What is your idea of a great night out?
A: A night in the pub with my friends. A few drinks, a bit of gossip and lots of laughs and I’m happy!
B: Anything that doesn’t involve cooking, cleaning or refereeing between squabbling kids.
C: First of all, I need a fab dress and amazing shoes. Add some celebs (footballers or film stars. No soap actors – ugh) and non-stop cocktails and I’m there.
D: I don’t really go on nights out. I’m a bit of a workaholic.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
A: I’d wish for a bit more excitement in my life.
B: I’d wish for a housework fairy to visit a couple of times a week. Of course my husband and kids think there already is a housework fairy…
C: David Beckham
D: I don’t make wishes, Petal. I grant them.
What is your best trait?
A: I used to think I was loyal to my friends and family but now I’m not so sure
B: I’d like to think I’m a calming and reassuring presence
C: I can stretch both legs behind my head
D: I can make your dreams come true
And your worst trait?
A: I’m not as loyal as I once thought I was
B: I guess I’m a bit of a pushover
C: I can be a bit loose-knickered
D: I’m not so good with the paying-attention thing
It’s your birthday. What’s number one on your present wish list?
A: A new handbag
B: Bubble bath and the promise of an hour of peace
C: David Beckham
D: I’d quite like a new nightdress.
What do you look for in a potential partner?
A: He has to be a good friend first
B: I want someone who is going to be a good father
C: Money and/or celebrity status
D: Patience. He’ll need it, believe me
What do you look for in a friend?
C: Someone who looks good but not so good that they steal all the attention from me
D: Patience. They’ll need it, believe me
You have a crush on a guy. And then you find out he’s married. What do you do?
A: A crush is fine. But I would never actually do anything about it
B: I haven’t had a crush in over a decade. I’ve forgotten what it feels like
C: Push up bra, killer heels, the tiniest, tightest dress I can find. He will be mine
D: Magic his wife away. Only kidding, Petal. I’d wish them both well and move on
A: … very important to me
B: … my husband and children
C: … something I take for granted
D: … everything. You should cherish your loved ones
If you were a Disney character, who would you be?
B: Snow White
You are Ally.
Ally likes to think she is loyal to her friends and family, but sometimes the allure of something better is too much. Ally is warm and loving but she hasn’t quite figured out what she wants from life yet, which can be confusing.
You are Francine
Francine is reliable and steady. If you have a problem, she will offer sensible advice but she won’t tell you what to do. Family and friends have the upmost importance to Francine.
You are Martine
Martine is strong-willed and knows what she wants and will go for it, whatever the consequences. She can be loyal to her friends, but don’t be surprised if she turns her back on them if the mood suits. Martine can be impatient and selfish, but she is always up for having fun.
You are Clementine
Clementine is sweet and kind, but she also has a wicked sense of humour and likes to tease. She can be ditzy at times, but she will always do her best.
Be careful what you wish for...
Ally Richmond is dreading turning thirty and bidding farewell to her youth. And when her husband says he wants to start a family, she begins to panic.
Is this all that life has to offer from now on? Popping out babies and growing old gracefully? She wants a life crammed with glamour and spontaneous adventure, not one full of dirty nappies and night feeds.
When Ally makes a silly birthday wish for a new, exciting life, her wish is granted.
But when Ally is presented with the freedom and opportunities she craves, she soon realises this new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that there really is no place like home. But can she find her way back - or is she stuck in this new reality forever?