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I think I must have been living under a rock for the past year. Until Sunday, I had never heard of Vogue’s “73 Questions” interview series. Thanks to my good friend Heledd who writes the gorgeous blog Running in Lavender for enlightening me.

Just in case, you’ve been living under a rock too, please let me enlighten you. “73 Questions” is a series of single shot videos with nine celebrities. In each video, these celebrities have to answer 73 random, quick-fire questions.

I have watched all the videos in the past two days. I LOVE them! They give a lovely insight into the daily lives and personalities of these famous celebrities.

Who knew that Victoria Beckham was so witty? Who knew that Anna Wintour wears sunglasses indoors? Who knew that Reese Witherspoon can do a back flip on a trampoline and that Blake Lively can ice cupcakes like a pro? And who knew that Amy Adams is the loveliest person ever? My new aim in life is to make her my BFF.

73 Questions

Inspired by these videos and Heledd’s fabulous post, I decided to tackle the 73 questions myself.

Drum roll please.

My 73 Questions

1. What’s your favourite movie?

“Lost in Translation”.

2. Favourite movie in the past five years?

“American Hustle”.

3. Favourite Hitchcock film?


4. A book you plan on reading?

“The Happiness Project” by Gretchin Rubin.

5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you?

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

6. Favourite TV show that’s currently on?

“House of Cards”. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are amazing.

7. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?


8. iPhone or Android?


9. Twitter or Instagram?


10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?

Time to Change. A fabulous campaign designed to end the stigma and discrimination that is experienced every day by people with mental health problems.

11. What’s your favourite food?

Mr H’s macaroni cheese soufflé. He cooked it on the night we got engaged.

12. Least favourite food?

Goat’s cheese. Yuck. Yuck. Yuckety yuck.

13. What do you love on your pizza?

Ham, mushrooms, sweetcorn and pineapple

14. Favourite drink?

Coca-cola. The full fat version. None of this diet rubbish!

15. Favourite dessert?

Lemon meringue pie

16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Milk chocolate

17. Coffee or tea?

Tea. The mere thought of coffee makes me feel sick.

18. What’s the hardest part about being a mum?

The lack of control.

19. What’s your favourite band?

The Divine Comedy.

20. Favourite solo artist?

Sarah McLachlan.

21. Favourite song?

It is a tie between “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley and “Full of Grace” by Sarah McLachlan.

22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Mr H. But if he is too precious to work with me then I would love to duet with Emmylou Harris.

23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?

The flute.

24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

On my left ankle.

25. To be or not to be?

To be. Most definitely to be.

26. Dogs or cats?

Dogs. I have a cat allergy.

27. Bird-watching or whale-watching?


28. Best gift you’ve ever received?

Unconditional love.

29. Best gift you’ve ever given?

My daughter, the gorgeous Little Miss H.

30. Last gift you gave a friend?

Three books for her to read on holiday.

31. What’s your favourite board game?

Scene It. Because I have an insane knowledge of movies and always win.

32. What’s your favourite country to visit?


33. What’s the last country you visited?


34. What country do you wish to visit?

South Africa.

35. What’s your favourite colour?


36. Least favourite colour?


37. Diamonds or pearls?


38. Heels or flats?


39. Pilates or yoga?


40. Jogging or swimming?


41. Best way to de-stress?

A bath, a glass of wine and a good book.

42. If you had one superpower, what would it be?


43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?


44. What’s your favourite flower?

Yellow or orange roses.

45. When was the last time you cried?

Yesterday. After Little Miss H had thrown a tantrum.

46. Do you like your handwriting?

Not especially. It could be neater.

47. Do you bake?

Yes, but not as much as I’d like to.

48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?

My nose. It is huge.

49. What is your most favourite thing about yourself?

My hair.

50. Who do you miss most?

The family and friends that I don’t get to see as much as I would like.

51. What are you listening to right now?

The combination of “Lion King” on DVD and Little Miss H playing with her Mr Drum toy.

52. Favourite smell?

The ocean.

53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

A good friend.

54. Who was the last person you sent a text to?

My mum.

55. A sport you wish you could play?

Any of them. I am hopeless at all sports.

56. Hair colour?

Dark brown.

57. Eye colour?

Bluey grey.

58. Scary film or happy endings?

I can’t even watch the trailers for scary films because they give me nightmares. Give me a happy ending every time.

59. Favourite season?


60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?

Maya Angelou, Jennifer Lawrence and Caitlin Moran.

61. Hugs or kisses?


62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Rolling Stones.

63. Where were you born?


64. What is the farthest you have been from home?


65. Sweet or savoury?


66. Lipstick or lip gloss?


67. What book have you read again and again?

“The Green Mile” by Stephen King.

68. Favourite bedtime story?

“The Paper Dolls” by Julia Donaldson.

69. What would be the title of your autobiography?

She’s not green as she is cabbage looking.

70. Favourite sound?

My baby girl and husband giggling together.

71. Favourite animal?

A panda bear.

72. Who is your girl crush?

Amy Adams, purely from seeing how gorgeous she is in her “73 Questions” video.

73. Last photograph you took?

Little Miss H and I out in yesterday’s sunshine playing “I see you” with the buggy hood.

73 Questions

There you have it! I hope that you feel like you know me a little better now. I would love the following bloggers to take up the 73 questions challenge:

Katy from What Katy Said

Amy from Everything Mummy

Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos

Caro from The Twinkle Diaries

Katie from Life on Vista Street

Aby from You Baby Me Mummy

Will you take the challenge and answer 73 questions? I can’t wait to read all your answers.

Are there any other questions that you would have liked me to answer?


Mrs H


Mami 2 Five


  • Reply
    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    June 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Aaah I LOVED this post and *embarrassingly* I STILL haven’t finished mine!! Oops. I vlogged it but still haven’t managed to edit it. It’s on my never-ending ‘to-do’ list!! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro |

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    Tin Box Traveller
    June 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve been oblivious to 73 Questions – what a great way to share a few unknown facts about yourself. I totally agree with the thing you least like about being a mum – I’m a control freak! #TwinklyTuesday

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    Steph @MisplacedBrit
    April 28, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Very funny post 🙂

    First run through I had to stop at ‘Time to Change’ – now the page is open… Thanks for sharing it.

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      Mrs H
      April 28, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Thanks for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the post. It was fun to write. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    March 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Love your autobiography title! These are fabulous, I watched all the videos back to back too, I think Blake Lively was my favourite, I want to be her BFF!! Lovely picture of Little Miss H at the end, she is a beauty xxx

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      Mrs H
      March 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you honey. My autobiography title is definitely unique. Hee hee! I loved all the videos too. Blake Lively seemed so down to earth and the way she iced that cupcake was amazing. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    March 15, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I love Rebecca!!!
    Great answers, love these types of posts! x

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      Mrs H
      March 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Rebecca is a brilliant film. Laurence Olivier is fantastic as Max de Winter. It is such a fabulous book too. Thanks for your comment lovely and I am glad that you enjoyed the post. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Sarah Christie
    March 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Fab post Mrs H, I love it , lobe the little of your autobiography ha ha x

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      Mrs H
      March 12, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks lovely. The title of my autobiography would certainly by unique. I am imagining that the cover picture would feature a photo of me painted green and holding a cabbage. What do you think? Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    March 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Haha!! I just CANNOT believe the title of your autobiography!! Both my mom and my nanna say that!!!! I have NEVER heard anyone else use that expression — ever —until now!!! Just brilliant. I love learning more about you — great post! xx

    Caro |

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      Mrs H
      March 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment, beautiful lady. My Welsh Nanny used to use that expression and I think it is fantastic. I think you should answer the questions too. I would love to know more about you. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Mini Travellers
    March 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Now you have your answers I want to see you and Heledd vlog these and do a similar video shot to the celebs. You know you want to do!

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      Mrs H
      March 12, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Ha ha! I can’t imagine anything worse than seeing my huge nose on screen. Although, if I could be lent Reese Witherspoon’s pad for the day then I might consider it. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    March 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Gosh!! Firstly – well done! That’s a mammoth amout of questions!! Secondly – I now have too many more questions!! Please explain your autobiography title!!? Xxxx

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      Mrs H
      March 12, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Ha ha! I loved answering all these questions. Because they are quick fire it is easy to get through them quickly. My autobiography title is something that my Welsh grandmother used to say. It means “not as stupid as you look”. But for the sake of my autobiography I think it should also mean “not as weak as she looks.” Any more questions you would like me to answer lovely? Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    March 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the challenge and linking back to my blog. I didn’t know you were a Manc! Amy Adams really did seem like a such a lovely person. Oh and I LOVE that gorgeous picture of little Miss H at the end, the perfect way to finish. A great read xx

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      Mrs H
      March 12, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment, stunning Heledd. And thanks for the inspiration. I really enjoyed answering all the questions. I am indeed a Manc. I was born in Wythenshawe Hospital. I lived in Knutsford for the first 18 months of my life. I then moved to the Wirral and lived there until I was 5. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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