me! Bless!!
  4. I am cooking ‘beer can chicken’ right now on the bbq because it is 95 degrees fahrenheit here in California on the eleventh of October. I can’t really tell you what it tastes like because I’ve never done it before but who could resist the novelty of sticking a can up the arse of a chicken and leaving it to its own devices and calling it supper?
  5. My cat, Tabasco, is a serial killer
  6. My daughter is crazily tall for her age and also stunningly beautiful. She looks more like a teenage supermodel than the recently-turned eleven year old goofball that she actually is. I worry a lot about how boys and men react to her. So when she refuses to brush her hair and picks her nose in public, I feel actively grateful.
  7. I love gaffa tape. It holds the universe together.

I’m supposed to nominate a few people now for this award, but who on earth would not have had it already? I don’t know!!

How about GeekyMummy ? I’m not even sure she’s blogging at the moment, and perhaps I’ll give a shout out to Shayma at The Spice Spoon, though she may well be far too important these days 😉

Perhaps number 8 of mine should be to admit I have no memory left?



1 Iota October 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Beer can chicken. That’s why I blog. All this random wisdom I’m acquiring.

Thanks for doing this.

2 nappyvalleygirl October 13, 2015 at 6:15 am

Thanks for doing it! I swear it wasn’t because you were the only one left – you’re actually one of my favorite bloggers of the old days and I really miss your funny posts. Interesting to hear about your daughter – I remember when all our kids were little. My oldest is now 10…
Not sure Geekymummy is still blogging, I think she emailed me about a year ago to say she had stopped. I guess it was a time of life for all of us and now things are busier/different (I know I am). But I’d still love to meet you in real life one day! x
nappyvalleygirl´s last blog post ..Old fashioned blogging

3 Mothership October 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

Let’s definitely meet on one of my trips to London – I meant to come this autumn but work got in the way (I’m finding having a job quite awkward like that) but definitely some time in the first quarter of next year. I’ll shoot you an email xo

4 Mothership October 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Iota, it turned out REALLY WELL! I highly recommend it (recipe on inter webs, pretty much idiot proof!). I’m going to do the Turkey at Thanksgiving like this, too, I’ve decided..

5 Clare Taylor October 14, 2015 at 12:54 am

Beer can chicken? Who knew? (And if you do manage to get together with NVG can I tag along? Now I’m back in the UK (though not London) it would be great to meet up again. (And I will NEVER forget that evening when you played in that Clapham gay pub to riotous applause – must be 6 years ago now…)
Clare Taylor´s last blog post ..Lost in Translation

6 London City (mum) October 14, 2015 at 2:20 am

I knew three of those facts already – worthy of a detention, Miss!

Feel like I came in the ‘second wave’ of 2009… although judging by the number of blogs out there now (which in all honesty I cannot be bothered to read, let alone seek), I stick by the mantra of ‘improving with age’ and sticking with the bloggy mates I know from way back when!

London City (mum)´s last blog post ..Kevin and the animals

7 Metropolitan Mum October 22, 2015 at 10:58 am

Beer can chicken sounds strangely enticing. So, how was it?

8 Mothership November 3, 2015 at 2:50 pm

completely delicious and surprisingly moist.

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