19/31 I don’t have that many…

19. What do you collect

What defines a collection? Having more than ten of that item… putting them on display… not being able to stop buying more…

Either way, I’d say I have a few collections since I’m not particularly obsessed with one thing in particular. The first thing I love and can’t seem to stop buying, are signs to hang around the flat. I already have four hanging in my room and have added two to the kitchen… and have one still yet to find a place for!

Other things that could be classed as a collection include my backpacks, cause surely people need just one. I have five. Then there’s gig or character t-shirts… can’t get enough of them!

8/31 I carry what now?!

8. What’s in your handbag

As mentioned previously, I have an unhealthy obsession with backpacks. You’ll very rarely see me with a handbag these days unless it’s for a professional occasion… otherwise I resort to backpacks or pockets to carry my worldly possessions!

However, in the backpack I’m using at the moment (the space/galaxy one), there is:

  • Purse;
  • Small make-up bag;
  • Carrier bags (since you have to pay for bags now, I always carry a couple spare);
  • Umbrella (not sure why that’s still in there…);
  • Perfume;
  • Paracetamol & Ibuprofen;
  • Antibacterial hand wash;
  • Glasses cleaner;
  • Packet of tissues;
  • Pocket mirror;
  • Small hairbrush;
  • Pens;
  • Polo mints;
  • Spare key (just incase I lose my other set from my pocket);
  • A receipt from Abokado for Teriyaki Chicken and rice I treated myself to last Monday.

Not very exciting as bag contents go…

2/31 Wait… you didn’t know?!

2. 20 facts about you

I have a feeling that this is going to be a tricky prompt… ten I could have managed but 20 facts just about me?! Well, here goes:

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My Queen… Amen!
  1. I’m addicted to RuPaul’s Drag Race and love pretty much all of the queens that have walked through the ‘You Better Werk’ room doors.
  2. My favourite colour is duck egg blue.
  3. I own more pairs of socks than I care to admit.
  4. I’m a bit of a Netflix addict – entire mornings can disappear if I’m not careful.
  5. I love singing and dancing.
  6. When I’m at home, I’m often found in pyjama’s… I mean what’s the point in wearing your outdoor clothes, indoors?!
  7. I began and completed WordPress’ 365 Days of Writing Prompts challenge in 2014.
  8. People find it odd that I don’t drink tea or coffee…
  9. If money was no object, I’d go to see a West End theatre show every single week.
  10. I have a very close family, which means the world to me, and am even related to Howard Carter, the guy who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb.
  11. My Great Nan reached 104 and a half years young… the half is very important at that age.
  12. I’m obsessed with Mi backpacks. So far, I’ve got a peacock feather one, a gumball one, a galaxy print one, a duck egg blue polka dot backpack and one with elephants all over it.
  13. I’m commonly found wearing Converse hi-tops… wearing heels is for special occasions.
  14. For RuPaul’s BOTS, I temporarily dyed my hair blue. I loved it so much that I’m planning to dye it permanently blue – hopefully two tone, using cobalt and duck egg blue (of course!)
  15. Through my last job, I was sent on press trips to Iceland (Ice Age 4: Continental Drift), Norway (How To Train Your Dragon 2) and Slovenia (Postojna Cave), interviewed a robotic cockatoo (Nigel from Rio 2, with actor Jemaine Clement in another room) and even photographed the stars of TV on the red carpet at the National Television Awards.
  16. I have a BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management.
  17. I love afternoon tea… especially quirky ones such a Spanish or Thai themed.
  18. Working in children’s media means that I get to see many of the new films before they hit the cinemas and I’m a big kid who loves everything Disney, so I end up enjoying every single screening… sometimes even more than the kids that are actually there.
  19. I love unicorns, rainbows and mermaids. I even wanted to be a mermaid growing up… still do!
  20. Primates are my favourite animals (well, and dolphins and marine life of course), but I’ve been lucky enough to meet the famous Primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall three times and even helped her present awards.
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At the most recent Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Awards with my flatmate, Féaron, where we got to meet Dr Jane’s beloved Mr. H, which travels around the world with her.

The clothes that (may) make the woman

#277: How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.

They’re not my world but I do feel that they are important. I’m very much one of those individuals who goes through stages of wanting to buy clothes. I hadn’t had a phase of clothes buying in quite a long time, possibly even years. But recently, especially since someone special has come into my life, I feel like making that extra effort in how I look… thus reigniting my passion for new clothes!

My style tends to fluctuate quite regularly, but this isn’t dependent on a single factor – it changes with the weather, where I’m going, who I’ll be seeing, the activity that I’ll be doing etc. At the moment, my style is very much buttoned up blouses, my black pussy-bow bow tie, skinny jeans and black boots. I also recently bought a new backpack… the Mi Pac peacock backpack! I absolutely love it!

How my appearance impacts how I feel… well surely it’s the same principle for everyone. If you look your best, you feel confident, as if you could conquer the world. Yet, if you’re feeling a little under the weather or you decide to have a lazy pj day, you end up feeling worse as you dress cosily to accommodate… well, I do anyway!

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Image: Bank Fashion