Monday, 4 February 2013

20 random facts about me

Everyone seems to be doing this 20 facts about me thing at the moment and I've absolutely loved reading other people's posts so I thought I'd do one too. I thought I'd really struggle to come up with 20 facts but I've surprised myself, clearly my life isn't as boring as it seems to me! So here goes:
  • I’ve never lived without a cat and couldn’t imagine being without one. Although I’ve managed to develop an allergy to cats in the last few years which is horrible but they're worth the pain.
  • My frame of mind is strongly influenced by the weather. I immediately feel uplifted by blue sky and HATE snow with a passion.
  • My current cat, Frank, we sort of stole from the woman who lived up the road from us and then took him with us when we moved house. She’s my current hairdresser. Bit awkward.
  • I seem to be quite good at winning things. I by no means spend all my days entering competitions but have had a fair bit of luck when I have entered! Over the past few years I’ve won an iPad, a holiday, a £700 Westfield Voucher, a £300 All Saints Voucher and two £50 vouchers amongst other little things!
  • I love TV. I am completely addicted to Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Homeland and Dexter. Next on my ‘to watch’ list is Girls.
  • I’m an English Language and Comparative Literature graduate but I’m not half as well-read as I should be considering. Partly because I am the worlds SLOWEST reader and have the attention span of a potato… IE none.
  • I have a strange urge to overuse dashes and exclamation marks when I write blogs. I don’t know why. I don’t do it when I’m writing formally but I guess it’s something to do with wanting you to imagine the tone of voice that I’m saying things in?
  • My favourite clothing shop is Zara although I have some trouble with their sizing. Sometimes a medium will fit me perfectly other times an XL will feel miles too small.
  • I have never been to a gym in my life but will be going for the first time ever on Wednesday. I’ve also started Zumba which is so unlike me because I’m a complete exercise-phobe.
  • I work in a theatre but I’m also a musical addict. When I was at school I was absolutely OBSESSED with the musical ‘Wicked’ and saw it twenty times. Yep you read that right and no I’m not exaggerating. I’ve also seen ‘Les Mis’ four times.
  • I WILL get tickets to see Fleetwood Mac even if it kills me.
  • When I started working Laura Ashley a few months ago I knew nothing about anything. Like, seriously. A customer asked me whether we had any draught excluders or table runners and I didn’t have a clue what she was on about. Another asked for a pelmet and I just stared at her like she was an alien.
  • I’m an introvert. I don’t often feel the need to be around people but I HATE being on my own in the house. I like to know someone’s around even if I don’t see them all day.
  • Working as a programme seller at the Olympics was one of the greatest experiences of my life purely because of the atmosphere. I’ve never experienced anything like it and probably won’t again!
  • I don’t like ‘clubbing’ and hardly ever drink. It’s just not something that appeals to me. I’d far rather go to the cinema, theatre or a gig than go to a nightclub.
  • I love to travel. I’ve been to LA, New York, Florida, Singapore and all over Europe. My favourite place I’ve ever been is Cairns in Australia. Me and my friend stayed in a shack in the rainforest which took a lot of courage because I’m such a townie. I didn’t sleep all night because I was scared about spiders but it was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget.
  • I am RUBBISH at make-up. I’ve pretty much always had the same routine and don’t look after my skin like I know I should. I’d just rather spend money on clothes than beauty and that’s that!
  • My favourite smell is the smell of my garage. Sometimes I go in there just to smell it. So weird.
  • I really despise taking photos of myself which doesn't really lend itself to fashion blogging. I'll keep trying though.
  • I don’t want much in life. I’m not concerned about being wealthy or powerful. I just want to be happy and I don’t mind what form that comes in.
Has anyone else done one of these posts? Leave me your link if you have, I'd love to find out some random facts about you!


  1. I hate exercising too! :') woah, you really have won a lot of things! that's so cool, i have only ever won 2 giveaways on here, which was fab! I have done this post too xxxx


    1. HOORAY FOR LAZINESS. Exercise is overrated... though I am starting to really like Zumba! Great post, I love candy crush saga too! xxx

  2. I did one of these posts the other day. I've been loving other peoples as well because I'm so nosy! Yay for Dexter and Grey's as your favourite shows they are mine too :)

    1. I think I might actually be in love with Dexter. A fictional serial killer... what does that say about me? What's your link, hun? Can't get onto your blogger profile to access your blog for some reason :( xxx

  3. All of these reasons sum up why you're my best friend ;) xx