If I could… the needing a lottery win post

I was tagged by the lovely Sammy at Seize Each Day to do this post, which is pretty much a wish list of a post for my future lottery win – maybe I should actually start buying tickets?!

If I could live anywhere…

I can honestly say, that there is nowhere that I would rather live than Cornwall. I was lucky enough to be born here, and I have never wanted nor have lived anywhere else. I mean seriously, why would I? From gorgeous beaches to friendly people and a relaxed pace of life, Cornwall is perfect for me and a brilliant place to raise a family.

I would love to live somewhere with a lot less neighbours though.


If I could have any home…

I would absolutely love to live in a detached cottage with hardly any neighbours, and have room for an office for me. Living somewhere peaceful with no arguing neighbours would be amazing, I’d love the birds to be the only thing I could hear when I woke up.


Image from Wikipedia.org

If I could have any garden…

Our garden would be huge, with room for Si to have a workshop to get creative with his welding and woodwork. He’s ridiculously practical and did a fantastic job on our kitchen which he made all by himself.

It would be brilliant to have enough room for the boys to ride their bikes as well, and room for a fire pit area for the evenings. The setting of the house above would be amazing with the trees, grass but not a huge amount of flowers due to my hay fever.

If I could be on holiday now…

If money wasn’t an object, then I would be in Canada. Maybe not the most obvious option, but as lovely as hot holidays can be, I can get bored with them quickly.

What I would love is a cosy wood lodge in Canada and a trip to see the Northern Lights with Si and the boys. Seeing the Northern Lights is something I’m determined to do at some point in my life, as they are just so awe-inspiring and somewhat magical.

If I could have any job…

In all honesty I like my current job, my only job other than as a Mum is blogging. I love pretty much every second of it, and love that I get paid for something that I enjoy doing. Now if I could earn a decent wage from blogging, then that would be perfect.

If I could have any talent…

I would be an amazing cook, sadly this is usually very far from the truth! I do try, but I tend to get distracted and burn things and I did once give Si food poisoning from undercooked sausages when we first got together. That was almost 5 years ago, and he’s almost forgiven me.

I would love to be one of these people who throws a few ingredients together and makes something even fussy children are willing to eat.

If I could live any day again…

I found this one difficult to answer, as there isn’t much in my life I’d like to change, as everything that happened in my life brought me to where I am now, which is a happy place.

I think the only day I would re-live just for the thrill of it, is the day when I went sky diving with one of my sisters. It was absolutely amazing, one of the best experiences of my life.

As a Mum these days though, I think it would be unfair of me to take the risk in doing it again, but what a rush it was!

If I could have any super power…

Anyone who know me or reads my blog on a regular basis, can probably guess what my answer to this one would be. My super power would be the ability to cure Type 1 Diabetes, so that Fin and all the other Type 1’s out there wouldn’t have to cope with everything that they do on a daily basis through no fault of their own any more.

I tag the following lovely bloggers for this post:

Julie from Picking Up Toys

Maria from Suburban Mum

Kat from Beau Twins

Michaela from Muddy Puddles and Glitter

Stevie x

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  1. Sammy at Seize each day
    23 August 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Ahhh Stevie such a lovely post and I love that you wouldn’t want to live anywhere-else but your gorgeous Cornwall. Ha I’m with you too on the cooking front – think I’m the only person I know who can burn pasta!! Wholeheartedly behind you on your super-power too lovely.
    Thanks for joining in and sooo quickly too!
    Sammy xxx

    • 23 August 2015 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks chick and thanks for the tag! :)

      Stevie xx

  2. Gemma @ Confessions of a nagging mother
    24 August 2015 / 11:00 am

    awww lovely :) I agree, I would like to have less neighbours too and seeing the northern lights is a dream for me too, I bet it’s stunning.

    Gemma xx

  3. 24 August 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Love this post! I’m with you in that I would’nt want to live anywhere else (although of course my choice is Snowdonia!) but wouldn’t mind moving house for the same reasons! And I also love my job! It’s great when you love stuff you already have huh?

    The super power I’d love to have right now is the ability to get my baby to sleep! She wants to be cuddled ALL the time! Which means I can hardly get lunch and have been eating chocolate biccies all day!

    • 24 August 2015 / 2:32 pm

      Oh no the little monkey….but awww newborn cuddles :)

      Stevie x

  4. 25 August 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Love this! Such a nice idea for a post. Would you mind if I borrowed it for my blog? x

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:39 pm

      Of course you can, it was a tag so definitely wasn’t started by me ;)

      Stevie x

  5. Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    28 August 2015 / 7:24 am

    What a brilliant post!
    I’m with you on the less neighbours! I love living in our small town, but a detached house with a bigger garden would be perfect!

    Laura :)

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:56 pm

      It’s a very nice daydream :)

      Stevie xx

  6. 28 August 2015 / 7:50 am

    We would (and hopefully will do) move to Sweden. Why? Wide open spaces, the population of London throughout the whole country, People who care about the environment. The list goes on and on. Sweden has been a dream for 3 years since we first visited 3 years ago.


    • 28 August 2015 / 7:57 pm

      Good luck hope you get your move!

      Stevie x

  7. 28 August 2015 / 8:04 am

    Thankyou for the tag!Working on mine.My Mum lives in a cottage like that and all you can hear is sheep it’s fab,gets a lot of spiders though it puts me right off lol!Canada is the one place I’ve always fancied too x #picknmix

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:10 pm

      Eeek I didn’t think about the spiders, I used to live in an annexe that was a converted barn and the spiders in there were the biggest I’ve ever seen… ;)

      Stevie xx

  8. 28 August 2015 / 8:23 am

    Great post – love it! I love Cornwall and can’t wait to visit again. A cottage with a big garden sounds amazing #picknmix xx

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks hon, I love living here, although I’ve never lived anywhere else!

      Stevie xx

  9. Sarah
    28 August 2015 / 8:45 am

    Yes I wish I could cook as well! Whose house is that?

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Just a random one off of the internet :) although one of my favourite houses in real life is my Grandparents one, they even have a stream at the bottom of their garden and wooden beams
      Stevie x

  10. Cheryl @ Reimer and Ruby
    28 August 2015 / 9:51 am

    This is a lovely idea… and that home is beautiful, I love that home too! looks so peaceful in a middle of the nature… #PicknMix

  11. 28 August 2015 / 10:10 am

    Oh i’d love to go to Canada as well – I’d really love to ski there one day #picknmix

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:33 pm

      I have a horrendous sense of balance so I suspect skiing would be a very bad idea for me ;)

      Stevie x

  12. 28 August 2015 / 10:59 am

    This is a good tag. I’d like to have a big garden (with somewhere for OH to do his DIY & woodwork) too. Love the idea of Diabetes Curing Mum as a superhero! #picknmix

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:34 pm

      We’ve just bought our lottery tickets for the Euromillions tonight so who knows ha ;)

      Stevie x

  13. Hannah Walker
    28 August 2015 / 11:49 am

    Love this post! I totally agree I love where we live but hate that we live on an estate and would move to some where we have no neighbours in a heart beat. #PicknMix

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:42 pm

      It’d be amazing wouldn’t it?! :)

      Stevie x

  14. 28 August 2015 / 11:50 am

    Gorgeous house. .. fingers crossed for that lottery win! #picknmix

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Think I better just get working hard instead lol ;)

      Stevie x

  15. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    28 August 2015 / 11:56 am

    Great post, I really enjoyed reading your answers – we have a lot of similarities! I said I’d stay living where I am too. Wish I had thought to add an office though – good call! Northern lights in canada would be amazing! I too would love to earn an income from blogging. My magic power was curing illness so I’m right there with you! It’s a great post to get to know each other better. #PicknMix x

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:48 pm

      An office with lots of room for pretty ‘necessary’ stationery ha ;)

      Stevie xx

  16. 28 August 2015 / 1:13 pm

    I’m not sure what all my answers would be, but you’ve motivated me to go buy a ticket. I’ll figure the rest out after I win!

  17. 28 August 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Oh yes a house with an office… I love Canada too. This is a great post my husband and I often play the if we won the lottery game :)

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:53 pm

      It’s a fun game! ;)

      Stevie x

  18. 28 August 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Nice post Stevie! I’d love to see the Northern Lights too – that’s one of my dreams! I think Trev would def want me to be an amazing cook :) #PicknMix xxx

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:54 pm

      It was Si who got me wanting to see them as he kept showing me amazing videos of them online, must be fantastic in person!

      Stevie x

  19. 28 August 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Love this tag! I found it such a fun one. That cottage looks lovely, I also have the issues with cooking!! #PickNMix xx

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:58 pm

      I’m determined to get better at it!

      Stevie x

  20. 28 August 2015 / 8:34 pm

    It’s always interesting to see what people would say if they won the lottery :) Everyone’s idea of happiness is different and it’s refreshing to see that. I love that you wouldn’t move from Cornwall, hehe.

    • 28 August 2015 / 10:37 pm

      If it was an actual lottery win I’d have a long list ;)

      Stevie x

  21. Emma's Mamma
    28 August 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Aw lovely post! Great choice of super power! If I could relive any day it would be my wedding day or the day Emma was born minus the actual birth :) #PicknMix

    • 28 August 2015 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks lovely and love your choice of days x


  22. 29 August 2015 / 7:43 am

    Awww what a great post!!! I can’t believe you went sky diving! You’re so brave. I too really want to see the Northern Lights. It’s on the top of my bucket list. xx

    • 29 August 2015 / 11:09 am

      I was kind of brave – the instructor said are you ready? I said no and he pushed me ha! Didn’t have the chance to chicken out, it was absolutely amazing though and so pleased did it!

      Stevie xx

  23. Tracey Abrahams
    29 August 2015 / 9:04 am

    Cornwall is gorgeous, it would definately be my top place to live too. #Picnmix

    • 29 August 2015 / 1:55 pm

      I do feel very lucky to have been born down here :)

      Stevie x

  24. 31 August 2015 / 12:34 pm

    I too am a terrible cook! I also would love to go on holiday to Canada – it’s next on our ‘big holiday’ list :)
    Thanks for hosting #picknmix

    • 31 August 2015 / 1:23 pm

      I think we may have to wait for the kids to grow up and move out to afford Canada ha ;) and my pleasure,

      Stevie x

  25. Lisa@intotheglade
    31 August 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Cornwall featured heavily in mine ha! But yes to see the Northern Lights is one of my ambitions too. A lovely list Stevie x

    • 31 August 2015 / 9:50 pm

      Ha bless you ;) the Northern Lights would just be amazing – one day!

      Stevie x

  26. 1 September 2015 / 10:34 pm

    This a fun tag to do! I have been in Canada and it is amazing!! Love it!! I haven’t seen the Northern Lights so definitely is on my list to do. Love your ideal cottage to live, I would like one too and without neighbours of course!! LOL I love your super power and if ended up having please let me know as I would love to help my dad that also is diabetic and suffers a lot! Great post! Thanks for sharing and hosting #PicknMix, xx

    • 1 September 2015 / 11:32 pm

      It’s a super power I would love to have and share hon :) sorry your Dad has to cope with diabetes it is a horrible condition to live with :/

      Stevie xx