Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Weird and Wonderful News Wednesday #19 The Fairy Tale Tag.

Wednesday is upon us and it's been a bleddy long day, I'll tell ye. What with the recent weather and all, I haven't browsed the news as much as normal, for once have no idea what's going on in the world (world cup- yawn) and to be honest, it's been quite nice being in a sunny, book reading and gardening kind of bubble. As a result of this, I have no amusing news to share with you, for which I apologise. But my plants are doing super well! Little lavender is sprouting and my hot lips (that's actually their name) is also blossoming. Happy days, I can actually grow something! If anyone has any tips for keeping my aloe vera plant alive though, it'd be muchos appreciated.

So last night, my bosom buddy, Liona tagged me in The Fairy Tale Tag (which is basically a myspace quiz for those of you that did those) and massively loving all fairy tales and Disney related things, that my dears is what I'll be blabbing about today! If anyone else happens to be doing it, let me know! I'd love to see them! 

Snow White - Do you consider yourself beautiful?  Oh what a question, well of course! Haha! Just kidding. It's hard. When I was younger I suffered with an eating disorder, it is something that has never quite left me. I guess it'd be diagnosed as body dysmorphia, but over the last few years it's something that I've been able to cope with much better. I still have days where I pick out the stupidest things- like 'oh my god, what's wrong with the shape of my knees.' Really silly stuff. Are there things I'd change? Absolutely. Are they the things I'd have changed ten years ago? No way. I think we all go through fazes of how we see ourselves. For me, a massive loss emotionally meant that I suddenly snapped out of it and realised that people really couldn't care less about my wide back or my small boobs, life is on a deeper level than that. If it isn't, something more important is  probably wrong. 

Sleeping Beauty - How many hours do you sleep at night?   Once again, a pretty hard question to answer. I get up at about 7.30 every day and usually I'll get into bed at about 22.30 and Harps and I will watch something until about 23.30? I always aim to get to bed earlier, but quite often Harps doesn't finish work until 20.00 and by the time he's got home, we've had dinner etc... It ends up being super late. So probably like 8 hours on paper, but I'm a bit of an insomniac, so probably closer to 6. I'm practicing my mindfulness though to help me switch off at night.

Cinderella - Do you have a curfew?   Nanny always used to say, 'Nothing ever good happens past 2am.'. I think that's pretty true as a general rule. 

Rapunzel - Do you love being outside?  Of course I do! I live in Cornwall! IT IS THE PLACE TO BE OUTSIDE. I'm outside now. I'm not, that was a lie...sorry.

Red Riding Hood - Do you trust strangers easily?   Yeah. I'm really glad no strangers offered me sweets to get into their cars as a child. To be honest, if someone offered me cake to get into their car now, I probably would. Like a sophie bear trap. In my job, there's a certain level of trust that has to be built with complete strangers, so I think that's helped. I kind of have two completely different sides. There's surface sophie (sounds like a cleaning product.) That everyone knows, funny, open blah blah blah...that level comes with a superficial level of trust I guess. I think if everyone knew everything about me, they'd probably be  a bit scared. Surface Sophie is a massive extrovert. Deep cover Sophie (cheers 24 for influencing my life) is as introvert as it gets and very untrusting. There's literally like 4 people I'd go to with actual life problems. 

Beauty and the Beast - What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?  An open mind. Anyone who can be accepting, have a good conversation with and some sort of idea of what they're talking about is more than beautiful to me. I find closed people with no interest in the world around them, other people's views or anyone that doesn't have at least an ounce of curiosity about them is wasting themselves. I'm super curious about EVERYTHING. FEED ME KNOWLEDGE.

The Little Mermaid - What would you sacrifice for love?  My sanity. Just kidding. Pffft. You shouldn't be sacrificing anything for love. It's the most beautiful, natural thing in the world. Saying that, I've sacrificed onions and Mexican food and birds for the maybe sacrifice a few things...fucker...

The Frog Prince - What do you find disgusting?  So much. So so so much. I'm grossed out easilyish. Feet being number one on the list, Arnold Schwartzhisface being a close second. Both are the most frightening and disgusting things in the world. I don't like open mouth chewers...I really could go on for hours...

Jack and the Beanstalk - What plants do you have?  Aaahhh well, see above! I've got some toms growing at the moment and they're doing amazingly well! I have some white foxgloves that haven't flowered yet but I'm holding out hope and a rose bush growing-ish. My other indoor plants, excluding weekly flowers and my aloe vera are my super duper parrot plant, which is probably the best thing I've ever grown...and my peace lily. 

Puss in Boots - Do you have pets? If not, do you want them?  I have the best rabbit in the world. Batman. I also in my heart, still have Polo, my childhood cat, even though he doesn't live with me anymore. 

Pinocchio - What is your biggest wish?  For no more heartache. Ever. And to be a gazzilionaire. Obvs. 

Peter Pan - What is your mental age?  I'm an old head on young shoulders....But also super immature. And childish. And weak like a newborn baby. So that's really impossible to answer.

The Snow Queen - Who is your best friend and what would you do for him/her?  My best friend is Harps. He's the only person in the world that knows every single little, nitty, fucking twisted part of me. I'd carry him to Jupiter on my weak little shoulders if he asked me. I'd bring him all the tea in China if I knew it'd make him smile and I'd probably even consider wiping his ass when he's old and saggy and incontinent....I'm not too sure about that last one...ask me in 60 years...

The Princess and the Pea - Are you sensitive?   I'm actually like a marshmallow of sensitivity. Yes. I cried for three days once when I saw a donkey with his head stuck in a fence trying to get to some grass on the other side...I'm welling now thinking about it. Poor donkey. 

The Brave Little Tailor - Do you consider yourself brave?  On a day to day basis? Nope. I'm a real scary cat. Which is horrid because I like to pretend in my head that I'm really ready to be a secret agent and defend the world...probs not though. In life. Yeah I can be and I have been.

Well how very revealing for a little quiz. I may have taken it all a bit seriously. Maybe I've scared you away. If so, sozages! I tag the very spectacular Sunae, who we should all cheer for because she's got onto her midwifery course! Well done Sunae, we all knew you would! Sophie, because she's my Sophie buddy and I'm sure she'll like this! And ma gurl, Stacie, because she shares my love for fairy tales and Disney and it's pretty fun! Enjoy!

Love Sophie Xx


  1. This is such a cute quiz! I remember doing heaps of these back in the Myspace days.
    x x x

    1. I loved a myspace quiz! Do it! I WANT TO SEE YOUR ANSWERS! XX

  2. Is it ok that I cried a bit? Not for the first time whilst reading your blog. You need to do something about that. Or maybe I do. Either way, one of us is fucked. It's me.
    M x

    1. It's fine that you cried. Was in the donkey? Trust me, it was the most traumatic thing ever. I think we're both probably a bit fucked...but thats why we work :-) xxx

  3. Rex just farted really loudly and it genuinely made him jump feet. He was asleep too so it woke him up, poor thing.

    That's all I'm going to say because anything else I say will just be rubbish. x


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