Four Things…

Jess McGlynnFebruary 23, 2015

I spotted this little questionnaire/meme on Holly’s blog (one of my favourites) and as I am all for procrastinating and not spending time novel writing I thought I’d give it a go.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these too and it helps lovely new readers get to know the face behind the blog.  Or something…

Four names that people call me other than Jess:

1) Mummy: often repeatedly, often at loud and ear-splitting pitches.

2) JJ: this is what James calls me.

3) Jessie: I am not a Jessie and yet, people seem to often choose to call me this rather than Jess.  I have often wondered if it’s because I am married to a James (Jesse James, get it?!)

4) Sarah: I get this more than you might think.  Do I look more like a Sarah than a Jessica?

Four jobs that I have had:

1) Tumble Tots lackey

2) Legal Secretary

3) Office Manager

4) Writer

Four movies I have watched more than once:

1) Pitch Perfect: I cannot get enough of this film and am more excited than I should be about Pitch Perfect #2 coming out soon!

2) French Kiss: ‘Fester, fester, fester.  Rot, rot, rot.’

3) Stardust: We have a tradition that we watch this film every year after we have put the Christmas decorations up.  When this comes out I know it’s nearly time for Santa!

4) About A Boy.

Four books I’d recommend:

1) Game of Thrones: just amazing.

2) The Hunger Games trilogy: no explanation needed.  The books far outstrip the films so well worth giving them a go.

3) The Distant Hours by Kate Morton: a beautiful, wonderfully told story which just draws you in.  I think I might have cried when it finished.

4) The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman: a tragic yet beautifully woven story based on real events.

Four places I’ve lived:

1) Huddersfield

2) Wolverhampton

3) Loughborough

4) Southport

I’m feeling the challenge to add an international location to the above list now!

Four places I’ve been:

1) Male, Maldives

2) Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt

3) Gulu, Uganda

4) Berlin, Germany

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1) Discovering hidden gems in any European city.

2) Lying on a beach, somewhere hot.

3) Meeting Disney characters at Disneyland with Meg and Eli.

4) Unpacking boxes having moved to New Zealand (imaginary wants count, yes?!)

Four things I don’t eat:

1) Cheese

2) Olives

3) Lamb

4) Anything spicy

Four of my favourite foods:

1) Chocolate cake

2) Pesto chicken

3) Chinese 

4) Chips

Four TV shows I watch:

1) Hart of Dixie

2) Sherlock

3) Modern Family

4) The Musketeers

Four things I am looking forward to this year:

1) Getting my book published.

2) Going on holiday.

3) Spending more time together as a family.

4) James’ job changing meaning he can spend more time at home.

Four things I am always saying:

1) Stop!  Usually aimed at Eli and encompassing a large number of incidents from tearing away from me down the road to climbing and clambering over furniture.

2) Whatevs

3) Super as a prelude to something else i.e. super-cool, super-slow, super-lame….

4) Ask your Daddy…when I don’t want to be the bad guy!

I tag…anyone who fancies sharing their own four things!

Comments (7)

  • Kim Carberry

    February 23, 2015 at 18:42

    Love it! I have copied it to my drafts to do 🙂 x

  • Holly Hollyson

    February 24, 2015 at 19:47

    Whatever – why would you wanna live anywhere else but Loughborough!! Believe you me, sad as it sounds, if I had the option right now I would be on an airplane and flying right back to Loughborough and doing a happy dance with the sock man!

  • Claire@ClarinasContemplations

    February 25, 2015 at 20:09

    Awww… I love Hart of Dixie… watch it when we're in Norway! Didn't know anyone over here knew it!!

  • JessMcGlynn

    February 27, 2015 at 12:13

    Look forward to reading your answers!

  • JessMcGlynn

    February 27, 2015 at 12:13

    I'd probably quite like to live somewhere for a month or two…then come home. More like an extended holiday I guess!!

  • JessMcGlynn

    February 27, 2015 at 12:14

    It's my favourite show! I started watching it a couple of years ago and got halfway through season one before it disappeared from my 'on demand'…now it's on Watch I've recorded the whole thing. It's fab.

  • Holly Hollyson

    February 27, 2015 at 13:58

    Oh yes, an extended holiday once a year for a month or two – preferably over winter!

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