Well that weekend flew by pretty quickly didn’t it? One minute it was Friday evening and things were looking up and next thing you know it’s Monday morning and everything’s gone to rat shit again!
One thing that has not gone to rat shit is this wonderful website full of its mirthy goodness, dripping out of every pore like a particularly sweaty person in a non air conditioned gym. We love to set your week up in style with our #banging weekly comedy interview feature, ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ and this week is no exception.
Lisa from Pass The Prosecco… Please is one of our lovely contributors. Her blog has been creating joy since December 2016 (3 weeks younger than this here website!) and it is really very funny. So sit back, relax, and find out a little bit of behind the scenes stuff, before then hopefully popping across to her blog! Enjoy…
1. Tell us about yourself in 20 words or less:
I’m a married mum of one, I love wine, live in Kent and I write a little blog.
2. How would your child(ren) describe you?
My little one is only two but judging by the tantrums I would imagine he would describe me as the worst parent ever. Until I offer him a biscuit; he loves me then.
3. When and why did you last properly laugh out loud?
This morning, I took the brat to the park and he fell off a slide. He was unhurt (I did check first), but I did nearly piss myself laughing.
4. Do you try to be funny when you are writing? Tell us a bit about your blogging ‘process’.
I’ve written blogs before and tried to be a certain person or write to appeal, and it just didn’t work. I now write as I think and speak; I’ve been told I have a weird and pretty sarcastic sense of humour – I swear a lot and I am crude, so I just write whatever comes into my head. And it seems to strangely appeal to people which is odd but I enjoy blogging.
5. What is the funniest thing you’ve read in the past few months?
The Unmumsy Mum book, she cracks me up, I went to an event she did with Giovanna Fletcher and when she spoke about her child shitting in the DVD cupboard I laughed so hard I snorted. I love the honesty in how she writes and it makes me feel fairly normal.
6. What are the best and worst things about becoming a parent?
The best thing is having a little person to talk to all the time; he’s like my little buddy and I love watching him grow and learn new things. The worst is the amount of shit they produce. And it’s not just poo, it’s the smelliest, most horrendous stuff I’ve ever seen (and smelt).
7. Do your friends/family find you funny in ‘real life’?
My husband says so; he reads my blog and says it is basically me in ‘real life’ translated onto paper (well virtually speaking).
8. Go on, say something funny!
I can’t think of anything so I’ll go with a shit joke… What’s green and hard? A frog with a knife.
9. How did you get into writing and why?
I have always loved and enjoyed writing. I was the geek who always enjoyed doing homework and I had an amazing English teacher who encouraged me to indulge my love of creative writing – she used to find me competitions and things I could write for. She told me there was no harm in enjoying writing and if it was my dream to write then to pursue it. And then I discovered alcohol and boys and it took a back seat. It’s great to be blogging and doing what I love.
10. If you could only have one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Pizza. I love pizza. Om nom nom. And I wonder why I have a weight problem.
11. Complete the sentence; ‘Since having a child…’
Since having a child my stomach resembles a London Tube map and my boobs disappear under my armpits when I lie down.
12. In your opinion, what is the worst children’s TV show, and why?
Any of those educational programmes that teach your kid to count and stuff. Especially that Little Baby Bum one – since when does Wheels on the Bus have 27 fucking parts to it?
13. Please tell us about your blog and why we should visit:
My blog is Pass the Prosecco… Please and it’s a random concoction of any shit that comes out of my mouth and head – but it’s generally parenting, food and living with depression. It’s pretty shit but if you even have nothing better to do, come visit. It’s great toilet reading.
Don’t you feel a lot better about the prospect of Monday after reading that? We can exclusively reveal that there will be yet another episode of this wonderful interview series the same time next week, so if the trials and tribulations of another week of toddler chasing get the better of you at least you at least know there’s something to look forward to…