73 Questions Answered By Jo (Vogue - True Crime Style: 2024) | Get To Know Caledonian Kitty

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On this blog I spend a lot of time writing about the dark side of life, the disturbing things that go on in our world and have gone on in the world. Sometimes it's good to take a step back and look at the good things in life and to take in some of the fresh air. Yes, there is a lot of evil in the world, we see it every day but there's also a lot of good in the world too. In the past I have had a lot of positive feedback and messages about my Q&A posts and since I have spent the last seven weeks talking about Serial Killers, I thought you might like to see something a little bit different for a change. I thought it was time for an updated version of my Vogue (true crime style) 73 questions post. 

Usually I would ask readers for any questions they would like to put forward but this was a random idea that just came to me on Friday night as I sat drinking my shortbread tea (Marks & Spencer do an amazing tea called 'Shortbread Tea' - it's amazing...you need it in your life, trust me on this). I'm currently in the middle of planning my next series for this blog and I thought that whilst I'm here, cup of tea to the side of me, laptop on my...um lap (it's actually balancing on a cushion), I thought I would just shoot the breeze with you if you don't mind?

So if you have time on your hands and there's nothing on the TV have a browse at my ramblings below and I hope you enjoy this post (don't worry I will be back to writing about doom and gloom soon enough but for now let's add a bit of lightness to things...I love you all by the way)

So here goes....

Q1) What's your favourite time of day? 

Probably in the morning when you have that first cup of coffee. There's nothing like it! I love a quiet, easy-going morning to enjoy that first cup. I'm not a morning person so I like a bit of time to myself to enjoy my first coffee of the day. 

Q2) What's your biggest weakness?

Not admitting at times that I need to take a break. I can push myself too hard at times when I should be resting and taking everything in my stride. 

Q3) What's your biggest strength?

My self motivation! Nobody has ever had to tell me to do anything, I already do it. I take it upon myself to do things and I have done that since as I was child. 

Q4) What's the biggest learning experience you've had?

I've had many experiences in my life where I have learned how strong I actually am but I have to say it was watching my grandmother for years. She battled cancer for a long time and you would never have known it by looking at her. She was an old-school Glaswegian (native of Glasgow, Scotland) and every day she would wake up, go out and do things, attend hospital appointments on her own. She was a very independent and strong woman and I treasure the memories of her every day. 

Q5) What's your idea of a perfect date? 

Chinese takeaway or pizza on the sofa with a stack of horror movies to watch.

Q6) What's one vice you wish you could give up? 

The addiction to caffeine but millions of people have that same addiction lol and in this day and age you're always bloody exhausted and need the extra boost. I've tried orange juice and ginger shots but they just don't cut the mustard!

Q7) What's a cause that's important to you? 

Well I always live in hope that a cure for cancer will be found. I also think that's it's important to have more focus on the victims of crime instead of glamorizing killers. We seem to be in a place at the moment where murderers (if they happen to be good looking) are idolized as if they are film stars. Of course we have had this situation since the days of Ted Bundy's show trials but still, it's so disrespectful to the victims, the survivors and their families. 

Q8) What's the best compliment you've ever received? 

I love it when people tell me that I am one of their favourite writers.

Q9) Sweet or savory? 

Both! This question has just made me think of Chinese takeaway. I love to order vegetarian spring rolls with sweet n sour sauce. 

Q10) What song can you listen to on repeat? 

Anything by Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music and this is a fact because I hear their music every day. I listen to them in the shower or bubblebath, it's part of my routine lol. 

Q11) When do you feel the most inspired? 

Knowing me, probably about 3 am when I'm supposed to be asleep!

Q12) What makes you smile the most?

Lots of things in my life, I have a lot to be grateful for. I count my blessings. 

Q13) What's one thing people don't know about you? 

I make my own homemade soup! It's funny because my grandmother made her own signature soup then my Dad made his in which he added chunks of potatoes. I have my own spin on both and I serve it with warm, crusty buttered bread....it's divine! I'm such a fabulous chef and anyone who's ever tried my soup loves it. 

Q14) Heels, flats or sneakers? 

Always heels!!!!

Q15) Vintage or new?


Q16) What are three things you can't live without? 

Makeup, perfume and Dino's pickles!

Q17) Window or aisle seat? 

Window, so I can put my headphones on and pretend I am in a music video lol. 

Q18) What's your current TV character obsession? 

It will always be Columbo!

Q19) Leather or lace? 

Always lace!

Q20) What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done? 

Probably loads of stuff but one thing comes to mind.....being dragged onto the Pepsi Max rollercoaster in Blackpool, England! The fact that I was even on that thing still shocks me (I had my eyes closed the whole time and hung on for dear life).

Q21) How would you define yourself in 3 words? 

Undefinable, Underestimated and Eccentric!

Q22) What's your current favourite piece of clothing that you own? 

Either my Versace or Armani skinny tees. 

Q23) What's inspiring you in life right now? 

I've always been heavily into aromatherapy oils and crystals. I've been keeping a lot of Rose Quartz around me lately and it's making me feel more relaxed with positive energy. 

Q24) What's the best piece of advice you've received? 

To never give up and consistency is key!

Q25) What's your pet peeve? 

People who judge me for my writing. I blocked a guy yesterday on X because he said ''You're actually a nice person for someone who's obsessed with Serial Killers''. Anyone who is a regular reader or knows me personally, knows I and not a fan of serial killers and that ridiculous statement just dismisses me as just some sort of crazy fan girl instead of a person who is working so hard on their dream to be a published writer. 

Q26) Diamonds or pearls?

As Marilyn once sang....''Diamonds are a girl's best friend''. 

Q27) What's something you notice about someone when you first meet them? 

Teeth, nails or style. 

Q28) What's your biggest regret?

I think regrets are good because they teach you a lesson but I would love to have seen George Michael live in concert. 

Q29) What's heavily played on your playlist right now? 

Sabrina Carpenter's 'Espresso'. I have such a girly crush on her right now.

Q30) What's your favourite board game? 

Atmosphere or Connect 4

Q31) What's your guilty pleasure?

Watching 90's WWE

Q32) What book did you most recently finish? 

I think it was Britney Spears's autobiography. I usually don't have time to focus on just one book as I tend to use various ones for research. 

Q33) How do you start your day? 

Wake up, check my phone, answer messages, make coffee and get my glam on. 

Q34) What's your favourite holiday?


Q35) If you could raid one woman't closet, who would it be? 

Sabrina Carpenter.

Q36) If you could switch lives with one person for a day, who would it be? 

Mariah Carey 

Q37) What's one thing you've always wanted to try but been too scared to? 

Well I keep going back and forth about getting my belly-button pierced (I've seen and heard such horror stories) 

Q38) What's one thing you wish you knew at 19? 

How actually strong I was and that I had everything I needed (even a that age) to succeed. 

Q39) Besides your phone or wallet, what are a couple of must-have handbag items?

For me.....nail glue and eyelash glue lol!

Q40) If you were not a writer what would you be doing? 

Makeup artistry. 

Q41) What's something you can't do? 

Save money and anything to do with mathematics. 

Q42) Where was the best vacation you've ever taken? 

Sounds soppy but I just love visiting back home in Scotland.

Q43) What's one city you've always dreamed of going to?

Ever since I was a child it has been Rome.

Q44) What's something you always travel with? 

Makeup bag and perfume.

Q45) Favourite food? 

Right now, vegetarian sushi or Focaccia bread. 

Q46) Favourite dessert?

Chocolate gateaux 

Q47) Favourite snack? 

Cheese and marmite oatcakes or Dino's pickles.

Q48) What's a movie that made you cry? 

The Notebook

Q49) What's your favourite movie of the last five years? 

Late Night With The Devil

Q50) What's the one talent you wish you had? 

To be able to sing

Q51) What's your favourite exercise? 

I love my cross-trainer, it works every part of the body and keeps me toned. 

Q52) Who's your favourite band?

I have many but I have a special love for Depeche Mode. 

Q53) What's your favourite fast food order?

Maccie D's fries (if I'm on my period I'll ask for two portions), McPlant burger and either a donut or McFlurry. I tend to have my own sugar-free drinks and ketchup at home. 

Q54) What's something you don't want to be doing in 10 years? 

Struggling financially 

Q55) What's the cutest thing on earth? 

A baby's laughter 

Q56) What's the best thing that has happened this year? 

Ask me again in December lol. 

Q57) What's your favourite cocktail? 

Orgasm or Sex on The Beach

Q58) Which movie makes you laugh the hardest? 

Office Space or Step Brothers.

Q59) What do you usually eat for dinner? 

Whatever I fancy on any given day. I like a little bit of everything - vegetarian of course!

Q60) What do you usually eat for lunch? 

A cheese and Quorn ham sandwich with Dino's pickles!

Q61) What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Special K oats and honey cereal with a huge mug of coffee. 

Q62) What's your favourite thing in the world? 


Q63) What's your favourite colour?

Pink or black

Q64) What colour do you wear the most? 

Pink, black, burgundy or red

Q65) What are three words to describe living in England? 

Expensive, busy and beautiful (scenery) 

Q66) Do you like surprises? 

Nice ones, yes!

Q67) What's one thing you had to learn the hard way? 

That some people may not have your best intentions at heart

Q68) What's something you're tired of? 

Crazy people going around chucking oil and paint over famous paintings and landmarks

Q69) What cheers you up when your sad? 

Happy memories, a bubblebath or retail therapy. 

Q70) What's a trend you would like to see vanish forever? 

Turkey teeth, BBLs and duck lips! 

Q71) What did you want to do with your life at age 12? 

I wanted to be an actress in Eastenders.

Q72) How long have you been writing about true crime? 

Since 2019

Q73) What true crime documentary would you recommend to someone? 

Check out a documentary called 'Talhotblond'. That will blow your socks off!!!

Well, there you have it, 73 questions answered and my left hand is starting to fall off! I hope you found this post an interesting read and feel like you know me that little bit more. Sometimes it's good to get a bigger picture of the person behind the writing and I appreciate you making it this far. 

I hope you will join me in my next post on this blog where I will be starting my new series. As to what that's going to be? I'm not quite sure but rest assured I will put my all into it as always. 

See you next time x...

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