TMI Tuesday, 8th March 2022

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Grief is tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep smiling, it’s TMI Tuesday.

It’s that time of the week again Twisties, who’s back for another round of TMI Tuesday?

What Is TMI Tuesday?

TMI Tuesday is a series of questions generated by TMI Tuesday Blog. It is a great way to meet other bloggers and to share some personal thoughts and experiences. It is important to remember that there are no right or wrong answers to these questions, only the answers of the author –  and that’s part of what makes this tag so awesome!

How To Play TMI Tuesday

Copy the below TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Send Me Your Questions!

Do you have something you’ve been itching to ask? Maybe something food-related, something a little bit kinky or something completely random? Have fun with it, then be sure to check back next Tuesday for my answer!

1. Under what circumstances would you fake your own kidnapping?

I don’t think I would. I mean, I ran away from home once, but that’s not the same as being fake-kidnapped, is it? I think if circumstances were similar and it was basically a fight for my survival from a situation that was not good for me, then maybe, but I’d like to think that there was enough good in humanity still to help someone in peril without my having to be so drastic. I don’t know then.

2. Do you feel you belong?

You know, as soon as I saw this question, I heard this song in my head:

This is an interesting question, because with my family, then no, I don’t feel like I belong. In society? Mmm, maybe. But with my boys? 100%. They make me feel safe, cared for, accepted, protected, loved. I feel like I can let my guard down and just be me around them. Plus, they match my sweet but dark, twisted and fucked up personality too like… mwah!

Also, here on WordPress, and generally on the web. It’s weird how someone who never used to be popular at school can suddenly be so well read, so if you’re reading this then… umm… thank you for reading me!

3. In your life, what is a fun thing you did that you will never do again?

Aye, I hate to sombre the mood so suddenly but… joke with my Dad. Today marks three years since his passing and, yeah, I’m feeling that one a little bit. I remember pretty much the first thing I said after Dad passed – “now who the fuck am I going to wind up?”. Dad and I had that kind of relationship, you know, we were just always, always at one another, all of the time that we were together. Not in a bad way, it was full of love, but we were constantly ribbing one another. I remember the time I taught Matt to fish, for example, and I got Matt all set up, eyes on the fishing rod perfectly lined up (there’s a trick or two to that 😉 ), trace clipped on securely, bait nicely threaded… perfect. I got Matt cast out and trying to catch some fish and then turned my attention to my own fishing rod. Now, I’ve been sea fishing, in truth, since I could stand, so you’d think that I’d be something of a professional by now. I don’t know what happened exactly, but I do remember that the top part of my two-part fishing rod shot a good thirty feet straight up the line as I cast out and it landed up floating just inside of the harbour. My Dad being my Dad, he just said “umm… who’s rod is that down there?”, I was too busy laughing to be able to answer him. He then looked at me deadpan and said “that’s a new one on me. Expecting the fish to catch themselves now, are we?”. So yeah, if you want to know where my sarcasm and wit comes from, that’s your guy.

Oh, also for my British readers, my Dad always used to call the DIY store Wickes, “Wickies”. I miss trips to ‘Wickies’ dearly.

4. Do you listen to your inner voice?

All the time! Apart from when she’s being mean, then I tell her to shut up and jog on.

5. What can you hear?

At the moment, this. It’s a favourite of mine:

Bonus: Do you know yourself?

Yeah, I do. Here’s the thing about Helen, a lot of people think she’s kind a bit quiet, a bit boring, maybe a bit shy or plain Jane, but here’s the truth: Helen feels deeply, she feels intensely and she tries hard not to let hurt show when it happens. She knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like and she won’t be persuaded either way. Helen is fiercely loyal, passionate, intellectual when she needs to be and resolute in an argument when she has to. Helen doesn’t forget either, so that time you said something unkind about her may stay as a dark mark against you for a long time to come. Helen loves hard, with her whole heart, and she’s not afraid to love. She’s not materialistic, so you can’t woo her with expensive gifts and experiences. All Helen really wants is your time, undivided, just to feel like somebody really sees her, really cares about her and really listens to her. She’s not really used to that, so if you make her feel like number one, Helen will move heaven and earth for you in return.

How does that sound?

That’s it from me for this TMI Tuesday! Join me next week for the next round! Do you have any questions for me for next week? Don’t forget to leave them in the comments below!

Until next time!

Stay safe & have fun,

Helen xx

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2 thoughts on “TMI Tuesday, 8th March 2022

  1. Your post brought back so many fond memories of fishing with an old pal of mine that I believe I am inspired to take up the hobby once again. Thanks👍

    1. Not a problem, I hope that you enjoy. I miss it dearly. I’ll have to write more about it sometime, I have some wonderful memories and photos… okay, so one is a little bit bloody 😉

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