Friday, 20 June 2008


I have been tagged to do this meme by EMMA.

Here goes:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning of the post.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves in their post.

3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago I had just gone back to work after ten years being a stay at home mum with part time evening jobs. I was earning so little with this first job that by the time I had paid the child minder for having JA (aged 2) and my bus fares etc I was a whole £20 pw better off!! But I felt it was a stepping stone to something better. I was a wife, a mother, a taxi service to my family, but I didn't have a life of my own except those 5 hours each day when I was working. (I was a temp on a 3 month contract, I stopped working there 2 years ago after 8years).

2. What are five things on my list to do today?

a) Stay awake at work ........just about

b) check the bank in to see if I have any money.......done, I don't

c) visit mother before she goes to visit my grandmother........going after I publish this

d) Publish a post on at least one of my blogs ..............almost done .......there are several posts in the making

e) catch up on some sleep................soon

3. Snacks I enjoy?

apples, snackajacks, chocolate, cheese, scones

4. Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?

Of course that would be my debts sorted, a decent house (nothing fancy just one thats right for me, oh and perhaps my boys too if they promise not to make a mess). Hire someone to look after

my housework etc. Take my boys on holiday, buy them a few treats and make the money goes as far as I can without being either a miser or stupid with my new found wealth. Get the surgery my dr says I need but cant get on NHS (tummy tuck for my irreparable abdominal muscle damage).

5. Three of my bad habits?

a)chewing the end of the little finger on my left hand

b) Doubting my own desirability

c) forgetting to take my HRT

6. Five places I have lived?

a) I was born in Essex where I lived for my first few months with my parents before moving to

b) Ringwood in New Forest (although I was too young to remember being snowed in with my pregnant mother in the winter of 1963) before moving as a 2 yr old to

c) A static Caravan site on the North Downs in Kent.

d) Growing up in the Kentish town on the river Medway of Tonbridge close to but not Tunbridge Wells (where I later lived when I met SF)

e) Moving to the South Coast in 1988 just in time to give birth to DC where I ahve lived for 20 years now.

7. Five jobs I've had?

a) kennel maid

b) sales assistant in sports shop

c) Insurance renewals Clerk

d)Hotel Receptionist

e) Sales Administrator

8. How did you name your blog?

my original blog was named after my battle to find the real me, I have found lots of different sides to myself along the way. My next blog was named after something my partner in the swinging world called us. My current main blog is named after the name I call myself (some think it is because of the song, but really it is down to 'N' because during the time we were together he associated me with the colour red. Red coat, red car, red skirts, red tops, red nails and lipstick.

I need to tag 5-6 other bloggers. I tag. Percy, Mulder, Gypsy, Jeff and Ron

since writing this I have read Percy's latest post and realise that it would not be appropriate to tag him just now so instead I tag LV ........(you can do it on an email and I will post it on here)

oh and btw my colleagues now know that I have been given responsibilty for Scotland, we have a new young man starting next friday working with me and BG. BG is being very negative about the opportunity to earn commission for some of the sales we make. In a day and a half I earnt about £12 in commission which although not much was a start (and that was just from 3 orders we have now been given more products to earn commission on). Oh well if she doesn't want to do it then that means more opportunity for me to improve my situation. If I just make £10 a day thats £200 a month on top of my salary.....I'm not going to turn that down when all it takes is an extra few minutes on a call.


Mei Del said...

so that's what the missing no. 3 was.

wow the south coast much be THE place to live in!

and i love the red sandals x sleep well, all love, mei x

Emma said...

Thanks Lady, some great answers.

One of the things I love about you is your drive and determination, you will succeed I am sure...xx

DJ Kirkby said...

I agree, an extra 200 a month is wel worth the little extra effort!I enjoyed this blog post, great answers!

nitebyrd said...

Who doesn't want to earn extra money!?! Jeez, LIR - go for it yourself and enjoy the extras!

Great meme!

Gypsy said...

Thanks for the tag LinR. I have only just seen it but will do it as soon as I can.

Yours were great answers. Will let you know when it's done. I will probably do it at the Theme Park which is the kind of thing I started that blog for.

Lady in red said...

Mei I did have to go searching for no 3. Finally finding it on Evening's blog (she tagged Emma but her blog is invite only)

Lady in red said...

emma my drive and determination are just an instinct to survive just as yours is.

Lady in red said...

dj I quite agree and I am not finding it a chore probably because I enjoy teasing my customers and I just make it a part of hard sell.

Lady in red said...

nitebyrd no one else is going to get it for me so its all down to me to do it and I'm enjoying myself.

Lady in red said...

Gypsy I shall look forward to reading your post when it is done

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