In the past few months, I’ve seen SO many people doing this tag and, to be honest, I’ve really enjoyed reading them (my nosiness knows no bounds).
As I’m away from home this weekend and therefore unable to blog, I thought it would be a good ‘filler’ post to schedule while I’m off on my travels.
So, here are
25 Random Facts About Me…
~ 1 ~
I am a massive petrol head and the sound of a good engine literally makes my heart race. I love going to car shows and once spent 7.5 hours walking round and round the Top Gear MPH show in Earls Court.
~ 2 ~
I used to have a huge crush on Vic Reeves (I was basically obsessed with him). I was lucky enough to be an extra in a history programme he filmed a few years ago so I got to meet him. The first time I saw him was when I was being changed into my costume and he was standing about 6-feet away. (Yes, while I was partially dressed). I didn’t say anything to him as I was totally overwhelmed by seeing him and because I was half naked. By the end of the day, I’d gone right off him, as I wasn’t the man I’d built him up to be in my head.
~ 3 ~
I’m incredibly clumsy – I’m known for my clumsiness (I once walked directly into a display of deodorant in a supermarket and knocked it over even though I’d seen it and was trying to avoid it. Cue deodorant cans rolling all over the shop floor). Despite this clumsiness, I’ve only ever broken my little finger – I did it when I was in Junior school and whilst running across the playground got the heel of my shoe caught in my skirt (no, I have no idea how I managed it either).
~ 4 ~
I love mint – the colour, the flavour, the smell, everything. My best friend once held a mint-themed night at her house for me; it was brilliant!
~ 5 ~
I dropped out of school aged 13 as I was being bullied and, as horrible as it was, I wouldn’t change it for the world because it’s shaped me into the person I am today.
~ 6 ~
When I was growing up we always had pets – including rats and Giant African Land Snails (our one laid 209 eggs and they ALL hatched – took us a while to find them all homes! The babies included one with three stalks and one with 8 eyes).
~ 7 ~
The celeb culture of the modern day makes me feel a bit empty inside.
~ 8 ~
I have a habit of finding lost/abandoned/injured animals and have ‘rescued’ countless dogs, several cats, a fair few birds and two horses.
~ 9 ~
My music taste is very eclectic, from pop to rock and even some opera. (The song I want for the first dance at my wedding will take people by surprise, that’s for sure!)
~ 10 ~
I used to be called an “Ice Queen” because I didn’t show emotion, but within the past year I seem to have melted and now I’m a right softie!
~ 11 ~
My ambition when I was younger was to tame a bull, keep it as a pet and be able to ride it like other people do with horses.
~ 12 ~
I have to eat sweets in even numbers because when I was little I used to worry that if I ate an odd number then one would be left out. (I’m aware now that sweets don’t have feelings but just can’t shake the habit!)
~ 13 ~
I have a phobia of touching plants – it really freaks me out! If someone buys me a bunch of flowers I’m really happy until I remember I have to touch them to put them in the vase. It also makes doing gardening difficult!
~ 14 ~
I’m also scared of e-fits (the artist impressions police use to catch criminals) and if I see one, I have to look away.
~ 15 ~
For some reason if I hear anyone say “muffin crumb” it reduces me to actual tears of laughter.
~ 16 ~
When last measured my typing speed was around 97words per minute. I’m sure this will cause me to have terrible clawed arthritic hands when I’m an old lady.
~ 17 ~
I’m nearly completely deaf in my left ear; when last checked, I had about 10% hearing.
~ 18 ~
I had plastic surgery at the age of 20 (due to low self confidence) and would do it again, if I had the money, without a seconds thought, but wouldn’t recommend it to everyone as it doesn’t solve any problems – those body image issues remain with you.
~ 19 ~
My favourite colour is white, but I always tell people it’s purple to avoid hearing them say “But white isn’t really a colour”.
~ 20 ~
My favourite number is 11. I don’t know why.
~ 21 ~
My favourite flowers are Arum Lilies, closely followed by Gerbera’s (especially red ones).
~ 22 ~
I have known one of my best friends since I was3 years old. I can still tell her anything and know she will never break my confidence or let me down.
~ 23 ~
I have a love/hate relationship with eggs. Some days I really like them, other days just hearing someone talk about them makes me feel physically sick!
~ 24 ~
I’m terrified of people that dress up as things –for example, Pudsey bear. It all stems from a man dressed as the rabbit chasing me at a craft air my family went to once. I’ve never got over it and I’m still petrified of them now – if I see one when I’m out shopping, I have to either go another route in order to avoid them, or run past them.
~ 25 ~
I adore Elvis and Marilyn Monroe and am desperate to find a canvas picture of them both together to put up on my bedroom wall (easier said than done!) I also think Dolly Parton is brilliant.
So now you know a little bit more about me!