A To Z of Me

The A-Z Tag


So this is the A to Z tag, which the lovely Lilliwhite Rose has tagged me in – I thought, why not! If you wanted to learn some more about me, hopefully you’ll find it interesting. It’s unlikely to help you in a table quiz, but hey, you never know.

So, without further ado, here is the A to Z of Lisa. 


A – I used to love all things acting and on stage; so much so that I came to college to do a (short-lived) drama degree in UCC.

B – I’ve been blogging for 15 months now, 2 months longer than I’ve had my son, and love the people and experiences that I’ve encountered from it. It’s the best free therapy anyone could ask for.

C – My eventual degree was in Economics and Celtic Civilisation – it’s an absolutely fascinating subject, with my favourite topic being all about doom and the tales of the apocalypse (not quite bedtime reading).

D – I suffer from depression, which is something I’m hoping to kick but am learning to live with day by day. I’ve written about it before, here and here.

E – My son, Eliott, has shown me a million new things about what life can be like, how little sleep I can survive on, and how much I can love one human being. Which is a hell of a lot.

F –  I’ve got some of the best friends in the whole world; they make my world a much better place

G – My comfort blanket TV show is Greys Anatomy – in particular the early episodes where they’re all interns and confused about where their life is going; I can relate most to that!

H – I am absolutely terrified of heights, to the extent where even half way up a ladder has me in a panic and a visit to the Shandon Bell Tower on my second date with the lovely himself had me in tears – not such a good thing when trying to make a good, I’m-not-mental impression.

I – My favourite flavour of ice-cream is Ben and Jerrys Peanut Butter Cup – mixing my love of Reeses Cups and Ice-cream; now if only they made a non-fattening version..

J – The strangest combination of jobs I’ve ever had was working in a Butchers by day and a Kids Holiday Camp by night. Not for the fainthearted, either of them!

K – I would love to learn how to knit but I have crappy hand eye co-ordination. I do however know how to (dodgily) crochet, thanks to being taught in 3rd class.

L – I’m happiest found with a skinny latte in one hand, and probably a crossword or a game of sudoku in the other!

M – As I get older and have become a mother, I am realising that in part I am becoming my own Mammy and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

N – I absolutely love number games, like those code-word crosswords with the numbers, and sudoku – I don’t know why but they capture my attention and keep my brain alive!

O – Despite being one of the least outdoorsy and adventurous people I’ve ever met, I worked for nearly two years in a shop catering to all of those mad mountain climbing, camino-walking, Everest scaling folk – so despite no experience, I could talk all day about the right shoes, clothes and a million other things for such activities.

P – On my long walks with the buggy, I love listening to Podcasts, it’s how I do the vast majority of my radio listening (yay for cutting out the crappy bits).

Q – One of the things I’ve come to value most as parent of a toddler is the quiet moments during the day when he’s asleep (quiet when awake is a whole other story) – peace at last!

R – The best concert I’ve ever been to was Robbie Williams in the O2 in Dublin in 2012, the weekend of my 21st birthday, with my aunt Sinead, when we were like fourth from the front – absolutely brilliant night which I would love to repeat.

S – My favourite takeaway meal is Sweet and Sour Chicken balls, preferably with fried rice. So bad for me but so, so good.

T – My have-fun alcoholic drink when I’m out is tequila. My better-the-next-day alcoholic drink is wine.

U – I moved to Cork in 2009 to study in UCC. I graduated from there with a degree in Economics and Celtic Civilisation in 2012, and haven’t left the city since, barring short trips away.

V – My biggest vice is likely my Diet Coke addiction. Yes, I know its bad for me in a million kinds of ways and I’m trying to kick it, but god, it’s good.

W – I absolutely love writing, and have done since I was little and typing up my stories on our old computer and drawing crappy pictures as illustrations. I’ve been lucky enough to have some of my stuff appear in proper publications, which has been a real thrill.

X – The sorest thing I’ve ever tripped over (and I’m clumsy) is definitely Eliott’s xylophone. Those things bloody hurt to step on.

Y – I am a fiend for Yankee Candles and at the moment their Cafe selection of Pain Au Raisin
and Cappuccino Truffle  are my absolute favourites. Delicious smells!

Z – I am what could be called a zaftig (new word for you!) – a woman with a full, shapely figure. It’s taken time for me to become comfortable with it, and I’m not quite there, but having a word to describe my curves is certainly helping!

So, if you weren’t too bored by all of that, I hope you learned some new things about me (and if not, the last one is likely a new one for your vocabulary!) that have interested you! Let me know in the comments if you like these kinds of posts; if you want to see more of them, or if I should stick to the nappies and sleep deprivation talk 😛

As this is a tag, I am going to pass this one onto:

Fi at Dolly Dowsie

Suzy at The Airing Cupboard

Sinead at Bumbles of Rice

Andrea at Office Mum



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  1. Thanks so much for doing the tag! I’m also a sicker for diet coke and I love love chicken balls and fried rice! Oh boy what a job combination lol xx

    1. Haha it definitely made for an interesting (and very, very tiring) life! Yum to both of those things! You’re welcome, I was shocked at being able to find things to fit (the last one did require a google for adjectives beginning with z!). Great idea 🙂

    1. It was fantastic (despite the tiny freakout when he was late that the wife may have gone into labour!)

  2. Ah this was great Lisa. I’m a zaftig too -how lovely that it has a fancy word!

  3. Great post lovely to know more about you, that is also my favourite icecream, I am eating some right now 🙂 I saw Robbie Williams a few years ago he was brilliant 🙂

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