Meet the Cast | 25 facts about Mr Mess

Recently, I introduced you to my little budding blogger, Miss Mess, in the very first edition of Miss Mess Blogs.  She’s currently working on some new material for you, so while we wait I thought it was time you met another integral part of the A Mess In A Dress team.  Normally he’s made to stay behind the camera, but from today you might find him popping up in other posts from time to time.

Ladies and gentleman of the internet, I give you Mr Mess! (All words are his own apart from any in brackets, where I couldn’t resist sticking my 10 pence worth in!)

A Mess in a Dress is letting me get a word in edgeways! Miracle of miracles! Normally I’m just an unknown presence behind the camera. Very occasionally I edge into frame on a photo. Today marks the first time I’ve been allowed to write for the blog. (Not entirely true – he did write a wish list last Christmas) Time to dish the dirt? Apparently not. I’ve been given my orders. I have to respond to this ’25 Things’ malarkey. Sounds like fun. Let’s see how it goes.

  1. What is your middle name? My middle name is Danger. That might just be a crap joke. (He tells a lot of those – you best get used to it now!)
  2. What was your favourite subject at school? English, especially Literature.
  3. What is your favourite drink? Oolong or Lapsang tea. Mainly for the names.
  4. What is your favourite song at the moment? “Sympathy for the Devil” by The Rolling Stones.
  5. What is your favourite food? Really depends on my mood. Probably Tapas. Possibly a cheese board. Maybe a Sunday Dinner. Gah, it’s like ‘Sophie’s Choice’ this is!
  6. What is the last thing you bought? Swimming goggles for the kids. If we’re talking something personal, an adaptor plug for my beard trimmer. I’m not a big shopper. (Good job, really, living in a house of shopaholics)
  7. Favourite book of all time?  Again, that depends on mood. “Good Omens” by Pratchett and Gaiman is a treat. “A Short History of Almost Everything” by Bryson is excellent. “Lord of the Rings” is tremendous. I love books and could pick about fifty favourites.
  8. Favourite colour? The dark blue that we used to paint the nursery. Seriously relaxing.
  9. Do you have any pets? Four cats. Don’t ask me why.
  10. Favourite perfume?  Spanish Leather by Trumpers.
  11. Favourite holiday? Usually a cottage. Most recently, the Lake District.
  12. Are you married? Despite my attempts at escape, yes. I’m essentially her prisoner. HELP! (He’ll pay for that one later)
  13. Have you ever been out of the country? If so, how many times? France and Germany a few times. USA once. Amsterdam once. I’m not a big traveller.
  14. Do you speak any other languages? A small amount of French.
  15. How many siblings do you have? I have an older sister.
  16. What is your favourite shop? Page 45. It’s a comic shop in Nottingham. Either that or Scarthin Books in Cromford, Derbyshire.
  17. Favourite restaurant? Iberico World Tapas in Nottingham.
  18. When was the last time you cried? I cry pretty easily. Biggest outburst was when my youngest started nursery. Ugly scenes when I got home to an empty house. (Whatever you do, don’t let him watch The Lion King.  Or Finding Nemo.  Or Up! I could go on…)
  19. Favourite blog?  A Mess in a Dress, obviously! (Good answer)
  20. Favourite movie?  Probably ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Maybe ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’.
  21. Favourite TV shows?  The Good Place, Rick and Morty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Toast of London, anything with Vic and Bob… the list could go on!
  22. PC or MAC? PC. I’ve never had a chance to play with a MAC. (That might be because I stole the Mac and haven’t let him near it since)
  23. What phone do you have? An Iphone 4. It feels pretty futuristic after my previous phone. My last one didn’t have a camera. Or the internet.
  24. How tall are you?  About 6 foot 4 of pure masculine perfection.
  25. And finally, can you cook?  I’m not as good as Jamie Oliver, but I’m better than my wife, so I make the meals! (I’d like to argue but I even burn frozen pizza so…)

So, there you have it.  You’re now much better acquainted with the man of the house.  We’ve already got a few other posts planned for him to write, which is great as it takes the pressure off me a bit!

Until next time!


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