20 questions with… @jaimeoliveruk


Week 3 of 20 questions with and this week it’s JAIME OLIVER! No, not he of the dubious 15 minute meals (Can you make them in 15 minutes? REALLY? Chinny reck-on Jimmy Hill!) but @jaimeoliveruk. She of the Superblog, the Uberblog, the Megablog, The Oliver’s Madhouse.

Jaime describes herself as a ‘baby and parent blogger, mad organiser with a cleaning compulsion and a lover of fizzy pop and cake’ – we like to describe her as ‘very lovely’, and reckon if you look up the definition of ‘lovely’ in the dictionary, there’s just a picture of Jaime.

So, let’s find out more about her. Let’s play…

20 questions with @JaimeOliverUK

1. Give us three words others would use to describe you.
Honest, stubborn, caring.

2. What’s your favourite spot in your home and why? 
I have two, my first is my long-awaited office space that means I can now separate my working life and my home life.

My second space is the living room sofa. Odd I know but non have my babies have been cuddly and Jacob is far less than any of them but mid mornings he does love to climb on me on the sofa and have a power nap and so this spot is one I get to enjoy just me and him… obviously before he gets too big and decides he doesn’t need me for that nap anymore.

3. What, if anything, makes you cry?
Anything that has kids being hurt, even in films or books!

4. Dogs or cats?
Neither… they send my cleaning freak ways into a tizzy! If I was forced to pick I would say a dog but one with little feet and no fur? No? well in that case I’m sticking with my first answer.

5. What’s your favourite smell?
Besides newborn babies that send my ovaries into overdrive, its clean washing on a washing line.

6. Romeo and Juliet: worlds greatest love story between two kindred, star-crossed souls, or an inappropriate 3 day relationship between a 13, and 18 year old?
Oh for me it has to be a an inappropriate 3 day relationship… if it was plastered on social media now everyone would be out for blood… same goes for me.

7. Who’d play you in the film of your life?
Either Rosanne Barr or Kirsty Ally.

8. Which phrase do you most overuse?
“To be fair”

9. If you had an hour to sit on a park bench with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
It would be my Grandad (My Mums Dad) he died when I was about 4, he was such an amazing fella that many of my childhood memories feature things he did. I would love to tell him about his Grandchildren.

10. Five star hotel with champagne, or VW camper and a beer?
VW camper and a beer … no dressing up here!

11. You’re on Death Row. We don’t know why but it’s a miscarriage of justice and Bruce Willis will come in and break you free, but what’s your meal choice?
Calamari, followed by steak and chips and then cheesecake

12. Who’s been the most inspiring person in your life, past or present?
I surround myself within my life with inspiring people, so singularly I couldn’t say anyone I know personally. However I have an immense respect for Stephen Hawking after watching the film of his life and seeing his strength… does that count?

13. If money was no object and you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
If I won the lottery right now, my first place to visit would be Whitby. Its my personal bolt hole and the place we discovered we were expecting Joshua then later eloped and married. I would have to go there to work through my travel itinerary, after that possibly Canada, Vegas, Dublin.

14. Do you believe in ghosts or an afterlife?
I believe in more than we can see, although who knows what that really is.

15. Children aside, what’s your greatest personal achievement so far, and why?
Slightly cheesy, however mine was forging a business from my blog and social media and the learning curve it took me and still takes me. I love a good challenge.

16. Name a guilty pleasure, musically speaking, if you please.
90’s Dance and rave music, although not as frequently listened to these days as my chart music!

17. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, in a desert island type scenario perhaps, which would it be?
The Bible, although I am not massively religious I believe in something and so although I have never read it, being deserted with nothing else to do would be the only time in my life I would have the time to read it.

18. Your favourite childhood memory?
I have so many but any that had my the family dog involved, Belle the Old English sheepdog was a comical nutter and mine and my twin sisters sidekick for all-out naughtiness!

19. Would you rather have a head the size of a tennis ball or a head the size of a watermelon?
Watermelon, it would smooth out my wrinkles.

20. Daddy or chips?
Chips, chips, chips…

Thank you to Jaime for playing this week, and if you want to find out more about her then go say Hello on the Twitter or go check out her blog, The Olivers Madhouse. Say we sent you.

Next week, it’s the turn of @kizmetcava1 – so see you same time, same place, and if YOU want to play just let @zeitmygeistblog or @adadcalledspen know. TTFN.